Highlighter Tracing

need a really easy activity? This one is probably too 5 easiest of all time. You need paper, highlighters (or a light marker), and something for the kid to write with (crayons, colored pencils, markers, whatever). make lines, shapes, letters,…

Paper Towel Alternatives

We go through a ton of rags. So many faces and hands to wipe. Plus dishes, counters, floors, high chair, etc, etc, etc. The list is endless. I try hard to avoid paper towels. Here’s what we keep in the…

Grill Plates

We made these for my dad and Hubs. It was a lot of fun! The only problem is, I found out after the fact that there isn’t any food safe ceramic paint…big bummer. That means we cover the platter before…

Food Dehydrator

We go through a lot of fruit around here. I have found it’s hard to get fruit to travel well (unless you get the plastic snack packs or freeze dried fruit). So I started dehydrating snacks to save money and…

Chores

I feel like it’s super helpful for kids to help around the house. These are skills they need to learn for life but also, we all live here so we all need to pitch in. “Team work makes the dream…

Bingo

Bingo games are a super fun way to learn and play together. I made the mistake of teaching G that you have to fill the Bingo card to win and we can’t unteach her that. Oh well. It just means…

Burger and Fries

Is there much better than a good burger and fries? When we moved. Hubs installed a patio and grill. And we LOVE it! Tonight, he made burgers and I made fries. We usually get frozen patties from Aldi’s for ease.…

Visual Schedules

OMG HOW DO I GET THESE KIDS OUT THE DOOR?!?! When G was about 2, we started going to the gym almost daily. Some days it was a STRUGGLE to get her ready and out the door on time. Same…

Mail a Hug

This was a lot of fun since we were at home and not seeing anyone at the beginning of the pandemic. But it would be good to send to anyone anytime. I mean, who doesn’t love a hug you get…