Toddler Busy Bag

Toddler Busy Bag Pintereset

Hello everyone!  Who else is both excited and nervous about the upcoming summer?  I am excited for the warm weather and amazing memories, but I am slightly concerned at how we are going to get everything done with two very active children around the house.  I mean, let's be real, sometimes work just has to get accomplished no matter how much we enjoy spending lazy days with our kids.  My solution to this was to create a couple of busy bags for my busy kids that will keep them entertained on their own while I go about my task completing business.  Last week, I shared the contents of the busy bag that I created for my fast-learning preschooler and this week, I will show you the toddler busy bag that I have for my very active son.  Let me tell you, finding activities that will keep my little man happy and intrigued [Read more...]

Preschool Busy Bag

Preschool Busy Bag Pinterest

Hello everyone!  How are you all doing this lovely week?  We have been enjoying some gorgeous weather, which has definitely made me start thinking about summer and what I am going to do to keep my little ones busy.  Specifically, I'm trying to think of ways to keep them occupied during the moments of the day when mommy just needs some quiet time to get some stuff done.  Let's face it, although we all love spending time with our kids and being involved in their lives as much as possible, work around the house cannot just do itself sometimes.  With that in mind, I thought I would put together some activities to keep them happily occupied at certain points during the day when I'm not able to actively engage with them. While I was brainstorming ideas for these activities, it became clear that I needed to make two [Read more...]

Family Friendly Summer Bucket List for 2016 – A Free Download!

Family Friendly Summer Bucket List 2016 Pinterest

Hello everyone! Hope you are all having a great week.  School will be wrapping up in a few short weeks around here and that has got me thinking a lot about what I want to get done this summer and what I want to enjoy the most.  The kids seem to be growing at lightning speed these days and I want to make the most out of the seasons we have with them.  Therefore, I thought I would start making seasonal lists of things that we would love to do as a family.  This lead me to the family friendly summer bucket list that includes a lot of items that are fun and easy to do with small children.  The majority of the items are things that we have always loved to do with a couple new items on there that I think the kids would really be able to enjoy now that they are able to sit still a little longer.  At the bottom of the [Read more...]

What Happened to Mom Knows Best?

Mom Knows Best Pinterest

Hello everyone and welcome to another beautiful week!  I hope you all had an amazing weekend that was filled with lots of love, hugs, and kisses for Mother's Day.  Personally, I really love that there is a whole day devoted to all the moms in the world doing their best everyday to make sure their family is happy and healthy.  The sad part is, people often forget this about mothers in today's society.  They feel as if it is their place to constantly question a mom's decision or automatically assume bad parenting if a child misbehaves.  In giving this issue some thought, I pose the question to you... What happened to mom knows best? I'm positive we have all heard the "Mom Knows Best" saying before.  Growing up, I heard it plenty of times from other people and in the media.  With that being said, I never [Read more...]

Cherry Cobbler Dump Cake

Cherry Cobbler Dump Cake Pinterest

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all having an amazing week and are looking forward to an amazing and relaxing weekend.  I have been on quite the dessert kick on the blog lately and today is no different.  I like desserts that are easy and fast to put together.  It seems like we are always throwing together dinner parties at the last minute and it is great to have a dessert that doesn't take all day to make in those instances.  Today, I'm sharing an easy recipe for a Cherry Cobbler Dump Cake that only requires three ingredients and can be ready in about an hour. Ingredients 2 cans cherry pie filling 1 package yellow cake mix 1 cup (2 sticks) butter Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease a 9x13 pan and put in the cherry pie filling.  Evenly sprinkle the unprepared cake mix [Read more...]