Our Trip to Great Wolf Lodge

Christmastime at a Water Park On Christmas 2016, we told the kids that we would be taking them to Great Wolf Lodge. The kids had asked several times if they could go and so we thought it would be a perfect gift for all of them… 1 big gift! We had envisioned spring of 2017…

Leftover Halloween candy

Leftover Halloween Candy – Friend or Foe? Another Halloween has come to a close and during the celebration, candy is always the highlight, and as Halloween brings in handfuls of candy, if not bag fulls, many parents worry about their children having too much. If you aren’t keen on the excess sugar, chemicals, calories, or…

I told my kids the truth about Santa

Yup, I told my kids the truth about Santa! I can just see the hate mail now but it’s true, the weekend before Thanksgiving, I told my kids the truth about Santa, and really it was a long time coming! Honestly, I had never wanted to go the Santa route, because it felt like a…

Mother’s Day Flowers

A Simple but Cute Mother’s Day Idea  The kids and I visit the library, usually on Tuesdays, and with Mother’s Day coming up they had a cute, little craft waiting after story time and the kids were able to make Mother’s Day flowers. We love our library and those in children’s department, they always have…

Easter Cupcakes

Cute and Festive Cupcakes These cupcakes were a hit but I will go on the record and say that I am not a fabulous baker, I would like to be, but I am not. I can follow a recipe but I can’t just “Martha Stewart” some awesome tart with folded in blood oranges. Cakes frighten…

Easter Bark – an Easy Easter Treat

Kid Approved Easter Treat! We all want things to look nice and I really appreciate the time people put into many of the things that I see on places like Pinterest. Of course many of them are so over the top, I mean there are preschool treat bags that took more time, money and effort to…

Easter Confetti Eggs

Unusual but Fun Easter Idea My oldest and middle child are only 50 weeks apart, in fact my second born was due on my first born’s birthday, but I had to be induced and that “awesomeness” wasn’t to be. Sometimes their birthdays are right after Easter, depending on when it falls, and for a preschool birthday…

Easter Egg Rainbow

Find Your Perfect Egg Color With Easter approaching dyeing Easter eggs is always on a parent’s mind and it tends to sneak up on us. A few years ago I tried some alternative methods, you can see those here, and kept coming across the graphic to the left, an Easter egg rainbow. I really wanted to…

Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Fun for Little Ones Thanksgiving, is that awkward holiday that most people glaze over to get to the craziness of Christmas, especially by children. Explaining the history of Thanksgiving to a child is a daunting task, of course there is the coming together of the pilgrims and Indians, however, the story takes a very…

Catch a Leprechaun

Making a Leprechaun Trap With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, my kids wanted to catch a Leprechaun, with a Leprechaun trap. They devised a plan that involved at trap and gold. I had them color regular printer paper with St. Patrick’s day themes, including “Free Gold” and we taped them onto a box. Then, my son…