Pumpkin Coffee Cake (and How to Help Feed Hungry Kids through Friendsgiving!)

This post is in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. About a year after my husband and I started dating, his parents sent us a copy of his family cookbook. It was put together in 1991, and is filled with hundreds of … 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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Fostering: Great for Pets, Great for Kids

In our age of digital everything, parents are often desperate for ideas for activities that will tear their kids’ attention away from their electronics. One great option may be as close as the… [[ This is a summary only. Click … Continue reading

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A Fun End-of-School-Year Interview for Kids

For the last couple of years, I’ve been using a list of questions I put together for my now 5 year-old-daughter to ask her on the first and last day of school. When I initially shared it here, it received … Continue reading

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12 Adorable Kids Swimsuits Under $18

1. Gold Ruffled Bikini ($ 17.99)   |   2. Yellow Flounce Bikini ($ 17.99)   |   3. Rainbow Bikini ($ 12.99)   |   4. Coral Striped Swimsuit ($ 5.99)    |   5. Striped Ruffled Swimsuit ($ 12.99)   |   6. Heart One-Piece Swimsuit ($ 5.99)   |   7. … Continue reading

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The Tales of Tofu: Encouraging My Kids To Be Whatever They Want to Be

Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post. My kids are always talking about what they want to be when they grow up. My three year old son mostly just wants to be a dinosaur, but my daughter has several … Continue reading

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10 Holiday Traditions My Kids Love

Thank you Amazon for sponsoring this post. Give the gift of reading this holiday season with Prime Book Box! When I think back to the holidays of my childhood, it is the family traditions that stand out most in my … Continue reading

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15 Creative Wacky Hair Day Ideas For Kids

Yesterday was ‘Crazy Hair Day’ at Essley’s school, and until the night before, I didn’t put much thought into what we’d do. I figured I’d just put a bunch of braids in her hair, until I decided to do a … Continue reading

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Practicing Daily Gratitude With Your Kids

Last week, I posted the top photo above on my Instagram, with the following caption: “Every morning when Essley wakes up, I ask her to tell me one thing for which she’s grateful. She’s like her mama (we don’t enjoy … Continue reading

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Best Dog Breeds For Families With Kids

Almost 75 million dogs have been adopted into homes that already owned at least one dog. Multi-dog homes are often good for families with kids. There are other dogs to play with so a dog is not expecting constant attention … Continue reading

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