Love and Logic Cheat Sheet

My husband and I just finished a six-week "Parenting with Love and Logic" course.  I really loved the content and want to use it consistently in our home. For those of you who haven't taken the course or read the book, it empowers parents to set limits for their children without having to yell, lecture, or threaten. … Continue reading Love and Logic Cheat Sheet


Fun Valentine Cards without Candy

I remember loving Valentine's Day as a child.  It's funny how a small thing like Valentine's Day cards can be so exciting to kids.  I still remember the year in elementary school when I was sick and missed school on Valentine's Day.  That was torture when I was 8 years old! For my children's Valentine's Day cards … Continue reading Fun Valentine Cards without Candy

Children’s Artwork

Every parent loves the drawings, paintings, and crafts that their child makes, but it can quickly become overwhelming.  Between preschool and other activities, I probably accumulate 5-10 pieces of art per child per week.  That adds up quickly after a few months, not to mention years!  If you're feeling overwhelmed like me, here are some ideas for … Continue reading Children’s Artwork

Christmas Handprint & Footprint Craft

By now, y'all should know that I love a good kids' handprint/footprint craft!  I just love capturing their smallness in a cute way that I can display (and nostalgically look back on as they grow in the coming years). My sweet friend who knows about this love affair inspired me with this photo.  I'm not … Continue reading Christmas Handprint & Footprint Craft

A New Christmas Video Tradition

Christmas traditions are the best, aren't they?  I came across an idea for a new Christmas tradition earlier this year that I tucked away until this month, and I wanted to share it with you. And the surprise reveal - this idea comes from Dr. Phil!  LOL!  I may not be Dr. Phil's #1 fan … Continue reading A New Christmas Video Tradition

Paw Patrol Party on a Budget

My son is obsessed with Paw Patrol, and it's the only show he ever wants to watch.  So it was obvious what the theme of his 4th birthday party should be.  However, buying all of the licensed party decorations can really add up, so I just wanted to share some tricks I used to save a little … Continue reading Paw Patrol Party on a Budget

Butterfly Party on a Budget

My daughter turned two recently, and we threw a small butterfly-themed party at our house.  It turned out great, and the kids had a blast!  I usually make a few DIY decorations, but I just couldn't beat some of the decorations I found ready-to-go this time! I found this cute butterfly invitation on another blog (www.inspirationmadesimple).  It's a free … Continue reading Butterfly Party on a Budget

First Day of School Printables

I love the trend of first day of school signs!  Growing up, we always took a first day of school photo at the front door with our hand on the handle, like we were ready to walk out the door.  I love having a tradition for my kids too. There are so many cute free … Continue reading First Day of School Printables

Bye Bye Binky

I'm not sure who dreads getting rid of a pacifier more - the kids or the parents.  Both of my kids loved their "binkies," and I loved the peace & quiet they bought me.  It was nice how quickly it often helped them fall asleep too! With my daughter starting preschool next month and about to turn 2 … Continue reading Bye Bye Binky

Alabama Handprint Canvas

Like I mentioned in last week's post, I'm gearing up for football season!  That means getting ready to cheer on the Longhorns and Alabama.  Check out the cute "Hook 'em" footprint canvas in last week's post. This week, inspired by Pinterest handprint elephants, I created an Alabama handprint canvas. Ready?  Here are the supplies you'll need: … Continue reading Alabama Handprint Canvas