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Cloth Diapering on a Budget

Cloth Diapering on a Budget

It’s no secret that cloth diapering is the cheaper route in the long run for the average family, but initial start-up cost can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, cloth diapering on a budget is possible. Here are a few quick tips to get you started.

Summer Fun, Family Camping & Snacks

Summer Fun, Family Camping & Snacks

Life with kids doesn’t have to be complicated! I have discovered a beautifully uncomplicated way to shop for kids’ clothes online and choose clothing styles that are perfect for our family adventures.

Liquid Sensory Glitter Slime (No Borax)

Liquid Sensory Glitter Slime (No Borax)

Easily make this fun no borax liquid slime as a fun afternoon activity for kids! You can make slime in all colors and themes; black space slime, shimmery purple mermaid slime and green jungle slime! Kids will have a blast with this hands-on chemistry experiment.

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Gorgeous DIY Accessories & Swedish Fashion

Gorgeous DIY Accessories & Swedish Fashion

I recently discovered a gorgeous clothing line, Gudrun Sjödén which offers many tunics, dresses and accessories that are comfy and stylish. Don’t miss our DIY accessory ideas too!

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Homemade glitter cloud dough is squishy and fun to stretch and mold. It’s not salty like play dough so it won’t dry out little kids’ hands. We made fun sparkly cloud dough with just 3 main ingredients!

Interactive Kids Yard Activities

Interactive Kids Yard Activities

My kids can’t wait to go outside as soon as the weather gets warmer. It can be challenging for me as a mom to entertain the kids outdoors while also creating a secure play space and carving out some time to get things done while the kids play. These easy kids yard activities will entertain kids in the backyard, help them burn off energy and encourage their motor skill development!

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Best DIY Pencil Cup Ideas

Best DIY Pencil Cup Ideas

These super creative DIY pencil cups take desk accessories to an entirely new level, made from soup cans, mason jars, crayons, license plates and felt!

Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is all about celebrating dad and it’s fun to treat your dad to a few surprises too! Even if your dad seems to have it all, you can always find a special way to celebrate all he does for you! Here are a few gift ideas he will love.

Super Creative Kids’ Party Treats

Super Creative Kids’ Party Treats

Are you planning a party? You don’t have to break the bank to host a memorable party. All you need is a few creative ideas and an open afternoon to whip up some fun party treats!

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Toy Organization Tips & Tricks

Toy Organization Tips & Tricks

Do you have mountains of toys at your house? I often feel like my kids have more toys than they can possibly play with. These ideas will help streamline your playroom and organize your kids’ toys.

Tips For Ring Bearers + Flower Girl Fashion

Tips For Ring Bearers + Flower Girl Fashion

Wedding season is in full bloom! Whether you need some flower girl fashion inspiration or you’re wondering how to get a mischievous little boy to carry the ring down the aisle, here are a few tips and tricks we used for helping our adorable flower girls and ring bearers to walk down the aisle successfully.

Get Your Body Back In Time For Summer

Get Your Body Back In Time For Summer

I love summer. There’s nothing like a sunny day to put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. I love the warm weather but I do not look forward to sporting a swimsuit.

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10 Ingenious Dress Up Ideas

10 Ingenious Dress Up Ideas

My girls love to dress up which often results in clothes all over the floor. I try to train them to pick up their clothes but it’s also helpful to implement easy storage solutions in my girls’ room. Here are some awesome ideas for storing […]

Gorgeously Simple Dinner Party Ideas

Gorgeously Simple Dinner Party Ideas

Hosting dinner parties is a great way to teach kids how to be generous with your home and serve others too! Here are some simple tips to host a gorgeous dinner party without spending lots of time or money.

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater? Sometimes it’s about all a mom can handle to get a child to eat their lunch. My kids have gone through stages of pickiness during meals. My oldest loved eating everything as a baby; kalamata olives, goat cheese, spaghetti, artichoke, you name it. She’s become quite a bit more picky but still is often willing to try new foods. My little guy is all about meat and cheese which he eats almost every meal. When kids go through stages of picky eating, parents can use simple strategies to encourage their kids to eat healthy food. I’m excited to share some easy ways to make meals fun and healthy and sneak in some veggies too!

