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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HugtheMess #cbias #CollectiveBias My four year old just graduated her preschool 4’s class and is out of school for the summer. This has me asking myself “what am I going to do to keep her occupied?!” Not really in […] Read more…

16 Fun Valentine’s Crafts for Kids

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I love Valentine’s Day with kids! As a child, this was one of my favorite holidays. I really looked forward to making a Valentine’s mail box and taking it to the Valentine’s party. I worked hard on making homemade cards for my friends, decorated my house in pink and red, made all sorts of Valentine’s […] Read more…

Malachi – A Uganda Adoption Story

Friends, I am so proud to bring you this precious story of a family brought together through adoption. Enjoy! -Carissa Our story began over 13 years ago after trying unsuccessfully for several years to conceive our own children.  Please grab a cup of warm tea or coffee and sit back and travel along this amazing […] Read more…

9 Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

I am a HUGE Christmas fan! It’s not just about Christmas Eve and Day; I like to fill the whole month of December with fun activities, sweet treats, and priceless memories. What are your favorite Christmas activities? I love caroling, cookie decorating, our family gingerbread house competition, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, church services, children’s Christmas plays […] Read more…

9 Fun Fall Themed Activities for Kids

Fall is in the air and it’s time to make some sweet memories with our little ones! I’ve compiled a roundup of 9 fun fall themed activities for kids that you can easily do at home, for a play group, at church, at school, or when babysitting. #1 – Felt Pumpkin Masks   #2 – […] Read more…

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

 Have you ever made chewy granola bars. They are so yummy! First, the wet ingredients cook together: Next I mix in some crispy rice cereal, quick oats, and dried cranberries: Then the mixture is pressed into a dish: So easy!   Read more…

When Babies Cry – Tips for Calming Baby

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. “She’s such a calm baby!” Blissfully ignorant words spoken by a delirious new mother while holding her sweet, doe eyed infant in the hospital days after delivery. My girl… the little love of my life. She […] Read more…

7 Benefits of Raising Children with Pets

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeyondSummer #CollectiveBias Are you raising children with pets in the home? If you are, you know there are some crazy moments! You may get a new puppy and think “what did I do?! I feel like we have […] Read more…

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