DIY Target Wreath for under $10

DIY Target® Wreath for under $10

What do I love more than an easy DIY that costs me half the price of that store-bought item? Practically nothing. I’ve taken the guesswork out of your front-door-decor with this adorable knock off DIY Target® Wreath…and I did it for under $10.   What you’ll need: From the dollar store: A floral wreath frame, about 16 inches Large hair beads (the ones I used came attached to hair elastics) Smaller…

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Letting my Toddler Fly Without Me

Letting my Toddler Fly Without Me

I’m a single mom. That is all I have ever known. My child’s father left us when I was only four months pregnant and didn’t come back around until more than a year later – when I filed for child support.  So as my child’s father stepped up to the plate and began to show interest in parenting our son, a court agreement came into play. It states that I need…

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Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft

Looking for a cute gift to take to Grandma and Grandpa’s house over the holidays? This easy finger painting craft will take your child’s art to the next level and give the grandparents something to cherish. This is such a fantastic and cheap idea that you won’t want to miss…scroll down for the details! Step One: Have your child paint a picture with their fingertips, funky paint brushes, or make…

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Teaching Toddlers the Letters F-J (2 years old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters F-J (2 years old +)

If you are a regular follower of this blog you have probably noticed that my main goal is to spend little to no money while maximizing the fun (in learning). We can accomplish everything that the extensive programs, elite daycares, and live-in nannies can accomplish but on way less money and hardly any time. If you can play a part in your child’s education, why wouldn’t you? This week we work…

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Teaching Toddlers the Letters A-E (2 years old +)

Teaching Toddlers the Letters A-E (2 years old +)

Is your kiddo starting to show interest in letters? Are they trying their hardest to sing along to the ABC song or to chat with Elmo about letters on Sesame Street? How about books…are they exciting to your tot? The best way to start a lesson with your child is to let them direct it… so, if you can answer yes to any one of these questions then the time has come to introduce the alphabet.  And…

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Top 25 Ideas to Make Your Fourth of July Unforgettable

Top 15 Ideas to Make Your Fourth of July Unforgettable

The fourth of July is one of my absolute favorite holidays. It marks the “beginning” of summer, it reminds us all to be proud of our country, and because there are always celebrations, it’s one of the best holidays to decorate for! We’ve got 25 ideas to help you jazz up your fourth of July without breaking the bank or spending excessive amounts of time. After all, we just want to…

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Cheerios To-Go: A Mess Free Snack

Cheerios To-Go: A Mess Free Snack

I’m super excited to share another guest post with you from my sister, Jackie! Jackie graduated with a degree in psychology and married a high school coach just a few years later. From there, she has moved from town to town and been one of the most supportive wives I’ve known. Her most recent move happened just a few days after giving birth to little girl when her husband accepted a position…

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