If you're thinking about transitioning to a dairy free diet, these 10 tips for going dairy free will help make the switch more seamless - and delicious!

10 Tips for Going Dairy Free

How could I give up dairy? Giving up cheese and ice cream and some of my favorite meals – how would I survive? Those were my thoughts as I left the pediatrician’s office following my son’s two-month check up. I’m pretty sure I started crying. Yeah, I definitely did. My son, G, had an intolerance…

Tips to Curbing Separation Anxiety

If your child struggles with separation anxiety, you are not alone. Separation anxiety in children under five is very common. There are things that we can do as parents to help ease these transitions though. For example, how long is your goodbye when you drop off your child? For more information on toddlers visit KidsInTheHouse.com…

Pamper the hostess with one of these unique homemade hostess gifts!

Homemade Hostess Gifts

I love the idea of handmade gifts but historically wait until the last minute to think of an idea. I’m getting a head-start this year by rounding up homemade hostess gift ideas for this year’s annual holiday parties. And maybe testing them out myself first. These are great gifts to keep on-hand throughout the season…

Check out these 20 paper plate crafts for preschoolers! There are so many great ideas here for fall and Halloween.

20 Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers

Check out these 20 paper plate crafts for preschoolers! There are so many great ideas here for fall and Halloween. 1. Tear Art Fall Wreath by Buggy and Buddy 2. Four Seasons Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom 3. Mosaic Pumpkin by School Time Snippets 4. Feeling Faces by Toddling in the Fast Lane 5.  Ladybug…

10 Ways You're Way More Prepared for Baby #2!

10 Ways You’re More Prepared for Baby #2

It seems like every where I turn another friend of mine is pregnant with baby #2. I’d be lying if I said their pregnancy announcements didn’t make me think a little more seriously about adding another little one to our family. But then I start thinking about the sleepless nights… And the spit up… And…

Small changes can go a long way in a bathroom. Check out these simple ways to update your space!

Easy DIY Bathroom Updates

Refreshing your space doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul. Quick and easy updates can make a big impact and tend to be less stressful. The holidays are sneaking up quickly and I have a few quick bathroom updates to knock out before we start hosting get-togethers and out-of-town visitors. I have been searching for…

25 perfect activities for your preschooler! #10 is my favorite!

25 Perfect Activities for Your Preschooler

My two nephews started preschool this year. They are soaking everything up like sponges. I can’t wait to share these amazing activities with their parents! Enjoy these 25 perfect activities for your preschooler. #10 is my favorite! 1. Volcano Vibes 2. Board Games 3. Color Identification 4. Letter of the Day 5. Liquids and Solids 6.…

Dress up your Thanksgiving table with fun DIY place cards perfect for the season.

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Little details can add a lot to a dinner party. Place cards are a sweet detail that can add a spark to the table and are a necessity for parties of six or more. They eliminate any awkward moments of guests trying to figure out where to sit at the table. If you are hosting…

20 Crafts Inspired by Books

I love the idea of bringing a book to life by creating a fun craft to compliment it! These crafts inspired by books are a perfect place to start. 1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Paint Craft by ABC Creative Learning 2. One Fish Two Fish Origami Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom 3. Chicka Chicka Boom…

Whether you're planning a Halloween party or just looking for fantastic printables for the kids and your home, we have the best FREE Halloween printables for you!

The Best Free Halloween Printables

Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or just looking for fantastic printables for the kids and your home, we have the best FREE Halloween printables for you! 1. 400+ Halloween Printables and Coloring Pages by DIY & Crafts 2. Halloween Lunch Box Notes by Freebie Finding Mom 3.The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Printables by Create.…

tips and tricks to help you stay motivated

Stay Motivated: weight loss, eating well, and being active

Whether you need weight loss motivation tips, want to eat well, or want to be more active, there are plenty of ways to stay motivated and on track. Here are a few of my favorites. 1. There are many cool gadgets out there that keep track of your activity levels throughout the day. My favorites…

Transform your table with elements of Autumn, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Tablescapes for Autumn and Thanksgiving

Growing up, setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner was always my job, given to me by…me. I loved it. No piece of my parents’ fine china, silverware, or crystal went unused. Tea cups and saucers were at each place setting, even though no tea was served. It was excessive. These days I use my everyday dinnerware and…

Toddlers are busy, busy, busy! These 25 activities for your two year old are perfect keep to your little one busy throughout the day!

25 Activities for Your Two Year Old

Toddlers are busy, busy, busy! These 25 activities for your two year old are perfect to keep him busy throughout the day. The activities are easy to set up, and many of them only require items you already have around the house. #22 teaches your toddler how to do house chores – yes please! 1. Bowling…

Bring Olaf to Life this Fall using gourds! Follow our full tutorial to build this lovable snowman.

How to Make Frozen’s Olaf Out of Gourds

I fell in love with Olaf, a character in the movie Frozen, from the minute he showed up on screen. “Hi everyone, I’m Olaf, and I like warm hugs.” His childlike innocence, lovable personality, and ability to disassemble and reassemble himself make him one of my favorite animated characters to date. It’s hard not to love…

Five great tips to get your kids eating their dinner without any whining. #4 especially works for us!

How to get your kids to eat dinner (without whining)

I have three kids that love to complain about dinner. My green beans are too hot. My green beans are too cold. He’s looking at me. This smells bad. I used to like this, but now I don’t. I’m not hungry anymore (but can I have a snack?) It’s enough to make a mom crazy.…

The preparation and planning for Halloween doesn't have to be stressful. Check out these solid tips on how to beat the Halloween stress.

