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 →

Online Resources for At-Home Preschool

This school year I have a 3 year old and a 1 year old. My three year old just barely turned that age, so I think it is best if I wait until next school year to possibly send her to a preschool. Until that time I would like to teach her at home. We… Keep reading →

Fourth of July Fun for Toddlers

Summer and Independence Day go hand-in-hand, don’t you think? I think summer would be unbearable without a grand holiday such as the Fourth of July, complete with fireworks, BBQs, and parades. For parents of toddlers, it can be tough to fully participate in these activities. Some kids hate loud noises, while others can’t make it… Keep reading →

5 {Compelling} Reasons to Teach Your Child Baby Sign Language

My first baby, Sofía, learned many baby signs and still uses some of them at nearly 3 years old. Her younger sister, Bella, on the other hand, has learned very little and I regret not taking the time to teach her like I did with Sofía. Bella is probably the one that could use it… Keep reading →

How to Celebrate Father’s Day without Spending Much Money

I have a father and a husband who are both very non-materialistic. Neither of them like receiving gifts, so it can be hard to know how to honor them for birthdays and Father’s Day. Although, I guess at a time when we can’t spend money, I’m very grateful that they are both like this! So… Keep reading →

Songs We Love: “Rain, Rain, Go Away”

I currently have a 2 year old (almost 3) and a 15 month old. Those ages are tough, let me tell ya. There’s the constant fighting, hitting, scratching, wailing, falling, and so many more negative things that I guess I should just stop there. But there’s also another more beautiful side to these ages. There’s the… Keep reading →