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Cute DIY Cake Topper

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop through them, I may receive a small commission, at no extra charge to you. Raise your hand if you’re a professional cake decorator. I. am. not. Sometimes I say, I’ve never met a hobby I didn’t like. But then, I remember that one.  It’s a lot of work.  It takes practice.  And time. I mean, I don’t even bake the cakes around here anymore.  (When your girls say, Can I bake my own birthday cake?  You say yes!) Some occasions call for…

No-Cost Headbands

Yep.  You read that right.  Today I’m sharing an easy little tutorial for NO-COST HEADBANDS like these… Sweet, right?  I made the one pictured here without spending one single cent.  And I’m getting ready to make some more.  Want to make your own?  (It really is easy, I promise.)  Join me over at  Busy Mom’s Helper  and find out how! P.S.  Model not included…

Free Sunshine Printable

“You are my sunshine…my only sunshine…You make me happy…when skies are gray… You’ll never know dear…how much I love you…Please don’t take…my sunshine away…” This song takes me back.  As in, back to kindergarten.  Amazing how something so small and simple can transport you across the years that way.  It’s also something I’ve sung to all my babies, as I’m sure most of you have.  Aaaand I have a little niece who is quite…

Sweet Rewards

Another holiday is upon us, and I am all about using every opportunity as a teachable moment- even Valentine’s Day! I’m sharing how I use these “Sweet Rewards” over at Busy Mom’s Helper.  Click on over for an easy-peasy idea of the sweet and simple variety…because they are my favorite. 😉   &nbsp…

Children and Chores

This weekend I’m sharing a guest post for my friend, Keri, on her blog ONE MAMA’S DAILY DRAMA.  We all have our share of drama, don’t we? 😉  Head over and check out this idea on dealing with Children and Chores, that might make your day just a little bit easier!   &nbsp…

The Sock Basket

How are those resolutions coming along? My word for the year is ORGANIZE. True, it’s something I already like to do, but there are some areas around the house I can’t ever seem to stay on top of.  Hello, paper pile. I do like to organize in ways that are very easy to set up and maintain…and that look cute. 😉 I’m sharing an EASY organization tip today over at Busy Mom’s Helper. Join me there and leave a comment to share your favorite tips! &nbsp…

20 Alternatives to TV for Kids!

Your hands are busily trying to finish dinner without burning it, it’s the baby’s fussy time, the phone is ringing, you have a long list of to-do’s, and your mind is occupied with all of these things, while your other kiddos whine that there is “nothing to doooooo.”  After a couple of rejected suggestions you may find yourself saying, “I don’t know…just do something!” Does this scenario sound familiar?  It may or may not be a composite of personal experience. 😉 In times like these, it…

Big Breakfast for Busy Families

Hello, friends! In case you were wondering why things have been so quiet lately here on the blog, it’s because real life has been real busy.  Among other things, we have a wedding coming up!  I can’t wait to share more about that when the time comes, but in the meantime, I have a little something to share today with all the rest of you busy mamas over at Busy Mom’s Helper. In the midst of all the business, it’s still nice to put a good meal on the table- even for…

Consequence Chart

Happy Summer, Moms and Kids! To help your summer get off to a fantastic start, I wanted to share with you a little tool I use.  It’s a Consequence Chart, and if you’re anything like me, it’ll be a great way for you to have more fun and less stress this summer…and all year ’round. For all the details, come visit me at Busy Mom’s Helper, where I’m contributing today, and don’t forget to share some ideas of your own for smooth sailing this summer…

Using Decor to Make Each Child Feel Special

Happy Weekend, Mamas! One way I love spending my weekend is decorating.  Today I’m over at Busy Mom’s Helper sharing a tip about decorating.  I have five special children, and I’m using décor to make each child feel special. Come visit me there, and read the details of this project, and get inspired to do the same for each of your children.  This is one project you’re guaranteed to be able to finish by the end of the weekend! Sharing at some great link-up parties, including these…