{Giveaway!} The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today!

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! Giveaway!

**Sony Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.** As the mom of two girlie girls who love anything princess, I find it challenging to find age-appropriate movies that … [Continue reading...]

Camp RaKuhn

Camp RaKuhn- #staycation fun #travel #crafts

If you didn't already know, I am kind of a dork.  The only jokes I know are cheesy.  I can recite random lines from movies.  And I love me a good mash-up of two names.  So when I randomly tried to get the attention of my kids as well as my friend … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: Separate

Sunday Scripture: Separate #preschool #curriculum #faith #BibleVerse #SundayScripture

One of my favorite things about being one of the leaders on the Kids' Ministry Team at my church is getting to immerse myself in the curriculum from a planning perspective, as well as experiencing it as a parent, through my children's eyes.  We use … [Continue reading...]

Mom Tricks: How to get out the Door On Time

an analog clock face with hands set to 6:15

One of the biggest challenges I personally face is tardiness.  I am almost always about 4-8 minutes late.  To everything.  Even when we are ready to walk out the door, someone {me} usually forgets something {my keys}, and bam! we are late again.  And … [Continue reading...]

KidloLand App Review and Giveaway

KidloLand Toddler App: A review and giveaway #toddlerapp #giveaway #ad @KidloLand

*I was given a free subscription to this App in order to review it for my readers.  All opinions are my own* We don't do a ton of screen time at our house, especially playing on the iPad.  The screen time the kids do have is closely monitored, both … [Continue reading...]

‘Serafina and the Twisted Staff’ Review and Giveaway

Serafina and the Twisted Staff book review for pre-tween girls @DisneyHyperion @BeattyAuthor #Serafina #win #giveaway #ad #kidlit #tweens #booksforgirls

*I received these books and promotional materials free of charge,  for review purposes on this blog. No other monetary compensation has been received or implied for this post.  All views are 100% my own.*A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: A Mama’s Prayer

Sunday Scripture: A Mama's Prayer #faith #children #backtoschool #SundayScripture

Dear Lord, Please keep your arms around my children as they settle into their school routine.  Help them to hear your voice in everything that they do.  Remind them to be kind, helpful, and respectful to all.  Encourage them to be good role models, … [Continue reading...]

First Day of School Jitters

All my kids as Two Year Olds on the First Day of School

Whelp, here's the obligatory "First Day of School" post.  As if you didn't see enough of my kiddos on Instagram and Facebook this week!  The past few weeks have been a blur of busyness, school shopping, and sibling nit-picking.  Pretty typical for … [Continue reading...]

Sunday Scripture: A-Z Prayers for the School Year

The kids are back in school...you need some prayers for the school year! #printables #SundayScripture #faith #backtoschool

I have three kids in school this year.  My seven-year old, starting 2nd grade, is pumped for the school year and feeling very confident.  My four-will-be-five-a-week-after-school-starts kindergartener is a bit nervous about starting "big school." … [Continue reading...]

Upcycled Sock Donuts

Upcycled Sock Donuts using Puffy Paint, Felt and Socks

When my best friend Betsy came to visit for a week with her three little girls....we realized that our last names meshed together sounded like the word "raccoon."  So, being the cheesy, crafty mamas that we are...we decided to call our little yearly … [Continue reading...]