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Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

When my boys were 3 and 2 years old, we took them to the beach.  Each morning, we’d coat them head to toe in store-bought baby sunscreen.  The brand was one that I considered more natural and safe. Everyday, about an hour later, they’d be […]

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

When I envisioned my future family life as a young person, I never had visions of doing the dishes. every. single. day.  Also mysteriously excluded from my future family fantasies was the mountain of laundry that mocks me from the dining room table day after day. […]

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

Cooking with kids can be fun, adventurous and educational.  For me, I think attitude is everything.  I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. I sometimes rush to get through the daily grind of life like dishes […]

How to Reduce your Family’s Paper Towel Usage – ONE Small Change

How to Reduce your Family’s Paper Towel Usage – ONE Small Change

Confession: Our family used to be paper towel junkies.  They were our go-to for messes big and small.  I estimate that we would go through a roll every other day.  I hated seeing all of that waste going into our trash can, but I couldn’t bear the […]

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons to Involve Kids in the Kitchen Its good old fashioned fun No electronics, no EMF, no violent games, no competition.  The pull of the iSomething is strong and it seems everywhere I look kids are hunched over some device.  I know some apps […]

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

We know it looks cool in the home, but did you know that writing on chalkboard walls is really good for kids?  This article does a great job explaining! Have you seen chalkboard walls and wished you had one in your home?  We did too.  So we […]