When my little artist first started exploring the world of color, she had Color Wonder markers and paper. The markers are all white, but magically transform from colorless to colorful when they touch the special Color Wonder paper. And it’s not like those old coloring books I remember having as a kid- the kind where you only have one marker and you use it to reveal the color already on the paper. Crayola has a huge selection of markers, coloring pages, plain paper and even finger paints. Crayola sent some of their new products for me and the kids to try, and they’re so great for mess-free art!
It can be expensive to purchase fresh foods year round, and that’s why I love having a pantry, or “cantry” (can + pantry) at my disposal; I know I’ll always have some backup fruits and veggies on hand for when the farmer’s market finally closes up shop for the season (any day now, right?!). In case you’re like me and often feel overwhelmed about planning food storage and then actually organizing it at home, I’ve rounded up some links so you can have easy access to advice for keeping your food storage. You’ll find downloadable spreadsheets, products, and DIY ideas for storing your canned goods and more right here in today’s post. Check them out and get your cantry stocked!
I’m grateful for the opportunity to nurture this dream and make it a reality. I know I can be a stay-at-home-mom and a student without failing either role. When I fill my own bucket, I have more to give to my family. And I feel good about the example I’m setting to my children!
I recently moved my laptop into my basement “office” and the area needed SO MUCH HELP. It’s also the guest room, the room where we have a piano, and the room in which we’ve set up the electric trains so I’m not always tripping over them upstairs. It’s been a bit of a disaster trying to work amidst all the clutter the last couple of weeks. Working with DaySpring Christian Celebrations to specifically find items to enhance my work space with uplifting messages is just what I needed! It motivated me to take steps toward really making the desk space conducive to my work needs.
My daughter’s been attending swim lessons in the late morning while my son and I watch from the sidelines of our local indoor pool. It’s hot and humid while we wait, but it’s better than having to slather everyone up with sunscreen and sit in the sun at the outdoor pool. But even with the benefit of being inside, when we get home the first thing my son says is “WE’RE HOME!” followed by “Eat a Popsicle?!” It’s lunch time when we get back from swim lessons, but since it’s so. stinkin. hot. lately I almost always indulge the kids and let them start their meal with the original summertime treat. That’s why I’m so glad I get to partner with Popsicle today and share our experience with some of the new flavors they’re tucking into that iconic yellow box this summer.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Disney. The opinions and text are all mine. Hey all! It’s Liv again. I don’t know about you, but I have mixed feelings about school break. My daughter just finished Kindergarten, and those few hours a day she spent at school were so good […]
These days, with two kids, shopping can be a huge challenge. Whether it’s for groceries or household goods, I hate securing everyone in the car, lugging them in and out of stores (which is no fun for them, right?!), searching for things on my lists, all the while trying to keep track of everyone. That being said, I love a store like Walmart that has everything I need in one place.
I absolutely love reading books, and I had so much fun going through the Barnes & Noble Father’s Day Gift Guide to get some ideas to share with you. Luckily, my husband is also an avid reader, so doing this with him in mind was perfect. I hope it’s helpful for you, too, as you think about what to give the men in your lives.
Aspen was an only child for almost four years, and she was pretty spoiled having all my attention almost all the time. When her brother, Lincoln, was born, we made a special effort in our family to ensure she didn’t suddenly feel left out. In the *almost* two years since Lincoln was born, I occasionally have little dates with just Aspen. Today I’m sharing a list of 10 Mommy and Me date ideas that you’ll want to check out!
The moms (and one Mr. Mom) in The Mother’s Day movie come from different walks of life and they, too, have to reconcile their personal approach to parenting with that of others. They have to contend with blended families, feelings of inadequacy and rely support of others when life doesn’t go as planned. I can’t wait to see it in theaters for a girls’ night!
Today I’m partnering with Disney and Scholastic to talk with you about traveling with preschoolers. I know, I know. Doesn’t exactly sound great, does it? Traveling with kids, especially little ones, can be pretty stressful. But in my experience, it’s always worth it! I’ll share my tips for making traveling with preschoolers a little bit easier so you can plan the Disney trip of your (and their!) dreams.
My daughter Aspen was thrilled when I told her I had the opportunity to share some Sofia the First toys with all of you. Having just binge-watched the entire series like a true fangirl, Aspen was ready to help me come up with reasons why Sofia the First is awesome.