Pin of the Week

Whether your child is starting her first day of kindergarten or moving onto her senior year, the first day of school is usually mixed with a lot of different emotions and parents almost always want to commemorate it with photographs. If you’re looking › Continue Reading

Make your own pinwheels as a fun spring or summer activity. You can also display your creations in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month each April. We tested out a do-it-yourself pinwheel craft we found online. It’s fun and › Continue Reading

This week’s featured pin is a tribute to the age-old struggle of parents who want their children to eat more veggies. Sigh. This is me. This is a struggle in my house for sure! My kids will eat green beans, corn and peas no problem. › Continue Reading

I love to cook, and I’m always looking for ways to involve my boys in the process. It’s such an important skill to learn, but can be challenging to find recipes that are age appropriate, healthy, and something that the whole › Continue Reading

Either my boys are aware that April is national kite month, or they simply have spring fever, because lately they have really gotten into flying kites! I love any activity that encourages them to run around outside and enjoy the › Continue Reading

If your family celebrated Easter this past weekend, I’m guessing you might have some plastic egg halves lingering around your home – I know I have plenty at my house! Putting the eggs away to reuse next year is always › Continue Reading

I have to admit, having kids threw me for a loop. Well, I guess they threw me for more than one loop, but relative to the organization of my house, they threw me for one HUGE loop. I wasn’t prepared › Continue Reading

I have long been a fan of science. I like to understand how and why things work the way they do. I remember an experiment in 7th grade science class where we peeled the membrane off of a layer of › Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day creeps up on me every year. I think I’m just so thankful to get through the November-to-January holiday season that I’m in complete denial another holiday is about to round the corner. And here it is. Three days › Continue Reading

I love dual-purpose activities, especially when one of them involves food. When the other involves keeping my boys entertained, it’s the perfect match. So when I saw the snowman pancakes blog post on kidactivitiesblog.com, I knew it would fit the › Continue Reading

We love to bake at my house. And it’s not just because the end result is eating sweet treats. The boys have so much fun measuring, counting, pouring and stirring with all of the baking utensils. Plus, they get to › Continue Reading

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it – I’m a little tired of winter. We’re technically only about a month in and I’m dreaming of non-rainy, warm-enough weather to let my boys run around outside › Continue Reading

My favorite part of this time of year is the children around me. The kids in the concourse here at the hospital commenting on the intricate details of the trees currently on display. The kids at Target helping their parents › Continue Reading

I have endless fond memories of playing in huge piles of leaves during the autumn seasons of my childhood. There’s just something magical about leaves turning colors and falling to the ground. My sisters and I would beg our parents › Continue Reading

We’ve all been there.  We can only prepare so many meals at home without desiring a night off.  An evening free of chopping, sautéing, stirring, and cleaning…it sounds so luxurious! But sometimes when I think about the logistics of taking › Continue Reading

Summer is winding down and school is back in session, but we bet your kids aren’t slowing down at all! Our Pin of the Week will help fill the afternoons, evenings and weekends when you need to keep the kids › Continue Reading

The first day of school is right around the corner – if you missed it earlier this week, we shared a handy checklist for getting back-to-school ready.  Some kids dread going back to school, some welcome it and some might feel › Continue Reading

Every child deserves a special and memorable birthday, and our pin of the week can help! On her blog The House of Hendrix, Allison Hendrix describes 20 ways to make your child’s birthday extraordinary. With streamers and balloons filling their doorways and › Continue Reading

Some rocks, a few craft supplies and a little creativity are all you need to pull off our pin of the week, and it offers hours of entertainment for those endless imaginations. From her blog Small Potatoes, Arlee Greenwood brings › Continue Reading

Let’s face it—it’s July, and it’s hot. Aside from swimming or running through the sprinkler, there aren’t many outdoor activities that sound appealing right now. If you’re running out of ideas to keep your kids occupied and having fun, our › Continue Reading

This week’s pin is full of fun summer learning ideas brought to us by Megan Wallgren from FamilyShare.com. Summer is in full swing with long, hot days spent outside and late nights filled with lightening bug chases and not a › Continue Reading

This week’s patriotic tees pin comes from Kara at Kara’s Creative Place. Kara used plastic cups, rubber bands, permanent markers and rubbing alcohol to create this cool tie-dye look without the hassle or mess of other tie-dye methods. Kids will › Continue Reading

This week’s Sensory Bottles Pin of the Week comes from Erin at A Bird and a Bean. Erin says, “I made these cute little bottles for my niece when she turned one. Sensory bottles provide a variety of learning experiences for preschoolers and › Continue Reading

Our Pin of the Week and accompanying photo come from the blog All Things Simple. With Spring Break season in full swing, we hope this idea will be helpful for those of you who will be traveling with kids. Vacation › Continue Reading