5 Random Acts of Kindness: Plus Free Printable

Written by Starla, Contributing Writer This year's Random Acts of Kindness Day falls on February 17, 2016. Doing acts of kindness make us feel good about ourselves. The person on the receiving end of our kindness gets extra love that day. There is just something that makes our hearts lighter knowing we put a smile on someones face - even just for a moment.   My family has this great list of things we do in honor of Random Acts of Kindness day.  Random Acts Of … [Read more...]

Christmas Wreath Card Display

Written by Kari, Contributing Writer I know there are hundreds of ways to display those beautiful Christmas cards we get each year. I’ve done most of them over the course of my beautiful life. Everything form hanging them from decorative ribbon to placing them in a crystal bowl. A couple years ago I was reading Living Magazine and found a quick and inexpensive way to display cards. I needed a change and this was perfect. A simple wooden wreath. Well, more like an embroidery hoop with … [Read more...]

DIY Letter Artwork {Easy for kids too!}

I remember doing crafty things with my Grandma and my Mom so I hope my kids will also cherish times together getting crafty. Now as an adult, I still love doing crafty things and this love of getting crafty is being past down to my kids, hopefully. I am also a crafty things collector. I have numerous things in plastic containers, all labeled... now if I could only get that organized in other areas of my home. ;)  This is a simple tutorial of how to DIY for letter artwork that can … [Read more...]

Five Fun Fall Activities For Children

Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer  It is hard to believe that we are already one month into the fall season and that before long (if not already!) we will be bombarded with all things Christmas related. But, today, I wanted to share about some of our very favorite fall things to do with our daughter, Abigail. This time of year is perfect for being outside all day long! The crisp autumn air, the bright sun, the sights and sounds of fall, all make for a wonderful … [Read more...]

All Shook Up: Fun Homemade Whipped Cream

Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of sugaring up the kids with whipped cream and candy - BUT - this was fun, they had to work for their whipped cream :) AND it was super easy.   When I was in my last few weeks of pregnancy, a few months ago and getting outside with the kids for physical activity has been a challenge! It is easy to send them outside - but they like when they have a task or when I am out there with them :) this … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Electronic Devices are Hurting our Kids

Some studies suggest that kids are spending over 6 hours a day using electronic devices, which includes TV, computers, mobile devices, video game consoles and music systems. Whoa... that is CRAZY!! Extensive research has been conducted to establish the effects of these devices on kids. The findings of these studies show that there are both positive and negative effects. However, there are more negative effects since regular and overexposure to these devices can negatively affect the minds of … [Read more...]

4 Outdoor Learning Activities for Kids

Written by Lydia @ Frugal, debt free life, *NEW* Contributing Writer I feel like Summer is the ultimate time for frugal fun. There are so many activities and events you can participate in as a family. And what is MORE frugal than your own backyard? I am big believer in free play. Free play is pretty much my best friend. However, I do want summer to be a time of learning and enrichment for my little ones, as well. Today I thought I would share some ways you can make outdoor time learning … [Read more...]

1st Birthday Canvas

I absolutely love getting crafty.  Between part-time homeschooling, activities, and the regular day to day tasks I feel as though getting crafty has been put on the back burner. I have been more focused on getting the chores done, working around naptime, and so much more that I have forgotten to have a little fun.  So my mission as we enter Spring and on into Summer, is to have more fun!  And getting crafty is so much fun to me and my kids love it as well. So I … [Read more...]

A Magical Frozen Birthday Party {Tips and Ideas}

Once my daughter saw Frozen about a year ago, I knew that would be her theme of choice for her next birthday party. I guess it's because of the catchy "Let it Go" song in combination of a story about sisters that caught her heart. So I have been collecting ideas for a while now but of course didn't have anything ready until less than a week before the party. (Let the procrastinators band together) ;) But really, it doesn't have to be extremely elaborate or cost a lot to have a fun FROZEN … [Read more...]

Frozen-Inspired Elsa Dress Giveaway

I wonder how long the Frozen craze will last?  Undoubtedly for years and years because once the now preschoolers and elementary aged girls are over it, the toddlers will gravitate towards it.  Either way, our newly 6 year old daughter fell in love with it and just had a Magical Frozen Birthday Party. It was an absolute blast.  AND of course she had an Elsa dress. She's been dressing up in princess dresses since she was about one or two, alongside her older … [Read more...]