Layered 4th of July Mocktail


So looking forward to the long weekend for the 4th of July.  There's just something so fun and special about celebrating our nation's independence, and we always like to find little ways to make it a little more special.  Making fun mocktails is almost a guaranteed hit with the kiddos, but layered beverages seal the [...]

Finding the best diploma frames


The past 6 weeks have been busy for anyone involved in a school.  End of school activities, transitions, promotions, and graduations.  At many levels.  My youngest graduated Kindergarten a few years ago. While we'll keep her certificate, we probably won't frame it... although it'll live in her school memory box. For older kids, leaving high [...]

Download AlphaBetty Saga And Flex Your Brain Muscles

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This post brought to you by King Digital Entertainment. The content and opinions expressed below are that of this mama loves. Have you ever heard of the summer learning slide? This is a phenomenon that takes place among school age children over their summer vacation. Studies have shown these kids will lose a portion of [...]

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll Ups

We've been dealing with a lot of food allergies and sensitivities in our family and we're really working to remove processed foods from our day to day snacks and meals.  Healthy meals with fresh ingredients are fairly easy for us but snacks are a little more difficult.  Sometimes you just want a snack that is [...]

July 4th Fruit Wands

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Sometimes having kids help in the kitchen is more work than it is helpful.  Well these July 4th fruit wands are not only adorable but they are simple enough for kids any age to help with!  So give the kids the next task of making something for the annual family Fourth of July barbeque! Not [...]

Helpful Tools for Trying to Conceive


I was put on the birth control pills at the age of 15 to help with severe cramping during my periods. When we got married, I stopped. We knew we wanted to have a family, eventually, so it was just a natural thing to do. I was already active on message boards at the time [...]

Cleaning a boy bathroom


I haven't ever met anyone who enjoyed cleaning bathrooms. Especially boy bathrooms. I don't know if it's lack of targets placed inside the toilet bowl or just a lack of understanding about where they are needing to aim their *ahem* members but every bathroom that has boys frequenting it seems to have an extra level [...]

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops


Hot summer days are made for outdoors, lots of waterplay, and of course popsicles!! Instead of letting the store bought pops overload the kids with sugar they dont need take control of their summer snacking! Like these homemade Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops.  Sweet, lip smacking, and surprisingly healthy the kids will still beg for more! [...]

DIY American Girl Water Wings


Is your American Girl doll ready for some fun in the sun? If so, you will want to be sure you talk all safety precautions and provide her with some water wings! While American Girl dolls and their accessories tend to be a little pricey, you can make your own water wings in just minutes [...]

Patriotic String Art Craft


This project not only covers creativity and patriotism but if you let the kids help out you will be building fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, and including an art lesson. While it seems complicated, if you follow the template you will have a beautiful piece to show your American pride! Have fun making your [...]