12 Days of Christmas: Family Activities

Christmas Activities for Family

Here are 12 Christmas activities to do as a family, as part of the 12 Days of Christmas! This is a list of things I want to do this Christmas season with my family. They are in no particular order! 1. Visit Santa: A mall, a tree lot, or wherever else, you are bound to find […]

Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

It is so fun to make homemade ornaments with kids, it has become a yearly tradition in our home to make an ornament both for our own Christmas tree and to give them as gifts, usually to grandparents. These are salt dough ornaments using our salt dough recipe and are easy to make and kids […]

Reindeer Footprint Craft

reindeer footprint craft

This Reindeer footprint craft is a classic Christmas craft. I first saw it years ago on Life in Motion Photography before I even had kids and thought it was beautiful. This year we decided to recreate it, my daughter was so excited to make her very own “Rudolph”. This cute reindeer craft would also make a […]

Why You Should Ditch Common New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolution happier mom

  Do you want a New Years Resolution that will make you a happier mom? This year don’t make a resolution to lose more weight or to go to the gym more. Don’t even resolve to be a better mom or to be more organized. Because I have learned a valuable lesson this past year and […]

Fun Christmas Art Activity for Babies ~ With Edible Paint!

Christmas Activity for Babies

Just because baby and young toddlers tend to put everything in their mouth, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get to have some Christmas activity fun. My 12 month old is always wanting to get in on her big sister’s activities but many of them are not age-appropriate for her. I set up this easy Christmas Art […]

Snowman Christmas Candy Activity for Kids

Snowman Activity for Kids Christmas Snowman Activity Craft

For this activity you will need: Snowman foam shape Chocolate chips for “coal” Pipe cleaner for nose and arms This Activity Promotes fine motor skills Enahnces math skills such as counting and quantity Builds vocabulary Teaches holiday themes and concepts We used chocolate chips to make eyes and mouth and buttons. We counted them as […]

Christmas Science Experiment

Christmas Science Experiment

My daughter is recently on a science experiment kick. After doing the Volcano Science Project, she is obsessed with experiments and asks me everyday if we can do one. Since it is now December, I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas science experiment. This is so simple but so much fun.  For this […]

Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

This is an easy but darling Christmas tree craft that even toddlers and preschoolers can do. Izzie (3) absolutely loved doing this easy Christmas tree craft and we both thought it turned out so pretty. You can head here for more Christmas Craft ideas for kids. For this Christmas Tree craft you’ll need: Sparkly Pipe Cleaner […]

Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Busy (lazy) Parents

Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Have you done Elf on the Shelf in the past or is this your first year? Are you looking for easy Elf on the Shelf ideas because you are busy parent or maybe a bit lazy like me? You can participate in this fun tradition for kids without having to do a ton of work finding elaborate […]

Snow Dough Super Simple Recipe

Snow Dough

Sometimes it is too cold to go play in the snow or maybe it doesn’t snow where you live or hasn’t started snowing yet. Try this snow dough instead. Snow dough is a variation of cloud dough which is super soft and pliable sensory dough that is great for sensory bins. Snow dough is great […]

Winter is for Snow Book & Snow Dough Activity

Snow Dough

  Last year we received the children’s book Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker as a gift and we absolutely love it. This book is about two siblings, a girl and a boy. The boy loves winter and loves the snow and the girl does not and has a really bad attitude about going […]

Christmas Activities & Crafts for Toddlers {Giveaway}

Christmas Activities and Crafts for toddlers

I love Christmas time with a toddler in the house. Seeing their excitement and the way their eyes light up is one of my favorite things. I have decided to share with you 20 Christmas activities and crafts for toddlers to help make your toddler’s Christmas even more fun!  As much fun as Christmas is for […]

Teaching Kids Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving tradition for kids to learn gratitude

  Today is my day to share for the 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge hosted by Inspired by Family Magazine. I think that sometimes Thanksgiving and the meaning of Thanksgiving gets brushed over with the Christmas bustle getting started earlier and earlier each year. While I love Christmas and the whole Christmas season, I think […]