Holiday Handprints – Add This To Your Tree The Year

We started this tradition last year. It is the easiest tradition to add into your celebrations.

I mean I love any type of handprint art and this is something we can add on to year after year.

I found this burlap tree skirt on Amazon (linked) but you can really use a solid one you already have, or pick one that fits your colors.

Each year I have my boys paint their hand and place it on the skirt. It’s that easy. I was considering having two different skirts, because when they get older it will be hard to split it between them.

Am I the only mom that thinks that way? Who knows if it is something they will even want in the first place. 🙂 This is for me anyway… so I stuck with one.

We have done handprint art so much that they know exactly how to do it themselves. I love listening to them laugh at how ticklish their hands are or how “cold” the paint is. That’s what I love watching as much as the finished product.

Make sure to label the child’s name, or initials like I did, and the year. Instead of names you could also assign each child a color. Completely up to you.

Mine wanted to switch up the colors they had this year.

Here is what ours looks like after two years.

Celebrate Halloween All Month Long – Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Your Kids Smile

I can’t tell you why I love Halloween as much as I do. I know it has something that has grown as I’ve gotten older. I haven’t always wanted to fill an entire month with skeletons and bats… but now I squeeze as much in as I can. Continue reading “Celebrate Halloween All Month Long – Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Your Kids Smile”

Halloween Snickerdoodles – A Family Tradition Continues

I know technically it is still September, and for a lot of people that is still too early for Halloween anything. Around my house Halloween starts at the end of August.

I am torn between Halloween and Christmas for my favorite holiday but I love the joy of celebrating ANY holiday. Not just the big ones. Continue reading “Halloween Snickerdoodles – A Family Tradition Continues”

Kids in the Kitchen – Cowboy Bean Salad – Low WW Points

I have no idea what made me think of this recipe. It is one of those things that I know I made in Home Ec ages ago and loved… but isn’t something I think I have ever made since.

Sidenote: is there still a such thing as Home Ec?

One of my favorite parts about this “salad”, I use that word loosely, is the crunch on top. Normally in the past I would have used Doritos… but since discovering Fit Crunch Protein Puffs, I have fallen in love with them and the protein they offer. They are the perfect compliment to this meal.

Continue reading “Kids in the Kitchen – Cowboy Bean Salad – Low WW Points”

Olive The Things You Must Have In Your Disney Bag

I feel like I’m almost a pro at what to take to Disney. We have gone at least a dozen times in the past few months and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.

Because we go so often, I keep a Disney bag packed and ready to go. Honestly our plans were cancelled yesterday so instead we just loaded up and drove to Disney. The bag was already ready. Continue reading “Olive The Things You Must Have In Your Disney Bag”

Literati – Premiere Book Club for Children

I have seen my fair share of children’s books. Working in an elementary school for almost 10 years, you can imagine how many books I have gone through and recommended for little ones.

When Literati wanted to send a kit for me to try out with my 7 year old of course I said yes. I mean… I do have a love affair with all books. Especially #kidlit. But I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

What do you look for when shopping for your kids? What books do you look for shopping for your classroom? Continue reading “Literati – Premiere Book Club for Children”