Christmas

Christmas Advent Calendars Kids Will Absolutely Adore

November 22nd, 2017|

I have so many fond memories of counting down the days until Christmas as a child. This is a great list of Christmas advent calendars kids will love! Each will build so much anticipation until the big day! Christmas Advent Calendars Kids Will Love Help add to your child’s Christmas memories by starting a new tradition with an advent calendar. All you need to do is pick one (or two!) of your favorites and start your tradition on December 1st. Pick a time of day when everyone in the family is home so they can all get in on the excitement. […]

Harry Potter Snowflakes

December 21st, 2016|

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Valentines Day

18 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids

February 10th, 2017|

There are so many simple ways that we can make our kids feel special on the holidays. These Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas for kids would be a huge hit! Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas for Kids […]

R2D2 Valentine Box

February 2nd, 2017|

We have fun coming up with different Valentine boxes for my boys each year and this R2D2 Valentine box is one of my favorites so far! R2D2 Valentine Box My boys are still on a Star Wars kick so I knew that a R2D2 Valentine box would go over very well!  Plus, my 7-year-old can’t wait to use this as an R2D2 garbage can in his room when Valentine’s Day is over. […]

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Easter

Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys

March 10th, 2017|

You’re never too old for an Easter basket!  We have made the perfect list of Easter basket ideas for teen boys to help you fill those baskets in no time at all…. with stuff teen boys will surely love! With this list, the Easter bunny is sure to be pleased with all of the wonderful finds we discovered. If you need ideas for younger boys, take a look at our post, Easter Basket Ideas for Boys for even more goodies. Easter Basket Ideas for Teen Boys Let’s get going with those teen boy Easter baskets! […]

Easter Basket Ideas for Boys

March 1st, 2017|

I have always enjoyed stuffing Easter baskets full of goodies for my boys. To help you get those Easter baskets full this year, I have put together a list of Easter basket ideas for boys. From LED Bike Wheel Lights to Bath Bombs for Boys, you will find the perfect assortment of goodies for your boys. Easter Basket Ideas for Boys Hippity hoppity…. here comes the Easter bunny! I’ve done the work of finding the perfect Easter basket ideas for boys so you don’t have to stress. So, let’s get busy! […]

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Halloween

Ghost Treat Bags for Halloween Goodies

October 27th, 2017|

These ghost treat bags are a fun and inexpensive goodie bag to have at your next Halloween party. And a simple Halloween craft kids will love to make. Ghost Treat Bags If you are like I am, you probably stress out way too much for the holidays! I try to make things magical for my chidren and that often leaves me overwhelmed and exhausted. I’m always looking for ways to simplify while still adding fun to the holidays. This Ghost Treat Bag is SO simple to make! […]

Surprisingly Easy Halloween Games for Kids

October 25th, 2017|

Do you feel that?  Fall is in the air! Before we know it, the streets around us will be fi [...]

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Thanksgiving

17 Turkey Treats Kids will Gobble Up

November 21st, 2017|

It’s my favorite time of the year!  Thanksgiving week is here in the US which means we get to gather our family and friends around us, eat yummy food and express gratitude for all of the wonderful things we have to be grateful for.  Not only do we get to eat some of my favorite dishes, but we get to create fun memories with our families. And the kitchen is my favorite place to make memories, while making yummy treats with my boys. Make these Turkey Treats kids and adults will gobble up. They will be the hit of your Thanksgiving dinner and your kids will have a great time creating memories of their own while they make them. 17 Turkey Treats Kids Will Gobble Up    […]

17 Fun and Easy Turkey Crafts Kids Love

November 16th, 2017|

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Family, fun, food….stress? As much as we might love it, there always seems to be a bit of stress involved. Will the turkey be done on time? Will the mashed potatos be lumpy? Will there be enough food?  With all of those things on your plate, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to keep the kids entertained and out of your hair while dinner is cooking. Here are some fun and easy turkey crafts kids will love that will keep them entertained so you can finish basting, mashing and mixing. Easy Turkey Crafts Kids Love […]

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Saint Patrick’s Day

Fill Your Pot of Gold St Patrick’s Day Activity

February 25th, 2016|

I love crafts that are not only fun, but educational.  This Fill Your Pot of Gold activity  is something fun that the kids can make AND play! Kid will learn about counting money as they fill their pot of gold. Fill Your Pot O’ Gold –  St Patrick’s Day Activity The holidays are a fun time for holiday-specific crafts and activities.  This St Patrick’s Day activity helps kids learn how to count change as they fill up their pot o’ gold. […]

Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes

March 17th, 2015|

It’s St Patrick’s Day!  Did you wear green?  We love making holiday breakfasts and this Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast was so fun for my boys.  Who do you know who would love lucky 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes? Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf clover Pancakes I love how much excitement my boys have over every little holiday. I was never really into celebrating St Patrick’s Day until I had kids.  I especially love listening to my son tell me all about the leprechaun that is going to come to school and bring treats.  (I hope it shows up!).  He asked me every single day if it is the day where he is supposed to wear green.  Last year we made these fun Leprechaun Pancakes for St Patrick’s Day and this year we went even easier by making this easy St Patrick’s Day breakfast of 4-leaf clover pancakes! […]

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Fourth of July

Patriotic Crafts for Kids

June 25th, 2016|

These Patriotic Crafts for Kids are so much fun!  Can you believe that the 4th of July is this week?!?!  Where has the summer gone?  This fun roundup of Patriotic Crafts, will keep your kids busy all week. Patriotic Crafts for Kids My boys love the 4th of July.  In fact, every year one of them mentions that it is their favorite holiday.  Since the 4th of July is somewhat mid-summer, it gives us the perfect opportunity to do some fun themed crafts and activities.  I’ve put together some fun patriotic crafts for kids, including our Toothpaste Box Firecrackers, that your kids will love.  Just click through on the links below to take you to the instructions for each post. Patriotic Crafts for Kids […]

4th of July Waffles

June 24th, 2016|

These 4th of July Waffles were a hit! These were originally shared as a part of our Summer Survival for Moms of Boys series.  I love making fun holiday-inspired breakfasts and this was worth a re-share.  They are SO good! 4th of July Waffles These 4th of July Waffles are so easy to make and would go perfectly with our Fruit Rockets (which your kids will love!)   I’ve said this before but my boys tend to eat more fruit if it is presented to them in a fun way, and this is pretty fun! How to make 4th of July Waffles: […]

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