Are you ready to blow your kids’ mind? Want the best October yet? You can actually get a Halloween Advent calendar to savor every single spectacular day of October…plan every single Halloween-ish activity…and truly savor the weirdest, most bizarre holiday ever.
I am a huge holiday person, but Christmas has always taken center stage once the weather starts cooling off. But as my kids get older, Halloween has become more and more exciting! So when I discovered these Halloween Advent calendars (also called Halloween countdown calendars), I felt like I hit the jackpot!
Starting a summer journal with your kids is a really amazing activity to do with them and it can be so, so easy!
One of the things that makes this summer activity extra important is that it’s a great way to spend quality time with your kids, whether you’ve been with them all day or not.
Getting them into the habit of journaling is also really important because it’s such a great stress reliever and important skill to bring into adulthood…so why not start them young?
It will also be so much fun and provide great memories to look back on!
So DO IT THIS YEAR! Get your kids a notebook and use one of these easy journal ideas to make it a daily endeavor:
The holiday season is finally upon us and one of the best ways to help usher in the first big day is with these fun Halloween movies for kids!
Nothing makes Halloween more fun than a bunch of kids that are really excited to celebrate and Halloween movies are such a great way to get the holiday started early.
Some of these movies are creepy (but still good for kids) and others are just cute and fun…but all are Halloween-themed!
So update your Netflix queue with these great Halloween movies for kids and cozy up with some popcorn. This is a great way to spend a rainy October afternoon (or weekend).
There are a lot of fun things for kids to do over the summer. But when your kids are staying at home with you, you don’t just want to keep them busy. You want to keep them engaged and, dare I say, maybe even learn something in the process…which is why you need some really fun summer challenges for kids.
Summer challenges are such a fun solution and your kids will really get excited about the process, which will make them LOVE what they’re doing.
For my baby shower, my sister had a brilliant idea idea to ask each guest to bring what they thought was one of the best toddler books instead of a card. So with each gift, I received a children’s book with a note in it for the baby, and I now have an awesome collection of books for my son that will last him years.
I’ve sorted them out by age so some are still a little old for him, but at just under 1 year old, he has clear favorites. In fact, some he loves so much that he’d prefer it over a toy. We joke that his lovey will end up being a book instead of a stuffed animal.
So if you’re looking for some great beginner books for babies or toddlers (or an awesome baby shower gift!), these are the winners in my house: (more…)
Last year was the first time that my son was really, really into Christmas. He was so excited for Santa, Christmas music, snow, setting up our Christmas tree, and of course all of the gifts associated with the holiday. And if you know us at all, then you probably know that also means incorporating trains into EVERYTHING. The polar express, train cookies, trains as gifts, and the most fun of all – DIY train ornaments!
I will admit, I initially went searching to find an easy train ornament tutorial somewhere, but to my surprise I found nothing. So I had to come up with this on my own and luckily it turned out great! It was simple, my son was able to take part in every single step, and we were able to make enough for the whole family to receive at least one.
Last month I had planned a trip down to Williamsburg for my family, but for some reason didn’t think about the weather. So as a heat wave rolled through with 110 degree days, I had to scramble quickly to find something with air conditioning, or at least more shade….bonus points if you could entertain my 3-year old and let me roll through with a double stroller.
What a blessing in disguise that heat was! We happened upon the Virginia Living Museum and it ended up being one of the best children’s museums we’d ever been to.
Not only did it have my prerequisite air conditioning and ample stroller space, but the interaction it provided for my 3-year old was out of this world! With both indoor and outdoor exhibits, we were occupied for the whole morning.