Thanksgiving is a wonderful day to spend with your family, but it’s not fun it you’re stuck in the kitchen all day preparing the Thanksgiving dinner. But the good news is that you don’t have to be! Thanks to these make ahead Thanksgiving menu ideas you can prepare most of the food the day before so all you have to do is cook your Thanksgiving turkey and pop the sides in the oven.
Holiday season is upon us which means it’s time for dinner parties and soirees. If you’ve been invited to a party then of course it’s just good manners to take a gift along for the hostess. And what is a good hostess gift you might ask. Well wine and flowers seem to be the traditional gift, but of course any hostess with the mostess will already have bought wine and flowers. So I’ve collected up some wonderful ideas for thoughtful hostess gifts to show your hostess (or host) how much you appreciate their generosity.
Are you ready to decorate your home for Halloween? Some of the store bought decorations are so expensive I thought I’d roundup some of the best decorations I could find and share them here with you. I hope you and your kiddos have a blast with these 22 super easy homemade Halloween decorations!
Do you spend months planning your children’s Halloween costumes or are you a ‘last minute’ mom who finds creativity in the face of last minute panic? I’d like to say I’m the former, but I think I’d have to confess to being the latter! This year I thought I’d get my research done early, but I’ve found so many amazing Halloween costume ideas I can’t quite decide which ones to make.
Family fun time
When you think about Walt Disney World I bet you think about it as a perfect vacation spot for families with children. Which is very true. But it’s also the perfect destination for couples, and many couples (myself and my husband included) choose to spend their honeymoons there.
Summer is in full swing and the kids were so eager for school to be over, but I’ve already heard mums lamenting that their kids are bored and they’ve run out of ideas to entertain them. So I thought today would be a good time to round up some great outdoor activities for kids.
Routines are the key to a smoothly running household. They establish expectations for behavior and responsibility. During the school year, having established routines at home for getting ready for school, homework, and bedtime ensure that most of the time, things will get done. Sometimes, on a crazy, busy day, a routine can make the difference between an overwhelmed parent and a stressed parent who gets almost everything taken care of.
Have you noticed celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow wearing brightly coloured wristbands? Well for the past month I’ve been sporting one too, and it’s not a bracelet or a watch, it’s an activity monitor that tracks your movement, quality of my sleep and even how many calories you’ve consumed!
Healthy kid friendly recipes
A warm and hearty chili is the perfect way to end the day when it’s cold outside. We’ve rounded up 14 quick and easy chili recipes so that you’ve got something to choose from on a cold day, a lazy day, or even game day. Because nothing says tailgating quite like chili right?
When it’s wet and windy outside there’s nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup to warm you up from the inside. I’ve always bought soup from the store because it just seemed like to much effort to make from scratch. That is until I learned about soups you make in the crock pot! I’ve rounded up 12 healthy crock pot soups that require hardly any preparation to put to the test, and I’m sharing them here in case you want to add them to your meal plans too.
Fun toddler activities
It’s nearly time for Thanksgiving. Whether you want to have a themed Tot School week with your child, or you’re just looking for ideas to keep them occupied on Thanksgiving I hope these fine and gross motor skills activities and crafts should fit the bill. And as usual I’ve thrown in some links to Thanksgiving themed printables, books and yummy snacks so you have everything you need for a Thanksgiving Tot School for your toddler or preschooler.
The circus is coming to town this week with some wonderful ideas to help you create a Circus themed Tot School for your child. I’ve rounded up some of the best fine and gross motor skills activities and crafts I could find. And as usual I’ve thrown in some links to Circus themed printables, books and yummy snacks so you have everything you need for a Circus Tot School for your toddler or preschooler.
Autumn has so many things going for it, beautiful leaves on the trees, apple pies and pumpkin recipes. But the thing I hate most about Autumn is the cold germs. I don’t know whether it’s the change in the weather but this is the time of year that we all start to develop the coughs and sneezes. So I’ve been on the search for helpful hints for keeping cold germs away, and I’m sharing them here so you can do the same for your family!
Baby stuff is really expensive, especially if you’re expecting your first child and you need to buy everything. But the good news is you don’t have to ‘buy’ everything. If you can manage some basic sewing, or you know someone else who can, then you can make a lot of the stuff yourself. Today I’m sharing my five favourite thrifty crafts for new mothers!
September was a bit of a crazy month for me as I started back to work three afternoons a week and had to fit blogging in around being a mum and having a job outside of the home. I spent some time writing out all the tasks I need to do to keep my blog afloat, from researching and writing content to promoting it. Armed with that list and a timer I’ve been trying to stay focused on the things that have to be done rather than getting lost in rabbit warrens and time sucks.