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For many of us the holiday season means traveling to visit loved ones.  We all know what that means when babies or young children are involved… packing lots of stuff to take along!!  

When family travel is involved, our grandchildren love to get to ride along with Paul and I.  So a few years ago when a trip was planned and our granddaughter would be riding with us, I created a checklist in the hopes of not forgetting anything.  I’m so much better at packing if I have a list!

I recently turned the list into a printable infographic for you in the hopes that it will help you out in some small way too! Read more…


CollieWhen I was a little girl, the famous collie Lassie, was on TV and of course that made collies very popular.  There wasn’t a family in America that didn’t know who Lassie and Timmy were!  But now, times have changed; so ask yourself, “when was the last time I saw a rough coated collie?” You may actually own one, or live close to someone that does, so it may be a common sighting for you, but I will dare to say that the majority of people haven’t seen one for a very long time. Read more….


Plant care printable(This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  If you click on one and make a purchase I receive a small commission.  And I appreciate that very much!)

Last week when my grandchildren were here spending the day with me, a small little lavender watering can with a silver ring around the top caught my granddaughters eye.  It actually had been the vase in a floral arrangement my husband had sent me.

Of course she liked it very much, I mean what little girl wouldn’t have!  And what did Read more….


Children's books

Everyone loves a giveaway and this week I have 4 special children’s books valued at $52.00 gathered together in one package!

Are you reading to your young children every day?

I know statistics are boring to read, but this is important to know.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has performed studies showing that reading to your children, beginning in infancy “stimulates brain development and helps to build key language, literacy and social skills.”  Read more….


3 new booksIn this techie world we live in, I fear that we are losing the importance of reading to our children and grandchildren because let’s face it, a lot of times they would rather play video games or watch something.  And when Mom and Dad are tired at the end of a busy day it’s sometimes easier to just give in.

We need to instill a love of reading in our kids and the best way to do that Read more….


Pocket Valentine CraftLooking for an easy and fun Valentine craft to make with your children or grandchildren?  Look no further.  This craft fits the bill perfectly.

Every time my 5-year-old granddaughter comes to spend the day with me she asks if I have a craft for us to do.  This week I was looking for something the kids could do as a Valentine craft and Read more….


If you want to dYumbox logo croppedo your part to help keep the earth green and and teach your kids the importance of a balanced meal, the Yumbox can help you do just that. The Yumbox is a lunch box made of BPA-free and phthalates-free plastic that is extremely durable and environmentally friendly. It comes in two parts, a plastic outer shell and plastic insert with pre-portioned compartments. The bento style design eliminates the need for plastic baggies or individual plastic containers saving you time and money. And with its rubber seal construction in the lid you can be sure it won’t leak. No more opening the lunchbox to a messy coating of sticky yogurt or applesauce! read more….