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.…

Have a toddler that loves to explore? Use these 30 fun games and activities to keep your 3 year old exploring and learning while having a blast.

30 Exploration Activities for Your Three-Year-Old

Have a toddler that loves to explore? Use these 30 fun games and activities to keep your 3 year old exploring and learning while having a blast. 30 Exploration Activities for Your Three-Year-Old 1. How about starting with your family tree? 2. This is a great way for your child to learn his home address. 3.…

Have a 2 year old that doesn't like to listen? These 20 listening activities are fun and effective. Your toddlers and preschool kids will be following directions in no time with these whole body games and music.

Listening Activities for 2 Year Olds

Have a 2-year-old that doesn’t like to listen? These 20 listening activities are fun and effective. Your toddlers and preschool kids will be following directions in no time with these whole body games and music. 20 Listening Activities for 2 Year Olds 1. The Sound Box 2. Red Light, Green Light 3. Story Chain 4.…

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…

Surprise a friend or neighbor with thisDIY Olympic Games party in a box. With everything you need to enjoy the Olympic Games - including a bingo printable.

Olympic Games Party in a Box

GIVEAWAY ALERT! After reading this post, be sure to scroll to the bottom for a chance to win a Coca-Cola #ThatsGold prize ($385 approximate retail value)! When I was on the track team in 8th grade, the track coach took one look at me and decided that I would be great at high jump. It didn’t…

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…

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…

Whether your child has autism or special needs, or just needs a calming activity, these sensory activities are perfect for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

10 Sensory Activities for 2 year olds

Whether your child has autism or special needs, or just needs a calming activity, these sensory activities are perfect for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Enjoy these 10 great sensory activities for 2 year olds that require minimal supplies! 10 Sensory Activities for 2 year olds 1. Touch and Feel Sensory Sticks 2. Pasta Threading 3.…