Homemade Jurassic World Family Halloween Costumes

Post may contain affiliate links. See my Disclosure and Privacy statement for details. You know, as ridiculous as I’ve ever looked, I can’t think of a single time I’ve ever regretted dressing up for Halloween with the kids. I feel a little silly and self-conscious because not a lot of parents dress up, but I … Read more

Painting Pumpkins with Glow-in-the-Dark and Neon Paints

*Post may contain affiliate links, please see my disclosure/policy statement for details One time I wrote about Unfortunate Children’s Art and how even though our children’s projects may not be perfect or go wild on a Pinterest feed, they are precious and beautiful to us because our children made them. I also shared several examples of … Read more

Neon Summer Fun with Rose Art®

In the spirit of My Dirty, Happy Kid I vowed to relax and let the kids get good and dirty this summer in the name of good, old-fashioned fun. I feel like I spend a lot of time trying to keep things tidy, so I want to try and let things be a little more free-spirited … Read more

Star Wars Death Star Valentine’s Day Box

Star Wars Death Star Valentine's Day Box made out of a Halloween pumpkin

If it weren’t for having two snow days off from school this week, I know I would have forgotten about the Valentine’s Day party at school until the night before. It never fails. These parties are around the same time every year, but they always seem to sneak up on us. If you’re a last-minute … Read more

Phone Jail

As phones are able to do more and more things for us, we tend to spend more and more time on them. You always see pictures of people at restaurants spending more time on their phones than with each other. I sometimes think we are just a few steps away from the hover chair society … Read more

Helping Teachers “Refuel” At Year-End

Oh great, another thing to do at the end of the school year, believe me I know. But it’s so important to take care of the people that take care of our kids. Childcare in any form is such a hard job, and we were so blessed with great teachers this year. We also have an excellent bus driver … Read more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Valentine’s Day Box

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Valentine's Day box

I have fond memories of decorating old oatmeal containers and shoeboxes for Valentine’s Day parties at school when I was growing up. My son is really into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so we went with that theme for our shoebox. His favorite turtle is Michaelangelo so we needed green and orange paint. Of course, the store … Read more

DIY Super Mario Bros Birthday Party

Super Mario Bros birthday party decorations

Post may contain affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure and Privacy statement for details.       For my son’s 6th birthday, I aspired to throw a really cool birthday party without breaking the bank. I did a Super Mario Bros theme and made an obstacle course in the yard by using things I already had at … Read more

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