Fun Activities Using Water Beads. Such a great sensory/development activity!

Water Beads Fun For Kids

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*Please always exercise caution when working with small objects and children. Make sure kids understand that water beads are not to go in the mouth. Today I learned that water beads might actually be one of the funnest and cheapest forms of entertainment on the planet. I got a bag of 15,000 of them for […]

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Sunshine basket for someone who needs some cheer. Free printables

Basket of Sunshine

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Sometimes it feels like tragedy hits several loved ones at the same time. Near the end of the year last year, we knew a family who lost a child to suicide, a good friend who lost her uncle, and a few other people that needed some extra love in their life. Get the Free Basket […]

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HIdden Pictures Booklets. So fun to make for traveling, or other desperate moments :)

Hidden Picture Printables – Great for Travel!

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My 3-year old came upon a Hidden Pictures page the other day and was enthralled with it. She loved looking for the different pictures and pointing them out. This got me thinking…. “I wonder if I could find some free printables and laminate them for her?” Sure enough, I found some online! I got to work […]

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These free Geopattern printables are wonderful for kids (and adults)!

Free Snowflake Printable

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Because so many of you loved our GeoPattern printable from several months ago, my friend John agreed to make another free one for you! GeoPatterns are fun because they attract kids of all ages. Little kids can scribble all over them, and older kids (and adults) have fun filling in each little portion. Some even […]

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Build a Snowman Printable

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As winter approaches, I have created a build a snowman activity for your kids. They can enjoy building inside on those cold, blustery winter days. Nice part about it they can build it over and over again without freezing and getting all wet. Download printable and cut out all the pieces. For best results print […]

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WOW! So many great resources for indoor toddler activities

Indoor Activities For Toddlers

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If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, it’s no secret that toddler activities are my favorite to post about. Now that I have TWO toddlers in the house, I have decided to start posting more activities specifically for moms with toddlers. Winters are hard for me, not only because I hate being cold, but also […]

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Don't buy bath toys that have holes in them. They will likely grow mold!

Bath Toys that Don’t Mold

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Bath Toys That Don’t Trap Mold Inside If you remember my earlier post about my daugher’s moldy bath toys, I now boycott any type of bath toy that has a hole in the bottom of it. No more rubber duckies, no more squiriters, they just aren’t worth the hassle. Here is a list I have […]

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Yay! A fun activity that can be used Indoor OR Outdoor, I love all the variations for using this activity!

Plastic Bugs Sensory Activity

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Ahhh. Can you guys believe school is almost here? How did the summer go by that fast? We have only been to the pool like 2 times. That’s about 63 times less than I planned on this summer! 🙂 I hope everyone has been having the Best Summer Ever, as well as staying safe around […]

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Superhero Kids Printable

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My second printable to Mother’s Niche will be SUPERHERO learning pack for toddlers! What child does not want to be a superhero? Kids love to pretend, so this month I have alphabet tracing, number tracing, number cards, matching, coloring, tracing, scissor practice and puppet sticks. Most of these printables would work great as busy bags! […]

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Learning Magnetic Printables

Magnetic Printables

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I love Kristina’s idea of having a mommy book. I have a busy, little girl and I think it is time to get started on my mommy book. I want to put fast and easy activities in my book that will keep my little girl busy but yet, educational. I really like the idea of […]

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Summer Pinwheels Printable

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Yay for summer! I love this time of the year because, kids are out of school, the grill is always hot, the grass is lush and green, for now anyways, and there is excitement for the summer days to come. Even with the excitement, it seems like a few days into the summer vacation the […]

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DIY Doll Diapers are one of the easiest things to make and little girls LOVE them. Great for stuffed animals too!

