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 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!

10 Wearable St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids

10 Wearable St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Your Kids

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up in just a few weekd! You don’t want to send your kids to school without some green on. That’s just asking their classmates to pinch them. Hook them up with one of these cute St. Patrick’s Day wearables, and they’ll be all set. They can even help you make them.

diy lumbar pillow

Make a Lumbar Pillow that Actually Looks Cute

Real talk: being a mom is hard. Even when it’s easy. My son is going through this angelic phase where he’s polite and sweet and snuggly. It’s seriously like magic. He also wants me to hold him all the time. At 28 pounds, that’s no joke. My poor arms and back are sore, but there’s no way I’m passing on toddler snuggles. They’re too wonderful and rare. Homemade lumbar pillow from Sew 4 Home to the rescue! Take THAT, achey lower back!!

10 Free Printable Class Valentines

10 Free Printable Class Valentines

I totally get the rule about bringing Valentines for the whole class, rather than just your kid’s friends, but that doesn’t mean I want to shell out the cash for a box of Valentines. Here are some free printables that your child can pass out on Valentine’s Day instead!

Top 10 Dollar Store Mom Posts of 2014

Top 10 Dollar Store Mom Posts of 2014

Happy almost-New-Year’s-Eve, Dollar Store Moms! It has been so much fun sharing crafty, food, and parenting tips with you. We love reading your comments and seeing which tutorials and roundups speak to you. With 2014 wrapping up, we thought that it would be fun to share your favorite posts from this year. Was your favorite on the list? Tell us in the comments!

Make Gingerbread Puffy Paint with Your Kids

Make Gingerbread Puffy Paint with Your Kids

Merry Christmas! Now that gifts are open, and you looking for an activity to do with the kids? Growing a Jeweled Rose shows you how to make your own gingerbread puffy paint. Your kids can help mix the paint, then use it to make all kinds of puffy art. I know, I know: nothing is open today. But this paint recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen and your medicine cabinet.

Auggie's Happy Family Holiday

Auggie’s Happy Family Holiday

Hi, My name is August, but my three older brothers call me Auggie. This is my first holiday season! Let me tell you what I’ve learned about holiday traditions so far.