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Homemade Natural Fabric Softener And Mommy Friendly Fashion

Homemade Natural Fabric Softener And Mommy Friendly Fashion

As a busy mom of littles it’s hard to find time to shop or keep up with fashion trends but recently I found an easy and affordable way to stay fashionable.

5 Delicious Meal Ideas & Leftover Storage

5 Delicious Meal Ideas & Leftover Storage

Stumped for dinner? Here are some easy meals using ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. These dinner ideas are simple to whip up and kid-friendly too!

Creative Ways to Encourage Kids’ Hygiene

Creative Ways to Encourage Kids’ Hygiene

Teach kids to practice good hygiene by making it fun! Create tututooth brushes and a discovery soap dispenser to encourage kids to brush their teeth, wash their hands, and develop healthy hygiene habits.

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Strawberry Custard Tarts For Any Party

Strawberry Custard Tarts For Any Party

These yummy custard tarts are perfect to serve at any party! You can enjoy them with fresh berries on top of the fresh homemade custard.

Tips to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Tips to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Busy moms have so many daily activities, but that doesn’t change the fact that we all want to feel healthy and empowered to meet our goals. These simple tips are easy enough to implement into your weekly routine.

Have a Spa Day Everyday

Have a Spa Day Everyday

Transform your morning routine into a luxurious Spa Day with a few easy tips. I get so excited when I find convenient ways to solve problems in my life and even boost my self-confidence. I live in Colorado where the seasons are all generally dry so I’m always looking for a way to restore, moisturize and hydrate my skin and lips.

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Fun Toys for Busy Boys

Fun Toys for Busy Boys

Boys need toys they can use to crash together, build tall towers, and explore their world. Here are some of our favorite toys and activities that are especially interesting for little boys!

How to Teach Your Kids to Be Good Friends

How to Teach Your Kids to Be Good Friends

It’s important to teach kids hands-on values for life as they interact with each other throughout the day. Don’t miss our top character building tips and cute kids’ fashion picks!

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

5 Newborn Essentials for Every Mom

Who would have thought a cute little baby could need so many things? When I was registering for my baby shower I felt like the list of things I could add to my registry list was endless. Here are some of my proven basics that helped me in the early days with a newborn baby.

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Kids’ Summer Hair Tips

Kids’ Summer Hair Tips

Keep your kids’ hair moisturized and frizz-free with a few easy tips. The summer sunny rays can often bleach your hair, frizz your locks, and give you split ends.

On-the-Go Essentials for Family Fun

On-the-Go Essentials for Family Fun

Easily pack all the essentials for family adventures with baby. Pick a perfect wet bag, pack a travel diaper changing kit, and protect baby’s sensitive skin with our easy tips!

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Looking for some fun Earth Day activities for your kids this year? There are all kinds of fun ways to teach your children about this amazing planet we live on and how to care for it. I personally believe that the best way to do that is to simply get them outdoors and cultivate a love for nature and an appreciation for the beauty of creation all around them! There’s no better way to learn than by exploring hands on! I love Earth Day projects that get us outside and get our hands dirty. Here are some fun activities we have planned for this Spring and some ideas for practical ways you can celebrate Earth Day!

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Spring Cleaning & Organizing Tips

Spring Cleaning & Organizing Tips

Changing seasons is the perfect time to do a bit of cleaning and refresh your home and daily routines. Here are the projects I’m working on to get organized for warmer weather!

5 Potty Training Tips for Toddlers

5 Potty Training Tips for Toddlers

Ideas to make potty training fun! Potty training can be tricky but kids are easy to motivate with rewards, and healthy habits can be taught through regular routines.

