Summer traveling is in full swing, which mean vacations or day trips. While on vacation, we tend to purchase that memorable t-shirts that will be outgrown in a few months or silly souvenirs that will end up being donated...
It was the beginning of summer, 2014. I just had my third daughter, and I decided to do the unthinkable. I decided to keep all three of my girls home for the summer. No preschool, no daycare. I decided to...
You can make Valentine's Day special for kids during every meal. Just use a heart shaped cookie cutter, your kid's favorite foods, and your imagination to make every meal full of love. For breakfast you can make heart shaped pancakes...
Toy organization. More specifically... LEGO STORAGE! One of the questions I'm most frequently asked is how do I store all the Legos without losing my mind? As the mom of an almost-seven year old with a passion for Legos (and...
I always seem to have stacks of articles torn from magazines, pages ripped from catalogs, and printed recipes that wind up stashed in a drawer or piled on my nightstand.  When my daughters were small, the stack grew larger as I added kids magazines...
We race to the mailbox in December because we love receiving Christmas photo cards from friends and family. Every year we hang gold ribbon in our kitchen and staple all of our Christmas cards (not just the photo ones) to the ribbon...
There was a teacher in the checkout line behind me at Michael's Craft Store on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  I know this because I overheard her talking excitedly about the hand print craft she was going to make with her preschoolers as...
As Thanksgiving approaches and the little ones are at home for their holiday break, creating crafts is a great way to keep them busy. I know my girls love creating arts & crafts, plus it makes wonderful Thanksgiving decorations! Here's...

A Tooth Fairy Primer

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If your children are somewhere between the fist-sucking drooling days of cutting their first teeth and the excitement of that first loose tooth, this post is for you.  The Tooth Fairy made her first appearance at our house six years ago,...
In 1979, my parents said their “I do’s” at the tender ages of 19 and 22. Fast forward 35 years to 2014, and we have a problem. That problem is their 35th wedding anniversary. My sister and I wanted to...
Halloween is such a fun time of year. Dressing up, sharing goodies and playing little tricks are great holiday traditions. Here are a few of my favorite tricks and treats! Trick  Add plastic spiders to your ice cube trays before freezing....
Halloween 2005.  My twins were weeks shy of their first birthday.  I got to dress them as matching pumpkins, sit them in a pumpkin patch, and take all kinds of cute photos of them.  Like this one. Halloween 2006.  The...
Need some ideas for a weekend pumpkin project? We've highlighted some of our favorite pumpkins on Pinterest! Find these ideas and more on our Pinterest board. EASY PAINTED PUMPKINS! Show us YOUR decorated pumpkin! Find these ideas and more on our Pinterest board.
I was probably eight-years old when I received my first box of personalized note cards. The cards were powder blue with "Elizabeth" printed in white, and I thought that they were quite elegant.  My mother instilled in me the importance of...

The Mamarazzi

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I love looking at the world through my camera lens. When my daughters think back on their childhood, their memories will undoubtedly include me with a camera in my hand. They have a love/hate relationship with the Mamarazzi.  Occasionally they...

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Ultimate Summer Camp Guide

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Just because the kids will be out of school doesn't mean they have to stop learning, growing, and playing! We are lucky to have...

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