The one-pile cleaning method for kids

The One-Pile Cleaning Method for Kids

We’re traveling this week and next, so I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. This method continues to work wonders for us, and our 8-year-old even makes these piles herself to help everybody get started! Despite carrying both Sean and my genes, sometimes our girls simply don’t see the mess around them. It’s […]

6 lessons I’ve learned about kids in the kitchen

Kids in the kitchen

We’re traveling this week and next, so I’m sharing some of my favorite posts from the archives. Since I talked a little bit about our new “assigned meal prep days” in Monday’s post, this seemed like an appropriate follow-up! Our girls are constantly asking to help in the kitchen, and—if I’m honest—I still cringe a little […]

Ornament journal {101 Days of Christmas}

Ornament Journal for Kids

Although we have a simple ornament journal as part of our Christmas planner, I really wanted to create an ornament journal for my kids to record memories and notes about their individual collections of ornaments. Our girls get a new ornament every Christmas (plus any they make during the season), and each year we pack […]

The Safe, Affordable Cell Phone Option for Kids

Kajeet

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kajeet for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Our oldest will soon be 10, and she already has friends with iPods and phones of their own. While we’re holding out for as long as we can, I have a feeling we’ll be dealing with […]

Make Your Own Washable Paint from Chalk {A Guest Post from My 8 Year Old}

How to Make Homemade Chalk Paint

My 6- and 8-year-old daughters began experimenting with making their own chalk paint yesterday using little stubs of chalk that were too hard to color with. My husband “suggested” that I might want to have them move the experiment outside next time, but they had a ton of fun making paint — more fun than […]