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.

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”

How to throw a Disney Playdate – #nowmorethanever is the best time!

When Disney reached out to partner with us for a playdate I couldn’t stop jumping up and down. Seriously!!! Of course we would love to host a playdate party.

But then, I started overthinking. Where would it be, who would we invite, what theme would we decorate?

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Campfire Eclairs – Perfect for Your Kids to Make

So after we built our fire pit in the back yard I was trying to come up with new and different ideas for foods to make over the fire. I have to give credit to this idea to my friend Laura who is currently camping across the country this summer. I saw this on her Instastories and knew I needed to make this on our recent stay on the farm. Continue reading “Campfire Eclairs – Perfect for Your Kids to Make”

Easy Last Minute Summer Bucket List – Do these now…

I honesty can’t believe in less than one month kids in South Florida will be starting school again. The summer is FLYING by. While the summer days are exciting, I want to make sure we are using our days to their full advantage. There are still tons of things I want to make sure I do with my kids before we get back into the school routine. Continue reading “Easy Last Minute Summer Bucket List – Do these now…”

Summertime Favorite – Jello 123

I was shocked when I posted a poll on Instagram about Jello 123 and most people had no idea what I was talking about. How is this even possible? One of my favorite memories was spending a full day outside soaking in the summer sun, coming in for dinner and knowing that dessert was Jello 123.

Apparently they stopped making in in the mid 90’s… Booooo

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Parenting With Mindfulness – Start Slow

Being a parent is hard. But honestly being a kid these days isn’t a walk in in the park. There are a million different things headed their way and as a parent, that scares me to death.

I’m already one of those moms that works at the same school as one son… and in one more year, hopefully both of my boys will be there. Don’t worry though, I’m not one of those moms that hovers. I just watch them from afar.

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