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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving!
From our crazy crew to yours! 

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Flying with a Baby or Toddler: The Ultimate Tip List

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Flying with a Baby or Toddler: The Ultimate Tip List
The Ultimate Tip List: Flying with a Baby or Toddler Don’t stress out over flying with a baby or toddler. We’ve got advice for flying with a baby at every age and stage. This ultimate tip list combines and condenses it all into one handy post. Learn it. Live it. Know it. Tips for Flying […]

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The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World Parks with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children

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The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World Parks with Babies, Toddlers & Young Children
We are very spoiled. As a family, we have visited the Disney World parks nine times in the past 12 years. But that means we have LOTS of experience visiting Disney World with a baby and doing Disney with toddlers. We all have our own opinion on which is the best Disney park. Of course, […]

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The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with Babies & Toddlers

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The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom with Babies & Toddlers
Seeing Cinderella’s Castle in the distance from the start of Main Street, USA is just as magical a view from a stroller as it is from an infant carrier or your own two (little) feet. But there’s a lot riding on a visit to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. And, if you’ve got a […]

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Baby Travel Gear: The Best Baby Beach Tent, Portable Sun Shelter & Travel Beach Umbrella Options

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Baby Travel Gear: The Best Baby Beach Tent, Portable Sun Shelter & Travel Beach Umbrella Options
Shopping for a Baby Beach Tent or Travel Beach Umbrella? Shade is absolutely the most essential piece of baby beach gear required if you’re planning a family beach vacation. One resort we stayed at in Mexico had a great beach, but not much shade. There were some lovely palm trees, but the shade the trees […]

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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long

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Practical Christmas Presents You’ll Love All Year Long
All those hubbies who want to get practical Christmas presents for your wife… look no further. I had a friend who got really mad at her husband one birthday. He got her an ironing board. Boy… she didn’t like it. I remember sitting there going…. “But you constantly complained about your current ironing board and […]

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How To Be A Confident Parent With Extended Family: 8 Do’s + Don’ts

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How To Be A Confident Parent With Extended Family: 8 Do’s + Don’ts
How to be a confident parent in front of your whole family… even if your kids act wild.  I’ll never forget the first time my oldest threw a complete fit in front of others. I was so shocked I didn’t respond for like 10 Mississippi’s.  She didn’t want to come to the table because she […]

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8 Things To Do The Same Time Every Day, Every Week

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8 Things To Do The Same Time Every Day, Every Week
Here are 4 things to keep on your weekly routine and 4 to add to your nightly.  I am, apparently, a creature of habit.  If you ask me to tell you about my entire day, and then compare that to other days – I probably seem like a robot. Predictable. Maybe even, extremely self-disciplined. But […]

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How To Have (Or Be) Flexible Houseguests Without The Kids Losing It

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How To Have (Or Be) Flexible Houseguests Without The Kids Losing It
Being (or having) house guests isn’t as easy once you have kids. Here’s how you can maintain the benefits of your normal routine while being flexible and having great time with family and friends. This holiday season we have some visitors coming. My mother and father-in-laws…  And my sister and brother-in-law… and their 3 kids […]

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How to Create Christmas Experiences Your Family Will Remember

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How to Create Christmas Experiences Your Family Will Remember
THANK YOU TO CHESAPEAKE BAY CANDLE FOR SPONSORING TODAY’S POST. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN! SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE! God created us with the ability to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch the world around us.  Our 5 senses work together to tell our brain what is happening to us and […]

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12 Ways to Hide the Christmas Gifts from Your Kids

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12 Ways to Hide the Christmas Gifts from Your Kids
We live in a super small house and it seems that every Christmas I struggle to keep the boys’ presents a surprise! So I asked a bunch of Happy Home Fairy followers to give me their best Christmas present hiding spots.  Here are 12 amazing ideas that I am excited to try this year! Neighbor’s […]

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25 Shepherd on the Search Ideas!

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25 Shepherd on the Search Ideas!
THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS SITE AND MY FAMILY!  SEE MY FULL DISCLOSURE HERE. FAVORITE Christmas tradition is our Shepherd On the Search!  Do you know about this?!  It is the Christ-centered (WAY less creepy) version of the Elf on the Shelf.  You can read all about it […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section

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Everything You Need to Know About Having a C-Section
As I went through my most recent C-section with Zion, I could not stop thinking about how I wanted to write a blog post sharing practical details about the surgery, what to expect pre- and post-op, and an insider’s encouragement/tips.  I know how nervous I was to have one with our firstborn, so my goal […]

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10 Really Easy Kids Crafts For Christmas

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10 Really Easy Kids Crafts For Christmas
This time of year is all about cosy evenings and weekends at home. It’s also all about the festivities and getting ready for Christmas. The build up to Christmas is as exciting as Christmas Day itself, and none more so than for the kids. Over the past week I’ve been scouring Pinterest looking for some […]

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They Say That Time Flies..

