Family

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Santa Handprint Craft

How adorable is this goofy little Santa handprint craft? If you look closely, you can see that the Santa is made up of an upside down handprint, with the bottom of the palm colored red for his hat and the fingers covered in little pom pom cotton balls serving as his beard. It should be noted that I have...

Handprint Turkey: An Easy, Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Craft

Handprint Turkey
How dang adorable are these little handprint turkeys? This easy, kid-friendly craft requires just a few supplies, including finger paints and white paper. Handprint turkeys are the perfect craft to take to grandma and grandpa's house for the holiday, and can even be a fun day-of craft to keep older kids busy while parents watch some football and prepare...

Travel Cribs Save Parents’ Sanity, One Vacation at a Time

travel cribs
UPDATE: It's been 6 years since I published this and I still use the Babybjörn Travel Crib Light constantly. It is SO light and easy to unpack, and it's stood the test of time. Seriously, get it.The first time I took Some Boy out of town with me was to my grandparents' house. I didn't even think about travel cribs...

Easy Halloween Craft: Paper Towel Ghosts

Paper Towel Ghosts
How is your Halloween shaping up? Have you been doing any easy Halloween crafts with the kids? I'd love to hear your ideas! We took the family to the pumpkin patch this past weekend and I've been working on some mason jar Halloween crafts in lieu of jack-o-lanterns this year. I just don't have patience for all the mess...

Penguin Ornament Craft

A couple years ago, I was browsing through the wood section of my craft store and was inspired with the idea for these adorable penguin ornaments. I made them for friends and family, and they were a huge hit! They were pretty easy to make, just a bit time-consuming to paint all the pieces (I made like 40 penguin...

First

first blog post
Hello blogosphere!I spent a while contemplating how I should write my first post. I don't want to bore you to pieces rambling about myself, but it feels weird to dive right in without SOME sort of introduction. It's kind of like a first date, I suppose. You want to tell the person enough about you that they're impressed, but also...