6 Ways to Encourage Hands-On Play With Kids

My kids are at ages now (6 and where they’re busy with school, activities, and play with friends instead of mom and dad. (The picture above is one of my favorites, but it’s from back from E was only 3. … Continue reading

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Fun Last Day of School Questionnaire for Kids

It’s mind blowing how much young kids change from school year to school year, which is why I started giving my little ones surveys at the end of each year to see how their interests and favorites have evolved. I’m … Continue reading

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10 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities to Do With Kids

When I was a kid growing up in Chicagoland, a highly Irish area of the country, I always felt like I didn’t quite belong this time of year because I wasn’t Irish. Many years later, after my grandmother passed away, … Continue reading

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Therapy Dogs Comfort Kids Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Our friends at the Today Show are reporting on therapy dogs being used to comfort children at children’s hospitals across the country while the kids get their COVID-19 shots. “It was the perfect distraction,” Micaela Inglese, volunteer coordinator at John … Continue reading

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Fun Owl Toast for Kids

I know I’ve shared this before, but we made these again the other day and my kids loved them so much that I had to share again. I really like making these with my little ones, and the bonus is … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Making Travel with Kids More Eco-Friendly

This post is in partnership with Samsonsite but all opinions are my own. I’m starting this off with two disclaimers. 1. The travel-themed photos in this post are a couple of years old, but they fit so well with what … Continue reading

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10 Tips for a Successful Holiday Road Trips With Kids

This post is sponsored by Autotrader; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My family and I are no strangers to travel. Thanks to my husband’s job (he works for a band and travels constantly), we get to take … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Tell Their Own Stories

This post is a paid promotion by Fisher-Price and all opinions are my own. When my oldest was a baby, a friend who is also a teacher and I were talking about the most important skills to teach young kids. … Continue reading

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6 Tips For Making Nights Easier With Young Kids

This post is sponsored by Jasco, but all opinions are my own. When my oldest child was a newborn, I remember thinking that nights with children could not possibly get harder. Then she grew into a toddler, and another newborn, … Continue reading

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Classic Kids’ Halloween Costume Ideas

Yes, I know it’s still September, and trust me, unlike the majority of blogger/IG influencers/whatever-the-label-is-this-month, I cling to summer until the bitter end (and beyond). But today is officially the first day of fall, and deciding on Halloween costumes is … Continue reading

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