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I'm sorry to say that this is going to be my last post as the Kids Ideas Contributor to Thirty Handmade Days. I have loved being a part of this community, and I thought long and hard about what I wanted my last post to be. I thought about sharing some of the cute artwork I made for my kids' rooms. I thought about giving you some fun ideas for "surviving" the last month of … [Read more...]

Have a Beach Day this Winter

How to Have a Beach Day at Home this Winter

In my neck of the woods, January is always the gloomiest month. The sun rarely shines, and it's always freezing cold. And that's when I like to have a beach day. I wait until my husband is out of the house, and I crank up the heat (he likes to keep it nice and cool). For an added touch, I also turn on our space heater. (And sometimes I light a fire in the … [Read more...]

How to Make a Gingerbread House

How to make an awesome gingerbread house

Hi, this is Anna from My Life and Kids, and I LOVE the holidays! My kids and I attempted our very first gingerbread house last year. I had been seeing gorgeous gingerbread-house pictures all over Pinterest, and I was ready to tackle a house of my very own. I learned a few things last year, and I'm sharing my top Gingerbread House Building Tips with you... #1 - Just … [Read more...]

How to Give Back with Your Kids

Giving Back with your Kids

It's my favorite time of the year. I absolutely love the holidays, and I especially love all of the creative ways we can give back with our kids this time of year! A quick internet search can give you a million ways to give back - especially during the holidays. Here are a few of my favorites: Go Elfing One of my My Life and Kids readers, Heather, gets her kids involved in … [Read more...]

Busy Mama’s Memory Can

Busy Mama's Memory Can

Please tell me I'm not the only mom with more than one empty baby book taunting me from the closet. In the classic motherhood cliche, I created a robust baby book for my oldest - chronicling every time he smiled, moved or pooped. But #2 and #3? The pictures I've taken are somewhere on my computer. The words they've said are (hopefully) tucked away in my head somewhere. And I … [Read more...]