5 Kids’ Wardrobe Basics – Cut the Clothing Clutter!

5 Kids’ Wardrobe Basics – Cut the Clothing Clutter!

With 3 kids in my home, I can tell you the clothing can pile up quickly. Now that the kids can “almost” dress themselves and undress just as quickly, clothing ends up everywhere. Here are some of the basics our family uses to minimize clothing clutter so the kids only have access to the clothes that they need.

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Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Keep your family healthy with these easy DIY ideas. With spring weather just around the corner, I’m sure we are all ready to enjoy some sunny outdoor fun and leave behind the winter sniffles. You can easily practice these healthy habits every day with your own family.

Simple Tips for Healthy Skin

Simple Tips for Healthy Skin

It’s easy to take care of your skin with a simple and healthy routine. Moisturize in winter and protect your skin from the sun in summer. I’m excited to share my trusty skincare regimen for all seasons!

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

I can’t believe my little guy is already 14 months old! Time flies the first year plus a few months. After three kids, 120 weeks of pregnancy, and lots of kid-filled routines and diaper changes, I’ve curated my own collection of life saving essentials that can make any mom and dad’s life a whole lot easier. I mean, what in the world do you do with a baby when they want to get around but can’t? How do you read to a baby who only wants to throw books on the floor?

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5 Activities for Little Mermaids

5 Activities for Little Mermaids

Design your own interactive mermaid game with cute game pieces, enjoy mermaid sea-inspired snacks, and host a mermaid themed play date.

Interactive Activities for Kids

Interactive Activities for Kids

Make homemade sparkle play dough, design and color paper character puppets, and explore fun textures with themed sensory bins.

How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

Do your kids love birthday parties? My daughter starts talking about her birthday party theme months in advance. She loves parties and I love hosting them, planning the party details, and creating a fun theme to celebrate a special occasion. I tend to keep things pretty budget friendly but a party can still be creative with paper, craft supplies, and cute party foods. What’s the first thing you do when planning a birthday party? Order party invitations of course! I’m excited to share with you my tips for planning kids’ birthday parties to maximize the fun and minimize the cost and stress of party planning.

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Healthy Kids’ Lunches & Eating Habits

Healthy Kids’ Lunches & Eating Habits

Make lunch fun for kids! Create food shapes, have a lunch time tea party, or practice kitchen skills and let your kids make their own lunch!

Smart Snack Ideas for Kids

Smart Snack Ideas for Kids

Keep a variety of healthy and quick snacks on hand such as fresh fruit and whole grain chips so it’s easy to make smart snack time choices throughout the day.

How to Make Healthy Gummy Bears

How to Make Healthy Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are super fun to eat but I never thought about trying to make them until just the other day. It turns out, homemade gummy bears are very easy to make and you can infuse them with healthy juices, honey, and fresh squeezed citrus! My kids love gummy bears but I we limit the kids’ sugar intake each day to help those little immunities. These DIY gummy bears are made with orange juice and sweetened with honey! I don’t mind if my kids snack on these relatively healthy gummy bears and it’s fun to customize the flavors.
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Healthy Handwashing Tips For Children

Healthy Handwashing Tips For Children

Practicing good hand washing is one of the simplest ways to avoid sicknesses and prevent contamination in your home. Here’s a few pointers for how to make hand washing fun and easy for little kids.

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Turn the backyard into a wonderland with an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Encourage your kids to come up with their own games, play “keep away”, and make soup with good old garden materials.

Family Adventures with Joovy

Family Adventures with Joovy

Traveling with young kids or even going shopping can be tricky. As soon as we had our 3rd child, we knew we needed to figure out some creative ways to escape the house with 3 kids. I wasn’t eager to leave the house with a newborn and two toddlers, so for a few months I only did errands if my husband could watch at least one child. Slowly I got used to the idea and now it’s a lot easier to take all three kids with me but I’ve still experienced some near-impossible events of having to corral the kids through the parking lot or chase them down while holding my purse and a baby. I’ve found the most effective way to keep track of my two toddlers is to trap them in the stroller, or let my more responsible daughter walk and trap my 2-year-old and 1-year-old in the stroller. I absolutely love our Joovy Caboose Ultralight. It has everything; seats, platforms, secure restraints, pockets, pouches, storage areas, and it easily folds up to fit in the trunk of my Civic. It feels just as streamlined as a regular stroller except that it fits two kids! I’m excited to share why I love this stroller, a basic essential for any family who enjoys getting out with young kids!
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Best RV Trip Planning Resources

