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DIY Nursing Tanks

DIY Nursing Tanks

When moms-to-be ask me what items I can’t live without, I usually mention my collection of nursing tank tops. A nursing-friendly wardrobe can get expensive in a hurry, but these tank tops were an inexpensive and easy solution. They attach to any regular nursing bra, providing an extra layer of comfort and midsection coverage. I [...]

Indoor Play: DIY Felt Trees

Indoor Play: DIY Felt Trees

The weather in Tokyo, Japan gets a little confusing this time of year. Yesterday, it was 65 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny. Today it’s in the 30′s and raining, with the potential for snow or sleet as the day goes on. So, when my daughter wakes up from her nap, I’m going to pull out one [...]

DIY Emergency Car Seat Labels (Free Download!)

DIY Emergency Car Seat Labels (Free Download!)

I’m sure any mama who surfs Pinterest has seen this idea floating around. It’s kind of one of those “duh!” concepts that makes total sense: a label stuck on your child’s car seat listing emergency information including their name, birthdate, emergency contacts and allergies. This way, emergency responders are better prepared and know who to [...]

Homemade Pedialyte

Homemade Pedialyte

When the stomach bug hit our house, we were not prepared. My younger son threw up one night without warning… he was happy, giggling, drinking milk, playing, and then all of the sudden it was like a scene from The Exorcist. The next morning, I went to our local drug store and purchased two quarts [...]

DIY Sofa Table Makeover

DIY Sofa Table Makeover

I love finding old pieces of furniture to paint and fix-up! Check out my jewelry armoire, my friend’s headboard, my nightstands and my nursery dresser! I was in the market for a colored table to brighten up our living room walkway when I saw this sofa table on a local sale website and couldn’t pass it [...]

DIY Snowman Handprint Ornament

DIY Snowman Handprint Ornament

Christmas is right around the corner, but this easy DIY ornament is super quick and will be treasured for years to come! I do it every year with the kiddos in my Kindergarten class and I’ve been told by many parents how much they treasure it and enjoy hanging it on their tree long after [...]

DIY Mini Mei Tai Doll Carrier

DIY Mini Mei Tai Doll Carrier

I have talked about my love for babywearing more than once on MSW. A while back, I was surfing the web and came across a child-sized baby carrier meant for a child’s stuffed animal or doll. My son saw what I was looking at and was mesmerized, “Mommy, can I have one of those?!” Then [...]

C’s Butterfly Garden

C’s Butterfly Garden

My two-year-old loves butterflies. We’ve done lots of butterfly crafts, (check out this one we’ve already shared) but our favorite has to be the toilet paper roll butterflies we made this summer. A few months ago, we made a bunch of these adorable butterflies, decorated them all, and then hung them in her room to [...]

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your little ones for Thanksgiving, making a tie-dye turkey is a quick and easy project. You probably have everything you need already in your home, so a trip to the store won’t even be necessary. This easy project is perfect for little ones who can color with markers. Materials: [...]

DIY Mini-Pumpkins for Fall

DIY Mini-Pumpkins for Fall

Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is on its way! This time of year always makes me both happy and homesick. It also tends to awaken some sort of decorating instinct that lies dormant between the time that the Christmas ornaments get packed up and the time that the leaves start to blush red [...]