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 one-pile cleaning method for kids

The One-Pile Cleaning Method for Kids

Despite  carrying both Sean and my genes, sometimes our girls simply don’t see the mess around them. It’s a scenario that all parents are familiar with: you ask the kids to clean their room, and then when you’re ready to check it, they insist it is clean even though there are approximately 381 things that […]

The Safe, Affordable Cell Phone Option for Kids


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 […]