Pumpkin Roll with Video Tutorial

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had Pumpkin Roll at Thanksgiving. It also happens to be my favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving. I remember watching my mom make them each year to take to the family feast. Then, I watched in amazement at how they were always so beautiful when cut, revealing […]

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

It’s time for all things Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie, and turkeys! I’ve pulled out our Thanksgiving Books for Kids from our overflowing bookshelves and thought I would share them with you. Some of these are educational and share the story of the first Thanksgiving and others are just for fun. Some of the fun ones are […]

France Books for Kids

As we’ve been continuing our study of countries and cultures in our homeschool, we’ve taken a virtual field trip to France with these France Books For Kids. These books have given us a glimpse into what life is like in France, great artists and famous people from France–wonderful stories to curl up on the couch and […]

Creative Dress-up Ideas for Boys

Like most kids, my boys love to dress up in costumes and pretend they are someone else. Pretend play is a natural thing for young children and should be encouraged. We have many of these creative dress-up ideas for boys in our DIY Dress-Up Corner and they get a lot of use. While we don’t do […]

Creative Dress-Up Ideas for Girls

While our family doesn’t do much for Halloween, we have made sure our costumes end up in the dress-up corner to play with all year long. Recycling Halloween costumes is a great way to make the fun last year-round. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite creative dress-up ideas for girls that will give your […]

Pumpkin Turnovers

These easy Pumpkin Turnovers are great for a fall dessert or even as a breakfast pastry. The flaky crust is just perfect and who doesn’t love pumpkin? These are a hit at our house, so I’m sure they will be at yours, too. If you’re looking for something different to take to a fall party […]

Big News!

I’m so excited to let you in on a little secret I’ve been working on behind the scenes! I was approached by a publishing company to write a book about hands-on busy bags that kids will love. I’ve accepted their offer and am frantically writing and photographing busy bags in between normal family life, including […]

Gumball Counting Busy Bag (Free Printable)

This busy bag for preschoolers or kindergarteners is a great way to practice counting. My preschooler has been enjoying this one! It’s a pretty straight forward counting busy bag, but pretending the pom-poms are gumballs is a fun little way to practice counting. We’ve pretended to chew the gumballs after each counting set and make […]

Vacation 2016

Disclosure: I received some discounts in exchange for this post about our recent trip to Orlando. All opinions are mine. We just got back from our vacation, and boy, did we pack it full of family fun! While we usually go to the same places every year, this year we decided to branch out a […]

5 Tips for Traveling With Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetPackin #CollectiveBias Traveling with kids can sometimes be tricky. Being in the car for a long road trip can leave them bored and cranky. If that’s the case, it’s no fun for parents either. We’ve done our fair share […]