20 Fun Lunch Box Jokes about Lunch

20 hilarious jokes about lunch! Just in time for back to school.

It's time to start thinking about back to school! New clothes in the closet, clean backpacks filled with empty notebooks, sweet lunch box notes waiting to be written. Okay so maybe lunch box notes are not on the list at my house. A couple of years ago, when my son asked me to stop sending notes in his lunch I was crushed. Knowing I wanted a way to feel connected with him while he was at school, I needed to find a new way to add to his lunch. I started collecting and sending funny kid jokes. Suddenly we had something great to laugh about after school and I knew I was putting a smile on his face every day. He even asked about the lunch Continue Reading

Make Summer Memories with Backyard Family Camp

Lots of great tips for creating a camp in your back yard

As I mentioned in the summer staycation park passports post, this summer has my family staying close to home. That doesn’t mean that we are missing out on making summer memories. Today we're teaming up with Banana Boat® - Follow the Signs for Summer Fun campaign. One of the ways we are celebrating summer is with our very own Family Camp. Family Camp? You may be thinking that sounds really time intensive. I suppose it could be depending on how you run with it, however, part of the reason we are staying close to home this summer is that it’s a particular busy season of life without a lot time or energy for family outings. So, I decided Continue Reading

Creative Kid Table Week 4: Playing with Shaving Cream

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Shaving cream is a go to activity around here. There is something calming about the sensory experience. For me it's right up there with play dough. So for today's Creative Kid Table it's time to get a little messy and explore with shaving cream. Did you catch the first three Creative Kid Table activities? We started out with TP Rolls & Googly Eyes, then we tried out LEGO in a New Way and last week was Getting Creative with Chalk. Creative Kid Table Week 4: Playing with Shaving Cream Shaving cream is what I call a "clean mess". It's really, really messy while they play, put wipes right up when they're done. Because it's soap it Continue Reading

Creative Kid Table Week 3: Creating with chalk

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It's week three of the Creative Kid Table! Did your kids enjoy creating with googly eyes and toilet paper rolls? How about playing with LEGO in a new way? This week I have a new twist on an old favorite. CHALK! I don't know about you but I forget to include chalk as an inside art activity. We use sidewalk chalk outside, but this is different. Connecting the chalk to paper, using smaller pieces, adding ways to experiment. It will really be a completely different experience. Creative Kid Table Week 3: Creating with chalk For today's Creative Kid Table I'm going to offer you two different play ideas. Pick one that appeals to you, do one Continue Reading

Positive Parenting Solutions for a YELL FREE Home

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What's going on at your house right now? At ours there is way too much irritation, nagging and reminding coming from me. YUCK! The worst part is I know better! Whenever I get into one of these not so great cycles I know it’s time for a reboot. Once I’m on a positive (and patient) page, the entire house seems to settle into a more cooperative and happy place. Luckily I have some incredible (and fairly simple) solutions to turn get moving in the right direction quickly … and I'd like to share them with you. Positive Parenting Solutions for a YELL FREE Home Take care of you. You've heard that before right? You can't be a positive Continue Reading

Park Passports: Summer Staycation Idea for Families

printable park passports for kids! What a fun staycation idea.

This summer has us staying close to home, with a fairly unchanged routine. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy plenty of fun in the sun and summer adventure. We're on a mission to be tourists in our own town... Today we've teamed up with Banana Boat® and Walmart to make sure this summer adventure is extra fun. Because I know we will be busy I am keeping this "staycation" idea easy to execute - find and visit 5 new parks; on its own this might seem "ho hum" but with a little drama and a few props you can really play up the adventure! Park Passports: Summer Staycation Idea for Families A good adventure starts with a little planning so I Continue Reading

Creative Kid Table Week 2: LEGO in a New Way

creative kid table week 2 LEGO in a new way

Welcome to week 2 of the Creative Kid Table. Did you have enjoy the process of creating with googly eyes and toilet paper rolls last week? You can show off your creations on this Facebook post. I love how one Mom has dedicated a space to creating. What fun! Creative Kid Table Week 2: LEGO in a New Way It's no secret that LEGO building is a pretty big deal around here. But even as popular as it is, sometimes switching up the way we play with LEGO can inspire a creative burst. Tips for successful creative play: Separate the LEGO pieces when your LEGO lover is not around. (Just trust me on this one. The second they see you rummaging Continue Reading