Great Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

great gift ideas for babies and toddlers -- over 40 ideas to get you started!

Buying gifts for babies and toddlers is so much fun! Their wide eyed wonder is infectious …. they get so excited about gifts, it’s hard not to get caught up in their delight! I’m sharing some of my very favorite gift ideas for babies and toddlers. These are great for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah and baby […]

Staying Connected with Your Children When They’re Away at College

staying in touch with your children

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CloudPetsForever #CollectiveBias Years ago, when I was in college, we survived on answering machines and trips to the campus post office to keep in contact with our families. I still remember getting SO EXCITED to see the message […]

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your House Clean with Small Children — Even While Homeschooling

tips and tricks for cleaning house with children

Ready for a mom confession? I’m not the best housekeeper. With lots of little children underfoot, there are many days when my house looks like a disaster. After a few years of struggling to keep my head above water with cleaning, I’ve finally gotten to a point that my house isn’t perfect, but it’s reasonably […]

7 Books I’m Reading This Lenten Season

I used to be a voracious reader. I still am, in some aspects. My nightstand threatens to buckle under the weight of books, but I have difficulty FINISHING any of them. In an effort to multitask, I’ve ended up spinning my wheels and gotten NOWHERE fast. This year, I want to finish what I’ve started. […]

Fun Birthday Cake Ideas for Kids

Birthday cakes for kids

As soon as we get finished with Christmas, I have to start looking ahead to planning children’s birthday parties. From February until June, we celebrate 8 birthdays in my house! One of my favorite parts of a birthday party is a fun birthday cake idea. My boys have been known to ask me a year […]

Potty Training Tips for Busy Moms

potty training tips for busy moms

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PUBigKid #CollectiveBias As a seasoned mom of many, you’d think that I’d have this potty training game well under control. I’ve been down this road a few different times and know how to potty train my little ones, […]

How We Use the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition in Our Homeschool

amazon fire hd kids edition

Over the summer, Brett and I chatted about what we could get our kids for Christmas. Our toddler loves games and puzzles, our boys love playing electronics almost as much as playing outside, while Rachel loves to read and listen to audio stories. We thought it over and decided to splurge a bit, for a […]