Best RV Trip Planning Resources

Planning a cross country RV trip involves choosing destinations, routes, stops and activities. I’m excited to share some of the best resources I found for RV trip planning as well as some of my personal trip planning tips!

10 Reasons to Dehydrate Food

10 Reasons to Dehydrate Food

Does your family like dried fruit as easy go-to snacks? Preserving foods by drying is a great way to ensure foods don’t go bad for long trips or during warm weather.

5 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine

5 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine

An organized life is often a happier life. It’s easy to take simple steps towards structuring your day for success, starting with when you first wake up! This year I’m reducing the clutter in our home, identifying ways we can stay more organized, and minimizing the habits that create stress in our family. I’m a mom of 3 young kids and I have to keep my morning routine fairly simple while also completing the tasks to get ready for the day! Here are my tips for simplifying my morning routine even with kids underfoot.

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Shamrock Kid’s Party & Treats

Shamrock Kid’s Party & Treats

Everyone loves a party! St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate by hosting a cute kid’s party and play date with friends! I love hosting friends especially when it allows my kids to play with their friends too. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a […]

How to Fix Scuffed Kids’ Sparkle Shoes

How to Fix Scuffed Kids’ Sparkle Shoes

Easily fix up scuffed kids’ shoes with a bit of fabric paint and matching nail polish. My daughter was thrilled to have her favorite shoes made sparkly again!

Cute Food Shapes & Lunch Ideas for Kids

Cute Food Shapes & Lunch Ideas for Kids

Kids thrive from a regular routine and at our house the routine includes creative activities, snack time, independent play, lunch, and quiet time so the kids have a chance to rest. It’s easy to make snack time fun and healthy with a little creativity. It can be tempting to feed your kids crackers and fruit snacks every day and my kids often enjoy those as well, but I’ve also been encouraged to assist my kids’ immunities with healthier treats, natural sugars, and snacks that are free of high fructose corn syrup. I’ve also started giving my kids a probiotic supplement to help their little growing bodies stay healthy and strong. These easy snack ideas are simple to implement and make snack time creative and fun!
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Cozy Kangapouch Down Fill Baby Sleep Sack

Cozy Kangapouch Down Fill Baby Sleep Sack

Not too hot and not too cold, this cozy Kangapouch for babies and toddlers is just right! I am so excited to share with you my recent find, a wearable down comforter for my baby!

Fun Winter Activities & Treats for Kids

Fun Winter Activities & Treats for Kids

Make winter fun and extra sweet with DIY snow cones, homemade chocolate popcorn, and maple syrup candy!

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Natural Baby Basics for Teething & Diapering

Any mom with a baby can tell you two things; babies poop and love to put things into their mouth. This reality makes diapers, hygienic toys and teethers bare necessities. Many options are available to cover these basic needs and I’m excited to share with you some Eco-friendly alternatives for teething and diapering that I’ve successfully used with my 3 kiddos.

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Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Encourage baby to discover new skills with a DIY baby sensory box, practice with self-feeding, and homemade textured baby board books!

How to Organize Kids’ Clothes for Changing Sizes

How to Organize Kids’ Clothes for Changing Sizes

Minimize your kids’ clothes with these simple tips! We try to keep our kids’ clothing streamlined so they can easily find their favorites and reduce the clutter in their wardrobes.

