Mommy Reality Challenge: The Essence of Summer

I’m taking a quick break from my 31 Acts of Kindness Series to write about the Mommy Reality Challenge that I like to participate in.  This challenge about capturing a little Mommy Reality is hosted by A Lavender Life, JENerally Informed, and Leapfrog and Lipgloss. So far, I’ve only participated in 3 challenges.  You can click on the following to check them out: Mommy’s Meals Moment of Trouble The Laundry Room I really wanted to make sure I didn’t miss this week’s post because it is just so fun!  Plus, I can include a Summer Bucket List update too! Since we … Continue reading

Rainy Day Activity – Summer Bucket List

Although the first day of Summer was actually just this past weekend, I’m pretty sure most of us have considered it the summer season for a few weeks now. In a previous post I explained that I made a Summer Bucket List for the kids and I to work on this year. Anytime we are bored or don’t know what to do, I refer to the list for an activity! And over the past few weeks, we’ve been slowly checking stuff off the list! It feels good to see what we are accomplishing! Which brings me to last week. It was … Continue reading

10 Activities and Crafts Using Clothespins!

10 Activities and Crafts Using Clothespins - Love these ideas! Perfect for Toddlers & Preschoolers!

If you have kids, I would definitely recommend you keep some clothespins on hand. “Why clothespins?” you may ask. First, there are so many fun activities and crafts using clothespins. Second, they are great for developing fine motor skills! With so many different activities and crafts using clothespins, having them on hand is a great way to keep kiddos occupied for a good chunk of time. Consider pulling them out when you’re making dinner, cleaning, or just need a little time for yourself! To highlight the talents of my fellow members of the Kid Blogger Network and as a quick resource to … Continue reading

Mommy Reality Challenge: Moment of Trouble

*Post contains affiliate links.  Read full disclaimer here. I’m assuming we’ve all had those moments.  You know, the ones where we are so caught off guard by finding our kids getting into some serious mischief, that we can’t even find the words to tell them to “Stop!”  The only thing we can do is just stutter a little bit, sigh and shake our heads, and then whip out our camera to take a picture of the ridiculousness… And that is what this weeks Mommy Reality Challenge, a “Moment of Trouble,” is all about! The moms from A Lavender Life, Jenerally … Continue reading

Acts of Kindness with Toddlers – Rock Messages

Acts of Kindness with Toddlers - Rock Messages - Such a cute and easy idea!

I have always been passionate about helping others. It was something both Chaz and I enjoyed. We never specifically planned our Acts of Kindness, but we just tried to always be kind. We would always try to give a little bit to service projects, charities and fundraisers that we heard about, or just give our time to friends, family, and even strangers! I can remember a time before we had kids, when Chaz walked in the door after work a few minutes late. He was just coming in to let me know that he was grabbing a giant flashlight and … Continue reading

Baby Boy’s First Birthday Party!

Baby Boy's First Birthday Party - Blue & Green & Number 1 Theme - Links to number and letter printables and other party decoration ideas!

For your convenience, this Baby Boy’s First Birthday post contains affiliate links from which I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks! It’s crazy to think about, but Will is going to be turning 1 next week! I can’t believe it! It’s with mixed emotions that I am celebrating his first birthday. I actually think I am having just as hard of a time with this as I did with Christmas. I actually started talking about his approaching birthday in therapy about a month ago! I’ve been “dreading” it since then! It is so incredibly … Continue reading