Incentive Charts for Kids

This is something I’ve had the intention of doing for quite some time, but always seemed to put off, because….well, summer got the best of us!  With a 4 year old who is starting to test boundaries and sharpen his negotiating skills (especially at bedtime), it was starting to become more and more necessary to start an incentive system with him, as a way of motivating him to be more consistent with positive behaviors and become more responsible!  I didn’t {Read More}

Time for School!

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME… My son started his first day of 4 year old preschool and he was all smiles (as you can see!).  It sure helped having quite a few familiar faces from last year in his classroom.  I started this poster tradition with birthdays and have now continued on with each first day of school.  We shall see how long this tradition will last (crossing fingers I can keep up!)  Because he is STILL train obsessed, we were {Read More}

DIY New Baby Gift Baskets

When it comes time to make that first visit to meet a new little love, you certainly don’t want to arrive empty handed.  While pretty much anything you bring is appreciated (especially dinner so cooking can be avoided for awhile), something I enjoy giving is a themed baby basket!  This can be made in a variety of ways, whether it’s girly, boyish, or gender neutral!  Here are just a couple ideas that you can use, including free printable tags and {Read More}

Star of the Show Gift

Well, HELLLLOOOO Summer!  It sure has been awhile since I last posted on here.  The months of May and June are always a bit of a blur. With Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, birthday celebrations (FIVE!), our anniversary, closing on our new home, graduations, and recitals…it’s been slightly more difficult to keep up on here!  The one thing, strangely (I admit), that seems to help me maintain my sanity and not get TOO overwhelmed during this time of year is when I can carve {Read More}

You’ve Been BOOED: Halloween Door Hanger

A simple and easy way to create some fun in your neighborhood, school, or workplace is to BOO someone with a special treat!  This little Halloween activity takes minimal preparation and time.  All you need to do is download the door hanger and accompanying sign below.  If you would like to weather proof it like me, you can have it laminated!  Either way works fine. Fill a cup with candy, put together a little bag of goodies, or share a spooky {Read More}

Sesame Street & Elmo Themed Birthday Party

My son just recently turned two and has been all about Elmo and Sesame Street (not to mention Thomas the Train!!).  To combine these two “loves” of his, I decided to have a party theme of “All Aboard the Elmo Express”.   With baby #2 on the way in just a couple of weeks, sometimes I think I tend to bite off more than I can chew.  Party planning took over many nap times and late nights, but I really {Read More}