Messy play has a ton of benefits for children and can teach them many necessary life skills you would never have thought of. Find out why the awesome benefits outweigh the inconvenience.
Planning the perfect play date can be stressful for parents and children alike. Figuring out logistics like where to have the play date, what activities to do, whether food should be included, how long it should last, and what rules should be followed can be overwhelming. But with just a minimum of effort you can be prepared for any occasion and plan the perfect play date for your kids.
Don’t be confused about what women really want. We love practicality when it’s laced with a little bit of charm. We enjoy an inside joke as well as something that inspires. Get it right, and we’ll love you forever. Get it wrong, and we’re not likely to let you forget. Check out these perfectly acceptable gifts for the woman in your life, and know that you can’t really go wrong with any of them.
Even though Christmas always seems so far away, there’s nothing like getting a good head start on the holidays. As my friend’s mom always said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” And while I subscribe to the idea that Christmas (or any holiday!) is more about the people you love than how cute your …
Winter weather often puts us in the mood for crafting. Something about creating pretty things lifts us from the doldrums and allows us to feel happy in a way that the lack of sunshine doesn’t. We want that warm and cozy feeling that gives us a vibe of peace and tranquility. These mason jar lids …
Print yourself a party! I’ve got a fun printable booklet with everything you need to make your Halloween party spectacular! Plus, I’ve got tons of tips on how to save money and make even a last minute Halloween party stress-free and affordable!
One of the most important things a child can learn is how to read and write. Most kids get a lot of chances to practice their reading skills, but it’s harder to get them to practice writing skills.
These viral Brownie Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars are so good, they will make you the star of your next gathering! A deep chocolatey brownie base with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake middle and a decadent peanut butter candy top, they are AMAZING.
Christmas crafts are a big part of our annual traditions, and one of our very favorite crafts are these decorative paper Christmas trees that can be as simple or as fancy as you like. They’re quick to make and look adorable on a mantle or any small surface you like.
Lactation cookies are such a boon to any mama who is struggling to build up her milk supply. Breastfeeding a baby is difficult at the best of times, but if you don’t make a lot of milk, it can be an uphill struggle for as long as you choose to nurse.
Halloween is one of the best times of year for getting creative with food and fun. This year, why not try out this super delicious Halloween Snack Mix, which is simple and fun for the holiday!? It’s perfect for parties or to give out in individual gift bags. It’s even fun to make for your …
My kids have been back to school for only three weeks, but I’ve already had to nurse two boys back to health, and I even ended up with a 103 degree fever of my own! Back to school is an awful time for illness. Your children are interacting with tons of friends, new and old, and they’re around an entirely new set of germs. If you want to avoid the dreaded back to school illnesses, check out these incredible health tips that can help the whole family!
As a mom of four boys, I know my way around a diaper. I can tell you which ones are great and which ones are not. And I can absolutely vouch that these Member’s Mark Premium Baby Diapers from Sam’s Club are the real deal. Soft, absorbent and cute, they are the best value and most bang for your buck! Come read all about why I love them so much!
Summer days are here (for a little while longer, at least!), and I am all about the Pina Colada! Who doesn’t love that delicious combination of pineapple and coconut?? But even better than the drink is this absolutely delicious Pina Colada Cheesecake! It’s got the same great flavor as the cocktail, but it comes in a perfectly shareable dessert form!
In any marriage, it can be difficult to find time to go on dates. But I’m sharing 10 cheap (or free!) ideas to make dating your spouse so much easier! Number 3 is my favorite!
This guest post from Sonja Wasden is a beautifully written perspective about experiencing mental illness in motherhood.
My kids won’t stop asking for their own plants to take care of, so we created these simple DIY Cactus Plants as an easy kid craft. Cheap, simple and fast to make, they are so fun for little ones!
Never stress again about camping with little ones. I’ve got a whole checklist of items for you to make it super easy to pack for your next camping trip!
Traveling with babies and kids can be an amazing experience full of rewards you could never imagine. But the pitfalls are there, too. A little bit of preparation goes a very long way in ensuring you and your family have the absolute best travel experiences.
To help a child gain weight, we first have to understand why they aren’t eating and whether or not there’s an underlying issue. After figuring that out, we can figure out how to help them gain weight in a healthy way.
Obesity is not a dirty word. It is a health issue like any other, requiring hard work, determination and a lot of help to overcome.
Last week I pulled from the freezer a big tub of the last batch of White Chicken Chili I made. After it defrosted, we had it for dinner, and I remembered just how good it was. These early spring days can still get a bit chilly, and having a nice big bowl of dutch oven …
Say it ain’t so, Aunt Becky! Today it was revealed that Lori Loughlin, best known for her role as Aunt Becky on Full House, and Felicity Huffman (the over-stressed, smart-ass mom from Desperate Housewives) were both charged along with 48 others in a massive bribery scam involving some of the most elite colleges in the …