10 DIY Christmas Ornaments You Can Make with Your Kids

Do you smell that? Mmmm...that's the smell of fresh baked sugar cookies and gingerbread men coming out of the oven. Do you see that? Wow! I can see twinkling lights and stockings hung by the fire. I'm daydreaming, of course, but it's Christmastime!! It's time to pull out the totes of Christmas decorations. It's time to dig through our favorite cookbooks and find those yummy recipes we make year after year. It's time to make memories with our kids and make some new Christmas ornaments for the tree.Today I've got ten DIY ornaments you can make with your kids. They're easy enough for all ages. So, pick your favorites, make a list, head out to the craft store and pick up the supplies needed to have an afternoon of ornament making. {You may already have the supplies in your craft closet if … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Kids Crafts

What are you thankful for? Your friends, family and home, sure. How about some crafts to keep the little ones busy during this Thanksgiving holiday? You can certainly be thankful for that! Your little Indians and Pilgrims can create these kid's crafts just in time for Turkey Day!/1/ Handmade Turkey Leg Place Cards - Make sure everyone knows where their seat is on Thanksgiving with these quirky, paper turkey legs./2/ Turkey Yourself - Add your precious little one's face to a handmade turkey. He'll get a kick out of seeing himself with feathers!/3/ Thanksgiving Place Mat - Does your house have a "kid's table"? While the grown-ups are adding the finishing touches to all of the dishes, keep the little ones busy with a place mat they can color and play games on./4/ Extra … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Tips for Raising Money SMART kids

 Money, money, money Must be funny In the rich man's world Money, money, money Always sunny In the rich man's world Aha-ahaaa All the things I could do If I had a little money It's a rich man's worldYes, I admit I am an Abba fan! The ‘Money, Money, Money….” lyrics is something that I often have an urge to sing when my kids ask for the moon. But in all seriousness, I do recognize the importance of teaching my children about personal finances. They will, without a double, encounter a time in their life when they need to truly understand how to budget and the value of money. It’s never too early to teach our children about money and the importance of savings.I’ve narrowed it down to what I call ‘The Tree S Lesson’ – Save, Share and Spend!How to Save? … [Read more...]