15 Simple Self Care Activities for Moms

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Self care. It’s something that gets thrown around a lot these days. Especially towards moms. Traditionally moms have been expected to prioritize everyone else first, while multitasking seamlessly everything that is on their plates.  We know that is not a sustainable or healthy way to live, but it’s hard sometimes to break that mold. And in these uncertain times, self… Read More

Homeschool Schedule, Activity Ideas and Resources!

The world is just crazy right now. That is the only way I can really sum up everything going on.  Currently, I’m in the second week of having the two older boys home from school, practicing social distancing and trying to create some sense of normalcy around this obscure time.  I created a homeschool schedule from the start, because that… Read More

15 Essential Books on Kindness for Toddlers & Preschoolers

 One of my son’s best friends has leukemia.  She was recently diagnosed a few months ago. (Before I continue, her mom knows I’m writing about this. She gave me the idea of sharing one of their many pictures together.) Also, know she is going to be okay and is currently in a 2 and 1/2 year treatment plan.  She is… Read More

The Absolute Best 2 Camera Baby Monitor

You’re about to find out which is the best 2 camera baby monitor on the market! Save the headache of buying the amount of monitors I have, that eventually all give out. Even if you only have one child, you can use it with just one camera, or get a second for a playroom, or already be prepared when you… Read More

15 Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make

gifts kids can make

A few years ago, I started the tradition of making homemade gifts with my boys.  Originally the idea was that it would be gifts from them to various family members.  I want them to think about giving as an integral part of the Christmas season- not just always talking about what they want from Santa.   They were 1 and 3… Read More

Best Black Friday Deals for Parents!

You are probably getting tons of emails and notifications about Black Friday. As I reflected on how to structure this post, I want it to be worth your while- i.e Helpful in pointing out some good deals, and not just listing all the sites that have sales.  I’m going through some of the big retailers, and pulling out specific discounts… Read More

The 31 Best Toddler Gift Ideas!

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Toddlers learn the widest range of skills in the shortest amount of time than any other age range! Probably why they are so spirited, that is a lot of work. But thankfully for us parents, they work on a lot of those skills while playing. These toddler gift ideas are all about helping our little people thrive in everything they… Read More

Ultimate List of Preschool Gift Ideas- 45+ Gifts!

Ultimate list of preschool gift ideas includes toys in various categories for your science enthusiast, builders, creatives and masters of imaginative play.

There are A LOT of toys out there.  This Christmas 2019 gift guide for preschoolers will help you sort through all the madness and find some quality preschool gift ideas.  These are investments and should be good! So what makes a toy worth recommending? These are some of my biggest factors. They need to be good quality, can be played… Read More

My I Don’t Do List: Changing Perfect Mom Culture

I Don't List for Moms

Mom burnout is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.  I wholeheartedly agree that it’s time we change the “perfect motherhood” era. I’ve said it before, but how do I help and actually put actions behind my words? That’s the hard part. We are in an age of motherhood that can be debilitating.  It is the age of… Read More

2019 Prime Day Deals for Parents

prime day deals for parents

What is Amazon Prime Day? It is Amazon’s biggest and best sale of the year. Way bigger than their Black Friday deals, as it includes 100s of thousands of products at incredibly steep discounts. This year it starts on Monday July 15th at 2am CENTRAL and ends at end of the day on Tuesday July 16th.  It’s a great time… Read More