Formula Shortages: Feeding Our Babies

We’ve been preparing for food shortages for a while now, but none of us anticipated not being able to feed babies. Why Is There a Baby Formula Shortage? A compounding list of issues has had a domino effect on supply. First, there was contamination at the Abbott plant in Michigan. This contamination led to four […]

Stay Connected With Your Kids With This Smartphone Alternative

Did you know your kids can send and receive calls and messages, send an emergency alert and even make purchases with apple pay – all without a smartphone? If you’re looking for a way to stay connected with your kids while limiting their access to games, video, internet and more – this idea just might […]

The Safest Swimming Suit Colors For The Pool

If your family is like ours, you probably spend a lot of time in the pool, at the lake or on the river during the warmer months and safety is always on your mind. When we opened up the pool at the house we bought earlier this year, we quickly realized that the pool liner […]

Why is Making Fun of Autism or Vaccine Injury Okay?

You might have noticed that several physicians, nurses and other questionable members of society have recently posted about getting their covid shot and decided it was a great time to make fun of vaccine injury and people living with autism. ** LANGUAGE WARNING … THIS IS A HEATED TOPIC AND I BROUGHT OUT MY BIG […]

8 Ideas For Bringing Back Your Elf on The Shelf

Is your elf preparing to make a grand entrance this year? No matter how your elf on the shelf arrives, it’s sure to be special. So many kids are looking forward to it this year – mine included. Whether you’re planning something special, or just wanting to bring your elf back in style, you’re sure […]

Why We Aren’t Quarantining or Masking Our Elf on the Shelf

I know, I know. It’s a touchy subject, but it’s something we felt very strong about this year. We absolutely refuse to mask or Quarantine our Elf on the Shelf. While some might feel it’s cute or even funny to mask their Elf or put them in quarantine so they don’t have to move them […]

Easy Fall Leaf Craft Ideas for Kids

The weather is changing and the leaves are about to turn. It’s my favorite time of the year, so rounding up some of the most amazing fall leaf craft ideas had to happen. We have a wide range of kiddos – from teens to toddlers, so these ideas had to include everyone in one way […]

Our Top 5 Free Halloween Decor Printables

We love Halloween. We love decorating on a budget even more. These printables are great for your basic black frames and dollar store finds. You can print them as 8.5 x 11 or as a smaller 5×7. Choose your favorites or print them all. Kids In Area I mean, they’re scary little critters, these kids. […]

How to Make An Apple Volcano

This is most easy peasy apple volcano you’re ever going to make – and – it’s fun for all ages. Our kiddos ranged from 2 to 14 and every one of them had a blast. All puns intended. You’ll need: Apples – the bigger the better Baking Soda Vinegar Food Coloring (Optional) Apple Corer or […]

The Month for Supporting Moms & Their Kids – October Awareness Month List

October is the Month for Moms, for raising awareness for so many things women & children face. I know that people might disagree with that statement, but it really is true. Take a look at the list below. October Awareness Campaigns & Their Colors October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness October is Autism Awareness […]

Easy Salt Dough Ornament & Craft Recipe

Salt dough is such a universal crafting and keepsake tool. Whether you’re making Christmas ornaments, handprints or other crafts, you’ll want to bookmark this recipe. Ingredients 1 Cup Flour 1 Cup Salt 1 Cup of Water (But You May Use Less) Supplies Baking Sheet Parchment Paper Rolling Pin Mixing Bowl Let’s get started with this […]

Crunchy Moms Fall Wardrobe & Makeup Look Book | Guide

Fall is my favorite season. I know, I know. You thought I was going to say Spring since I LOVE planting, chicks hatching and flowers, but alas, my favorite season is Fall because of the cooler nights, hoodies, colorful leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, Thanksgiving (Okay, this list is LONG) and a thousand other things I could […]

To The Mama’s Who Have No Idea What to Do About School

First, I just have to say, I am 100% sure you’re not alone. Not 99%. Not 67%. I am 100% sure that there is a mama in your state, your town, even on your road that is exactly right where you are right now. This year has been insane for our kids – and for […]

LOL Dolls Have Questionable Designs that Show Up in Cold Water

My daughter has been getting into LOL dolls more and more over the last six months. We have literally thrown a few away the minute they were opened because of what they were wearing. Apparently, there’s a lot more to be concerned about than what is actually visible. Hilary Williams discovered that there’s more than […]

It’s World Breastfeeding Week – August 1st to August 7th

As a breastfeeding advocate that has spent 91+ months of my life nursing my own children, I love celebrating and encouraging breastfeeding. I personally feel that the connection I had with my children was even stronger due to nursing them. I have to add, however, that I was not able to breastfeed ALL of my […]

School Districts Are Preparing to Mask Your Children

It looks like a picture out of a dystopia film. Fullerton School District (now deleted – see their post below) was so proud when they posted their “sample” of what it could be like when kids go back to school. Fullerton was all to proud to share the album of behind the scenes photos from […]

Why You Should Consider Branches Basics (and $10 off your first purchase)

If there’s one thing we’ve all noticed lately, it’s the mass amount of toxic cleaning supplies that have been purchased over the last two months. So many have been purchased, in fact, that there’s a shortage of available cleaning supplies at the stores. Click here to use our special code and get 10% off your […]

What is a Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunt? (Free Hunt Download)

Teddy Bears are popping up in house windows all over the United States as a nation-wide scavenger hunt, designed to entertain the kiddos found themselves stuck at home as quarantine orders swept the country. With playsets, schools, museums, play dates, dance classes, preschool, sports and more closed, parents with house-bound kiddos looking for a reason […]

The Lifetime Advantage of the Class of 2020

There has been so many social media posts outlining why 2020 graduates are so sad or why they should be grateful they aren’t graduating only to head to war, but I want all 2020 graduates to look at this another way. You were just handed the biggest, most valuable lesson of your lives – and […]

The First Step in Mindful Parenting

Women who are pregnant and are expecting to deliver in the coming months should begin to think about the hospital bag that they’ll pack. Delivering a baby requires a few days of a stay in the hospital, making it important to have the essentials on hand to feel comfortable. Before the contractions begin, there are […]