Archive for kids stuff

Buying the First Cell Phone, Is Your Tween Ready?

I recently came to a point in parenting that I was dreading but knew was inevitable. It was time to buy my tween his first cell phone. I didn’t think this was…

Tips for Getting Better Sleep

Raise your hand if you love sleep as much as I do. Sleep is like my best friend since becoming a mother. The sad thing is that I don’t always…

Homemade Fruit Snacks

Homemade Fruit Snacks (these can be homemade vitamins too) One of my toddler’s favorite snacks is fruit snacks, sadly, there is not much fruit in fruit snacks you purchase from…

Express Your Inner Pop

When I was a kid, I loved to write poetry. I filled up little notebooks with my thoughts, rhymes, and prose. Literally, I wrote hundreds of poems! Poetry is a…

Creating a Homework Station

Is homework a struggle in your house? Do you find yourself nagging to get your kids to start and finish homework? Do they spend more time gathering and then breaking…

Thomas The Tank Engine

Last weekend I was thrilled to take my adorable niece and nephew to see Thomas the Tank Engine™in Boone, Iowa.  It’s been years since I’ve been to this event because…

Simple Toys Kids will Love

Last month I had the chance to attend a conference in New York City where I was introduced to a couple awesome new toys and I wanted to share them…

Summer Fun: Turtle Toss

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Turtle Toss.  In the summer months, we’re always looking for ways to be outside more and enjoy the beautiful weather.  We love bike riding,…

Improve Your Spelling by Gaming

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of King Digital Entertainment for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m not a huge fan of my boys sitting…

Road Trip With Kids

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lego.  My family and I have a trip to Canada planned later this summer and I’ve started to think about different ideas on how…

Things to Have on Hand When Kids Get the Flu

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nauzene Kids for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Raise your hand if you enjoy being sick or having…

Tips To Make Bathing Your Kids Easier

This post brought to you by Sterling. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Taylor House. How many of you have heard about the NEW and comfier Sterling…

Summer Learning Ideas for Kids

We’ve started the last month of the school year, I cannot believe how fast this year flew by!  Wow! I need to start planning our summer activities for the kids…

Emergency First Aid Kit for Your Car

Spring is here and that means more outside activities, playing and sports.  We also know that means more bumps and bruises are likely to happen.  Don’t worry, we have you…

52 Ways to Practice Random Acts of Kindness

With the New Year approaching, you might be wondering how you can make a difference in other’s lives. Random acts of kindness are a great way to not only spread…

Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce Muffins

I had the most amazing time recently watching my adorable niece and nephew for a week!  First, let me tell you that I am SO out of shape for all…

Back to School Lunch Box Jokes

Back to school time is here, I have friends in Iowa who start back next week!  Yikes!  Here in Minnesota we don’t go back until after Labor Day but we’re…

Strawberry Slushie Recipe

Summer Strawberry Slushie recipe that’s refreshing and delicious was our last recipe creation.  My little guy wanted something with whip cream on it and I wanted something with fruit in…