Kids' Activities, DIY Home Projects, Product Reviews, & Family Lifestyle

Author: Katie

How to Be an Everyday Princess

How to Be an Everyday Princess

Everyday princesses go on adventures, try new things, learn life skills, read lots of books and practice being respectful and kind. Here are some important things we teach our girls about being an everyday princess.

Off-Roading Adventure in Ouray Colorado

Off-Roading Adventure in Ouray Colorado

This summer my husband took our family adventures to a whole new level! Our recent road trip took us to the mountain trails in Ouray, Colorado.

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

What do you think of when you hear the word summer? You may think of heat, the pool or family vacations. For us moms, summer is not much different than the rest of the year. In hot weather kids are just a little antsier, dirtier from being outside all day and eager to enjoy ice pops and water balloons. To get though my busy summer days I have a one-stop shop for covering all my hot weather needs. At Fred Meyer I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. Here are some of the summer essentials that make family life memorable and fun! (more…)

Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Our family road trip took us to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, where we saw exhibits about dinosaurs, gems & minerals, an IMAX presentation on flight and visited the Planetarium. We also had fun at the museum’s interactive kid-focused Discovery Zone, a highlight of our visit!

Essential Gear for Your Family Road Trip

Essential Gear for Your Family Road Trip

Traveling this summer? Don’t forget to pack these travel essentials to use in the car and during your family adventures. Some basic gear can make family travel much easier and long road trips fun for kids too!

Incredibles 2 Printable Coloring Pages

Incredibles 2 Printable Coloring Pages

After a family vacation it can be hard to get back into a regular daily routine. In summer, kids can fill an empty afternoon by watching an animated movie and enjoying some indoor time out of the sun. My kids recently watched the Incredibles and afterwards they eagerly ran off to play superheros in the yard. This super-family is coming back to the big screen in the new animated movie the INCREDIBLES 2!

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California Glamping & Family Road Trip Ideas

California Glamping & Family Road Trip Ideas

What do you like to do when the weather gets warmer? Our family loves to travel and explore new places. Our recent family road trip took us to destinations in California, Utah & Colorado. Here are some of the highlights from our family road trip adventures!

Family Adventure Hike Through Zion National Park

Family Adventure Hike Through Zion National Park

The best travel destinations are places for families to make memories, get some exercise and enjoy some good old family fun. Zion National Park is a great place to visit and go on a family hike. We enjoyed exploring the canyon paths, walking in the river and taking in the gorgeous views on all sides.

Tips to Teach Kids Laundry Skills

Tips to Teach Kids Laundry Skills

What is loads of fun and never ends? Laundry! Just kidding about the fun part. Doing laundry does seem to take up quite a bit of time within mommy life. My kids seem to be particularly talented at creating laundry. I’ve begun teaching my girls (ages 3 and 5-years-old) how to help with gathering dirty laundry, folding their clean laundry and putting it away in their drawers. Here are some tips to teach kids laundry skills and help them get involved with the family laundry routine.
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Colorful DIY Sensory Glitter Slime – No Borax

Colorful DIY Sensory Glitter Slime – No Borax

Easily make DIY sensory glitter slime using a few simple ingredients. Kids will love choosing their favorite colors and mixing in glitter, rhinestones or beads!

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Teaching science to kids can be creative and fun! It’s easy to make school at home interesting and interactive to inspire a love for learning. Here are a few projects we’ve enjoyed to mix up our daily homeschool routine.

Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Creating new items out of old can easily be Eco-friendly and money saving. The sky is the limit when it comes to customization! Here are some ideas to take thrifted or discarded items and furniture and turn them into something cool, modern and totally unique! The best thing about creating your own re-purposed decor is that it’s one of a kind.
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Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts.

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough so we combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring! You can easily fill your kids’ Easter baskets with useful items that add value to your life without just adding clutter. I recently decluttered my girls room and discovered many small toys and accessories my kids didn’t really need. Too may toys just end up on the floor. This year I wanted to rethink my Easter basket gift giving so that I wouldn’t just waste money on random stuff. Kids enjoy surprises but moms can put together an Easter basket with small gifts that are useful too! Here are some fun Easter basket gift ideas for kids that cost less than $15.
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