Letter of the Week

Letter of the Week Series: Letters E+F

This week, for our summer homework series, we covered the letters “E” and “F”. On our family calendar I had written “ef” – so my son kept walking around saying “Effffff”, which was slightly embarrassing, but…whatever. Since this is our third week of these activities, I don’t feel the need […]

Birthday Compli-mats

Compli-mats {Free Download}

Question: What do you get when you combine a compliment and a place mat? Answer: A *compli-mat*. (Ba-dum-ching!) It sounds like a lame joke – but it’s actually a fun (and practical) activity! I created this project as a way to teach my children how to point out the positives […]

Birthday Poster

Birthday Posters

Do you love freebies as much as I do…? I hope so! Because I’m sharing a BIG one with you today! When my daughter turned four in May, my son asked if we could make her a “big” birthday poster. And he meant BIG. Actually, his exact words were, “Can we […]

Goal Planner and Tracker


Can I get real with you? Sometimes my life gets busy. Crazy busy. As in three-kids-running-around-and-I’m-so-exhausted-I-haven’t-showered-in-three-days busy. And lately I’ve found myself settling into a “priority” routine. A routine where I get all of the “must dos” checked off my list:  feed the kids, laundry, play with the kids, laundry, […]

Birthday Countdown Poster Who Arted

Birthday Countdown Poster

Okay, this has to be one of the COOLEST birthday countdowns we’ve ever done! Just look at his face – that is one happy kiddo! I was randomly surfing the Internet one night when I came across this free, downloadable birthday countdown poster. I thought it was too good to be […]

Birthday Cake Countdown Chain

Birthday Cake Countdown Chain {Free Download}

There are five seasons in our household: summer, fall, winter, spring, and…birthday season. Birthday season is a ten week span sandwiched in between spring and summer where we have fourteen family birthdays. That’s right, FOURTEEN. Besides spending a small fortune on gifts, birthday season is characterized by parties, cakes, and attempting to […]


Candy Gram Birthday Card {printable}

Two weeks ago I posted a Birthday Candy Gram and I’ve gotten several requests for more templates. Well ask and you shall receive! Here is a second candy gram that reads: {Extra}!! {Extra}!! {Extra}!! It’s your BIRTHDAY! You are such a {Sweetart} and you always make us {Laffy Taff}! We could […]


Jelly Bean Bracelets

With St. Patrick’s Day and Easter being so close together this year I didn’t have much time to plan Easter activities. (Insert the feeling of failure and a touch of mommy guilt.) This week I’ve been racking my brain for some quick and easy craftivities for my little ones. I didn’t […]


How to build a Leprechaun Trap

I have a very adventurous and curious four year old. Most days this is something I’m extremely proud of. Other days it makes my job as “Mom” a little more difficult. Last week my son attended Kindergarten roundup. At some point during the day he heard a little boy talking […]