Birthday Gift Theme Ideas for Boys 2-5

Before you even start thinking about your child’s birthday party, people begin to ask what they want for their big day. With so many ideas & gifts out there, it can become overwhelming. If you are looking for birthday gift ideas for your little one, why not make it unique, keep it simple & base it on a hobby, theme or one of their “favorite” things? With two nephews with birthdays in March, it is time to start shopping for ideas! One of them loves to pretend play so I mentioned to my sister how neat…

Give Love Languages Instead of Gifts on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is this week. If you are like my husband and me, we are not ones to celebrate this hallmark holiday. Too many expectations for a day that is supposed to be about love & being together, but now has become a day about spending tons of money on flowers & chocolate. It has turned into a “gifting” holiday & Valentine’s Day for me is more about showing your gratitude in a small way. Showing love through the 5 Love Languages is more our route. Haven’t heard of the Five Love…

Turning 30: I Know Who I Am, But I Don’t Know What To Be

This last weekend was my 30th birthday. With 30 years down & plenty more to live, I feel like I am at a crossroads in my life. Did I take the right path to get here and now where do I go? Where will my family & I be in five years? Is it wrong that I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up? These questions have been circling me for years & seem to resurface time & time again. The week leading up to the big day, that is all I could…

5 Creative Valentine’s Day Activities for Toddlers

February is all about love, kindness & Valentine’s Day. With a toddler whose favorite color is pink & who also has a heart condition, this month will always hold a special place with us. To start getting ready for the month of love, we have come up with some creative activities & crafts to get some hearts & pink in your life! Not only will you be having fun, but your little one will be developing skills while doing them! From fine motor building to color matching, these activities help build numerous areas of development. Isn’t…