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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 [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 [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 because [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 [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...]

Where to Find the Best Kids Activities Online

Where to Find the Best Kids Activities Online

With three little kids at home – I like to keep an arsenal of kids activities and ideas in my back pocket. Or – really – in my bookmarks. Today, I’m sharing my go-to places to find the best kids activities online! Productive Parenting Productive Parenting is pure gold for parents of kids under the age of 5. They have THOUSANDS of free activities cataloged based on the developmental age [Read More...]

How to Host a Toy Swap

How to Host a Toy Swap

Summer is winding down, but it’s not quite over yet. And while I’m doing my best to savor these last few weeks before my oldest heads off to preschool for four entire mornings every single week (!!!), I’m also teetering on the edge of total insanity. We’ve spent the last 10 weeks heading to the zoo, swimming at the pool, going on vacation, orchestrating playdates, and doing every fun thing [Read More...]