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These adorable DIY felt flower and bug straw toppers are the perfect kid's activity for your summer picnic!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BlueLizardSummer #CollectiveBias We've officially seen the return of the sun here in Nebraska, and this mama couldn't be more excited about spending the next few months OUTSIDE with my girls! Crafting is something we enjoy year-round, but I [...]

Easy Preschool Teacher Appreciation Card: Have you preschooler make this easy DIY to show how much they appreciate their teacher! The design and saying are a cute play on the shapes our little ones learn during their preschool year! "It takes a BIG heart to shape little minds!"

Show a special teacher in your life just how much they mean to you with this easy DIY preschool teacher appreciation card! It's perfect for preschool and kindergarten kiddos who are learning their shapes! It's Eleanor's first year of preschool, which means we're coming up on our very first teacher appreciation week! And boy have [...]

Personalized Mother's Day Gift: Photo Mat Craft

Looking for a personalized Mother's Day craft to gift to a special mom? I have the perfect gift idea to display her child's artwork + a photo of mom's favorite little artist :) There is no cuter face than that of her child's Nobody in the world creates better artwork than her child So a Mother's [...]

Why I Create With My Kids

Why I Create With My Kids

Not a Pinterest mom? Me neither. Today I'm talking about messy, inventive, free flowing CREATING! The kind where my kids can just be kids. There are no instructions, no step-by-step guides, no exemplars, and no goals. I try to give my girls the opportunity to create every single day. Depending on the day (and how much mess [...]

Mom and Me Baking Day

Preschooler approved cookies

As I've said before, holidays are perfect for finding ways to connect with our kiddos. And we all know it's not really Christmas without COOKIES! But when I decided to have a baking day with Eleanor, I knew it would need to be on her terms: Things Eleanor Enjoys Pouring Stirring Taste testing Things Eleanor does [...]

Easy Turkey Craft for Kids

Easy Turkey Craft to Do with your Kids

Thanksgiving week is officially upon us - I swear we were just picking out Halloween costumes, but here we are mamas! I don't tend to do a ton of decorating for Thanksgiving, but having kiddos makes me want to make the most of every holiday. When my friend Jordan asked me if I wanted her [...]

Four Ways to Encourage Pretend Play at Home with your Kids

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Three is so fun! Challenging, but so, SO fun! The mind of a three-year-old is a truly amazing thing - I absolutely love watching Eleanor spin worlds make-believe. As her mama, I do my best to create [...]

Easy and delicious Halloween snack for preschoolers

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. This time of year is amazing for so many reasons - colorful leaves, pumpkin patches, crisp air, and Halloween! Holidays are some of the best parts of being a mama. There are so many awesome opportunities to [...]

Gift Idea: Personalized Books for Kids

I feel like I go through the same routine whenever I am in search of a gift... what can I get someone that means something? Every once in awhile I think of that perfect "something" to give as a special gift, and lately I've been on a kick giving personalized gifts to my loved ones. They're [...]

This Mommy and Me St. Patricks Day Play Date comes with book ideas coordinated with a special craft, snack, and fun Irish play list. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers

Check out this Mommy & Me Play Date perfect for some St. Patrick's Day fun! I think one of the biggest perks of being a mom is getting to do creative, engaging activities with my girls, but sometimes I let the responsibilities of motherhood overshadow the FUN of this stage in life. I decided to start [...]

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Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We were busy visiting family back in Iowa. It was great to see the girls get to play with their GREAT grandparents! Luckily we beat the snow back to Omaha yesterday and had a lazy afternoon getting settled back in! It's hard to believe that Valentine's [...]

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