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
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 just built a new kid playhouse out of 8 pallets that we had sitting around from other home projects. The kids LOVE it! We mainly just used things we had. The only purchases we made were four inexpensive plastic roof panels and screws. This is a very rustic build, but maybe this will give… Read More DIY rustic pallet playhouse
We’re having too much screen time! Can anyone relate? So I stocked up on craft supplies and the kids are enjoying it for hours! There are so many fun things to choose from. Once I give them a suggestion, they’re in another world, creating and imagining. They’ve been making homemade cards, cities out of toilet… Read More Kids summer crafting station
Summer is around the corner. Some moms are filled to the brim with excitement, others of us break out into a cold sweat thinking about it! But fear not, my new 20-page planner has got us covered. 20 pages! I’ve got activities, bucket lists, charts and even a schedule to start the summer off right.… Read More The ultimate kids planner