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Double-Sided Elmo and Grover Ornaments

This double-sided Elmo and Grover ornament is based on the kiddo’s favorite book, Another Monster at the End of This Book. This post contains affiliate links. When we chose our book for the kid-made book-based ornament series, I hoped that my son would choose a really interesting story, but he went for his favorite book (this …

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Snowball OREO Cookie Balls

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OreoCookieBalls #CollectiveBias Every year, my family requests OREO Cookie Balls as THE homemade gift they’d like from me. This year, I thought I’d put a spin on the original recipe by rolling them in shredded coconut. The result? These …

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Back to School Brownies

Make these fun back to school brownies with store bought brownies or your favorite homemade version. The kids will love finding these in their lunchboxes! If you’re looking for fun lunchbox treats for your child’s first few days of school, you can’t get much cuter than these back-to-school brownies from our contributor, Christine. My son …

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D is for Deciduous: Leaf Stamping With Pumpkin Pie Playdough

This alphabet sensory activity is a fun way to teach kids about deciduous trees in the fall. Members of the Kid Blogger Network are putting together an exciting series of Alphabet Sensory Activities. Now that September’s here, I just can’t help myself. I’m full-throttle into fall activities! Our letter is the letter ‘D’, and the …

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How to Deal with First Day of School Jitters

When your children are ready to start school, especially if it’s preschool, you’re both going to be nervous. Starting school represents a huge milestone for your kids and it’s natural to want to be as prepared as possible. Here are a few tips for dealing with the first day of school jitters… That goes for …

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5 Back-to-School Supplies to Buy at Dollar Tree (and 5 to Skip)

Going back to school isn’t just an emotional time, it’s also an expensive time. You have to buy all new clothes, accessories, and school supplies. It may seem hard to believe, but Dollar Tree actually has some good quality school supplies. Below is a list of amazing back to school supplies you can purchase at …

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Encouraging Books About the First Day of Preschool

My little guy starts preschool in the fall. Talk about a nervous mom! Will he play well with other children? Will he like his teachers? Will he he be okay without me? Honestly, I think I’m more anxious than he is. He’s just plain excited. But if your child is nervous or feeling unsure about …

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