Unstoppable Family Geocaching Adventure

Hi, Lucy here! I’m excited to be writing all about our recent family outing. My family and I love to go geocaching. We always love trading trinkets in the geocaching boxes, also the fun of finding them. When Ford gave us… Continue Reading →

Prepping for a Geocaching Adventure with Kids

We’re headed on an unstoppable family adventure and exploring the world of geocaching with help from Ford Explorer. Have you ever been out treasure hunting like this before? I’ve posted about geocaching with my kids before, walking around our neighborhood finding spots…. Continue Reading →

Help End Hunger with the Hunger Is Campaign

When I think about the need to feed children, children who are going hungry, I don’t think of my own town as having this problem. But hunger is happening right here, right now. Children in America are suffering, and there’s something… Continue Reading →

Easy Lunchbox Idea: Turkey Pesto Roll-Ups

I’m always on the lookout for easy lunchbox ideas, something different from the same-old, same-old… you know who you are, pbj! In comes these yummy turkey pesto roll-ups. These are so quick to put together in the morning to add to… Continue Reading →

Tooth Fairy Printable for Double Dollar Days

Does someone you know hate to lose their teeth? They don’t wiggle them, they don’t let anyone touch them. They bite and chew on the opposite side of their mouth so as not to disturb the precious teeth? They expect… Continue Reading →

3 Ways Technology Can Keep Kids Learning All Summer Long

With summer here, my children are out of school next week – eek! While I love the freedom summer provides, there’s still a need for a schedule and daily routine for our family. As I’m try not to get carried away with too… Continue Reading →

6 Airplane Busy Bag Ideas

Traveling with kids this year? Flying to some fabulous family-friendly destination? Then you’re going to want to fill a busy bag full of crafts and activities to entertain your little ones! These ideas are simple enough to prep ahead of time and… Continue Reading →

10 Creative Gratitude Crafts for Big and Little Kids

Believe it or not, November is just around the corner. Like many of you, I’m sure, our family likes to spend a little extra time practicing gratitude during the month of November. We especially love activities that we can build… Continue Reading →

Sticky Note Window Pictures

Whether you need an activity to keep the kids busy indoors or you’re traveling on a family road trip, these Sticky Note Window Pictures are a hit! They can be easily created using any window and make for some fun and… Continue Reading →

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable

With summer upon us, it’s time for family road trips! Whether you’re visiting family or friends, maybe Mickey and Goofy or just headed to the beach, I’ve got a fantastic Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Printable for the kids! Once again… Continue Reading →

What to Pack for a Day at the Beach

Oh, the beach. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Do you feel the same? My husband and I recently spent a week at the beach in Hawaii, Maui to be exact, taking a second honeymoon. So very relaxing… Continue Reading →

25 Chapter Books for Summer Reading

I have taken some of my favorite books and put them into this list for summer. Some of them are magic, some are adventure, all of them are books you will have fun with in the sun. These books are appropriate… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Celebrate Our Favorite Books

We’re big readers at our house, books seem to be coming out of our ears! Have you seen Matt’s book reviews yet? We’re having fun posting those, with more to come. As we finish a book, it’s fun to keep the… Continue Reading →

Decorate a Mason Jar Bank

Over the years we’ve tried our best to teach our children about money, the good and the bad. Saving money is something we really try to help instill in our kids. To keep the momentum with our kids and saving, I’m… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Origami Yoda Series

May the 4th be with you. Coming up on May 4th is a great Star Wars holiday, so I’m going to give you guys a great Star Wars book. This month I’m reviewing the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger. These books… Continue Reading →

Introducing DOOZERS for Kids on Hulu + Giveaway

We’re all about DIY at our house, so I’m thrilled to announce a brand new animated show for kids all about building, designing, and creating… DOOZERS! This is the first Hulu Original for kids! The CGI animated preschool series comes from The… Continue Reading →

TED Talks: How to Use One Paper Towel

In honor of earth day this month, I thought it appropriate to share one of our family’s favorite TED talk videos: How to use one paper towel. The concept and talk comes from Joe Smith, a man on a mission… Continue Reading →

22 Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for Earth Day

Earth Day is on it’s way April 22nd. In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing 22 ways in which we can help improve our earth by reducing, reusing, and recycling. Along with the help of Make and Takes “green” contributor Sabrena,… Continue Reading →

Little Love Notes for Lunch

I’ve been realizing lately how fast my kids are growing up. Our life is busy and it’s all flying by too fast, but I’m trying to make every moment count. I know how important it is to make sure my… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my superhero son, Matt. He’s been part of this blog since it’s beginning with kids crafts, and a craft video as well. He’s my little bookworm and I’m happy to have him sharing… Continue Reading →

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