• DIY,  Halloween,  Holiday,  Kids

    How to Make Halloween Crackers

    Have you ever tried Christmas crackers? They’re a totally fun tradition — I actually made crackers for my whole family a few years back. We did them old school style and stuffed them with paper crowns, jokes, and tiny treats. Then I had some cracker snaps left over and made Valentine crackers the next year. And guess what I just found in my supplies when I was cleaning things out? More cracker snaps! So we resurrected the project one more time for a little post on how to make Halloween crackers. What Is a Christmas Cracker (Or Halloween Cracker)? If you literally have no idea what I’m talking about, crackers…

  • Disneyland,  DIY,  Kids,  Printables,  Style,  Style + Beauty

    Cute Shirt Ideas for Your Next Disneyland Trip

    I’ve never been the kind of mom who dresses her kids to match. But I AM the kind of mom who makes a new t-shirt every time we visit Disneyland! (I feel like those two kinds of moms are totally kindred spirits anyway.) We’ll be visiting the parks in September before our annual passes expire (all the sad tears), so I wanted to make the kids a couple of new shirts for the trip. So fire up your Cricut and grab the free downloads below, because here are two cute shirt ideas for your next Disneyland trip! Cute Shirt Ideas for Your Next Disneyland Trip Up first, Henry’s snack shirt!…

  • DIY,  Kids

    Our Favorite Art Supplies for Kids

    I have to be honest and say that I’m so pumped that our kiddos are super into art supplies. Pretty much every day Henry wants to “do art,” which can mean anything from stickers to crayons to beads and more. It’s fascinating to see their little creative brains get all fired up. I’m kind of picky when it comes to their art supplies — I want to make sure that they get used lots, that they are sturdy, and that they actually work well. (There’s no bigger bummer than stickers that don’t stick or crayons that don’t write well.) So here are our favorite art supplies for kids ages 2-5!…

  • Essay,  Kids,  Life,  Parenting

    I Will Be Happy Because I’m With You

    Every night, we put Maggie to bed. And almost every night, she pops out one single time, to tell me she needs me. “Mommy, I need you to give me water.” Or, “Mommy, I need you to cover me up.” It’s usually just the one time, and it’s usually not for any good reason other than that she wants a little extra love. So okay. The other night she called for me and I went in. “Lay with me for a liddle bit,” she said in her tiny kid voice. So I did. “Let’s have a slumber party.” So we closed our eyes and pretended to sleep. All of a…