The best gifts for babies often include practical gear along with sensory toys under the tree. These baby gift ideas are fun to unwrap and meet baby’s needs of feeding, diapering, and sensory play.
Easily keep your kitchen organized and clean with a few simple tips. Did you know that much of the grease and grime that builds up in a kitchen can be removed with a natural cleaner such as fresh lemon? The natural acidity found in lemon is ideal for cleaning grimy cooking surfaces, deodorizing refrigerator odors, and even freshening up your sink drain. You can easily keep your lemons and other produce fresh in Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers, designed to maximize the life of fresh produce. I’m excited to share how!
Do your kids like tea parties? Our family often enjoys tea parties for lunch, snack, and just for fun! When we aren’t having a tea party, my girls are asking to have a kids’ tea party. Tea parties are also a great way to teach kids polite manners and table etiquette in a fun setting. The polite manners you teach your kids can impact how they interact at school and friends’ houses too. These tips can help your little miss or mister learn polite manners and important friendship building skills. A gorgeous Tinseltot tea party mat provided the perfect space for our tea party!
When tough news hits the headlines, it can be tempting to gloss it over or hide the facts, especially when talking with children. As soon as my husband and I started talking about the recent Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival which left 59 people dead and hundreds injured, my daughter had questions. “What happened, Mommy? What did a bad guy do?” It can be challenging for parents to know how much to share and in which manner. Here are some ideas for how to share hard news with your kids.
Do you love HTGV’s show Fixer Upper? Joanna & Chip Gaines have inspired many DIY projects and home decorating styles. I was sad to hear the recent announcement that Fixer Upper Season 5 is scheduled to be the last. Here are the sweet details why!
It can be exciting when it comes time to pick out a car, even when it’s not your first. These 4 tips can help you avoid hidden issues with used cars and make your future car shopping experience much easier.
Bringing home a newborn is momentous occasion and the start of a very busy stage of life. I’ve cared for 3 babies through the newborn stage and remember the sleepless nights and regular feedings all too well. If you have a newborn or are expecting a baby, soak up the moments. The first few weeks of a baby’s life fly by even if the days seem long at the time. These baby essentials are helpful for both momma and baby to enjoy the newborn stage.
We all have our favorite seasons and I love things about all of them. We had a lovely summer this year with some family travel and lots of backyard play, but now I’m ready for fall! Here are some things our family has already done to make the changing of the seasons feel festive and fun!
This year I wanted to refresh our flowers after a long summer. Our yard was full of summer blooms this year; wild roses, peonies, honeysuckle, lavender, and rhododendrons. After the colorful summer, I felt like our yard needed a little something extra as we entered the cooler fall weather. Quite a few plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.