DIY Finger Paint – Budget Friendly, Non-Toxic Kids Craft Idea

  Kids are great, but a bored kid? Not so much. A bored child can get whiny or worse simply because they aren't sure what to do with themselves. That's why it is important for parents to find frugal family activities that you can do with your kids. One of my favorites is … [Read more...]

25 Kids Rainbow Crafts & Activities for Rainy Day Boredom Busters

My Emma is a tomboy to her core, but sometimes? She goes all girly on me. That's totally fine with me, but it can take me by surprise if I'm not paying attention. One of the ways that she does it is that she goes all girly when it comes to rainbows. She loves them and I love the … [Read more...]

Easy Mason Jar Halloween Scene

I love crafts, but to be honest? I hate overly complicated ones that my Emma can't do with me. She loves to do crafts so when I'm looking for crafts for us to do together, I tend to look for easier ones that she can do as well. This Easy Mason Jar Halloween Scene was one of those … [Read more...]

Frankenstein Mason Jar Mug

Every year when Halloween rolls around, we look for cute crafts and activities for our kids to help them have an awesome Halloween. Well, at least I do. My Emma loves crafting and this Frankenstein Mason Jar Mug was no exception! We made a few yesterday and she had a blast! … [Read more...]

10 Clever DIY Costumes

  I love Halloween. There's just something about the "air" of the season and besides, is there anything more fun that being able to dress up as someone or something that you're not? Buying costumes can be so expensive though. Really, the last thing I want to do is spend … [Read more...]

Edible Peanut Butter Playdough

Kids love playdough from their toddler days right up on through the elementary years. Heck! I'm a grown woman and I can still dig sitting down and making awesomely awesome creations with it! There is something relaxing and just plain fun about a squishy ball of dough!  Make it … [Read more...]

United States Homeschool Unit Study

What better way to kick off a school year that starts in July (ours kinda sorta did) with a unit study on the United States? My Emma already knew most of it, but she was still iffy on a few things so I wanted to go over them with her again and really cement it for her so that she … [Read more...]

10 Pirate Books For Your Deck Swabbin Land Lubber!

Do I need to tell you how much I adore pirate movies and books? It's like I'm six again and playing pirate with my fake eye patch and yes, I am that big of a kid at heart. I'd be willing to bet some of you are the same exact way or have kids that are. If you're looking for a few … [Read more...]

35 Books on Space Little Astronauts Love!

Have I ever told you guys before just how much I love books? If you could see the bookshelves and crates we have here at our house? I might just be embarrassed by the sheer number of them. Okay, no I wouldn't. What I would do is tell you about my love of books, hand you my … [Read more...]

Homeschool Unit Study – Oceans of the World

School starts for us on Monday and I can't even begin to tell you how excited Emma and I both are. As we move into her 5th grade year, I wanted to highlight some of the more fun lessons we have planned this year and some that we loved doing last year. To start, I want to show you … [Read more...]