How to Use Harry Potter to Teach Children About Prejudice

I'm always on the hunt for finding creative ways to teach equality to the younger generation....

Ginger Beer Cocktail

In honor of the warmest season of the year, I present this incredibly delicious Ginger Beer...

How to Calm Anxiety in Kids with the Heart Trick

I hope our story helps enables you to calm anxiety in one way or another. My little boy is super...

How to Cope When Family Stops Calling

When family stops calling... something changes you. You find yourself frantically looking for ways...

Have Some Fall Fun with this Fall Bucket List for Families

It's finally Fall Y'all! Let's celebrate with a little fall fun by completing this fantastic fall...

How to Calm the First Day Jitters of School

Preparing for school to start can create a major case of first day jitters. The first day of...

The Ultimate Dinosaur Dirt Bars Recipe

Dirt, dinos, delicious treats you can easily make (and devour!) is the perfect equation to a...

Hard Strawberry Lemonade Punch Cocktail Recipe

If you bottled up summer into a cocktail, it would be this hard strawberry lemonade punch cocktail...

Emoji Snack Mix Recipe

My kiddo loves everything emoji, so it was no surprise when this emoji snack mix became his new...

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20+ Insane Fortnite Gift Ideas

20+ Insane Fortnite Gift Ideas

Hands up for all the households who have been taken over by Fortnite! For all of those kids that want to get the W, check out these 20+ insane Fortnite gift ideas! Racing to first place is the most important task of the day.  Now onto the second most...

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Wicked Halloween Treats

Wicked Halloween Treats

I LOVE Halloween! From the falling leaves, cool nights, decorations, to the Halloween treats, it is a season that my entire family gets excited about.  I've hunted down only the best Halloween treats for you to devour this year. You'll find a witch's cauldron,...

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20+ Ways to Make the First Day of School Special

20+ Ways to Make the First Day of School Special

It's time to start the school year off on the right foot with these 20+ ways to make the first day of school special.  Changing routines, starting a new year, and possibly even a new school for some of your kiddos can be so very stressful! I'm here to make it...

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The Ultimate Dinosaur Dirt Bars Recipe

The Ultimate Dinosaur Dirt Bars Recipe

Dirt, dinos, delicious treats you can easily make (and devour!) is the perfect equation to a kid-friendly recipe! I absolutely love making things to eat in the kitchen with my boys. Whether the end result is a yummy treat, nourishing meal, snack or burned toast,...

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Avocados from Amazon

Avocados from Amazon

  Avocados from Mexico! I can hear the jingle playing now. Don't deny it... let the catchy tune bounce around while you pick up some of these fun and incredible items that revolve around the goodness of avocados from Amazon.  Sporting avocados have...

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Reasons We Stopped ABA Preschool

Reasons We Stopped ABA Preschool

My son started ABA preschool at a therapy center after recently receiving an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. The diagnosing doctor recommended 40 hours of ABA therapy a week. My first thought was that's way TOO much! It takes a ton of energy and effort for an...

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Easy Kid’s Craft Recycled Bracelets

Easy Kid’s Craft Recycled Bracelets

Check out this fun and easy kid's craft, recycled bracelets! With two simple supplies; Clean socks, tights, and/or leggings (preferably ones that are mismatched or worn out)  Scissors Recycled Bracelets Directions Cut the toe off of the sock Pick any width you'd...

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How to Use Harry Potter to Teach Children About Prejudice

I'm always on the hunt for finding creative ways to teach equality to the younger generation. Below, I'm sharing how to use Harry Potter to teach...

Ginger Beer Cocktail

In honor of the warmest season of the year, I present this incredibly delicious Ginger Beer Cocktail Recipe.  It's perfect for a BBQ because...

Creative Ways to Use Peeps Like You Have Never Seen Before

There are some really creative ways to eat and use Peeps! For the past few weeks, I have been noticing that people are now using these sweet treats...

20+ Insane Fortnite Gift Ideas

Hands up for all the households who have been taken over by Fortnite! For all of those kids that want to get the W, check out these 20+ insane...

How to Calm Anxiety in Kids with the Heart Trick

I hope our story helps enables you to calm anxiety in one way or another. My little boy is super anxious and suffers from severe separation...

How to Cope When Family Stops Calling

When family stops calling... something changes you. You find yourself frantically looking for ways to cope.  It feels like your village starts...

Have Some Fall Fun with this Fall Bucket List for Families

It's finally Fall Y'all! Let's celebrate with a little fall fun by completing this fantastic fall bucket list for families! If you haven't already...

Wicked Halloween Treats

I LOVE Halloween! From the falling leaves, cool nights, decorations, to the Halloween treats, it is a season that my entire family gets excited...

DIY Frankenstein Halloween Treat Baskets

Let's get the Halloween party started with these adorable DIY Frankenstein Halloween Treat Baskets! They are SUPER easy to make which makes...

20+ Ways to Make the First Day of School Special

It's time to start the school year off on the right foot with these 20+ ways to make the first day of school special.  Changing routines,...

How to Calm the First Day Jitters of School

Preparing for school to start can create a major case of first day jitters. The first day of school can be tough for both parents and children. It...

Unique Fox Gifts That Will Make You Say For Fox Sake

If you adore the magical fox as much as I do, you have to check out these unique fox gifts.  Fox gifts, attire, home furnishings, socks, and...

The Ultimate Dinosaur Dirt Bars Recipe

Dirt, dinos, delicious treats you can easily make (and devour!) is the perfect equation to a kid-friendly recipe! I absolutely love making...

Slime Green Gift Ideas You Have to See to Believe

These slime green gift ideas will give your gift-giving game a spin in the right direction.  Slime green is a color that sticks out more...

Avocados from Amazon

  Avocados from Mexico! I can hear the jingle playing now. Don't deny it... let the catchy tune bounce around while you pick up some of these...

Valentine’s Day Books for Boys

Check out my list of books that can teach boys all about the meaning of love. These Valentine's day books for boys are perfect for any day of the...

Reasons We Stopped ABA Preschool

My son started ABA preschool at a therapy center after recently receiving an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. The diagnosing doctor recommended...

Silly Monster Gift Ideas

Here are some of my boy's favorite silly monster stuff that I had to share with you! You can use these fun finds all year round, but it is also a...

Easy Kid’s Craft Recycled Bracelets

Check out this fun and easy kid's craft, recycled bracelets! With two simple supplies; Clean socks, tights, and/or leggings (preferably ones that...

Hard Strawberry Lemonade Punch Cocktail Recipe

If you bottled up summer into a cocktail, it would be this hard strawberry lemonade punch cocktail recipe!  Lemons.... summer. Strawberries......

The Best Emoji Finds

I finally sat down and made the best emoji finds list to help fill your life with these adorable emojis! My list includes a little bit of...

Emoji Snack Mix Recipe

My kiddo loves everything emoji, so it was no surprise when this emoji snack mix became his new all time favorite! It couldn't come at a better...

How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer

How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer You can make a living as a freelance writer by building your own business from the ground up, and do...

My Mom

My mom, Linda Dunlap, was a school teacher and had been since I was young. She LOVED her job. Everything she did was centered around her students...

Shark Week S’more Treats

Shark week is greeted with anticipation and excitement in my house, every single year. Let's celebrate with these shark week s'more treats! All 3 of...