Move over Elf, There’s a Turkey on Your Tail

Turkey on the Table

Fall is here and we couldn’t be more excited. I love the season of chunky knit sweaters and high boots (side note, coveting the suede over the knee boots that are everywhere, you?) But what I really love about this time of year is it always feels like the perfect time to get back to a consistent family schedule of school and activities. Plus, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of the year. I love everything about it—the food, the decor, the traditions and the time to be home and grateful for the simple things. (more…)

Crafts For Kids Who Love Little Critters

Spring is here, and all kinds of little creatures are coming to life. Our yard is full of ladybugs and little caterpillars that will soon be making their transition to butterflies—they never cease to delight my kids. And another thing that always seems to entertain little ones is a cardboard toilet paper tube! For whatever reason, kids always want to keep and play with them. So I’ve created a fun (and super simple!) recycled spring kids craft in which kids can use their cardboard tubes to create butterflies and ladybugs to their hearts’ content. (more…)

WHO Loves a Great Dr. Seuss Activity? We Do!

Dr. Seuss Activity

Super mom Emily Klaparda recently celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with her kids with a fun-filled week of Dr. Seuss activities! Of course, these activities can be used any time of the year, whether it be for a birthday party activity or just a fun project for the kids to work on. I know my kids love it when I break out the craft supplies; pair a craft with a beloved book and they are in heaven. (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…)

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 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…)

How to Make Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Make Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Let’s face it, Thanksgiving can be a tough sell for little kids. Wait, no presents? No candy? Not even a song to sing? Add in a picky eater, and Thanksgiving can make some kids the furthest from thankful. Now we know Thanksgiving is all about being grateful, and we think with a little bit of effort, you can get your kids on board too. (more…)

Make Your Scooter-Loving Kid the Happiest One on Three Wheels

Globber 3 Wheel Scooter

My daughter turned into a scooting machine this summer. Every time I asked her if she wanted to go outside to play, her first question would be, “Can I please do my scooter?” Needless to say, she has become the fastest three-year-old in the neighborhood on three wheels, and I think it’s about time to trade in her very well-loved hand-me-down Minnie Mouse scooter for a newer model.

If you’re looking for an awesome new scooter too, or if you’re just getting ready to introduce your little one to the wonderful world of scooting, we’ve teamed up with Globber Kids Scooters for an amazing giveaway. Eight Project Junior readers will each win a Globber 3 Wheel Scooter from Globber (a $60 value each).

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Scooting with the Big Kids

This summer was epic. It was the first time in a long time that we slowed down as a family and took in every moment with the kids. Over the course of the last three months, I’ve watched Blake turn from a baby to a toddler.  As a small piece of my heart breaks because  the baby years are behind us, the other part is overflowing with joy as I watch him become his own little man. One thing that stands out as he develops is that the struggle of being the youngest is REAL! He is fearless and doesn’t allow his age, or size, prevent him from hanging with his sister and the neighborhood gang. (more…)

How to Keep Your Child in their Own Bed

SAM Sleep Trainer Clock

You hear it all the time, parents whose kids crawl into bed with them night after night or wake up with the first hint of morning sun. While some parents welcome the pitter patter of feet coming to their door, I know there are others who are surely thinking, I really thought I’d be sleeping through the night by now. (more…)