Category Archives: Kids

Using The Lorax To Teach Children

Did you know you can use Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax to teach children to live a greener life? Below there are 10 lessons that you can teach your kids using The Lorax!

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I can’t believe he’s 8!

Wow… My little boy, my baby, my youngest, turned eight years old yesterday. It seems unreal that he could possibly be that old.


This was my baby boy just a few short hours after he was born… I remember it like it was yesterday… So how can you tell me it’s been 8 years?

My sweet boy with his favorite blanket. He loved it so much that we had to buy two, just in case one was in the dirty laundry.


I loved all the faces I got those first few months! 🙂

It’s funny the things you remember, and the things that scare you as a mom. That toe was ALWAYS at a angle his first year, or maybe year and a half. I wouldn’t put shoes on him because I was always scared I would hurt him, even though the pediatrician assured me time and time again that it was completely normal.


The face we got when anyone but mommy held him. 🙂 It’s funny how then it was so frustrating, but now I kind of miss those days.


He was so beautiful when he was sleeping… Which I’m sure it felt like he never did. We actually ended up co-sleeping, which I swore I’d never do, because I felt like it was the only way we’d ever sleep again.


I should have known from this very look that sleeping in a crib wouldn’t happen. 🙂 But look at all that cute chubbiness!



Our pitiful attempt at cute baby pictures at Olan Mills. I would never waste my money doing that again.


Another peaceful sleeping picture… Look at those adorable hands!


Big brother’s new best friend… Or something like that. He managed to crawl up into his brother’s favorite dump truck, so brother decided to take him for a ride!


And it didn’t end there… Yes, big brother tried to lock him in the toy box.


But he got his revenge “Don’t worry mom, I’ve got this.”

And he has grown up into this AMAZING little boy who brings a smile to my face every single day!

Happy Birthday Kyle

Thank you, my sweet little boy, for bringing so much joy to my heart! Thank you for being the amazing boy that you are. I love you with all my heart, I wish you all the joy that you bring to everyone you meet.

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Lego DIY Roundup

With Kyle’s birthday today, and his favorite thing on earth still being Legos, I figured that it would be fun to replace our DIY Saturday with a Lego DIY Roundup. Below you will find a few of our FAVORITE Lego DIY tutorials, all Kyle-approved!

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Saturday DIY: Lego Desk

With Kyle’s (the youngest) birthday right around the corner, and him being a HUGE Lego fan, it only makes sense to make him a Lego desk. I’ve seen TONS of pictures, but never any good tutorials, so I enlisted the help of my mom and eventually my stepdad to build him one, and I have to say that I think it turned out pretty darn awesome!

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Valentine You’re A Star Tutorial and Template

Hello there are welcome to this week’s DIY Saturday! This week we are making “Valentine You’re A Star” valentine’s that work perfect for the kids (or yourself, especially if you’re a teacher!) to give out at school. I hope that you enjoy it!

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Valentine You’re A Star Tutorial

Without further ado, let’s get to the tutorial!

Materials needed:

Step 1

Download the template and put your pretty colored paper in the printer. The template has 4 valentines per sheet, so you’ll need to count how many valentines you need and divide by four to get the number of sheets that you need to print out.

Now get to printing! (Simple right?)

Step 2

Valentine You're A Star 1Now that you’ve printed the template on pretty pretty paper (yes, I used a multitude of colors, because not all kids like pink and red), it’s time to start having some fun.

You’ll want to trim your headers and footers off the pages, and then cut them into four equal sizes. This goes faster if you have a paper cutter, but it will still go plenty fast if the only tool you have at your disposal is scissors.

Step 3

Valentine You're A Star 2After you’re done cutting them into their individual pieces, you get to have even more fun!

First, have the kiddos (or yourself) sign them the cards.

Then, get out your Starbursts and your glue dots. Try not to eat all of your Starbursts while you’re attaching them to the Valentines! I know it’s hard, but you really need to give these out! 😉

Put your glue dot on the center of the star, and then place the Starburst on top of it. Simple as that, I promise!

Did you make Valentine You’re A Star Valentines?

If you made these valentines, please comment below and tell me what you think! I would love to hear back from you!

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