DIY Bubble Solution

Bubbles are a big deal in our house. Though, to be honest, they should be a big deal in any house with toddlers and preschoolers. Last year, we rented an awesome bubble machine for their birthday party and I realized we could probably buy one for just as cheap. So we did, and, instead of paying […]

DIY Sugar and Salt Body Scrub

Over here in New England, winter just won’t quit. It’s the first week of April and my son is happily nestled on the couch at his aunt’s house, enjoying what just better be the last and final snow day of the season. I, on the other hand, am eyeballing the cute navy eyelet sundress I just […]

DIY Childproofing Your Toddler’s Dresser

Our baby’s growing into a toddler and we’ve been dealing with so many changes! He is climbing everything, opening and closing everything, and just in everything! Somehow, we lucked out with our first child who wasn’t as physical with his environment and didn’t need as much baby proofing. Now that our younger 22-month-old is out of his crib and […]

Herbarium Project for Kids

As an English teacher, it should come as no surprise that many of my personal interests and passions are rooted in literature. For example, I became deeply and profoundly interested in studying natural and herbal medicine after reading Hamlet in high school. Poor Ophelia’s herb-infused meltdown ignited one of my lifelong joys. In this same […]

All Natural Sore Throat Remedy

Between our preschooler and our soon-to-be toddler, we as a family have had our fair share of colds this winter, so when I discovered this easy-to-make cold remedy, I was ecstatic (or, as ecstatic as a tired, ailing, stuffy momma can be…) This is a home remedy that can nip a sore throat in the […]

Making Your Own Gel Candles

I guess I’m on a quest to scent my home this month, as I finally decided to try making wickless gel candles. If your kids are anything like mine, then my days of burning a plethora of candles are on hold for a few years, at least until the risk of burning fingers or the […]

Making Your Own Organic Wood Block Air Fresheners

While I am shamelessly attached to my electric essential oil air diffuser, the truth is that sometimes the process of getting it going is just too much effort — go ahead and judge. So, from the candle-lit diffusers and ceramic figures, to lavender sachets and nasal inhalers, I love easy ways to incorporate the air […]

Homemade Paper Valentine’s Cards

This year for my son’s first ever Valentine’s Day exchange, I wanted to do Valentine’s the way I made them as a kid. None of those store-bought, tear-apart cards that are basically just advertisements for cartoon characters – I’m talking the real deal! It’s a fun activity for the kids, and even a fun, therapeutic […]

Hand-Painted Letters for Christmas

These hand-painted letters are a meaningful and affordable gift that you can make for children and adults alike! Easy to make, beautiful, and totally personalized, they’re an easy way to cross every gift off your holiday present list. These particular letters were painted for a set of twins turning three. I asked what their favorite […]

It Figures: Ideas for Making Fabulous Stuff With Figurines

If your kids are anything like mine, they have loads of tiny cars, dolls, party favors, and figurines that they love for a about a week, then these collectibles accumulate in every bin in the house, ultimately collecting nothing but dust. Whenever I decide I am going to clean-house and get rid of the buggers, […]