How to entertain a young toddler on a long flight? Here are some tips for success!

Travel: How to Entertain a Young Toddler on a Long Airplane Flight?

I’m preparing for a cross-country flight (7+ hours just in a plane!) with my four sons, including my youngest who   Read More »

Turn an Old Table Runner into a Purse

Turn an Old Table Runner into a Purse

Did your kid spill cranberry juice on your favorite table runner? Don’t toss it! Turn it into a cute purse   Read More »

10 Play Food Projects for Your Play Kitchen

10 Play Food Projects for Your Play Kitchen

Our play kitchen gets a lot of love right now. My two year old play cooks while I do supper prep. He even brings his play food up to the counter sometimes and “helps mommy.” It’s a lifesaver when our afternoons get busy.

Homemade Minecraft Toys from Reclaimed Cardboard

Homemade Minecraft Toys from Reclaimed Cardboard

I am not sure what it is about Minecraft, but kids that are into it seem to get SUPER into it. And on top of the game itself, there are tons of Minecraft products that you can buy for your little gamer. But instead of spending money on cheapo plastic crap, you can raid your recycle bin and spend some time with your kids making custom Minecraft swords, shields, and other Minecraft toys. Twitchetts has a great, detailed how-to to get you going.

10 Kid-Friendly Nature Crafts for Spring

10 Kid-Friendly Nature Crafts for Spring

Are you loving this warmer spring weather? My son and I have been enjoying lots of outside time, and I’ve been on the lookout for some spring craft ideas that we can do together. These look like so much fun!

Make Painted Pasta Butterflies

Make Painted Pasta Butterflies

Turn bowtie pasta into cute, painted butterflies that you can use in all sorts of other craft projects. This is a great fine motor activity for your kid that loves to paint, and the results are so, so cute. Kerri at How Does She? shares a tutorial for painting your pasta butterflies and a cute flower pot craft to use them.

10 Shamrock Crafts for St. Patrick's Day

10 Shamrock Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just a week off, so it’s time to get serious. Let’s cover everything we own in shamrocks together! Grab your kids, raid your crafty stash, and let’s make some lucky clovers, y’all.

Make a Flower Box from Paint Stir Sticks

Make a Flower Box from Paint Stir Sticks

This pretty flower box would make great wedding decor or look lovely on your own dining room table. Next time I have a painting project, I’m definitely going to save the old paint stirrers. The Wedding Chicks suggest using new paint sticks for this tute, but you could totally go with used ones. Just sand them down, and use paint instead of stain to give them a uniform look. Boom! The materials list below has options for either method.

10 Free St. Patrick's Day Printables

10 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

There are just a couple of weeks until St. Patrick’s Day. These free printables will keep party-planning – either at home or at school – easy and budget-friendly.

Wearable Memories: Make a Mini Photo Block Necklace

Wearable Memories: Make a Mini Photo Block Necklace

When I first had my baby, everyone told me to enjoy every second because it would go so fast. But it wasn’t until maybe the last six months that it started to feel like he was growing up at light speed. Now I’m the mom trying to capture every moment with phone. It’s like I’m trying to bottle his toddlerhood for later. This picture cube necklace from Bugaboo, Mini, Pip, Mr & Me looks like a better way to preserve some cute toddler memories!