Six Ways to Use Shelf Liner When Living With Kids

shelf liner as a placemat

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes I pretend that I'm an adult. Wait no--I AM an adult. But often when I look around my house I think "Why is my house so messy? I didn't make that mess. Those aren't my things." It's obvious that I live with kids. When you live with kids, your life is taken over by them. And so are the messes. I try my hardest to have a clean and beautiful home, but after cleaning up … [Read more...]

15 Summer Boredom Busters


It's's hot...and you're getting a little tired of schlepping kids around from the pool to swimming lessons to day camp. But when Mom gets to stay home and relax, the kids inevitably are 'bored'. Here are fifteen fun summer boredom busters for when your kids get those 'I'm bored' voices. We've had a crazy summer so far and things are finally starting to settle down. I'm potty training my daughter this week and so we have to stay … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Kits Kiwi Crate

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate. One thing people always say to me is "You must do so many fun crafts with your kids" because I'm 'so crafty.'  But the reality is that I don't.  I actually have a hard time thinking of things to do with them.  And it seems like so much effort sometimes when you could just take the kids to the swimming pool.  But then I learned about Kiwi Crate.  Have you heard of this … [Read more...]

Eight Kids Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thankful table

This post is sponsored by Crayola but all opinions are my own. Only a couple more days til' Turkey Day!  Amidst all the feeding frenzy, here are several kids Thanksgiving craft ideas that you can do to keep them busy while you party. Color Matching Game Cute Turkey Finger Project Turkey Paper Sack Puppets Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Turkey Chair Hangers Play-dough Turkeys Thanksgiving Color-by-Number Activity … [Read more...]

Kids Homework Station

easy kids homework station

This post is sponsored by Scotch Expressions Tape but all opinions are 100% mine. My son started Kindergarten this year.  Some people get teary about this big step but I was super excited.  My son is very social and full of energy and I knew that kindergarten would be the greatest thing ever for him.  And so far, it totally is.  He absolutely loves everything about it. But he has homework now.  Every night!  I was kind of … [Read more...]

Personalize School Supplies with Duck Tape®

Duck Tape Pencil Case

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been a fan of Duck Tape® for a long time.  As a kid, it was always the strongest tape that would bind anything together.  But now it comes in SO many different colors and patterns that the possibilities are really endless.  And it's a really easy medium to work with.  I used lots of fun Christmas colors and patterned Duck Tape® to make … [Read more...]

Sprinkled Apple Donut Holes

donut hole apples

It's finally September!  Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of summer.  But I'm a BIGGER fan of fall, and by August I'm just really tired of the heat.  September, though the heat doesn't technically change that quickly, is such a welcome change.  I can spy the leaves starting to change in the mountains, the morning air is a little more crisp, and the harvest bounty is well, bountiful. Really what says fall better than a good donut?  How about a … [Read more...]

12 Water Play Activities for Kids

12 Water Play Activities for Kids

So now that Memorial Day has passed, it's officially WATER season!  That's the season where we pretend that it's super hot outside even if it's 65 degrees and go swimming every day.  Well if you are like me with pretty little kids, going swimming can be a big production.  Our local neighborhood pool is not very small-child friendly so we'd have to drive pretty far for a good pool.  And trying to swim with three little kids is exhausting and even … [Read more...]