Planning a Halloween party or just want to add something fun to your night of trick or treating? Learn how to create a Hydration Station to help your little ghosts and goblins stay hydrated on Halloween Night!

DIY Halloween Hydration Station

Halloween has become a month-long event in our house. We decorate the house together, attend spooky events in town and help to coordinate parties. We spend hours brainstorming the perfect costumes and bake Halloween treats. But out of all of the Halloween fun, my very favorite event is Halloween night itself. I love seeing the…

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.…

Whether you're pregnant, have just given birth or are hoping to have a baby in the future, here are five fun things to know about newborn babies.

5 Things to Know About Your Newborn Baby

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. My kids are getting OLD (my youngest started Kindergarten this year!), but luckily I have several friends who are still having babies. Some of them are having their first. Others are expecting their third or fourth child. And – yes – I have volunteered to…

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…

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.…

The weekly meeting that could change your life! Sick of feeling like you're always behind? Overwhelmed with all the little stuff that keeps piling up? My husband and I started following this weekly meeting plan, and it has made a huge difference in our family. We're more organized and less stressed. (And our kids are too.) Sample agenda and things to know to start scheduling your own weekly meeting with your spouse.

Why You NEED A Weekly Meeting

With both of us working full time, while also juggling three kids, it can sometimes feel like Even Steven and I see each other approximately two times per week. If we’re lucky. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean. Trying to have a conversation while also trying to sign…

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Celebrating the Last Days of Summer

In our school district, everyone starts school on a Thursday. Except for the kindergartners – they start on the following Monday. Which means that Simon had to watch his older brother and sister get on the bus for their first day of school yesterday without him. And let me tell you, wild man Simon is READY…

From command centers to tech hacks and even a great way to make sure no one ever misses the bus again, you'll love these five ways to simplify the craziness that is back to school.

5 Ways to Simplify Back to School

Sometimes, when I look at social media, it is clear that I am a total and absolute failure at pretty much everything in life. Seriously. I don’t include notes in my kids’ lunch boxes. I don’t have a laundry system (unless you count barely getting it washed and dried and then having it sit around…

Whether you have multiple kids, young kids or older kids, you're going to love these 21 DIY chore chart ideas. Get your kids excited about doing chores and help keep them on track with their responsibilities with these chore charts and printables.

21 of the best chore charts for kids

Chore charts can get your kids excited about completing tasks and keep them on track with their responsibilities. We’ve rounded up some of the best chore charts, from fun DIY projects to simple printables. Chore Charts for Kids Pick-a-Chore by Clean Mama Cookie Sheet by Craftaholics Anonymous ChoreMonster web and mobile app Work for Hire by the Chic Site Rustic Jars by…