Create Your Own Home Summer Reading Program + Summer Reading Reward Coupon Printables

Summer break is upon us! My boys have put in hard work this school year and I want to make sure that they don’t lose all that they’ve gained this year in school. Creating a Home Summer Reading Program is an effective and enjoyable way for kids to keep on learning throughout the summer. Reading can… [read more]

Experience Pioneer Life at This Is The Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah

I’m pleased to partner with US Family Guide and This Is The Place Heritage Park to bring you this post. Last week we took the boys up to Salt Lake City to visit This Is The Place Heritage Park. Of all the places in the Salt Lake City and Utah Valley areas to visit, This… [read more]

St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings Craft!

This adorable DIY St. Patrick’s Day window clings craft is perfect for preschool age and up! They require only a few supplies and are so easy to make! Most preschoolers will need some hand-over-hand supervision, but it is an excellent activity to develop both gross motor and fine motor skills. Older children will have fun… [read more]

British Soccer Camp Promo Code

Thanks to US Family Guide and Challenger Sports for partnering with me to bring you a British Soccer Camp Promo Code.  I’m just going to say it straight. My oldest two kids are terrible at organized sports. This is in large part because The Husband and I haven’t been proactive in putting our kids in… [read more]

Chocolate Covered Pretzels that Really Rock! It’s a Recipe the Kids Can Help Make!

Chocolate covered pretzels around Valentine’s Day are kind of a given at our house. All my boys love to consume them and my middle son, especially, loves to make them. This year, however, we decided against your ordinary, run of the mill chocolate covered pretzels. Instead we decided to make Pop Rocks Chocolate Covered Pretzels!… [read more]

Epic Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas (on the Cheap!)

We’re not ones to spend a ton of money on birthday parties, so when my middle son asked for a Star Wars Birthday party, I began scouring my brain (and Pinterest) for Star Wars Birthday Party ideas. When shopping for parties, I try to keep the total cost of supplies under $50. Sometimes I don’t… [read more]

How to Make a BB-8 Piñata for Your Child’s Star Wars Birthday Party!

My son absolutely loved his Star Wars Birthday Party! His homemade BB-8 piñata turned out so fun! Come see how to make a BB-8 piñata! Affiliate links are present in this article. Should you purchase through any of these links (THANK YOU) I will earn a small commission. We try to have fairly frugal birthday… [read more]

My Top 10 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids + BLACK FRIDAY Coupon Codes!

Whether you’re in search of a holiday gift that keeps on giving, a birthday gift, or just a fun way to give a little something every month, these 10 Best Subscription Boxes for Kids are a great place to start! This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through these links I will… [read more]

25 Children’s Books that Teach Emotions and Character Building Traits

Books that teach emotions and character building traits are an invaluable resource for parents! Books are one of the easiest and most fun ways to teach kids about emotions and character building traits. Some of the books in the list below have been beloved bedtime reading books of our kids. (Please note that the links below… [read more]

Empowering Kids by Teaching Them to Make their Own School Lunch

Thank you to Sprout’s and Box Tops for sponsoring this conversation! Happy New School Year! We have had such an amazing summer! I’m not sure I’ve ever packed so much fun into two months before. But..(you knew it was coming, right?) I need some rest. I started summer completely burned out. Now, I’m looking forward… [read more]

How I Got my Kids to Read this Summer + Great Summer Reading Books for 3rd and 4th Graders!

Affiliate links are present. If you happen to purchase through one of my links, you may very well just make my day. 🙂 Classic, Contemporary, and non-fiction reading books for 3rd and 4th graders. I love summer vacation, and I think it is safe to say my kids do too! They love not having the… [read more]

LEGOLAND California! Tips to Save Money and Have a Blast!

Spring and Summer are the perfect time to get your family out of the house and hit some fun destination spots! One of my favorite places to visit with my boys is San Diego, California. Having spent the first 20 years of my life in San Diego, it holds a very special place in my heart…. [read more]

How to Make a Borax Crystal Geode – Science Projects for Kids!

Hope you enjoy this borax crystal geode tutorial! With the boys back in public school, and with our long commute time to and from school, it is not often we have the time to do science projects anymore. But the creative juices just can’t be stifled for long, and we were itching to do something creative…. [read more]

25 Amazing Kids Books For Black History Month

February is Black History Month here in the US. Having formerly been a preschool teacher and a homeschool mom, and a former and current lover of history, cultures, and the people who’ve lived them, I put together a list of some of my favorite kids books for Black History Month. The children’s African folktale books… [read more]