25 Kids Turkey Crafts

I didn't really understand Thanksgiving as a kid...it seemed like this random holiday smashed in between Halloween and Christmas that involved a lot of food. But now it's one of my favorite holidays! Here are 25 fun kids turkey crafts you can help your kids with to get them excited for Thanksgiving! 1. Thanksgiving Advent Calendar 2. Thanksgiving Turkey Pinecone 3. Turkey Handprint Craft 4. Fruit and Veggie Turkey Snack 5. Cereal … [Read more...]

Leapfrog Toys Review

I'm a Leapfrog ambassador, so they recently sent us a whole bunch of their new toys and LeapTV games to review and test out.  Here are the items they sent us: New LeapTV Console LeapTV game--Doodle Craft LeapTV game--Blaze and the Monster Machines LeapTV game--Frozen LeapTV game--Letter Factory LeapTV game--Disney Princesses Number Lovin' Oven Scout's Build & Discover Tool Set Word Whammer LeapTV games I wrote a … [Read more...]

Pallet Sports Medal Display

It's nearly time for fall soccer!  I love/hate this season.  I love going to the games and seeing my kids play and seeing my friends cheering for their own kids.  But sometimes it's cold or rainy and I don't love it as much then.  And at the end of the season I'm ready for it to be done.  But I really do love the feeling my kids have after they play, feeling good about themselves and knowing they are getting better. We've competed in … [Read more...]

Pink and Gray Girl’s Bedroom

We moved into a new house last December.  A brand-spankin' new house.  When we were designing the house, we picked one color (a light gray) for our entire interior.  This is mostly fine, but sometimes you feel like the rooms are a big ol' gray blob.  And it can be overwhelming to start from complete zero with a new, empty room. Check out the before and after of this room: Isn't that an awful before??  I'm embarrassed to even show you … [Read more...]

LeapPad Platinum Review

We recently received the new LeapPad Platinum from LeapFrog.  We've been working with LeapFrog for years and last year I visited their headquarters and learned about the process of how they develop games and products. The visit made a big impression on me, I wish everyone could have seen that side of LeapFrog.  They put in so much time and energy into each product and truly try to make it as educational as possible, while still being fun.  So … [Read more...]

Summer Math Program

When I was in first grade, I was abominable at math.  I wasn't great in a lot of areas, actually, but math was something I always struggled with.  I was much too busy being social to care about learning.  And my parents were super busy with their other ten kids to ensure I always did my homework.  By third grade, I was demoted to the lower level math class because I just wasn't keeping up with the smarter kids.  (On the plus side, I felt like a … [Read more...]

Staying Hydrated this Summer

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV We had a soccer game on Saturday...along with 4 million other kids in the world.  Soccer is THE sport, am I right?  But my son loves it and will play it rain or shine.  But we tend to forget one little super important thing...a water bottle!  I always forget … [Read more...]

5 Games to Play with Candy

Summer is approaching and that means lots of hours with your kids.  Lots of hours where they need entertainment.  Something we tried today turned out to be super fun and easy--a great combo.  All we needed was a couple bags of Twizzlers Twists and a bag of Hershey Kisses.  And we came up with five games to play with these two candies.   Twiz-Tac-Toe:  This is the easiest game, perfect for young kids.  Just lay out your Tic-Tac-Toe … [Read more...]