#FreefuninAustin

Y’all, I love freebies that involve fun. So when it comes to Summer activities I’m really not down for forking out $100 for a pool pass that rarely gets used or $250+ for a day at the water park. There’s also a lot of focus on South and Central Austin, but I haven’t seen much…

Little Scientists

I’ll be honest… embarking on this year’s homeschool journey I was slightly hesitant to write out my curriculum for Science.  I’m no lab tech, and I’ve never been really great at Science (or Math for that matter)!  Fortunately for me (and my kiddos) nowadays we have such great technology and resources at our fingertips –…

Easter Treats

Hyped up on sugary sweets it’s not how I like to celebrate Easter.  Besides, that’s not what Easter is all about, but let’s save that for another post.  There are many alternatives to filling those plastic eggs with things other than chocolate (that melts in the sun while they hunt for them anyway).  Here are…

Playing with Sight Words

During my years of Homeschool I learned one simple thing: you can’t force your kids to learn.  You can beg, plead, haggle, threaten, bribe… you name it, they won’t budge.  And, who wants a learning environment like that anyway?  I’ve learned it’s a MUST to make learning fun, and to adapt to your specific child’s…

Art Party

It’s been raining around these parts, and in no way do we hate it… we need it!  But that hinders our opportunity for an outdoor birthday party.  So we opted for an indoor art party.  Equipped with rainy day activities and fun, this day was a blast celebrating and creating. The main activity table –…

Woodland Fairy Party

Long ago, (well 2 years but it seems like a while!) I did a Woodland Fairy themed birthday for my little one’s first birthday.  Complete with fairy wings and homemade crown headbands for the little fairy princesses who came to celebrate.  Here are some photos I hope will inspire you in decorating for your little…

Monster Beach Bash

I LOVE throwing birthday parties.  I have so much fun decorating and making sure every little detail is taken care of to ensure a fun gathering of friends and family.  My middle child’s birthday usually has nice sunny weather, so it’s almost become a tradition to throw his party at the beach cottage. I don’t…

Superhero Cape

“Let’s pretend we’re…”  I love hearing this phrase from my kids.  They love exploring their own imaginative worlds with fun costumes and props.  If your kids love dressing up and playing pretend as much as mine do you will melt once you see this ADORABLE Superhero cape by my friend Sarah Beth at Lace & Pine…

Joyful Fun

For well over a decade I’ve cared for children. I’ve been a Sitter, Nanny, Preschool Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, After-school educator, and most importantly, a Mommy. Over this vast time with many children all from a range of backgrounds and upbringing, I’ve learned it doesn’t take a whole lot of fancy, expensive toys to keep…

Klassy Kiddos

I often get stopped and asked where I get my kiddos’ clothes.  I like my kids to look put together, but I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on clothes that will be outgrown in a couple months.  I want affordable clothes, but I still want them to hold up to my…