Work Out While They Play

Work out while your kiddos play. This is a new sentence I am saying to myself while taking my daughter to the park. Especially going to a park on those beautiful days. Sure being at the park makes for a perfect chance to crack open that book or just relax while they play their little […]

Easy DIY Bow Frame

Tidy up your toddler’s room with this DIY hair bow frame. Firstborns usually get spoiled. Not just by mom and dad. But grandparents, in-laws, and friends. They’re the firstborn so naturally we all want to give them as many cute outfits, shoes, toys, and books. My firstborn is two-and-a-half years old and Elle’s room is […]

DIY Lip Gloss with Your Toddlers

My daughter Elle loves to sit in my lap while I put on my makeup. Of course she wants to imitate and do exactly like her mommy, so I give her a small chap stick to put on her lips while I apply my lipstick. She loves to smear it on, smack her lips in […]

Traveling with Children with Allergies Over the Holidays

Traveling over the holidays is stressful enough, but if your child has food allergies, planning ahead with a solid strategy will help you enjoy the holidays more. Here are some tips to survive travel, in keeping with the current recommendations of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. BEFORE YOU GET ON THE PLANE, […]

DIY Neem and Mint Toothpaste

If you are anything like me, you have a little too much faith in the purchases you make. If you tell me it is natural, I believe it is natural. If you tell me it is organic, I believe it is organic. If you tell me it is healthful, I believe that it is healthful. […]

DIY Coffee Exfoliating Scrub

With cold weather comes dry skin. There are so many body scrubs and exfoliating options that deciding what to use on your skin can be completely overwhelming and costly. Why not concoct your own exfoliating scrub with an ingredient you probably already have in your cabinet: coffee? The therapeutic benefits of coffee are renowned in the […]

Halloween Spider Slime

If your kids are anything like mine, they cannot get their hands on enough slime! With the month of October upon us, crafts and activities in our home have taking on a spooky spin. Yes, jack-o-lanterns and scarecrows are standard fare, but why not add spidery slime into the seasonal repertoire? Halloween Spider Slime Ingredients […]

Planting Trees with the Boys

Almost every time that my boys are playing in the backyard, the Los Angeles sun beats down on us. I feel a pang of regret that we didn’t plant more shady trees when we first moved into our house…5 years ago. We did plant some ornamental trees but they do little for us during this […]

Summer DIY Project: Refinishing an Outdoor Table

Our family has been using our backyard more and more as our boys get older, and it’s always a treat when we can get all of us outside to play (and work) in our own backyard. The past month or so I’ve started doing a little DIY project: refinishing a round butcher block table. The […]

Best Parenting Hashtags

A few months ago, my daughter asked me what my favorite hashtag was when I was growing up. I just stared at her. How do I explain that there were no hashtags when I was growing up? To me, it’s still the number symbol. So it got me thinking about browsing the web for some […]