While there might not be something you can personally do to save the world, there are a lot of things we all can do to make the world a friendlier place. Great tips and ideas for adults (and kids) to give back and bring more kindness and friendship to the world.

How to Make the World a Friendlier Place

I think we can all agree that the world is a crazy place right about now. You can’t turn on the news without reports of terrorism, racism or violence. You can’t enter social media without endless political debates or more bad news. It’s enough to make a person feel totally hopeless. But we don’t have…

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Fever Hacks for Kids

With three kids, I am no stranger to fevers – especially when it comes to my daughter Alice. Ever since she was a baby, Alice has gotten high fevers. With temps often reaching 105, I’ve learned a lot about how to handle Alice’s fevers over the past seven years. Aside from my pediatrician, my most…

Looking for more awesome Christmas games for the kids? Check out these 30 Christmas games! These are perfect for family gatherings, winter boredom busters, or classroom parties!

30 More Awesome Christmas Games for Kids

Looking for more awesome Christmas games for the kids? Check out these 30 Christmas games! These are perfect for family gatherings, winter boredom busters, or classroom parties! 1. Santa Hats Cup Stacking Game by Lalymom 2. Reindeer Antler Game by Intelligent Domestications 3. Snow Shovel Race by Housing a Forest 4. The Flour Game by…

Trying to figure out how to feed your kids dinner between busy sports seasons and after-school practice times? Put your crockpot to good use at the practice fields with this great tip for feeding kids healthy meals between after-school activities. Yes, you can use your crockpot in the minivan.

Back to School, Back to Sports

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win product from El Monterey plus a $100 Amazon gift card! Giveaway ends on Friday, September 30, 2016. (Or you can click here to enter now.) My kids are back in school, and that means we’re also right back into sports.…

Make your mornings with kids BETTER! Less yelling. Less rushing and less stress with this one simple change. Plus see a few of my favorite things from @IKEA USA. Partner.

Master Your Mornings with This Simple Change

When IKEA first reached out to me and asked me to share some tips for better mornings and smoother evenings as part of their First :59 program, I jumped for joy. And then I laughed and laughed and laughed. Mainly because our mornings used to be total disasters. In fact, people would have used me…

Planning the Halloween party for school? You'll love these 30+ DIY Halloween games for kids and for adults. Whether you are planning a preschool party or need something for older kids, these games are perfect for all ages. Includes Halloween Minute to Win It games too.

30 Awesome Halloween Games for Kids

I always looked forward to Halloween as a kid. I especially loved the candy, the costumes and the games! Check out these 30 awesome Halloween games for kids of all ages!  There are so many great DIY ideas! 1. Spider Web Walking by No Time for Flash Cards 2. Pumpkin Bowling by A Girl and…

If your family loves fall, then they're really going to love these fall scavenger hunt ideas. An autumn scavenger hunt for kids is the perfect way to get out, explore and enjoy the cooler temperatures.

15 Autumn Scavenger Hunt Ideas for the Family

Fall is undoubtedly my favorite time of year. From the hot cider to selecting the perfect pumpkins to the s’mores by a campfire – I can’t get enough of this season. An autumn scavenger hunt is the perfect way to get out, explore and enjoy this time of year. We’ve found a variety of autumn…

Whether you have multiple kids, young kids or older kids, you're going to love these 21 DIY chore chart ideas. Get your kids excited about doing chores and help keep them on track with their responsibilities with these chore charts and printables.

21 of the best chore charts for kids

Chore charts can get your kids excited about completing tasks and keep them on track with their responsibilities. We’ve rounded up some of the best chore charts, from fun DIY projects to simple printables. Chore Charts for Kids Pick-a-Chore by Clean Mama Cookie Sheet by Craftaholics Anonymous ChoreMonster web and mobile app Work for Hire by the Chic Site Rustic Jars by…

Are you looking for ways to help your kids fall in love with reading while also increasing their reading comprehension? Immersion Reading is proven to help your kids understand, remember and dig deeper into books than ever before - and even comprehend up to two grade levels higher! This is a great activity for summer reading strategies.

Help your Kids Fall in Love with Reading

As parents, we have a lot of responsibility to teach our kids the basics and help them get off on the right foot at school — not to mention helping them avoid the summer backslide that’s so common between June and September. One of the best ways we can do that is encouraging them to…