Free Printables Kids

Christmas Letter to Siblings

When I set up Christmas advent calendars for my kids, they tend to be focused on activities. Today’s activity is writing a letter to your sibling.  I thought it would be fun to create not only blank templates for these but also a creative Fill-in-the-Blanks activity as well. I can’t wait to see what they […]


Dazzle in Three Dramatic & Easy Steps

THE LAZY MAKEUP MOVEMENT Have you looked in the mirror recently?  It’s been a scary thing for me since I hit 40 this year. Since that fateful event, I’ve been running out on my errands without even taking a peek at my (almost!) middle-aged mug.  I’m failing to catch the stray gray hair that has […]

Staying Healthy

What’s in Your Winter Survival Kit?

Have your school notices started coming home yet? You know, the ones from the nurse’s office, informing you of the latest seasonal illness circulating in your child’s classroom? You picture that snot-nosed kid who started it all, with his juicy sneezes spewing cold germs on every surface, including your child’s favorite blue marker. I got […]

Crafts Kids

DIY Board Game They’ll Love

I know you’re curious.  Or is that mild amusement?  Have I finally lost my marbles? Why make your own checker board game? Because you can – it’s an easy project. It’s unique and adorable. You can customize it for different seasons/holidays. These board games make interesting gifts. They are an exciting way to use old scrapbook […]

Try this quick and easy way to finally organize your games and bring the fun wherever you go!
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Honey, Grab the Board Games!

  PLEASE USE YOUR INSIDE VOICE Are you ready to face your family? Summer has sailed and Halloween is a blur.  What stretches before us is the trifecta of festive family gatherings: Thanksgiving, Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanza) and New Year’s celebrations. It’s time to put away those phones and mingle. Some of our gatherings are upbeat, sparkly […]

Design Your Own Toy Mat - it's easy!

Design Your Own Toy Mat

When I was a kid, I learned not to question the mysterious garbage bags my parents brought home. They would pull the heavy, misshapen bundles out of their trunk, one by one, and drop them onto the shaggy carpet of our family den.  They issued specific instructions not to touch or open them.  Sometimes, these […]

Halloween Party Favor Treats - non-food
Crafts Free Printables Kids

Do Yourself a Favor for Halloween

“Mom, can we get Skelly from the basement?” my son breaks through my daydreams as I pull into the driveway on a hot September afternoon. “Skelly’s just for Halloween,” I reply. Another drive home with yet another request from him.  “Mom, we need some Halloween decorations!”, he yells from the back seat. “Son, school just […]