Helping Your Child Get Dressed By Themselves

Sponsored by Zappos When you are a parent to a child or children with special needs, you might dread developmental milestones. The newsletters that come about what goals they are meeting get tossed … [Read more...]

zulily celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week and thanks to zulily for sponsoring this post!I hope you are giving teachers lots of extra love this week - at the very least, more than usual! For the first-time, … [Read more...]

Make these easy DIY Musical Wine Charms!

This DIY musical wine charms shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. … [Read more...]

10 things you can do to be eco-friendly for mom

Torn on what to give mom for Mother's Day? You'll love these eco-friendly mom gifts! They won't break the bank and these gifts for mom will make her smile! There's a gift idea for every mom on this … [Read more...]

Need some gifts for mom this Mother’s Day?

Mother's Day will be here before you know it. Instead of running to the mall for the perfect gift for mom, put the kids to work and get craft instead! These homemade gifts for mom are sure to … [Read more...]

Don’t miss these fun things to do in May!

I don't know about you, but I can't believe it's almost summer! It's finally getting warmer here in Seattle, and the kids are ready to get outside in play, coming up with fun things to do in May is no … [Read more...]

Quincy shares a poem for National Poetry Month (VIDEO!)

Quincy’s been having a tough time learning to read. We practice every night. I decided to take a different strategy though, inspired by Gabriela McBride, American Girl’s Girl of the Year. Gabriela … [Read more...]

Announcing the third book in Tenney’s series, Tenney Shares the Stage!

Back in February, American Girl debuted two new characters, Tenney and Logan! Tomorrow, April 25, 2017, Tenney Shares the Stage, the third book in Tenney's series debuts where ever books are … [Read more...]

Z Yang, American Girl’s newest doll is from Seattle!

We couldn't be more excited to announce Z Yang, American Girl’s newest contemporary character is from Seattle! Z is an imaginative 13-year-old who develops her own take on the world around her. Z … [Read more...]

Hey! Thanks for reading my blog!

I've been blogging for EIGHT years now. EIGHT. Whoa. This “cute little blog” of mine has allowed our family to take Disney vacations (and take my mom & step-dad!), go on weekend road trips and … [Read more...]

Over 20 Board Games for Kids and Families!

Thanks to Duraflame for sponsoring this post about board games for kids. This post contains affiliate links. As always that means I make a few pennies off your purchases. Which I might use to buy … [Read more...]

Take Action! Support Special Education at Thornton Creek!

I’m the parent of three children enrolled in Special Education at Thornton Creek Elementary. I’ve recently learned that the school district is planning to make significant changes to the special … [Read more...]