Great Tips and Tricks for Camping with Kids

10 Tips for RVing with Kids

When I was a little girl, camping was part of our lives. Every summer we’d load up the family and head to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for two weeks. My dad always searched for the most remote campgrounds, where we could live without electricity, running water or showers. It was blissful. While we didn’t…

The HALT Method for Tantrums

The HALT Method for Tantrums

While we can’t always prevent our children from having tantrums, we can work on controlling how we react to them. The HALT method is one of the most effective responses if you’re facing a child with a meltdown. It focuses first on addressing what may be at the core of your child’s tantrum. As a…

The Ultimate Staycation Guide for Your Summer

The Ultimate Staycation Guide for Your Summer

If you’re planning a staycation, you won’t want to miss this ultimate staycation guide for your summer! We compiled all the best ideas, tips and resources to help you plan the best staycation for you and your family. 1. Check out this incredible list of cities from all over the United States with staycation ideas…

How to give back with kids this summer

Five Ways to Give Back with Your Kids

With three little kids, we’ve had our fair share of hospital visits. In fact, in the last 6 years, we’ve had four overnight stays, countless physical therapy sessions, one surgery, seven emergency room visits and five appointments with specialists. And our kids are healthy! So when Hallmark challenged us to take our kids to a…

25 Things I've Accepted Now that I'm a Mom

25 Things I’ve Accepted…Now that I’m a Mom

We recently celebrated G’s first birthday. Yep, we smashed cake in our faces. I tend to go into crazy reflection mode with anniversaries. It was around this time last year that I decided to leave my job to stay at home with G. To say I was scared about this decision is an understatement. I was…

coloring sheets your kids will love

70 Free Coloring Pages Your Kids Will Love!

Have your kids torn through all of their coloring books? You’re in luck- you’ve found the coloring jackpot! We’ve found 70 of the best (and completely free) coloring pages for your kids! Print out a couple (or a hundred) for your kids to color today! 1. Ocean and Fish Coloring Page from What Do We…

Random acts of kindness for kids

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

One of my favorite things about kids is their natural energy. From sunrise (sometimes, quite literally) to sunset, they are constantly moving, wanting to play and be involved. I often wish I could harness some of that – I wouldn’t have to worship my coffee pot if I could! Sometimes, however, it can a little…

25 Ways to Have Fun with Math

25 Ways to Have Fun with Math

If your kids feel like math and fun don’t go together, we’ve put together 25 ways to have more fun with math for kids of all ages! 1. Your kids will love this delicious way to have more fun with math by making their own number trail mix! 2.  Check out how to integrate math…

Free talking epipen auvi-Q

The Talking EpiPen and How to Get it for Free (AUVI-Q)

Our family’s battle with food allergies continues. Our youngest son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy at the age of one, and we’ve been diligent about keeping all nuts away from him. Except for that one time when he got a bite of someone’s peanut butter sandwich. And the other time that someone gave him…