Composition Notebook Makeover

Drab notebook + Sharpie Markers and Imagination = A Fab Notebook Makeover! {Project idea from my kiddo!}

I love this back-to-school composition notebook makeover project because Boo made it up all by herself!  Sometimes kids have the best ideas!  When I wanted to buy the most inexpensive composition notebooks for school (the type with almost no color), she didn't let that stop her from turning a drab notebook into a fab design! … Read More

How to Motivate Kids with Point Cards {Free Printable}

How to Motivate Kids with Point Cards {A Year of Free Designs from} #printable #motivatekids

If you've been reading my blog very long, you know that I have lots of ideas about how to motivate kids.  One of my favorites is using point cards.  What's a point card, you ask?  Read on! I'll tell you all about them and link you to 12 months of free point cards -- including … Read More

No-Fail Gluten Free Bread for Beginners!

No-Fail Millet Oatmeal Gluten Free Bread {Perfect Recipe for beginning GF Cooks}

If you are new to gluten-free cooking, the first thing you need is a good gluten free bread recipe.  I had several recipe fails when I first started cooking, and I got quickly frustrated.  This recipe for Millet Oatmeal Gluten Free Bread saved me!  It turns out every time, so I call it my no-fail … Read More

How to Use a Daily School Planner

How to Use a Daily School Planner {Tips I Wish Were Taught at School} #backtoschool

Do your kids use school planners?  All my kids use them to keep track of daily homework, but I know they can be used for so much more -- especially in the upper grades.  Today I'm sharing six tips for how to use a daily school planner to organize your after-school time. With parents and … Read More

How to Get Kids to Clean Up!

Learn how to get kids to clean up with editable, printable Ten-Minute Tidy Charts! {} #cleaningtips #SharpieClearview #PMedia #ad

The new school year is fast approaching, and I’m on a mission to be more organized this year! One of my biggest challenges is getting the kids to clean up. Today I'm tackling that challenge with Ten-Minute Tidy Lists. Keep reading to find out how to get kids to clean up!

How to Host a Frozen Party!

Awesome Ideas to Host a Frozen Party! Games, Invitations, Food and Printables! {}

I'm excited to share my final Frozen Party post today, and I've saved the best for last. I'm gathering all the ideas from our party (including several I haven't posted yet) and rounding up my favorite ideas from the web!  If your kiddos are dying for a party based on their favorite movie, you'll find everything you need … Read More

12 Back to School Tips for a Fantastic First Day!

12 Back-to-School Tips for a Great First Day! {} #backtoschool

Today I'm sharing Back to School Tips to get the year started off right!  Who doesn't want to have an awesome first day?  I've got 12 important tips for kids and teens. 12 Back-to-School Tips Parents, this post is written to kids and teens.  So, read the post, and then please share it with your family! … Read More

Epsom Salt Painting and Guest Post

Epsom Salt Painting -- Science Craft for Kids {Watch the paint crystallize as it dries!}

Today is my very first day as a contributor at Juggling Act Mama, and I'm thrilled!  I've always loved Ang's blog, and now I get to be a part of it!  I hope you'll pop over and visit me there.  But before you go, I have to tell you what I'm sharing!  I've got another great … Read More

DIY Paper Book Cover

Save money on school supplies with a DIY Paper Book Cover {Plus, they're much cuter than store bought!} #backtoschool

With back-to-school just around the corner, I'm refurbishing one of my very first posts.  I'm putting on my Frugal Mommy hat and showing you how to save some cash on school supplies.  Are you ready to make a DIY Paper Book Cover?  (They are so much better than those crazy $4 book socks!) My kids are … Read More