Spring Crafts for Kids

Spring Crafts for Kids - Spring calls for bright colors and a little carefree play. Check out these fun crafts to do with kids.

Spring calls for bright colors and a little carefree play. Check out these fun crafts to do with kids. Whether you’re celebrating Easter later in a few days, May Day in a few weeks or Mother’s Day next month, consider one or two of these fun crafts to do with your kiddos. I don’t know […]

A Pirate Fairy Tea Party

A Pirate Fairy Tea Party - Plan a tea party with your little girl. We used The Pirate Fairy as our inspiration.

Plan a tea party with your little girl. We used The Pirate Fairy as our inspiration. Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post, but I did receive a free copy of the movie. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way […]

A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

Fall Leaf Wreath Paper Plate Craft

The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]

Lost Boys, Peter Pan, & Fort Building

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I’m wondering if Peter Pan’s story and the desire to stay young is more for the parents wishing their children to stop growing than it is about kids not wanting to grow up. One of the things that I’ve learned after 15+ years of parenting is that kids love it when you embrace life from […]

Indoor Activities for Kids

Got kids cooped up inside? Plan ahead with one of these fun indoor activities that the whole family can enjoy. This is the time of year, based on illness and weather, that we find ourselves indoors. Believe me, even here in San Diego, we’re bundling up in the house. We had below freezing temps earlier […]

Have an Indoor Snowball Fight!

Kids love it when adults get silly with them. What’s sillier than an indoor snowball fight? Your kids will LOVE an indoor snowball fight — especially when you join in on the fun. Learn how to make these inexpensive “snowballs” in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma A couple […]

Tips for Stress-Free Painting with Kids

Mixing paint and children can have a mom quaking in her boots. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, demystifies the fine art of letting your kids be artistic. “Mom, how in the world did a 3-year old create a masterpiece like that?” That is what my daughter Ella said when she saw this postcard from her […]

Get Your Engines Revving with Cars (A Rainy Day Survival Kit)

As the mom of four boys, I’ve seen stepped on my fair share of toy cars. And I’ve seen that look of utter joy when one of my boys sits behind the wheel of a car. It’s a beautiful thing. Now, that’s not to say girls can’t enjoy cars. I’m sure my girls do. But, they’re […]