Dollar Store Craft: Four Leaf Button Clovers

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft to do with the kids? This cute Four Leaf Button Clovers craft my friend Katie came up with easy and fun to do with the family. You don’t have to be particularly crafty (even I can make this one) or spend a lot of money on supplies to create a little festive holiday decor with your kids to display around the house. Most of the materials used for this craft can be {Read More}

Keeping Kids Active On a Budget

Exercise has many wonderful benefits – it builds strong bones, maintains a healthy weight, and even improves self-esteem. The one benefit that millions of families overlook is how physical activity can create a stronger family bond. With summer right around the corner, consider some of these ideas to keep your kids active on a budget. Family fitness activities teach valuable life lessons like teamwork, communication and organization. You don’t need to spend a fortune to make memorable memories. Sometimes, all {Read More}

Family Time: Pumpkin carving with Pumpkin Masters

It’s October, which means pumpkin carving and pumpkin seeds and pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie and ALL THE THINGS PUMPKIN!  I admit, I love just about pumpkin everything. I’m even snacking on chips with pumpkin salsa right now. If you shop at Target or Walmart or craft stores or grocery stores, you’ve probably bought a Pumpkin Masters carving kit at some point. They’re easier to use than kitchen knives, so I’ve been buying them for years to carve our family {Read More}

Donkey Kong Country On DVD

This Donkey Kong Country DVD review is part of a paid campaign on behalf of Phase 4 Films. As always, all opinions are my own. Last night we all went out to Smashburger for dinner, and thought it would be fun to follow up a fun evening out with movie night. Mykl and Levi helped me air pop some fresh organic popcorn before settling in on the living room couch for a fun movie night. Levi gets super excited to {Read More}

A Bear-y Good Date With The Berenstain Bears

Last night I had a really fun date with Levi watching the Berenstain Bears DVD that Phase 4 Films sent me for review.  Seriously, could my date be any cuter? Yeah, I’m single, but there’s no one else I’d rather spend an evening with in my jammies than my baby boy. Especially after I just spent 5 days out of town in Destin, FL for Brandcation. This was exactly what I needed to come home to. After picking out the {Read More}

Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken App Review (Guest Post)

The last time my Godson was visiting, we ended up using my iPhone as toddler meltdown disaster prevention at a restaurant. But, since I don’t have children of my own yet, my phone didn’t have any kid-friendly apps that would keep his attention long enough to ease the tears. You mean to tell me toddlers don’t love Twitter? Thanks to a new app from the hit animated series, Peppa Pig, I now have a fantastic new weapon in my meltdown {Read More}

4 Ways To Beat The Summer Heat On A Budget

The heat index in MN is supposed to be 115 degrees tomorrow. That’s sickeningly hot. Thankfully Amy from The Q Family Adventure Travel Blog has some great tips to beat the summer heat without breaking your budget.   We are right in the middle of summer, the temperature is rising every day, and we all know we can’t hold up inside house all summer long – especially if you have kids in your household. The thought of packing my whole {Read More}