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How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

As anyone with kids knows, they can be a mess. Here are five things commonly stained by kids and how you can deal with them.

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Back to school shopping makes the start of the school year more exciting! This year my girls needed new school supplies, a few new outfits and some hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!

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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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special while keeping preparations low-key. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color!

Gorgeous & High Quality Bedroom Basics

Gorgeous & High Quality Bedroom Basics

High quality bed sheets can make all the difference for restful slumber. PeachSkinSheets have become a new favorite in our home; the soft buttery textures and high quality materials are noticeably different!

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

Gourmet Holiday Treats & Seasonings from PRI

The holidays are fun to celebrate with fun food, delicious treats and spicy drinks and sauces. Our family often does a lot of baking around the holidays; my favorite treats are pumpkin pie, pecan pie, homemade bread sticks and spiced apple cider. The holiday are also a fun opportunity to give creative gifts to friends and family. Here are some memorable food-inspired gift ideas and holiday treats that will make an impression during the holidays.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Fun Kids’ Stuff for Play Time & Snack Time

Fun Kids’ Stuff for Play Time & Snack Time

My kids love playing together (hopefully nicely) and enjoying creative snacks. Here are some of our fun ideas for indoor play, cozy gear for outdoor adventures and healthy snacks that cover multiple food groups!

Simple Beauty Tips for Your Hair, Skin & Immunity

Simple Beauty Tips for Your Hair, Skin & Immunity

Busy moms need to find simple solutions that allow us to take care of our skin, hair and immunity. Here are some of my latest health and beauty care favorites that I’ve been using this fall.

The Hidden Side of Forgiveness

The Hidden Side of Forgiveness

In mommy life, how often do we hear “Mommy, will you forgive me?” during the course of a week? If I’m training my children to recognize their faults and practice humility, I will hopefully hear this phrase at least a few times a week. Days get busy, children disobey, attitudes flare up and mommies can get frustrated too. I often have to ask my kids for forgiveness for my own attitude. It’s important for us moms to teach our kids by example how to deal with their emotions, identify their wrongs and seek forgiveness to make their relationships right again. But how can we effectively do this?

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

How to Help Kids Appreciate America’s Freedoms

How to Help Kids Appreciate America’s Freedoms

When you think about the United States of America, independence, freedom of speech, and the American dream are just some of the ideals that may come to mind. Veterans Day is a good opportunity to teach kids about the sacrifices that others made to achieve our independence.

How to Talk to Kids about Distressing News Headlines

How to Talk to Kids about Distressing News Headlines

When tough news hits the headlines it can be tempting to hide the facts when talking with children. Here are some ideas for how to share distressing news updates with your kids.

5 Simple Kids’ Routine Ideas

5 Simple Kids’ Routine Ideas

Transitioning from caring for a baby to engaging with young kids can be a hard change. I’m a stay-at-home mom with three kids under the age of 5 and I often struggle to come up with ideas about how to entertain my kids and teach them new things. I’ve found simple routines are helpful to schedule your day so kids know what to expect when they wake up. Just like babies have a feeding and napping schedule, kids benefit from routines for eating, playing, learning how to sit still, practicing following directions, and growing their attention spans. I’m excited to share my family routine tips that help create happier days.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

10 San Francisco Family Activities

10 San Francisco Family Activities

We found plenty of San Francisco family activities during our summer trip down the West Coast. We enjoyed visiting the Exploratorium and strolling down Pier 39; just a few of our top picks for experiencing San Francisco with kids.

8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

Traveling with young kids? This summer we took a family trip down the West Coast. Here are some of our favorite stops in Washington and Oregon that were fun, inexpensive, and memorable for us to visit with kids.

Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

We love exploring new places with our kids and we always try to travel in a way that keeps the kids happy and maintains regular schedules and nap routines. When we planned our summer trip down the Washington, Oregon and California coast, my husband spent quite a lot of time researching interesting family-friendly travel destinations along the West Coast. Here are the highlights from our family visit to the Mount St. Helens lava tubes and Ape Cave in Washington State.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.