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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 [...]

sweet as can be {+ giveaway}

sweetascanbe

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 [...]

baby safe play space

baby safe play space

  The following post is sponsored by buybuy BABY  Eleanor's little 2 year old world was rocked with the birth of Everly in April, but little did she know, that was only the beginning... Eight months later, Everly is on the move and we've had to make some BIG adjustments in our house. Gone are [...]

cuddles and convos

what makes you feel loved

The following post was sponsored by Stonyfield To say things have been busy around here lately is an understatement. As you're reading this post, Jeff and I have *hopefully* made the FINAL trip to our old house to move the rest of our things. It's truly amazing just how much stuff we were able to [...]

easy toddler ornaments

easy toddler ornaments

You guys, today's post has been a YEAR in the making! Eleanor and I made these as Christmas gifts last year, and I totally forgot to post about them. Better late than never, right? Last Christmas, my little lady was 18 months old, and the perfect age for some handmade Christmas crafting! Look how tiny [...]

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