• Holidays

    19 Fun and Easy Easter Treats

    Easter is right around the corner. If you are anything like me, I’m sure you are scrambling for things to do this April vacation.  Easter crafts are always a fun idea, but Easter snacks are even more important. Whether you make these with the kids or use them for a fun movie night- these fun and easy Easter treats will surely be a hit!

  • Family Fun,  Holidays

    St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt

    St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner.  Even if you aren’t Irish- it is still fun to celebrate! My kids have been obsessed with Leprechaun traps the past few years.  They have been a ton of fun to build too! The Leprechaun usually visits us, has some fun and makes a mess. I just do a fun St. Patrick’s Day Treasure Hunt and a festive dessert. Nothing super fancy!

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    7 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special for Kids

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  In our house, it is a holiday mainly about the kids.  Since I work every weekend and the kids attend school during the week, we usually have a pretty low key Valentine’s Day.   However I do want my kids to feel special and show them some love, of course! Especially as they get older, it is important to make them feel special at home.   Just in case the rest of the world isn’t so nice- I’m talkin’ about you Middle School!

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    Valentines Day Collection Boxes

      Valentines Day is just around the corner!  If your little one is having a Valentine’s Day celebration at school- they will need some way to collect all their Valentines from their friends. It seems like we still have Christmas decorations lying around, but here we are!  It’s the middle of January already and my kids have Valentine’s day on the brain.  Every year we try to come up with a unique Valentine’s Day box to bring to school, but sometimes we need a little help. There are a bunch of amazing and unique ways to make a collection box with you child.  Have fun with it and get your…

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    16 Family New Year’s Traditions

    Quick Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  If you buy something through these links, you won’t pay anything more, but I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for helping me support my family and business!    New Years Eve comes so quick after the holidays!  Creating fun family traditions is so important for our families. Sometimes it’s hard to plan something super elaborate because money is tight after the holidays. The days of partying till the middle of night are long gone! Maybe your house isn’t party ready, you have to work night shift (or day shift) the next day or maybe you just prefer to spend a…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    10 Holiday Traditions for Couples

    The holidays are such an amazing time of year!  Yes- they are also a lot of work too (especially for moms!)  Most parents focus on the kids and traditions for the family.  Holiday traditions with your partner can sometimes fall by the wayside.  I know in my family and many families we know, both (or one) parent work so much leading up to the holidays to help with finances.  We deserve some fun too! Plus with the holidays just around the corner, there is always so much to do.  If you have children- they are usually the main focus of the season.  Making memories with your kids is so important. …

  • Holidays,  MA Fun

    Holiday Fun in Eastern Massachusetts

    Massachusetts is so beautiful this time of year.  There are so many places to have some holiday fun in Eastern Massachusetts!  Plenty of these places are free or low cost (unless you have my kids with you – who are always hungry!)  Whether you are in town visiting family or just looking for some fun stuff to do, check out the list below. Most of these places are about an hour drive from Boston.  As always check out their website for more info including hours and dates they are open.. Many cities and town have their own local tree/square lighting – Be sure to check out your city’s local website for more events…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    16 Ways to Make Christmas Magical for Kids

      It’s finally here! After waiting all year – the magic of Christmas is upon us. The sound of Christmas music everywhere, the frosty weather and yummy goodies. There are so many fun ways to gets excited for the big day!  Having children makes Christmas so much more fun and there are a bunch of ways to make Christmas magical for them. Whether your kids are getting older or you have a new little addition to your family- it is important to make Christmas a magical experience for your kids.  Don’t feel obligated to do ALL of these things! Who needs more stress added to their life? Pick something that you…

  • Holidays

    Things to Stop doing at Christmas (so you can enjoy the season)

       The holidays are upon us. It is such an amazing time of year!  Especially when you have kids- they really help you get into the holiday spirit. The lights, the music, the excitement- it is so much fun if you actually enjoy it.    Sure, the holidays can be stressful as well. Let’s face it.. every year I always say I’m going to have money saved, the wrapping done early, cookies baked and ready to go. How often does that actually happen?  We always feel pressured to do a million things every season. As hard as this is to hear- we usually do this to ourselves. Half the things we…

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    Fun Thanksgiving Treats for Kids

    If your kids are anything like mine, they probably eat a spoonful of mashed potatoes and 3 dinner rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. Let’s face it- they are holding out for dessert!  Aren’t we all? There are the old standbys like all kinds of pie and cheesecake.  But if you are looking for something to appeal to kids at the dessert table.   Look no further!  These Thanksgiving treats ideas are pretty easy to achieve.  They can even be used for Thanksgiving movie night treats or  friends-giving as well.  

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