Make It a Valentine’s Day to Remember

Kid's Valentine's Day Party

While Valentine’s Day may lean towards the romantic, there is plenty of opportunity to spread a little extra love on your kids as well. Here are a few fun kid-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas to make the holiday extra special. (more…)

Some Bunny Loves You Birthday Party

Some Bunny Loves You Party Desserts

Okay, so this bunny party was already posted to our gallery, but we couldn’t help but pull it into a post for a closer look because it is just THAT cute. Emily Klaparda (a PN contributor) has so much darn talent—the parties she pulls together for her kids are nothing less than extraordinary. This Some Bunny Loves You birthday party is jam-packed with adorable and clever details. (more…)

Clever Tips for Painting with Kids

Painting with Toddlers

Hayley, of Grey House Harbor, recently shared seven clever tips for painting with kids on Project Nursery. As much as I love creative endeavors, sometimes the idea of pulling out the paints, the tablecloth, the smocks, etc. is more than I want to deal with in an already busy day. (more…)

A Schedule for New Year’s Eve Activities with Kids

Junior New Year's Eve

Your kids have decided to try to stay up till midnight this year—or you finally caved and are letting them. So what to do with those kids all night? Ringing in the New Year with little ones is a whole lot different from your pre-kid days and even different from the baby and toddler years when you tucked them into bed like any other night of the year. In case you were wondering what to do with your kids on New Year’s Eve, we’ve planned out a night of fun for your whole family. Follow our New Year’s Eve countdown schedule or add your own fun activities and traditions. (more…)

Making Memories with Play-Doh

Play-Doh Town

One of my own favorite childhood memories is sitting around the table, playing with Play-Doh. I want to recreate that special feeling with my kids and use it as an opportunity to play with them, see their imaginations soar and get them to open up a bit more—something more than our “How was school today?” “Ummm, okay” routine. (more…)

A Colorful Space for Playing

Colorful Playroom

Our very own Kristin revealed her kids’ amazing new colorful playroom space, and we are still oohing and ahhing over it. I mean, just look at that fabulous chalkboard accent wall. Let’s hear what Kristin has to say about the space. (more…)

The Party Where It’s Totally Okay to Play with Your Food

Christmas Brunch with Personalized Plates

When we spotted Jenny Keller’s (aka Jenny Cookies) latest party, we just knew we had to share it with you. It is beyond cute, and, as usual, Jenny is at the top of her game. Now I may be biased since I have been known to watch gingerbread house decorating contests on the Food Network, but there is nothing that says holiday time like adding sweets to an adorable little house. Start the whole thing off with a brunch that encourages your kids to play with their food? We’re sold. (more…)

A Holiday Printable Placemat Ready for Your Kids to Decorate

Airheads Printable Holiday Placemat

This post has been sponsored by Airheads. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The holidays are approaching quickly, and we love coming up with festive activities and crafts for hands-on projects with our littles. Our kids love to craft, and instead of our typical cookie decorating, we decided to change things up a bit. We love to design printables, so we came up with a printable paper placemat and thought it would be super fun to decorate them with one of our favorite go-to candy selections—Airheads. (more…)

Making Hats and Scarves Harder to Lose

Personalized Hat and Scarf

Do you send your kids off to school in the cold weather with your fingers crossed that their hats, mittens and scarves will return home with them? It’s gotten to the point where I have home gloves (toasty and waterproof) and school gloves (cheap as I can find them) for my kids because, even with the most responsible kids, cold weather gear is just easy to lose. (more…)