Here’s our new hamster set up in my office — I mean pet room! I actually love the cage and accessories the kids picked out. Adriano and Clara spent so much time watching videos and figuring out how to provide and care for their new pet. They carefully chose the “right” bedding and food and… Read More We got a Syrian hamster!
Luca has been begging for a reptile pet since he could talk, so this kid is ecstatic to have his first pet. When we saw the leopard gecko my sister-in-law was watching, we noticed how docile and easy to handle he was. He obsessed and obsessed. I couldn’t guess the number of videos and tutorials… Read More We adopted a leopard gecko!
Let’s talk about kids and chores. My three kids, ages 8, 10 and 12, have been using this chore chart for the better part of a year now and it’s really worked well for us. I think our new system catches the balance of doing work because you’re part of the family, but also giving… Read More Kids printable chore chart
Clara just turned eight and she loves arts and crafts. This week we surprised her with her very own art station in her room! She loved it so much she’s been in their every afternoon creating away. We used to keep all our supplies in a cabinet in the dining room, but that got taken… Read More Bedroom / craft room makeover
After our excessive screen time over winter break, I knew we needed a change. So I’ve put some new routines in place. I didn’t “announce” it to the kids so they wouldn’t feel like something was being taken away. Instead I tried to make it fun and implement new ideas little by little. Then something… Read More Less screen time with older kids and preteens
We need some organization in here! It just always looks untidy in my boys’ shared room with messy bunkbeds, cords and I’m not sure what to think about how they rearranged their desks! I’ve partnered with Beddy’s (affiliate link) to makeover their bunkbeds and it is SO good. It’s actually shocking. Wait until you see… Read More Boys’ bunkbed room organizing
We’ve had sick kids this week! So today I’m sharing what I keep on hand for cold and flu season, along with a list of natural ideas to decongest and ease pain for little ones who are too young to take medication. You can watch the YouTube version of this post here. Keep in mind that… Read More When kids are sick printable
My 7-year-old daughter is a bubbly burst of creativity, chattiness and wonder. I absolutely love this age and could probably list 50 ideas because she’s the easiest person I know to shop for! Just think glitter, rainbows, unicorns and bright pink with lots of pretend play. But we’ll stick to the top 12 or so.… Read More Gift ideas for a 7-year-old girl
Here’s what you need to know about visiting Disney for the first time. What should we pack? How does the new Genie Plus Lightning Lane work? Is Disney Photo Pass worth it? Where should we dine? For the full YouTube video, watch below. For this trip I will be showing our experience staying at the… Read More Planning a Disney trip in 2022
I truly love 6-year-old girls’ personalities! Anything is possible. Magic is just around the corner. Smiles are easy and pretend play reigns. Ring set I actually got this pretty ring set ($13) for Clara when she was five and she still loves it. It seriously has the cutest shapes. And the fact that it’s a… Read More Gift ideas for a 6-year-old girl
I don’t know who’s easier to buy a gift for than a 5-year-old girl. For the most part think mermaids, princesses, glitter and the color pink. (But of course if the little girl you have in mind isn’t into all that, you should definitely check out my other 5-year-old list here!) Now hold onto your… Read More Gift ideas for a 5-year-old girl
Now that my kids are 6, 9 and 10 we’ve started taking more family trips. I want to soak up this time with them and remember all of it! (Well, most of it!) I’ve got my packing routine down pretty well. Today I’m sharing printables and a few items that make things so much easier!… Read More Packing hacks + 2 printable checklists