Traveling with Kids: How to Make the Most of Traveling with Children

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  When you are embarking on a fun vacation for kids, there are some important steps you need to take. When traveling with kids, it’s always best to prepare both mentally and medically. You want to ensure that your kids have as much fun as you, especially at the beaches, amusement parks, and other destinations… [read more]

Halloween Mummy Preschool Craft

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If you have kids who love Halloween, you’ll love this Halloween Mummy Preschool Craft! It is great for motor skill development, it is low mess, and kids LOVE the finished product! This Halloween Mummy Preschool Craft is one I do every year with my Mom’s Day Out kids. I love that it doesn’t take a… [read more]

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity Gets Kids Excited About Letters!

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Kids are going to love this fun, tactile Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Activity! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one of my favorite books to get kids excited about learning their letters! As a preschool teacher and a parent, I’ve read this book so many times I can almost recite it… “A told… [read more]

How to Make Healthier Desserts – Learn How to Adapt Your Favorite Recipes!

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Those of you who’ve read my blog for a long time will have noticed that my dessert recipes are few and far between. That’s for the simple reason that, beginning several years ago, our family made a conscious effort to cut down on the amount of sugar in our diets. This includes making healthier desserts…. [read more]

10 Essential Home Safety & Maintenance Tasks to Do Before Spring

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Here’s a quick and essential look at home repairs every homeowner should review and accomplish before Spring has sprung, to enhance home safety and comfort as the warmer months arrive. This Southern California girl making her home in Utah is ready for spring! After the snows and storms of winter, it’s always a relief to… [read more]

Adorable St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Rainbow Craft!

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There is something about a child’s handprint that is just completely precious. Just think of all your own handprint art your parents saved from when you were little. Those tiny handprints bring special feelings of nostalgia. This adorable St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Rainbow Craft is such a fun way to get into the St. Patrick’s… [read more]

Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Muffins Recipe

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Gluten-free Sugar-free Muffins are the perfect way to indulge completely guilt free. With no artificial ingredients, these protein-packed blueberry muffins are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or snack! A bit ago I posted about my son’s sensory processing disorder issues and his tics, which have recently been diagnosed as Tourette Syndrome. In the past we’ve seen… [read more]

How a Sensory Processing Disorder Diet Drastically Reduced Our Son’s Symptoms

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 Our journey to discovering a sensory processing disorder diet that helped us manage our son’s sensory processing disorder… Disclosure: My husband is a psychologist. I, however, am not a doctor nor a dietitian. I am merely sharing with you what I have learned and what has worked for our particular child. It was the screaming… [read more]

15 Minute Chicken Enchilada Soup – Easy Weeknight Dinner

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When in a rush, look no further than this easy, 15 Minute Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe. It can even be cooked in the Instant Pot! Affiliate links are present in this article. If you decide to purchase through one of the links (THANK YOU!) I will receive a very small commission. I’m busy. When is… [read more]

5 Tips to Make Meal Planning Easier

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  Meal planning is an easy way to save time, reduce stress, and manage money when it comes to deciding what to serve for dinner every night. It doesn’t need to be an overwhelming, drawn out process. If you’re thinking about getting started with meal planning, make sure you check out the following list of… [read more]

Moon Palace Jamaica Resort – Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resort

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Looking for the perfect tropical all-inclusive resort? Or maybe you’re looking for the best family-friendly all-inclusive resort. Our experience at the Moon Palace Jamaica Resort was beyond perfect! “It would be my pleasure.” ————————————————— Every mom needs the occasional break. And I was looong overdue for a break, so when my Bonus Mom (my stepmom)… [read more]

Winter Preschool Snowflake Craft with the Best Snowflake Books for Kids

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Scroll down to go directly to the Preschool Snowflake Craft instructions and to see the recommendations for books about snowflakes for kids. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links I receive a very small commission.   Whew! I’m back! No, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth. Nothing… [read more]

3 Tips for a Happy, Healthier Family

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The foundation to a happy and healthy family starts at home, and it starts with you, the parent. Creating good habits at home when your children are young will help them carry those values throughout their lives and lead them to acting as a positive influence on other people. Creating a healthy environment is easily implemented… [read more]

Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe with Canning Instructions

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Instant Pot Applesauce is so easy if you have the right tools! If you have a pressure cooker, but not an Instant Pot, don’t worry, this Instant Pot Applesauce recipe is still perfect for you!   We didn’t end up with a ton of fruit this year. We have eight fruit trees in total plus… [read more]