22 Kid-Approved Acts of Kindness You Can Do THIS Week

22 Acts of Kindness You Can Do THIS Week | Love the idea of helping our children develop compassion and empathy by starting with simple kindness! And a lot of these don't require any prep work!

Has anyone else noticed how crazy easy it is to get overwhelmed with all of the things we want to teach and work on with our kids? We see their struggles and insecurities, and we want to take each one head on. But for me at least, wanting to do everything usually leaves me doing a dozen […]

Printable Rainbow Heart Spinner Valentines

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Rainbows spinning on a heart! The perfect childhood combination of awesome. As a kid, I’d spend hours decorating my room with arrows and conversation hearts. Construction paper hearts in pink and red still have a soft spot for me.  I have a feeling that this DIY/parenting blogger gig is just the right job for me. […]

Musical Instruments for Kids to Make

everything you need to make your own musical instruments for kids, lots of recyclables

I am a big believer in child-led activities. So when my kids saw Curious George make instruments out of recyclables, they were eager to do the same. Of course, I jumped at the chance. We spent the entire afternoon painting, dreaming, and making a whole band’s worth of instruments. Best of all, they have been […]

Happy Handmade, the new craft book you & your kids will love!

Happy Handmade -- a must-have craft book for playful kids and their parents!

*Happy Handmade is an e-book, you can purchase & download your digital copy here. I’ve been a lover of craft books for as long as I could remember. Growing up the way I did and moving around so much, I never had a lot of toys. I used to spend hours in libraries and bookstores flipping through […]

My Secret Weapon: Boredom Busters from Smallful

Love this Paper Toy Collection from Smallful.com

The kids have been home for a couple of days now and I am reluctant to report I have already heard them mutter the B-O-R-E-D word a few times. I don’t know how we have made it this long without them using it, but they have picked it up somewhere and I don’t like it. […]

How to make cinnamon ornaments that look good enough to eat (but please don’t!)

Making these handmade cinnamon ornaments is a new favorite family tradition. We mixed in glitter to make them even more special

If you’ve been keeping up with us on Facebook, then you know we made homemade cinnamon ornaments for the first time this week. Post by Kids Stuff World. And apparently, we did such a great job … that both my husband and my dog can’t keep their paws off of them! One of our gingerbread […]

The Easiest (WyldStyle) Wildstyle Lego Movie Costume Ever!

Easiest Halloween Costume EVER! WildStyle from the LEGO Movie

This costume really couldn’t get any easier! All you need to make your own WildStyle (WyldStyle) LEGO Movie Costume is a pen and some paper, a black sweat suit, some bright pink and blue duck tape, scissors, and some hair chalk. To Make Your Own WildStyle (WyldStyle) LEGO Movie Costume Start, by sketching out the […]

A Short Story: Unbloxing Creativity and Making Friends

Unbloxing creativity with GoldieBlox

 but as clever as she was with gadgets and gears, she had trouble being herself around other girls. When friends came over to play, they would usually raid her untouched dress-up bin or redecorate her doll house while she sat close by building cities out of legos or geared up to save endangered stuffed animal […]

Back to School with Tea Collection

Back to school looks for boys from Tea Collection

I can’t believe we are lacing up our shoes and getting ready to go back to school next week. Seriously, I need a few more days, weeks, months to soak up these tiny people before they sprout on me all over again. Over the summer, they have surely grown half a foot. We had to […]

101 Kids Activities to Keep Your Children Entertained

An Encyclopedia of Boredom Busters.

Do you have any little makers in your house? Kids that constantly need to be making or building something or taking something apart to see how it works. I have three of those kids, plus a handful of neighborhood kids who are always looking for something fun to do. We go through TONS of books […]