Dear Kids: 9 Simple Ways To Please Mom on Mother’s Day!

Mother's day is almost here. As busy Mom's, most of us don't need much. Simple small acts of kindness from your family can add up to a fantastic day! If I could leave my kids a "Cheat Sheet" on what to do. Here's what it would say: 1. Let Her Sleep - Mother's day is that one day of the year when all moms should be left to sleep in! We run around so much during the weekday and on weekends that please let us get some much-needed rest!. That means to be very quiet around the house and do something productive such as reading a book (No electronics, please - Mom would like you to experience good old-fashioned play.) 2. Care for Yourself - Today let her relax and take care of all grooming to meet mom's expectations (brush teeth and hair, get dressed appropriately, take a shower and … [Read more...]

DIY Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

With Mother's Day just around the corner it's time to think about what the kids will make for her. Will it be a book that they draw pictures in, a bath soak for Mom to relax with, or a nest pendant for her to wear? We've gathered a bunch of great ideas just in time for her big day! /1/ Mommy Survival Kit - As a mom, I've gone searching for headache medicine or chapstick more than once. Almost always I come up empty-handed. Maybe for Mother's Day this year I'll get a Mommy Survival Kit - it has everything Mom needs before she knows she needs it. /2/ Mother's Day Book {Free Printable} - The kids can draw her pictures and write in kind words about her after the prompts. This printable book is perfect for Mother's Day, or anytime you want to make her feel special! /3/ Footprint Stool … [Read more...]

10 Mother’s Day Crafts

Have you started to think about Mother's day yet?  It seems to be creeping up on us this year since Easter was so close.  I absolutely love Mother's Day.  It has always been one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, even before I was a momma.  I love showering my mom with extra love and gifts!  Are you looking for the perfect homemade gift or craft idea for your mom?  (Or grandma!)  I've found 10 Mother's Day Crafts that will fit the bill for both gifts and fun crafts! 1. / Salt Dough Flower Thumbprints // These would be perfect as a gift from your little ones!  Grandma would love them too.  And they are so simple! 2. /DIY Sewing Kit // Any mom would love this sewing kit in a jar!  Perfect for crafting or for everyday fixes. 3./ Stroller Cell Phone Carrier // This would be such an … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Color and Create with Your Kids!

Ah, the power of the great box of crayons and the ordinary act of coloring! Is there anything better than watching your children doodle and create. Coloring is not just a way to occupy the kiddos but also a great way to teach valuable lessons and so much more. Here’s what I have come up with as my top benefits to coloring: Unleash Creativity Whether it is a blank piece of paper or a coloring page, it’s a chance to get the creative juices flowing! An opportunity to see what you can make with your kids or to challenge them to create on their own. There're no rules. No limits. Only a piece of paper as a starting point and then you choose your direction. Your kids will eventually even learn that they can map out a plan as they decide colors and the order. Teach Valuable … [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day Kids Crafts

You don't need to be Irish to enjoy the crafts and decorations of St. Patrick's Day. There's something about bright, colorful rainbows and cheerful, little leprechauns that can make anyone smile. Today we've gathered a bunch of fun and easy St Patrick's Day crafts that you can make with your kids! /1/  Puffy Paint Leprechaun - This looks like enough fun that I may want to join the kids in craft time! /2/  Pot O' Gold at the End of the Rainbow - I love to find a craft that uses "old school" craft supplies. I mean, how much fun are pipe cleaners and sequins! /3/  Rainbow Sensory Collage - This craft is perfect for little hands. You could gather the supplies for them, or go on a scavenger hunt for little things in all colors of the rainbow together. Either way, the … [Read more...]

12 Fantabulous Dr. Seuss Crafts

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! This March we celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka the beloved Dr. Seuss. And since there isn't a child around who doesn't love the flamboozed woozled rhymes of the fantabulous storyteller, why not celebrate with a few Seuss-y spectacular crafts? //1// They're everyone's favorite mischievous sidekicks! Make a set of Thing 1 and Thing 2 peg dolls! - Zakka Life //2// This little Lorax cup figure will remind everyone to think carefully about our actions. - Danielle's Place // 3 // Felt and a hoop team together to make this perfectly adorable Lorax storyboard! - Mod Podge Rocks //4// This quick and simple Lorax hand puppet is sure to entertain your little one. - The New Home Ec //5// Play away your rainy day with a Cat In The Hat finger … [Read more...]