37 Disneyland hacks for your best vacation yet

This is everything you need to know before you go to Disneyland! The best hacks, tips, and tricks to save time and make sure you have the best trip ever.

We recently returned from a week at Disneyland and we had an amazing time! Since Disneyland is like it’s own small world, it can be overwhelming for the first time traveler (or even on your second or third trip!) Knowing what to expect and how to prepare can make a huge difference in how well […]

silly snacks to make with your kids {easy + healthy}

these adorable silly snacks for kids are healthy and easy to make! Ham & cheese chick, peanut butter banana bear, blueberry pretzel butterfly, and kiwi nutella flower.

When my kids get home from school, I always say something like, “Hey honey, I missed you! How was school?” And they reply: “Mom, what can I eat?” From the oldest to the youngest, every one of my children walks through the door after school and heads straight to the pantry to find a snack. And […]

how to cut snowflakes {video tutorial + free templates}

Cutting out snowflakes is one of our favorite holiday traditions! Learn how to cut snowflakes with this video tutorial and free snowflake templates. Easy Christmas or winter craft for kids.

One of our favorite holiday traditions growing up was cutting out paper snowflakes. Every year we would set aside one evening to sit around the dinner table and cut designs, making enough snowflakes to tape up on all the windows so that even if it didn’t snow it would still look festive. This year I […]

punch card bookmark to encourage & reward reading

Good idea to encourage and reward reading: free printable punch card bookmarks. Punch a hole each time kids read, and when the card is full they get a reward. Good idea for reluctant readers.

I’m lucky; my kids love school. It means heading back to school is exciting and fun for all of us–they can’t wait to see their friends and I can’t wait to go grocery shopping alone. (Alone! With no one asking me for anything. It’s amazing, people.) But getting back into the swing of homework can […]

fingerprint art | fun & easy craft for kids

Fingerprint art is so much fun! It's an easy activity for kids of all ages that will keep them busy for hours.

My little kids have a new favorite activity: fingerprint art. They have spent hours in the past few weeks making finger and thumb prints and then adding details with a black Sharpie to turn the prints into all sorts of animals, monsters, bugs, etc. It’s a fantastic boredom buster: it keeps them busy and quiet without the […]

the dice game | fun & easy game for kids and adults

The dice game is fun and easy to play for kids and adults. It's a great way to keep the kids busy over the summer. Free printable and video instructions.

I hope your summer is going great so far! By which I mean that I hope you’ve had some time to relax by the pool and that you haven’t yet felt the need to give any of your kids away (or if you have felt the need that you haven’t actually followed through with it). Since […]

13 fun shirts to make for the Fourth of July

13 fun DIY tee shirts for the Fourth of July. 4th of July shirts you can make with the kids - these are cute!

My kids love t-shirts. The free ones they get from school activities? Love ’em. Dad’s old ones that I tried to throw away? Love ’em. Random tees that I have no idea where the heck they came from? They love those too. They have so many I think the tees must be multiplying in the […]

kid scribble origami bowtie for Father’s Day

What a fun Father's Day gift kids can make! A kid scribble origami bowtie. Let kids color the paper, then fold up the bowtie and hot glue to a ribbon so Dad can wear it. Click through for folding video.

Turn your child’s artwork into a cute origami bowtie for Dad with this easy video tutorial. So when it comes to Father’s Day I don’t do a lot of shopping for my husband. He and I usually treat ourselves to one joint gift for Mother’s/Father’s Day, then we like to help the kids make things for each […]