cereal box monster jaws | fun & easy big kids’ craft


I wish I could say I spend every summer afternoon sitting next to my kids, doing crafts or reading books. The truth is that some days by the time 2 o’clock rolls around I’m worn out from the running around we’ve done all morning and the extra housework that comes with having all five of […]

how to get organized with a school memory binder (updated!)


Every year about this time my kids start bringing home loads of papers and pictures from school. They often end up with an entire binder full drawings, reports, etc., for each school year. By the time my oldest hit 6th grade we already had a shelf full of school binders that no one ever looked […]

20 adorable Easter crafts easy enough for kids


I’ve mentioned before that I don’t decorate much for holidays, but one thing I do like to do for each big holiday is spend some time crafting with my kids. I like projects that are fairly easy and don’t require tons of supplies. I’ve found tutorials for 20 adorable Easter crafts that are simple enough […]

totally awesome DIY LEGO Easter eggs


Time for another mom confession: dyeing Easter eggs is not high on my list of favorite activities. In fact, dyeing eggs is kinda fraught with problems, if you ask me, at least when you have lots of kids. First off, you have multiple cups full of liquid dye just waiting to be tipped over by […]

Valentine’s Day card to make with your kids


  This year will be my five year old’s first Valentine’s Day at school, and he’s heard a lot about what to expect from his big brothers. He keeps saying things to me like: “Did you know there’s this day when we all give each other treats and cards? And we get to have a […]

20 best indoor kid crafts and activities for rainy days


So every year about this time winter starts getting REALLY OLD. Am I right? Everyone’s tired of snow and cold and the kids are super tired of being stuck inside (and I’m tired of hearing them tell me they’re tired of being stuck inside!). We needed some new “kid fun” ideas, so of course I […]

easy DIY thank you cards with metallic Sharpies


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Kids don’t want to write thank you notes. They just don’t. I certainly never did – honestly, I hardly do now! I usually just call someone to say […]

Halloween recipe: spooky spiderweb sugar cookies


***Don’t forget to enter the HUGE craft box giveaway. The blog giveaway ends 9/18 at midnight MST but the facebook giveaway ends tonight, 9/16 at midnight!*** A few years ago my mom was visiting during October, and she showed us how to make these spiderweb sugar cookies. They’re perfect for making with your kids during […]