DIY Easy Music Shakers

So easy to make in minutes - plastic Easter egg music shakers perfect for a LDS primary chorister or other music leader -- or even as a preschool music time kids activity!

I recently was called as a primary chorister, in charge of coming up with fun activities and ways for the kids at my church to learn the different songs for the year. I came across some awesome blogs that uses rhythm and keeping those little hands busy and active for teaching the music. This post contains some affiliate links for your … Continue reading

5 Ways New Parents Can Lower Their Anxiety

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I’ll never forget the first few weeks of my son’s life. To say that I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. Although I thoroughly enjoyed those newborn snuggles and loved my son to pieces, I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. On top of that, my son never slept, cried every waking moment, and had a difficult time feeding. … Continue reading

Tricks to Help Keep a Boys Bathroom Clean

Simple tricks to help keep your boys bathroom clean, the struggle is real. Moms of boys completely understand.

Do you have boys? If you do, then you know how absolutely terribly, disgusting boys bathrooms can be. Especially when they’re little, but our grown men can even be bad. My family lived in a small 4 bed / 2 bath home up until a few months ago. All 5 boys shared one tiny bathroom. It was scary. I’ve learned … Continue reading

How to Make an Igloo

Step-by-step tutorial on how to build an igloo using your backyard snow! It's easy and fun, but it will take some time. Stop halfway and you'll have a perfect snowball fight fort and hideout!

This winter, we had a good 8” of snow drop and close down town for a couple of days. It was our boys first time to play in the snow from their home, having recently moved from Phoenix where we never got to experience snow at home. We talked about all the ways we could play in the snow and … Continue reading

Roll a Snowman Printable Dice Game

Roll a Snowman Printable Dice Game

This weekend, Raleigh is set to get their first big snowfall of the year. The news is expecting 8-12 inches! Moving from Phoenix where my boys have never experienced a snow day at home, we’re all gearing up and getting excited for all the possibilities — snow angels, snowman, sledding, snow ball fights, you name it! But I grew up … Continue reading

Tips for Enjoying Road Trips With Toddlers

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Up until last year, my family lived 12-15 hours away from any extended family; which meant one thing – road trips! 2-3 times a year, we would pack up our kids and do our best to endure the long drive to grandma and grandpa’s house. Now only a few hours away from family, we still make road trips quite frequently. … Continue reading

How to Rock Your Child’s Next Birthday Party!

How to Rock Your Child's Next Birthday Party for an amazing and unforgettable birthday they'll remember for years to come and will make them feel incredibly special on their big day!

Your child’s birthday is coming up, which means it’s time to start party planning! Don’t fret – I’ve got some great tips and ideas on how to rock your child’s next birthday party. It’ll be a blast not just for the kids, but for you as well. You can easily rock a party without going overboard or needing to stress … Continue reading

8 Secrets to a More Productive Daily Routine

8 Secrets to a More Productive Daily Routine. Find out how you can get more done and save some time and money in the process with ShopSmarter.com

Sometimes our days become too overwhelming. We get busier than we would like and feel like we are barely staying afloat. There are little things you can do to simplify your schedule and find more hours in the day to do the things you want to do. These are my secrets to a more productive daily routine. I have found … Continue reading