Tips for a Fun Fourth

My favorite Fourth of July memory takes place in a grocery store parking lot.

Everyone wants to create great memories on the Fourth of July. By following these tips, you can ensure you have a safe and fun holiday celebration!

It was our oldest daughter’s first Independence Day. We had driven 20 minutes to see the fireworks, but when they started shooting off the practice fireworks, poor Hannah completely melted down. She sure didn’t like the “boom” of the Red, White, & Boom!

So, reluctantly, we packed her into the car and drove toward home. When we were a few minutes from home, we realized the real fireworks show was beginning.

I {Heart} my Veggetti Pro (and my Kids do, too!)

Making Sweet Potato Hash with the Veggetti Pro

I don’t like them! They’re GREEN!!!!

Those were the words I heard immediately before the dinner plate hit the floor.

If you make vegetables fun, kids are more willing to eat them. This Veggetti Pro is the best thing that has happened for our family dinners in a long time. All I have to do is spiralize my veggies, and my kids eat them!

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to raise children who love eating their vegetables. I remember first feeding my oldest a jar of green baby food (probably peas). The spoon went in the mouth, a look of horror passed over Hannah’s face, and the spoon (along with it’s contents) came flying back out of her mouth.

Let me tell you, I don’t look great wearing pureed peas.

The Easiest Frozen Birthday Party Ever

How I planned a fantastic party in just one day.

Gracie’s birthay was June 15 – right after the end of the school year and right before my anniversary, Vacation Bible School, and Father’s Day.

I recently had to throw a last minute Frozen birthday party. Believe it or not, I made these (and a couple more) Frozen treats in about an hour!

It’s a busy time of year, and I’m always pressed for time when planning her birthday party.

Look Mom! I Can Dress Myself!

Using a capsule wardrobe to give your young child independence.

She waltzes out of her room, wearing a pink striped shirt and orange floral shorts. On her feet are her favorite Hello Kitty rain boots. And on her head? Sparkly sunglasses and a strawberry sun hat.

A capsule wardrobe can really help young children gain the independence of dressing themselves while still looking good. And it doesn't have to be expensive! I spent $15.85 at Walmart for six outfits.

My eyes hurt from the bright hues and clashing colors, but she is SO proud that she dressed herself!