MessMatz Lets the Kids Craft Without the Mess

I love arts and crafts, and growing up I always figured that the messier the better. However working at a daycare and having mess and chaos in my everyday life I have found that as I get older the more I hate mess. With 3 kids it's hard to say it, but I actually hate Play Doh. The mess, the Play Doh that sticks to everything, including socks that is then spread through my house and into my carpet. Glitter, OMG don't even get me started with … [Read more...]

Summer Sun Safety Tips | Neutrogena/MLS #GIVEAWAY | ends 6/3 | #ChooseSkinHealth

Disclosure: This post was sponsored on behalf of Neutrogena via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. I can't believe I am saying this, I swear we just took down the Christmas tree... but summer is almost here! During summer we spend almost all of our time outside. We can often be found swimming, searching for shells at the beach, BBQing in the backyard or attending MLS games in our hometown. Summer for us means lots of fun in the … [Read more...]

Traveling With Young Kids | Homemade Activity Book Idea

Traveling With Young Kids | Homemade Activity Book Idea During one of our family road trips, my oldest daughter and I tossed around ideas to keep Emma (5 1/2 at the time) and Ethan (4 at the time) entertained for nearly 5 hours in the car (each way). Kaytlin thought up a fun way to keep the kids entertained while still containing the mess so we didn’t have to dig for crayons or stickers between the seats and it went over so well I thought I'd … [Read more...]

4 Kitchen Essentials for Busy Moms

4 Kitchen Essentials for Busy Moms It seems like moms always have a reason to be in the kitchen. Moms spend much of their days cooking meals and preparing snacks for the family. They also have to pack their kids’ lunches and bake for school functions and parties. And of course moms have many non-cooking responsibilities and activities as well. Luckily, these four kitchen essentials can make a mom’s job just a little easier. Tupperware Many … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) … [Read more...]

No Churn Oreo Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Oreo Ice Cream Recipe   We're adding to our series of  "no churn ice cream" recipes with Oreo Ice Cream today! Are you excited? I sure am! INGREDIENTS 2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk 12 oz Oreos 1 tsp Vanilla Crush 2/3 of cookies in food processor. Crumble remainder by hand to get variety of size pieces. In a large bowl, whisk, heavy cream and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks … [Read more...]

The Ideal Technology for Children at Every Age

The Ideal Technology for Children at Every Age In the current world, your child’s developmental milestones include technology like computers and mobile devices. In the past, you would be documenting your child’s first steps, words, and smiles. However, a lot has changed in the current world that is greatly influenced by technology. There is no right age for you to allow your children to start using any technological equipment. Nonetheless, … [Read more...]

Furnishing Your Children’s Bedroom

Furnishing your children’s bedroom can be expensive. With the bed being the most essential part of the room, you can often get sucked into spending a lot on one. But, as you know, I always find opportunities to save where I can. If you have more than one kid, then buying a bunk bed is your big opportunity to save. Anyone who plans to pair up two kids in one room should consider getting a bunk bed. It’s a fantastic alternative to buying a set … [Read more...]

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky

Monday Morning Link Up | Giveaway Linky Welcome to Monday Morning Link Up! This is a great way to spread the word about your giveaways and find a few to enter as well! The rules are simple: 1) Giveaways must be family friendly 2) Check out a few giveaways for yourself! (there is no obligation to enter any) … [Read more...]

Dealing With the Unexpected When You Have Kids

Dealing With the Unexpected When You Have Kids Life is full of uncertainties and unexpected events, especially when you have kids. Suddenly instead of just worrying about your own well-being, you now have another person that relies on you for safety and protection. Accidents are inevitable and often happen when you least expect it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare and take precautions to minimize the fallout when they do occur. There’s … [Read more...]