This spring, my little ones and I kept finding rocks on our walks that were beautifully painted and many of them had inspirational words on them as well. The more we found, we began to notice on the back...
Let’s talk about the Ohio State Fair, mamas. Did you know it’s amazing? And affordable? And in our backyard? Several years ago, my sister-in-laws started entering the fair’s baking and crafting competitions. I would listen as Bern and Theresa...
Do you dread your appointed snack day? The day you have to provide the snack for your child's whole preschool, kindergarten, or elementary class? I always want to do something fun and cute, (darn you Pinterest!) but I rarely...
These Busy Bag ideas will help occupy your small child when rainy spring weather keeps you indoors!   They say "April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring this mama a case of cabin fever!  It's finally getting warm enough to go outside,...
When my daughter, Maggie's, 3rd birthday party topped out over $500, I wondered how long we would be able to keep up the Pinterest-inspired parties. As much as I loved planning and hosting events, I knew too many more...

Fun Green Food Ideas

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With St. Patrick's Day on the horizon, you can make mealtime a little more festive for your children with these fun green food ideas!     If you read my Valentine's Day post last month, you know I like to celebrate the...
As soon as the calendar says February 15th, the red comes down and the green comes out at our house! St. Patrick's day has always been a big part of my life. I can remember going to see Irish...

Crafty Fun for Inside Days!

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I have a confession.  I really, really dislike kid’s crafts.   I mean - I like the idea of kid’s crafts.  I respect that craft projects occupy my little one’s time and attention, however brief and messy.  I’m sure there...
Throw a fun and festive Valentine's Day party for your kids with these easy craft and food ideas!   I always feel a little blue come January and February after the three-month spree of holidays between October to January 1st. Do...
The frigid winter weather often means being stuck indoors and with a toddler, that can spell trouble for everyone involved.  These homemade play ideas will help you both beat the winter blues.    Now that winter's in full swing, the days gave turned...

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National Mom & Pop Day – Shop, Eat, and Drink Small...

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There is no better day than March 29th to celebrate small and local! National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is a day to...