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Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

As a stay-at-home-mom, I’m always looking for something easy to break up the monotony of our day/week. Bringing in a little fun learning at the same time is always a big bonus. I love this mailbox activity because it’s fun for kids, easy for parents, and can be educational in any way you choose. It [...]

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

Shortly before little dude turned a year old, I was introduced to the ‘cake smash’ photo session. I loved the idea and started to research my area for a photographer who offered this type of session. I found two professional photographers in my area, neither of which charged under $200 for the session. I’ve heard [...]

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

I believe the best way to teach a child is to make sure they’re having too much fun to notice they’re learning. For toddlers, playtime is learning time. I’m always looking for toddler activities that are as fun and engaging as they are educational. I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 activities that my [...]

DIY Fabric Prints

DIY Fabric Prints

I had a set of four 11×14, blank canvases sitting in my closet from a DIY project I gave up on last year. I wanted to create some artwork for my soon-to-be-born son’s nursery. I remembered these canvases and went about coming up with some ideas on what to put on them. Given my background [...]

DIY Home Calendar and a FREE Download!

DIY Home Calendar and a FREE Download!

I need to have a calendar within sight while I’m working and planning my family’s life. I’m a very visual person and need to physically see the days ahead of me. If I don’t write down appointments, trips and events, they will disappear into the vast, empty space that is my pregnancy and mommy brain. [...]

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 [...]

DIY Painted Table

DIY Painted Table

My brother needed a little gray table for his new house so I told him I would find one and paint it for him as a housewarming present. I was on the hunt for the perfect table to paint when I remembered we had this bad boy sitting in our basement. It used to be [...]

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 [...]