9 hands on ways to be earth friendly

9 Hands on Ways to be Earth-Friendly

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” We’ve been reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. This book is actually new to me, but I love the message for the boys [and myself!]. Its about how a business comes into a ‘forest’ of Truffala Trees and uses […]

Johnson’s Natural: A Snuggle for the Kids

Don’t you love that fresh baby smell?We do.Well, what I consider that fresh baby smell is Johnson’s baby lotion. The pink stuff.Mmmm. Love it!My husband and I even use it regularly.Not just for the kids.[He also uses the shampoo and baby wash too! And swears by it!]So, when I got the chance to try out Johnson’s […]

The Heart Book: Win the Printed Version

The Heart Project is coming to an end…. Today is the last day of the giveaways for The Heart Project. There are still many in progress, so be sure to check them all out [there's a list at the end of this post]. The Heart Book will be available for donation through the rest of February, so […]

Valentine’s Day Stamped Cards

CraftProjectIdeas.com is showing the love this February. On top of graciously adding a $1 donation to the American Heart Association for every Heart Book sold in February, they sent me this fun stamp kit! [And one to giveaway to one of you!] Henry and I broke it out and made some Valentine Cards! I haven’t ever […]

Melissa & Doug Trunki: 2 Up for Grabs!

Who wouldn’t want one of these Trunkis from Melissa & Doug for their kids?Its perfect for vacations! And not only that, it would be perfect in the home! Storing all those toys that come with a million parts… … or for some great pretend play!It’s also a ride-on toy! Cool, eh? And makes for quick […]

Fudoo Board: Promote Healthy Eating & Healthy Lifestyle

I’m so excited to have these Füdoo Board Kits in my possession to giveaway! And not just one. I have two! Füdoo Boards has been a sponsor for hands on : as we grow since I started having sponsors. Sarah’s awesome to work with and is very knowledgeable when it comes to promoting a healthy lifestyle, she’s even […]

Parenting is Child’s Play: Independence

Allowing your child to independent. That sounds obvious, and maybe even easy. But it is something I believe every parent may struggle with at some point in those early independent, yet dependent, years. How to keep some control of the chaos, yet allow your child to have a say, takes some balance. Jillian, author of the […]

Imagine Toys : DIY Puzzles

Imagine Toys was so very kind to send this beautiful product our way to test out. A 9-Piece Block Puzzle to decorate your own puzzles. The package includes: 9 wooden blocks 6 colors of acrylic paint 2 paint brushes An assortment of colored pencils As this product is for 3+, and Henry’s just three and […]

How to teach responsibility

Parenting is Child’s Play: Responsibility

Henry is a big help around the house. He really is. When he’s in the mood. I’d like to implement a chore system in our house, but before doing so, I asked Sarah, founder of füdoo Boards, how to do it. As well as inquiring about why its important for kids to have some responsibilities. How can […]

CraftProjectsIdeas.com : Kids Crafts

CraftProjectIdeas.com is a one-stop shop for all things crafty for kids! With project ideas for rainy days, seasonal crafts, even educational projects!Its exciting to tell you that CraftProjectIdeas.com is a new sponsor for hands on : as we grow. The craftiness may go off the charts in this house! We’ve been using products that CraftProjectIdeas.com sent […]