10 Personalized Kid-made Gifts

Whether it’s Christmas, Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Grandparent’s Day, there isn’t a care-giver in the world that wouldn’t love a hand-made gift from your child. What would make it twice as nice? A kid-made gift, personalized with a name or initials!
I’ve found a few ideas for personalized kid-made gifts and divided it by age.

10 Nature Crafts For Kids

Nature walks with Roo have been one of our favorite activities together. She calls it “esploring.” It’s amazing how a little exercise and fresh air lifts both of our moods. Granted I don’t get much of a workout at the pace she keeps, but the memories are so much more important! We discuss creation, the […]

Busy Week Means A Bored Kid: How To Not Feel Guilty About Not Entertaining Your Preschooler.

This week was a doozy. I had a self imposed deadline to get my new product line in the store. This meant: Finishing the crafts Taking pictures Taking promotional videos Sitting down for a Facebook Live video Promoting the video on social media And so on… I included Roo on as much as I could, […]

Bookmark craft – Plus 7 ways to get your kids excited about reading

In the technology age, it is harder and harder to find kids who love reading. I recently had a conversation with an elementary age girl about being bored. I suggested she get a book to read and she responded with “I’m not that into books.” I was such an avid reader as a kid I […]

Encouraging Dramatic Play and Pretend in Preschoolers with a Craft!

Playing pretend isn’t just an activity in our house, it’s something Roo is doing constantly. I can’t count the number of times I’ve put her to bed by saying “Goodnight, puppy,” instead of her name. While sitting at the table for meals, she is better behaved and more involved if we are all acting as […]

Story Stones and Rock Painting Tutorial

Have you heard of Story Stones? They’ve been popping up in my Pinterest for a while now. I love that it promotes imaginative play and early literacy! So, during our quick trip to visit family, I insisted we make a stop at a river. Roo and Daddy played in the water, and I collected stones; […]

Marbled Milk Paper Project

  This project was almost soothing for me and kept Roo entertained for awhile. Be warned! It is a very messy activity and can get out of hand quickly. Have lots of towels and rags close by and don’t do this before any important events! *TMI Post alert. If talking about bowel movements and potty […]

Keep Kids Entertained All Summer (Screen-Free)

Keeping the kids entertained all Summer screen-free sounds easier until you’ve run through all your ideas in the first week of summer. Just a few days into my oath of keeping summer boredom free, and I’m running out of steam. Sound familiar? Then I realized: I don’t have to be the one to come up […]