Educational and Entertaining YouTube Channels for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Screen time is a hot topic. I’m not going to debate the benefits and drawbacks of screen time today, though. I’d rather focus on giving you a solid list of educational YouTube shows for toddlers and preschoolers. Because screen time is inevitable whether you are for it or against it. My oldest is just 7… Keep reading →

How to Design Name Cards for Photo Ornaments

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me the product in this post to review. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Christmas, my kids will be giving their grandparents adorable photo ornaments. I’m probably crazy for posting this just a few days before Christmas, but maybe you can buy the ornaments (I got mine from Oriental Trading)… Keep reading →

A Special Christmas Tradition: How to Make Ornaments with Your Kids

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me the products in this post to review. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a kid, my mom’s friend would send each of us a special Hallmark ornament for Christmas. I have 18 of these ornaments, and I still can’t believe the flood of memories that rush back whenever… Keep reading →

Terrific Quiet Time Activities for 3-6 Year Olds

Earlier this year – actually, quite hilariously right after I posted about my children napping at the same time each day – my oldest daughter stopped taking naps. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, but I was still a little caught off guard. Like, what was she going to do while Bella napped for 2 hours and… Keep reading →

I Cook with My Kids Even Though I’m Impatient

Just in the last few months, I’ve noticed something interesting start to happen each time I enter the kitchen that I didn’t necessarily initiate. My daughters follow me in there, curiousity getting the best of them, and they stick around to “help” me cook. © jackfrog – stock.adobe.com Now, you should know that I’ve always… Keep reading →

Road Trippin’ with a 1 Year Old

Traveling – especially road trippin’ – with a 1 year old can be tons of fun, but it can also take a turn for the worst if you don’t prepare for it properly. We took our first family road trip with our oldest daughter when she was one and we had one baby on the… Keep reading →

10 Fun Movement Songs for Toddlers on YouTube

Being cooped up indoors most of the winter means my girls are itching to run around and jump on everything from the couch to my bed! But with so many fun movement songs for toddlers on YouTube, it can be easy to keep the energy contained to just the living room (or at least the vicinity). It… Keep reading →

Winter Bucket List for Babies and Toddlers

It’s so easy for me to keep my toddler girls indoors during the winter because we’re usually dealing with sickness or it’s just too darn cold out there! I’m sure if they were older, they’d be begging me to go play in the snow. © Sunny studio / Dollar Photo Club Of course if I… Keep reading →

30+ Classic Christmas Cartoons You Can Watch on YouTube

Every year, I so look forward to watching classic Christmas cartoons while the snow is falling, snuggling under a thick, puffy blanket with some hot chocolate and marshmallows, and just relaxing for a few hours straight. Some of my fondest memories of Christmas are of when we would gather as a family to watch all… Keep reading →

24 Meaningful and Frugal Family Christmas Traditions

Imagine spending Christmas Eve searching for a stranger to bring home for dinner, preferably someone who is homeless. That’s how we spent Christmas Eve as a family one year at the request of my out-of-state aunt who was in charge of the family Christmas party. Because she was out-of-state, she couldn’t fly in to organize… Keep reading →

35+ Ideas for FREE Activities to Do with Kids

*This is the 22nd day of the One Month Spending Freeze Challenge. Please click here to see all of the posts in this series.* My parents took me to Disneyland for the first time when I was five. They told me it was my birthday present, but now that I’m older, I know that was… Keep reading →

Family Halloween Costume Idea – Robbing the Bank

I am not one to enjoy a scary movie, a haunted house, or a creepy gorilla man chasing after me with a chainsaw in a spooky corn maze. These things cause me to shake uncontrollably and give me recurring nightmares that last for years. Not even kidding. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links (I’ve put… Keep reading →

Must-Take Pictures of Your Kids This Fall

The year our first daughter was born, I could not wait to take pictures of her when autumn rolled around. She was just about 3 months old when the leaves started to change colors and Halloween was coming. My sister-in-law and I were trying to start a photography business together, so we used her as… Keep reading →

10+ Spanish Channels on YouTube for Ages 2-5

My girls have heard two languages since birth: Spanish and English. Our greatest desire is for them to be fluent in both languages and learn to love both of our cultures. Unfortunately, it’s already plain to see that our three year old knows English far better than Spanish. We know this is probably because I… Keep reading →

8 Songs that Are Perfect for Teaching Baby Signs

Baby sign language is such a simple way to connect with your child. I have been doing baby sign language with my daughters since my oldest was 6 months old. Now she is 3 and my youngest is 19 months and we still do some signs. It never ceases to amaze me how they can… Keep reading →