Tips on How to Beat the Halloween Stress

The costumes. The decorations. The goodies. The preparation and planning for Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful. Check out these solid tips on how to beat the Halloween stress from Kids in the House. The preparation and planning can actually be fun family time! For more information on parenting visit KidsInTheHouse.com Transcription: Well, Halloween is a…

10 things you need to know about your teen

Have Teenagers? 10 Things You Need to Know. NOW.

Have a teenager? 10 Things you need to know. NOW. 1. Do you know about DXM? DX who? No, it’s not the name of a video game or an app on their phone. DXM (short for Dextromethorphan) is a safe and effective ingredient found in many over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. And approximately 1 in 25…

12 Tips to help you stick to your fitness routine

12 Tips to Help you Stick to your Workout Routine

I’m the queen of “starting” workout routines. Jillian Michaels in the basement? Yup – that lasted for about three months. Bootcamp classes at the gym? That lasted for about a week. Power walks with my neighbors? That lasted for about a month. And on and on it goes. So I did some research – and…

Savor all that fall has to offer with these 50 autumn activities for families!

50 Autumn Activities for Families

Some of my favorite memories growing up were those I spent with my family during the fall season. There are so many autumn activities to choose from, but I narrowed it down to 50 of my favorites! I hope you enjoy these 50 autumn activities for families. 1. Jump in a pile of leaves. 2.…

Baby gear doesn't have to take over your home! We have rounded up essential space saving baby gear - I have #4 and love it!

Essential Space Saving Baby Gear

Something that shocked me when I started receiving baby gifts off of my registry was how much SPACE each item took up. The changing table. The pack and play. The play mat. Suddenly, there wasn’t a square inch in our house that wasn’t ALL baby. I wish I would have realized that there are so…

How to pack 3 lunches in two minutes or less #LunchingAwesome

Dear Moms, I used to be like you. I really did. I would spend 20 minutes preparing delicious lunches for my three kids. There were little sandwiches in the shapes of hearts or flowers or airplanes. There were homemade fiber muffins and organic yogurts and fruit that was perfectly washed and sliced. There were pretzels…

It's easier than you'd think! Get inspired by these ten DIY tables.

Build Your Own Dining Table

Since converting our dining room into a playroom this past winter, our dining situation has been subpar in our cozy house. We have a small nook in our kitchen that could fit a table but it is hard to find a table with the right dimensions. I love a good DIY project and am excited…

Enjoy these 25 things to do with your one year old. They are some of my son's favorite activities - especially #16!

25 Things to Do with Your One Year Old

G is busy, busy, busy being a one-year-old! These activities are fun and also help with his development. Enjoy these 25 things to do with your one-year-old. They are some of G’s favorite activities – especially #16! 1. Animal Search 2. Enjoying Jello 3. Pillow Course 4. String Surprise 5. Mystery Bag 6. Talking Tubes…

You will love these five fun and simple tips for picky eaters! I'm definitely implementing #1 in our family!

Five Fun and Simple Tips for Picky Eaters

I think we’ve all experienced our children being picky eaters at some point during their development. And there’s A LOT of information out there about what to do about picky eating. But I love these five fun and simple tips for picky eaters from What’s Up Moms. These tips are fun, simple and tangible. My favorite…

Are you addicted to Pinterest?

Do you think you might be addicted to Pinterest? Trust me, you’re not alone! In fact, our friends at What’s Up Moms know exactly what you’re going through! Solidarity, sister! We’re huge fans of What’s Up Moms. Click here to subscribe to their YouTube channel! Photo was purchased from depositphotos.com.

Join us for the Boogie Wipes Frozen Halloween Party on Pinterest. RSVP here!

Frozen Halloween Pinterest Party

I’m teaming up with Boogie Wipes to co-host a huge party on Pinterest – and you’re invited! What is a Pinterest Party? It’s a fun night of pinning – and you can win some amazing prizes while you’re at it! My co-hosts and I will pinning our very best Halloween and Frozen ideas to the…

10 Stylish shelves that you can make yourself.

10 Stylish DIY Shelves

I am constantly redecorating my house. You might call it an obsession. Currently, I am focused on my bathroom. I removed everything from the walls,  slapped on a fresh coat of paint, and have been on a mad hunt for shelves. The hunt has turned into a DIY project. Here are some shelves that I have…

Frozen IG Contest

Frozen Halloween Costume Giveaway with Kandoo

Halloween is nearly here, and I’m teaming up with be sure to visit Kandoo for great tips, tricks and products for naturally clean fun!

25 Spooky Halloween Crafts

25 Spooky Halloween Crafts

You and your kids will love these 25 spooky Halloween crafts! #20 is fun and delicious! 1. Spooky Bones by Simply Designing 2. Spider Candy Holder by Spoonful 3. Creepy Crawly Placemat by Inner Child Fun 4. Spooky Spider Webs by Pink and Green Mama 5. Upcycled Glass Jars by Liz Ohsiek Designs 6. Spooky Spiders by As Simple as That…

Whether you're planning a party for friends or bringing in treats for your child's classroom, these gluten free Halloween treats will surely be a hit!

20 Gluten Free Halloween Treats

Whether you’re planning a party for friends or bringing in treats for your child’s classroom, these gluten free Halloween treats will surely be a hit! There are several delicious nut-free options too! 1. Halloween Marshmallow Pops by Sarah Bakes 2. Monster Rice Cereal Treats by Fork & Beans 3. Homemade Rolo Knockoffs by Oh She Glows…