Parenting doesn't have to be hard. If you're looking for ways to spend quality time with your kids, you'll love these simple ideas to help you bond with your children. Whether you have boys or girls, they'll love these simple, quality time activities. A must read for moms.

5 Unexpected Ways To Spend Quality Time With Your Kids

Family life is all about love, laughs, and OMG hurry up we’re late for soccer and somebody needs to pick up the 5,472 toys in the hallway and who left dirty underwear on the couch and WAIT is that dinner I smell burning??? We wake up together, stumble through our morning routines together, share some…

I'm always trying to find unique and fun ways to teach my kids about giving back. And I have to say that this takes the cake. Such a fun way to give back with your kids and help instill a spirit of giving. Learn more here.

A Fun Way to Teach Kids About Giving

Back in my working days, I was a fundraiser for non-profit organizations. I believe strongly in giving back, and I believe even more strongly in teaching my kids to give back as well. But sometimes that can be tricky. I model “giving” behavior with my kids, but it’s hard to known if it’s really sinking in.…

Do you Drink in front of your kids?

Do You Drink In Front of Your Kids?

When I was a little girl, my mom and I had a special signal at parties. Any time I felt like I needed her, all I had to do was make eye contact with her and touch my nose. That was the sign that I really needed to talk to her. And every single time…

Use these give tips to have your kids rushing to brush teeth. Whether you use charts or not, this routine will help you teach your kids to brush their teeth the right way independently. And they'll be excited to do it.

How to Get Your Kids Excited to Brush their Teeth + a Confession

When hello products asked me to share our #BrushtimeConfessions – all of the crazy things we’ve said to our kids to get them to brush their teeth – I was honestly a little stumped. Don’t get me wrong. We have certainly had our fair share of parenting issues with these three crazy kids. We’ve had sleep…

Cooking with Kids? Get your kids in the kitchen with these 30 easy recipes for kids! My son wouldn't eat some of these foods, until he learned how to make them himself. Super simple recipes that your kids can make themselves. Also great first-time recipes for cooking with toddlers.

Cooking With Kids: 30 Simple Recipes Kids Can Make Themselves

Cooking with Kids? Get your kids in the kitchen with these 30 easy recipes for kids! My son wouldn’t eat some of these foods, until he learned how to make them himself. Super simple recipes that your kids can make themselves. Also great first-time recipes for cooking with toddlers.   30 Simple Recipes Kids Can…

With three kids, I'm always looking for ways to simplify our lives. And these Get Ready Buckets have made a huge difference in our mornings! Everyone has everything they need, and I'm not yelling at my kids all morning. I've even included our good morning checklist as a free printable, so you can make your own get ready buckets. In partnership with IKEA. First59

Create Get Ready Buckets for Smoother Mornings + a Free Printable

With three kids, I’m always looking for ways to simplify our lives. Especially when it comes to our crazy, hectic mornings. Sometimes I feel like I’ve run a full marathon by the time I’ve gotten two kids on the bus and one kid dropped off to preschool – without anyone forgetting a library book or…

This daily summer snack schedule for kids will change your summer. You won't be living in the kitchen negotiating healthy snack ideas with kids, and your kids won't be begging you for food ALL DAY LONG. Great, easy ideas to get your kids on a snack schedule this summer.

Summer Snack Schedule for Kids

I am an official brand ambassador for Mini Babybel® in 2016. While I receive compensation for participation as a brand advocate, opinions are my own. Summer at our house means a lot of things. Fun. Excitement. Parks. Playgrounds. Pool days. Friends. Cookouts. Campfires… You get the idea. It has also come to mean BOREDOM and…

If you have kids playing little league sports, you'll want to read these 5 tips - including how to embrace the experience, what to do when your kids don't want to play and how to get the smell, odor and stink out of shoes and their uniforms.

How to Win at Little League Sports

With three kids, we have participated in our fair share of little league sports. All three kids play soccer and tennis. Miles and Alice play basketball. Miles plays baseball. And Alice runs track. We’ve also done our fair share of coaching. I coached Simon’s soccer team last year (the kids didn’t seem to notice that…

Creative ways to organize toys

10 Creative Ways to Organize Toys

My kids have more toys than I care to admit. And while they play with most of them, our toy organization leaves a lot to be desired. Luckily, the internet is full of creative mamas with great ideas to help me organize toys! 10 Creative Ways to Organize Toys 1. This totally blew my mind.…