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Easy ways to make family movie night awesome

Easy ways to make family movie night awesome

Today’s post is sponsored by FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels. Life is never boring with FLIPZ in the mix! We take family time pretty seriously around here. From vacations and holidays, to weekends and even the time spent together each day after school. Any time our […]

Simple Ways to Keep Germs At Bay

Simple Ways to Keep Germs At Bay

My daughter came home from school today talking about two guys, Bac and Rus and singing a little tune about washing her hands. Turns out Bac is short for Bacteria and Rus, for Virus. They watched a video at school explaining how germs enter the […]

Cuteness Alert: Adorable Fall Snack Ideas for your next party

Cuteness Alert: Adorable Fall Snack Ideas for your next party

Guys, I have to share these incredibly cute flower candies and pretzel rods with you right now! They’re the perfect simple thing to whip up for your next party, event or baby shower. All you need is a few minutes and ingredients, but they look […]

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Printables Roundup

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Printables Roundup

Want to know a really cool way to take your holidays up a notch? Printables! Seriously! There are so many talented folks out there creating amazing and awesome, and often FREE things for us to enjoy. And they make them for everything – birthdays, baby […]

How to get started riding bikes as a family

How to get started riding bikes as a family

Today’s post is sponsored by Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep KSW going. Care to try it? Use this coupon on your next purchase of Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. I’ve dreamed of having a family that rode bikes together […]

11 Ways to Encourage Young Writers

11 Ways to Encourage Young Writers

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. In my mind, I never believed I had what it took. I wasn’t smart enough. Funny enough. Dedicated enough. My handwriting is awful. I lack the confidence to put it all out there for others to see. I […]

Playground Workout for Moms: 8 Exercises You Can Do While They Play

Playground Workout for Moms: 8 Exercises You Can Do While They Play

So excited to introduce you to personal trainer and pro photographer Stephanie Smith for today’s total body playground workout, she’s about to rock your world. As a mom of young kids, it is so tough to find time to work out. Let me tell you, I […]

Summer in Your Own Backyard: The Power of Staying Home

Summer in Your Own Backyard: The Power of Staying Home

I made a promise to myself at the beginning of last summer, much like the promises I’ve made dozens of times before. This summer, while all three of my kids are home, I will be more present. We will do less, but enjoy more. We will spend […]

Simple Tips for Hosting the Perfect Playdate

Simple Tips for Hosting the Perfect Playdate

My playdate days are sadly drawing to a close. My baby graduated kindergarten this year and my oldest is almost 10! I have no idea where the time went, but I have hosted my fair share of playdates and would consider myself to be pretty […]

Have you hugged a teacher today?

Have you hugged a teacher today?

This post is part of a promotion of Alter Your World project, an Alt Summit project aimed at celebrating actions, big or small, that focus on good in the community. Photo by Studio 108 Photo The school year is winding down and my kids are […]