Completely upcycled homemade wrapping paper made with baby food and baby food caps

Completely Upcycled Homemade Wrapping Paper for Teacher’s Gift

I was gathering supplies to give to Henry’s teachers for Christmas. They have asked parents for gifts for their classrooms instead of gifts for them personally. So, I emptied out my craft cupboard and have [probably] fully stocked them up! And then I realized I had absolutely no wrapping paper in the house left. Shucks. […]

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Make a LEGO Minifigure Family Postcard! Merry Christmas!

This post brought to you by LEGO. All opinions are 100% mine. I just had the best time picking out outfits for my family, courtesy of our sponsor LEGO, as a LEGO Minifigure Family! Can you guess who is who? I’ll give you a hint, their pants are their favorite colors… and the white hair […]

Make a quick and easy Santa hat Christmas card

Homemade Santa Hat Christmas Card

While I may be [painstakingly] addressing our family Christmas cards to family and friends… I took a break and Henry and I decorated a quick and simple, Santa hat Christmas card. More craftiness comes from those Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch caps! Check out the craft stick Christmas tree ornament we made with them, as […]

Easy peanut butter candies to make WITH the kids

Peanut Butter Cup Christmas Candies: Easy Holiday Baking with the Kids

One of our holiday traditions, every year, is to bake Christmas candies with my mom and sister-in-law. The boys usually don’t participate too much, they just play and have a good time, while us adults have a great time too! This year, I included it as part of our Christmas countdown activity chain that I shared on PBS […]

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Tips for Traveling with Kids for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas, probably the two most traveled times of the year. Especially as a family… which usually means road trips! I know with having three boys in the van for our trips, things can sometimes get a little hectic and overwhelming. I’m by no means an expert in traveling because we don’t do it a […]

Make a sparkly craft stick Christmas tree ornament with the kids

Craft Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’ve had colored craft sticks in my craft cupboard for ages and never really had any ideas for them. Then it hit me that we could make adorable craft stick Christmas tree ornaments! I spotted ideas for these awhile back when I collected the 30 homemade Christmas ornaments ideas, and found one from Mom Spotted. […]

Decorate a Christmas tree by painting with caps

Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ella’s Kitchen Baby Food Pouch Caps

The boys decorated a simple Christmas tree craft by painting with, our sponsor, Ella’s Kitchen baby food pouch caps. I am incredibly excited to be partnering with Ella’s Kitchen this month to give you some fun holiday crafts, that are easy to make, fun to give to family, and great for creating memories with your […]

5 Beginning Reader Books for Kids JUST Learning to Read

Henry is just in the beginning stages of actually reading, so I’m just starting to be on the lookout for some really easy beginning reader books that he can start with. The books I chose are very simple, easy beginning reader books that will help build Henry’s confidence in reading. Starting simple, with what he knows […]

Goldieblox Building Blocks for Girls

Meet GoldieBlox! Blocks Just for Girls!

I have three boys that just love to build with blocks. The creations they make is incredible to me, their imaginations soar when they’re building. And then they play with it for hours afterwards [or until their little brother may knock it down]. Blocks are so open-ended that we’ve done many activities with them, they’re […]