How to Survive Baby's First Cold

How to Survive Baby’s First Cold

As a mom, there’s nothing harder than watching your kids suffer. And when your baby has his or her first cold, it can be downright painful to see them not feeling well. When my first baby had his first cold, all I wanted was to soothe his pain and make him as comfortable as possible.…

These 16 awesome playroom ideas will make you feel like a kid again. From DIY and art ideas to how to convert a nursery or bedroom into a playroom, your kids will love their new space.

Playroom Ideas Your Inner Child Will Love

Our house is very cozy (that is, tiny) and our daughter has an insane amount of energy. That’s potentially a bad combo. As we approach the colder months, our outdoor playtime will decrease, and I am ever-so-happy that we converted our dining room into a playroom earlier this year. We had to get creative with…

Healthy meals can be delicious! Try these 30 delicious and guilt-free Weight Watchers recipes that are 10 points or less.

30 Weight Watchers Recipes – 10 points or less

These 30 Weight Watchers recipes are both healthy and delicious – and all under 10 points! Can’t wait to try #26! 30 Weight Watchers Recipes Sesame Chicken Chicken Teriyaki Burgers Garlic Shrimp with Spinach Fried Chicken Lasagna Chicken and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers Potato Soup Burrito Bake Roast Beef with Potatoes and Carrots (slow cooker)…

Nearly one year later, I can finally share how I ruined Christmas and nearly wound up divorced. Let this serve as a warning to NOT do what I did!

How I Ruined Christmas

It’s been nearly a year since I ruined Christmas. For the first few weeks (okay, MONTHS!), I couldn’t even talk about it without crying a little. I avoided Even Steven. And my mother. Especially my mother. But as this Christmas looms near, I’ve decided it’s finally time to forgive myself and move on and write…

talking-to-your-kids-about-underage-drinking

Talking to Your Kids About Underage Drinking

For the past two years, I’ve been a #TalkEarly blogger with Responsibility.org. TWO YEARS! So when they asked me to finish out 2016 with a recap of my last two years, it made me realize just how quickly time flies. As a #TalkEarly blogger, I’ve had the opportunity to attend two parenting summits in Washington…

Simple Ideas to Give Back with Kids

Simple Ideas to Give Back with Kids

Every year, I work hard to find ways for my kids to actively participate in giving back. I want to raise them to be generous to others and also understand that not everyone is as lucky as they are. This year, we were stunned to hear that thousands of children across the U.S. either share…

This DIY recycled water bottle snowman is a great winter craft activity to do with your older kids. It's a fun way to celebrate the holidays and spend time together as a family. It's also a fun activity to do with toddlers, but you'll need to plan on helping quite a bit.

Fun Winter Craft for Kids – Water Bottle Snowman

Every now and then, it’s fun to take a break from the busy-ness of life and spend a little time crafting with my older two kids. We used to spend hours at the dining room table coloring, drawing, painting and making messes. But as these two are getting older, our time creating is becoming less.…

what-moms-value-most-pin

68 Moms (and one dad) Share What They Value Most

Special thanks to LUVS for sponsoring this post! As the official diaper of experienced parents, Luvs is always committed to providing moms and dads with value. They recognize that parenting can be difficult, so diapering shouldn’t be. As a special gift to parents, they recently introduced the new and improved Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with…

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Your entire family will love these super fun and super easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids. From turkey crafts to gratitude projects these crafts for kids are perfect for the season! Tissue paper turkey Paper plate turkey hat Handprint turkeys are so simple These edible turkeys are created with apples and gummy candies Involve the kids…