DIY Car Mat Backpack

Car Mat Backpack

I've already properly conveyed how much Little Brother loves his hot wheels.  But I was also at a loss as to what to get him for his birthday.  We do not need any more toys in this house.  Actually, I've made several trips to Goodwill this week getting rid of toys that no one plays with (in addition to other meaningless clutter). So when I saw this idea for a car mat backpack over at A Happy … [ Keep reading… ]

Car Initial Shadowbox


Little Brother is obsessed with cars, hot wheels to be exact. And when I mean obsessed, I mean the throw-myself-on-the-floor-when-my-mom-has-to-pry-one-out-of-my-fingers-to-put-on-my-coat kind of obsessed.  He loves them so much, we'll frequently find him like this, asleep and clutching one of his beloved hot wheels in one hand and his taggie blanket in the other.   So when I saw … [ Keep reading… ]

Teaching Thankfulness


Guest Post by Kristi of Creative Connections for Kids I love Thanksgiving and often feel frustrated that we nearly skip over this lovely holiday on our mad dash to Christmas. It is a wonderful opportunity to teach  children to be thankful for the blessings of life. Here are simple ways to help instill a spirit of thankfulness in your children:   1) Be an example of gratefulness in daily … [ Keep reading… ]

Lipstick Tube Monster

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Prior to having kids of our own, whenever I held a baby in church and didn't have any toys to entertain them with, I would always give them my lipstick tubes from my purse to play with.  The babies could never open the tube, but they loved holding it in their hands.  I now cringe a little, knowing that those tubes had not been properly sanitized, but I can claim ignorance.  :) As I used up the … [ Keep reading… ]

Week 2 Link Up: 30 Days of Intentional Acts of Kindness with Your Kids

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I'm choosing not to share our acts of kindness this week.  Yep, I totally realize that was kinda the point of this series.  But I was convicted after reading a chapter from the book Your God is too Safe by Mark Buchanan.  In this chapter, the author points out 3 holy habits (aka spiritual disciplines) that are beneficial to all Christians:  solitude, silence, and secrecy.  In the excerpt below, … [ Keep reading… ]

Contigo for Kids: Product Review and Giveaway


*Sorry!  This giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!*   We are huge fans of Contigo Kids cups!  In fact, these are just about the only cups we use with Big Brother these days because he likes to "drink on the go" and these cups don't spill.  Period. We love them so much that I purchased a few more in addition to the ones we received for the … [ Keep reading… ]