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They Say That Time Flies..
They say that time flies, that you’ll grow so quick and to make the most of it before the years fly past. And I think that they might be right. Ethan, you’re five and a half and Logan you’re now three and yet here I am still feeling like a new Mum because, despite us […]

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How to Survive Moving House Fast Whilst Pregnant

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How to Survive Moving House Fast Whilst Pregnant
Moving house at any time is stressful. But, even more so when it’s time-limited and you’re pregnant. But as we all know, life doesn’t always go to plan. And, if you have to sell and move home quickly during your pregnancy (maybe for a new job or before the baby arrives)—don’t panic. There are lots of companies […]

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How to Add a Touch of Romance to Your Marriage

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How to Add a Touch of Romance to Your Marriage
Look at a woman’s Pinterest boards and you will see how she hopes to achieve perfection in many areas of her life. You will see boards detailing how to decorate your home for St. Patrick’s Day cleverly. You will see boards advising what type of shoe to wear with tapered jeans. And you will find […]

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9 Tips For Throwing A First Birthday Party

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9 Tips For Throwing A First Birthday Party
I always look back on my boys first birthday’s with a smile. It’s an emotional day when your baby has his or her first birthday and officially becomes a one year old. For both of our boys on their first birthdays we decided to have a little party at our house and we invited family […]

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5 Simple Toddler Activities for Thanksgiving

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5 Simple Toddler Activities for Thanksgiving
It’s that time of year again, time to celebrate Thanksgiving! These 5 Simple Toddler Activities are perfect for entertaining your kids just long enough so that I can finish up dinner without undercooking everything or burning down the house (kidding!). The kids and I tried out a few quick and easy thanksgiving toddler activities with […]

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STEAM Holiday Gift Ideas: Sphero BOLT & Sphero Mini Review

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STEAM Holiday Gift Ideas: Sphero BOLT & Sphero Mini Review
This post was sponsored by Sphero as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. We were excited to experience the Sphero products and some of the best STEAM holiday gift ideas this year! Our Sphero BOLT and Sphero Mini Review will show you why it […]

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Christmas Wish List Ideas You Can Count On!

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Christmas Wish List Ideas You Can Count On!
I’ve talked a lot recently about how this is such a busy time of year for us. With fall sports and dance keeping us busy before the holiday season, sometimes it creeps up on me. The kids both also celebrate birthdays in November and December so there’s a lot going on but when it comes […]

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Elf on the Shelf Letter: Printable Arrival & Goodbye Letters

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Elf on the Shelf Letter: Printable Arrival & Goodbye Letters
It’s that time again! Time for your family’s friendly elf to arrive! Some choose to let him or her arrive on Thanksgiving night, while others wait until the first week of December. Generally, the elf comes during the night after you put your Christmas tree (which would be crazy at our house since that’s usually […]

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Easy Ways to Enjoy the Holidays at Home

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Easy Ways to Enjoy the Holidays at Home
The holiday season is in full swing and while it’s one of my favorite times of the year, it can also be one of the most stressful times of the year. There are so many places to go and people to see. Everyone seems to be out and about too. We’ve been trying to slow […]

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7 Easy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

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7 Easy Ways to Beat the Winter Blues
There are a lot of things I love about winter, especially the holiday season. But there are also things that I find challenging. As the days get shorter, the festivities end, and the colder weather sets in, the winter blues tend to settle in. But there are some easy ways to beat the winter blues no […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany
One of the most magical experience we have ever had as a family was visiting Christmas Markets in Germany. While it might not seem like the most welcoming time of the year in terms of weather, I think after having experienced it that I would have to say that everyone should see the magic of […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Christmas Markets in Germany
One of the most magical experience we have ever had as a family was visiting Christmas Markets in Germany. While it might not seem like the most welcoming time of the year in terms of weather, I think after having experienced it that I would have to say that everyone should see the magic of […]

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Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany with Kids

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Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany with Kids
My whole family- myself, my mom, Joe, & Lexi- all ventured to Stuttgart, Germany together. We love traveling together so it’s always an amazing time no matter what we decide to do. One of the biggest attractions in Stuttgart is the Mercedes-Benz Museum, as that is where the infamous automobile brand started. And it just […]

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Stocking stuffers for Kids and Babies

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Stocking stuffers for Kids and Babies
While you’re shopping Black Friday for some inexpensive stocking stuffers for kids and babies, consider these fun and educational gifts that would work for different ages. If you watched my Instagram stories about stocking stuffers for kids,  below are all the items featured: Stocking Stuffers for Kids Pals Socks Life is more exciting and fun […]

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20 Unique Gifts for Kids Who Have Everything

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20 Unique Gifts for Kids Who Have Everything
I love shopping for the holidays almost as much as I love seeing Lexi’s face on Christmas morning. I came up with a list of gifts that I think are just amazing for this holiday season.. Some we have tried and some we will be getting this year, but all in all these are some […]

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top 5 must-read books for kids: babies through teens

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top 5 must-read books for kids: babies through teens
Over the years, many readers and friends have asked me the about the must-read books for  kids. Every few weeks, I get asked the million dollar questions: What books should my kids read? What are the best books for 5-year-olds? Which books will my 12-year-old love to read? Please tell me how to spend my […]

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