Mommy Fashion & Beauty Basics

Mommy Fashion & Beauty Basics

Mommy fashion can be pretty and stylish without requiring a ton of your precious time. Do you struggle with getting your kids dressed and yourself dressed too? I’m in the stage of life where I have to have help from my husband to get the kids ready when we are going somewhere, otherwise no one gets out the door! I’m also the person who absolutely can’t leave the house unless I’ve done my makeup (mascara and everything), because not doing so makes me feel partially dressed. I’ve found ways to maintain my style standards and beauty routine even in the midst of caring for 3 young children who need so much attention. A low-key hair routine, 5 simple go-to makeup products, and a few cute wardrobe basics are all I need to feel presentable and stylish.

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Easy Maple Syrup Candy

Easy Maple Syrup Candy

My kids love playing in the snow and enjoying winter-inspired treats when they come in from the snow! This yummy DIY Maple Syrup Candy is a fun afternoon project with lots of natural maple sweetness.

Fun Kids’ Crafts for Little Mommies

Fun Kids’ Crafts for Little Mommies

Make this adorable baby doll bed from a cardboard box and easy no-sew baby doll bibs! My girls love to do crafts and take care of their baby dolls.

Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

One thing our family does to help stay healthy during the winter is to take a good probiotic supplement. I was very excited to discover and try a new blend of probiotics from PB8 specially formulated with probiotic strains that help support your immune and digestive systems!*

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DIY Kids’ Photo Valentines + Printables

DIY Kids’ Photo Valentines + Printables

Make darling photo Valentines using your kids’ photos with our easy templates! Your friends and family will love them and you can keep a few to cherish for years to come.

Creative Kid’s Valentine Ideas

Creative Kid’s Valentine Ideas

Easily make cute and inexpensive Valentines with colored paper, glue, glitter and stickers! The design options are endless! Cut a roaring dinosaur or fluttering butterfly out of paper and personalize with glitter glue. See our ideas!

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

How to Play With Your Baby & Stimulate Their Senses

This sweet little girl has brought so much joy to our lives already. She loves to smile and make eye contact. She has just recently started giggling too which melts my heart! I think baby laughter is THE sweetest sound in the world. Even though she’s barely 4 months old she already loves to play and have that one-on-one attention from us. With my first baby I remember feeling lost as to how to play with a little baby who can’t really do much, especially when they are only a couple months old. However, playing with your baby and stimulating their growing brain is important for developing things like motor skills, social skills and even just bonding with mom and dad. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about how to play with your baby during the infant stage!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for All Ages

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for All Ages

I love celebrating Valentine’s Day with my kids and family. Here are some of our top picks for Valentine’s Day gift giving to celebrate this special day!

Creative Activities & Crafts for Girls

Creative Activities & Crafts for Girls

Your crafty little girl will love our Beauty & the Beast Enchanted Mirror & Rose craft, recycled Rapunzel Princess Tower, painted snowflakes, moldable bath soap, and more!

DIY Magic Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

DIY Magic Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Have you ever had an absolutely adorable baby outfit ruined by that yellow baby spit-up stain? How about a diaper blow out? Removing set in stains can be tricky but this homemade “magic” stain remover has worked wonders for me! It’s very easy to make and uses common ingredients most everyone should have on hand already. Save this DIY stain remover recipe if you have kids, life gets messy. You’re going to need a reliable stain remover!

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Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride

Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride

We are excited to introduce Gabriela McBride, the 2017 American Girl of the Year. We had the opportunity to check out this new American Girl doll’s gorgeous details and fun story that celebrates overcoming obstacles with creativity. Don’t miss our unboxing video!

Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Healthy Eating Tips for Families with Kids

Eating healthy can be a challenge for any family, especially if you have picky toddlers in your home. We have loved using this easy system to create delicious smoothies and even make broccoli tots!

5 Simple All Natural Home Cleaning Solutions

5 Simple All Natural Home Cleaning Solutions

If you have never considered using all natural disinfectants for your home, now is the perfect time to switch to green cleaning solutions. Some recent surveys have proved that about 40% of the cleaning products and disinfectants sold on the market are not efficient against microbes and bacteria. Household solutions such as vinegar and borax prove to be effective against bacteria, without all the chemicals.

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