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Quiet bags – for church, appointments, car rides, etc.

Back in my early parenting days, I used to pack a massive church bag. I had an extra outfit for the baby, at least a dozen baby toys, books, snacks, diapers, formula, the works. Even when my daughter got a bit older, I still packed a way-too-big church bag. Toys, coloring books, multiple snacks, etc. …

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Easy and girly Valentine – sweet and simple!

These super easy butterfly Valentines are a great project with the kids. Semi-homemade and semi-kid made. And super cheap! We are all about simple and girly in this house! Last year (pre-blogging days) we whipped up these cute butterfly Valentines for my daughter’s preschool party. She loooooved using the foam stickers and gems to decorate …

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Positive Parenting Tip – The Power of “At Least…”

Being able to keep a healthy perspective is not a talent that comes naturally to me. I have a sliiight tendency to overreact. I relied on my mom when I was younger (ok, still do sometimes) to give me a “pep talk” when things were rough, or I was stressed, worried, or intimidated. She always …

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Fun Christmas Tradition Idea: Christmas Book Advent

Celebrate the holiday season with this fun tradition of a Christmas Book Advent! Kids open one Christmas book for every day leading up to Christmas. Read the books together by the tree for all the holiday magic! Its no secret, I love books. My degree is in English, but it seems that in this stage …

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Gift Ideas for Little Boys (ages 3-6)

This list of great Christmas gift ideas for little boys has something for everyone! Active toys for boys that are always on the move, STEM toys for little engineers, costumes for imaginative play, and plenty of superheroes, trucks and trains! My friends with little boys assure me that you can’t go wrong with these popular …

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