DIY Baby Doll Diapers

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Why is felt so freaking fun? If you enjoyed my easy DIY felt pieces, today’s tutorial is just as easy (or easier). My toddler is really into babies right now, and she’s also really into routines. She loves putting her baby down for naps, and I recently caught her wiping baby’s bum with some baby […]

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Spring Decor Ideas, most of them from the Dollar store

Free Spring Subway Art Printable! AND {a KitchenAid giveaway}

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Is anyone else super giddy that it is now officially spring time??? I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed when I saw snowflakes prancing around the atmosphere this morning. What the heck?? Don’t they know they aren’t allowed? So in efforts to keep focused on my enthusiasm for warm weather, I have a free […]

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do a dot art printables

Do a Dot Printables for Your Toddler {Over 200}

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Hi Everyone! It’s Monday, which means I am giving you another list of resources to print out and add to your mommy book! The whole point of this book is so that you don’t have to run to your computer every time you need a fun activity to do with you kids. Just grab them […]

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Free Potty Punch Card Printable + Clean the House Treasure Hunt

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We have two new printables today folks! One is a freebie, and the other one is just pennies in my Etsy shop! But first, a little about our New Year’s Eve: We celebrated with my husband’s family. We enjoyed some delicious ribs, followed by an epic dance party (strobe light and all). Grandma and grandpa […]

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Printable Library card for kids

Family Library + DIY Pretend Library Card

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Besides raiding the fridge and climbing everything in sight, my daughter has started getting into imaginary play lately. Since she’s the oldest, I’ve tried to be creative about some things I can make for her.  Last month it was a gas can for her cozy coupe car, and this week I took a stab at designing a […]

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linking shapes free printable

Linking Shapes Busy Bag Printable

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Anyone ready for some more busy bag ideas? I’m in the middle of making a bunch more that I will feature later, but here’s one that I did today, along with a free printable.  If you aren’t sure what busy bags are, see my original busy bag post.

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pine cone fall wreath

Fall Wreath + Painted Pine Cone Craft

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Happy Halloween! Halloween is almost over, which means it’s about time to take down my eyeball wreath and replace it with a fun fall wreath! As a disclaimer to this post I have to tell you that I have no special skills in the crafting department, so don’t worry if you didn’t get your degree […]

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cozy coupe

DIY Cozy Coupe Gas Can

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What’s the famous saying?  “Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do or do without?” Okay, okay…before we get into this, I realize there are many things on Pinterest that are just outright ridiculous–especially in the DIY category.  Don’t look at this and think, “Now I have to start saving my empty laundry detergent […]

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fairytale quiet book template

New! Printable Fairytale Quiet Book

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For those of you that have been asking: I’m very excited to present the 3rd printable Quiet Book!  This one was very fun for me to create as it is Fairytale version!  What kid wouldn’t love that? Help Snow White count the apples, Help the pig build his house out of bricks, Match the princesses […]

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Printable Money For Kids

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I just got back from spending 3 days at a conference that was mostly focused on family and parenting.  One theme that seemed to repeat itself was the importance of teaching kids about money and hard work. Unfortunately, today’s world is filled with a lot of self-centered and “entitled” children. Kids that think they “deserve” […]

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I spy photo scavenger hunt

I Spy Photo Scavenger Hunt Printable

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A few weeks ago we went to a family reunion with my husband’s family.  If I haven’t already mentioned, I have one of the coolest mother-in-laws in the world.  Seriously.  She is like an energizer bunny and she is always doing the most creative and fun things for us and the grandkids.  For our reunion, […]

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busy book

Dollar Store Busy Book + Jamba Juice

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I’m super excited about this post. For two reasons. I finally figured out the best way to use my Dollar Tree window clings. BUSY BOOK! And Jamba Juice has started putting vegetables in their kid’s smoothies. And they are like in the two dollar range. It’s like a value menu but for Jamba Juice. Have […]

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Free Printables for Moms and Kids

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Here are the free printables you all have been waiting for!  We have some fun ones this month! Free Printables for Kids One of my personal faves is this printable checkbook for the little one’s imaginary play!  She even teaches you how to perforate the edges of the checkbook so they can be ripped out. […]

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