We love a good party here. Whether they’re birthday parties, summer parties, or just tea parties at lunchtime, it’s always fun to take a break from the day and have a fancy little celebration.
One of my favorite times of day has always been just before bed, when clean (usually!) kids in fuzzy jammies all pile on the bed or the couch and we read together. We started when they were babies and we still do it today. So I’m over at The Train Driver’s Wife, listing 20 of […]
After an unusually wet spring, we have a ton of flowers…and leaves…and growing things (and weeds! But let’s look on the bright side, shall we?). We collected a bunch last week and made some flower art, which I’m sharing over at In the Playroom. Check them out! And if you make any of your own, […]
If you’ve seen any of our other early spring and summer posts, you know this: we love our fairy gardens. They get kids outdoors and interested in nature and planting and gardening. They allow for hours of creativity and play. And they don’t require much in terms of money or things — anything you don’t […]
Affiliate links may be used in this post. Read my full disclosure policy here. We all know it. Kids need fruits and veggies to thrive and be healthy. It’s excellent advice and I’m sure most of us try to follow it. But, as anyone with kids knows, it’s one thing to tell kids to eat […]
Mother’s Day is almost here! I love my family. I love my kids. I love the handmade, kid-made presents they bring me every year. But I also love when my husband takes them out the day before to get a little something for me. Not because I love the presents themselves, though I do. […]
Hi, there! Welcome back. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out the first half of this post. And now — a few more tips for helping flower girls and ring bearers shine during their Big Important Moment in The Spotlight (it’s not really about the bride, is it? Not to them anyway.)
Wedding season is upon us! Because of a unique combination of circumstances (my husband and I are both oldest children, so we were married with kids well before our siblings got hitched…and we had four of those kids) we’ve supplied ring bearers and flower girls for several weddings over the past few years. We’ve even got […]
This is a fun, easy little project. Five minutes of time. An empty lip balm tube. Not much else to making a lip balm rocket. Boom.
Summer’s coming, summer’s coming! Here’s the thing — there are a lot of us. So even a relatively inexpensive trip to…say…a pool or a jumpy-house place adds up pretty quickly. We’ve gotten good at finding super-cheap or free things to do outside during the summer — because while I don’t want to pay for us […]