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How to Have the Good Life

As a mom of three boys, my life can be noisy and chaotic. Sometimes I feel like I fall into drill sergeant mode, when I’d rather be in “fun time mom” mode. When I find myself starting to bark out orders, I ask myself how I can keep the household under control, but still feel like we’re all living the “Good Life.”

car sick bag

Make a Car Sick Relief Bag

I’ve experienced fairly severe car sickness all my life. When I was a kid I would beg my mom to   Read More »

mother's day article

Mother’s Day Encouragement for Every Woman

  I read a really powerful and tender article this week from Amy at Messy Middle that has stayed with me for   Read More »

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Backyard Fun: Water Balloon Pinata

Ready to give your kids another reason to adore you? This simple idea from Scrap Happy Heather will cost you   Read More »

Preschool Letter Walk

Preschool Activity: Letter Walk

Remember that game you’d play as a kid on long car rides where you’d race to find letters of the   Read More »


Homemade All-Natural Gatorade

The temperature is rising and kids are outside running and jumping and climbing and doing all sorts of activities. Hopefully   Read More »

toothfairy door

Make a Tooth Fairy Door

One of my favorite parts of parenting is creating special little things, magical moments and experiences that celebrate and encourage   Read More »

bored board

Make a Bored Board

 A house full of toys and games and craft supplies and yet, somehow, kids are convinced that there’s nothing to   Read More »

easter lunch notes printable

Free Printable: Spring/Easter Lunch Note Jokes

 Add some giggles to the middle of your kid’s day with these silly spring printable lunch notes from Kristen Duke   Read More »

children's books read on youtube

Classic Children’s Stories on YouTube

I had no idea that there were YouTube channels full of favorite children’s books read and illustrated! This has been   Read More »