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…

fever-hacks-for-kids

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…

5 family fall activities to do with kids, including apple carving. There are tons of ways to slice an apple, and your family will love learning how to carve apples with cookie cutters.

Five Family Activities for Fall

Be sure to read to the bottom of this post to enter to win a $50 VISA Gift Card to help celebrate fall! Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and my family and I celebrate it as much as possible. Whether we’re jumping in a pile of leaves, bundling up for a late-autumn bike…

Have kids in elementary school? I'm sharing 14 of the best Audible books for kids in elementary school. Your 1st - 5th graders will love these books (and you will too.)

14 of the Best Audible Books for Kids in Elementary School

With Miles in 3rd grade and Alice in 2nd grade, I’m thrilled to say that my kids are becoming readers. And, like me, they both become irritable when they run out of books to read. For the last few months, I’ve been on a mission to keep the good books coming their way. After asking friends,…

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…

Stocking up on school supplies? As your kids head back to school, be sure to add these supplies to your list. Trust me, you'll need them.

Back to School Supplies that Moms Need

School has started, and I am in full back-to-school mode. Miles and Alice love seeing their friends every day. And Simon is BEYOND excited to be riding the bus to Kindergarten this year. I’m already stocking up on apology notes to send to his teacher. In order to prepare for back-to-school, we’re slowly getting back…

On the bus

Simon Goes to Kindergarten!

In case you didn’t hear me shouting from the rooftops, my wild child Simon went off to school for his first day of kindergarten this week. I’m not sure who was more excited. Me or him. We’ve talked about it for months. He’s watched Miles and Alice get on the bus without him for years.…