How to Rule Back to School

Love it or hate it, back to school will be upon us before we know it.  In just 6 short weeks it will be bye-bye beach days and lazy mornings, hello permission slips and early mornings.  While 6 weeks may seem like a long time to get a few notebooks and pencils organized, you'll be … Continue reading How to Rule Back to School

How to Start a Kids Book Club

Do you have a kid in your house that is an avid reader?  A kids book club may be something that they enjoy starting up with a few of their other bookworm friends.  My oldest daughter decided that this was something she would like to try this summer.  The club has had one meeting so … Continue reading How to Start a Kids Book Club

DIY Emoji Birthday Banner

Follow me on Bloglovin Happy almost 9th birthday to our oldest!  Our dear daughter will be turning 9 soon and has decided to have an emoji themed birthday.  I LOVE themed parties!  As long as she'll keep letting me, I'll keep decorating for her.  Every party needs a good banner.  While I have plenty generic banners … Continue reading DIY Emoji Birthday Banner

Journal Prompts for Grade School Kids

We are well into summer now and so far loving it! Lazy mornings and a flexible schedule have left everyone feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. One of the things the kids have been trying to accomplish every day is their checklist for screens. An item of interest for both the twins and my oldest daughter has … Continue reading Journal Prompts for Grade School Kids

Early Elementary Book Report Ideas

In this house, we are all a bunch of bookworms. It was a serious goal of mine, once I became pregnant to figure out how to raise readers. Mission accomplished? For now, anyway. The kids have made it their mission to destroy the checklist to earn screen time this summer. One of the items on … Continue reading Early Elementary Book Report Ideas

Summer Reading & Preventing the Summer Slide

Hello, summer vacation! We are having a blast enjoying the lovely weather and loose schedule. Early mornings, however, have been extremely quiet. The kids almost immediately started sleeping in. I'm not complaining, this gives me the chance to do some of my summer reading while enjoying a warm cup of coffee in a quiet house. … Continue reading Summer Reading & Preventing the Summer Slide

Squeezing it all in this Summer 2nd Edition: Saving my Sanity

Finally, school is wrapping up.  Sleeping in, lazy-days, fun in the sun, and lots more fun will be happening as soon as the final bell rings!  We are ready!  Bucket lists have been made, a schedule created. If you're curious about our bucket list & schedule, read more about that here: 80 boredom busters for … Continue reading Squeezing it all in this Summer 2nd Edition: Saving my Sanity

Scrubbing Bubbles Sensory Bin

My kids had so much fun with the last sensory bin I made, Let's Get Dirty Sensory Bin, that I hated to put it away. No, that wasn't a typo when wrote kids. If you follow me here on my blog or on social media, you know that I make these sensory bins for my … Continue reading Scrubbing Bubbles Sensory Bin

Gifts for Him

This time of year always leaves me a little stumped.  My husband's birthday and Father's Day always fall within the same week, some years even occurring on the same day.  These past few years finding the perfect gifts for him has become increasingly difficult.  It's not the actual shopping for the gifts that is tricky, … Continue reading Gifts for Him