Beaded Candy Cane Ornament with Star Beads

Beaded Candy Cane Ornament

The Beaded Candy Cane Ornament one of the easiest crafts you can make with your kids and one of my favorites that I remember making as a child. This Christmas ornament is great for teaching basic AB pattern along with building some of those fine motor skills. This is a super simple activity that your family… Read More »

Holidays Made Simple Cookie Ideas

5 Kid Friendly Holiday Treats

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HolidayMadeSimple #CollectiveBias I always love this time of year. Getting to spend time with family, building traditions, holiday entertaining with friends…cookie exchanges, shopping, visiting the trail of lights and Santa – the stuff priceless memories are made of…. Read More »

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Today we made a simple popsicle stick Christmas Tree ornament. It’s one you’ve probably seen before – it’s a classic! One of the things that I love about this craft is that it is extremely simple, yet fun for a variety of different ages. They also look fabulous on the tree {bonus- they don’t break… Read More »

Beauty is not Perfection Quote

How to Teach What “Being Beautiful” Looks Like

This post is brought to you by Global Influence. All opinions are my own. Our culture emphasizes outward beauty, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The question is: How do we teach what being beautiful is to our girls? There is nothing like listening to your children’s conversations when they think that you… Read More »

What is High Functioning Autism?

Understanding High Functioning Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorders can be…well confusing. No two children are alike. No two cases are the same. Doctors are still figuring out the ins and outs of the spectrum. Misinformation is plentiful. It can definitely be a beautiful mess to navigate. I am not a doctor or a therapist. I do not have all the… Read More »

Homemade Colored Rock Salt: A FUN kids craft material!

Homemade Colored Rock Salt

This Homemade Colored Rock Salt is a ton of fun for an array of different activities! This fun play recipe has been keeping us busy all week and is great for all kinds of sensory play and art activities! While working on our Ocean Unit I found these gorgeous sea salt star fish mosaics. We… Read More »

Teaching Toddler's Thankfulness and FREE Thanksgiving Printables!

Teaching Toddlers Thankfulness

I am a member of the #CollectiveBias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insight study for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own. #SimplyHealthy With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m thinking about how to emphasize teaching my kids to be thankful. I’m not talking about that… Read More »

Christmas Card Themes

65 Creative Christmas Card Themes

This post is brought to you by Global Influence. All opinions are my own. When it comes to Holiday cards I am horrible…absolutely horrible about procrastinating. I am almost positive that I have not gotten one out to family and friends before the New Years since the kids have been born. Horrible yes? This year,… Read More »

Holiday Money Saving Tips

8 Holiday Money Saving Tips

Thank you to Groupon for sponsoring this post! All opinions given are entirely my own. Every year I promise myself (firmly!) to stick to my Holiday budget, and for years I found myself quickly forgetting that promise while being swept into a marathon of gift buying. With some resolve and firm rules I found these… Read More »

FREE, easy, and recycled! Your kids will LOVE this Homemade Cardboard Construction Set

Homemade Cardboard Construction Set

I have always admired those connector block sets in stores but have never purchased any because I have never been quite sure if it is a toy my children would enjoy. Lately Mr. Q has been showing a lot of interest in toys that he can take apart, put together, and build with, so I thought… Read More »

Easy Apple Crisps

Easy Apple Crisps

All of the sweet and caramely goodness of a traditional apple crisp, stuffed and baked inside fresh Autumn apples with the best crumble topping. Top it off with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for an incredible fall treat everyone will go crazy for! This. This right here is what fall in our home is… Read More »

Marine Life Sensory Bin- A Bubbly Small World!

Marine Life Sensory Bin

Make a fun invitation to play that will have your children exploring marine life and scientific reactions! With sea shells and sea life this sensory bin makes a great play prompt for ocean themed play and learning activities. Full of fascinating, amazing, and often adorable creatures – oceans are full of wonder for children. An ocean… Read More »

Learn to dye pasta

Easiest Dyed Pasta for Play

Colored pasta is one of our favorite craft and learning materials. We often dye it in batches and save it for all kinds of future kid projects and activities. Here’s how to dye pasta! One of the first kid craft itemsI learned how to make was to dye pasta! It can be used for all… Read More »

ice painting

Ice Painting with Sea Creatures

This Ice Painting with Sea Creatures activity could not be easier or more FUN! It only uses two ingredients & the kids have an absolute ball creating with a new medium! While ice painting is new to us, finger painting isn’t. In the past we have tried out things such as textured finger paints or… Read More »