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Our American Girl Initiation

November 15, 2013 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Play, Preschool, Sponsored Posts

This week we were so excited to get a sneak peek of the brand new American Girl store that’s opening this weekend at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. I’m not totally sure why we were so excited because neither my daughter nor I had ever actually seen an American Girl doll in person […]

Making Back to School Easier for Everyone

September 2, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Preschool, Sponsored Posts

We had a seamless first day of school. But after that we had a few bumpy days within the first two weeks: crying, accidents, wanting to stay home with mommy. I’ve even had a few bumpy days myself as a mom. I think we’re getting into the swing of things now with a little help from […]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Card Inspiration

April 30, 2013 in All Posts, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

Mother’s Day is slowly creeping up and the kids and I haven’t started on any homemade gifts or cards for my mom yet.  If you’re in the same boat, I have a collected a few fun Mother’s Day gift ideas and Mother’s Day card inspiration – both DIY and storebought – to show the special […]

Preschool Geography Resources & Little Passports Review

February 15, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, First Grade Geography, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Geography, Preschool, Preschool Geography, Sponsored Posts

Have you been eyeing those cute little blue suitcases with green trim and wondering what’s inside? We got our chance to peek inside a Little Passports suitcase recently and we’re sharing what we found! Make sure to stay tuned until the end of the post for a list of my fave resources for teaching preschoolers and […]

5 Tips For Getting Kids To Clean Up

February 6, 2013 in All Posts, Play, Preschool Craft, Sponsored Posts

It’s a New Year, it’s supposed to be a new me, but the same old I-don’t-want-to-clean-Chrissy is still here. Luckily, there’s still time to teach my kids good housekeeping habits so they don’t risk growing up to be slobs! Here’s how I get my kids to clean up after themselves – even after the super […]

Simplify Your Life in the New Year

December 30, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

This post is as much a cry for help as it is a tips post!  Seriously, what are you planning to do to simply your life in the New Year? As you know, we moved – in the middle of Christmas of all times! – and are still buried in boxes, trying to wade our […]

New Home For The Holidays

December 19, 2012 in All Posts, Sponsored Posts

The holidays are crazy: trying to finish up last minute projects at work, trying to check everyone off on your holiday gift list, being up to your eyeballs in sticky baked goods messes.  Most people try to simplify during this hectic time, but I – of course – decided to throw more on my pretty […]

Children’s Gift Idea: Creative Kids’ Crafts from Artterro Eco Art Kits

December 12, 2012 in All Posts, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Preschool, Preschool Art, Sponsored Posts

You know I am a sucker for anything involving eco-friendly art (including upcycled fashion!), so when Artterro sent my daughter one of their Eco Art Kits to play with, I was eager to check it out. Artterro offers a range of art kits that encourage open-ended creativity with beautiful, natural materials, like 100% wool and 100% post-consumer […]

Gift Idea for Children: Kiwi Crate Creative Crafts + Open-Ended Activities for Kids

November 13, 2012 in All Posts, Sponsored Posts

Well, friends, it’s about that time. Have you started going through your gift list yet? Wait, don’t tell me you haven’t made one yet!  (I’m a big procrastinator, but I do love to make lists – I have a feeling that’s the primary symptom of procrastinationitis). Here’s a fun birthday or holiday gift idea that […]

Tips for First Time Moms

November 12, 2012 in All Posts, Giveaways, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Are you ready?  Another freebie for you during this month’s Saying Thanks & Giving You Goodies giveaway project:  THREE books from the What to Expect When You’re Expecting series!  But before we get to that and all the great information this week’s giveaway holds, here’s a list of more obscure – but practical – tips […]