summer fun calendar for kids :: 2015

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it is summertime again! for anyone whose kids have finished school and are looking foward to the summer months ahead with kids at home, you know that it can be a bit challenging to keep kids happily occupied for those long summer days. last year i made a file-folder version of these calendars which included:1) the calendars … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: june 2015

june 2015 printable calendar

i can't believe the month of may went by so fast. i wish time would stop flying like that! i love every single day even though they can be busy and hectic and a little bit crazy. if i couldn't write everything down i know i'd forget almost everything i had to do/go to/accomplish on any given day. are you like me?unfortunately it doesn't look … [Continue reading]

easy weeknight meal :: chicken parmigiana

chicken parmesan recipe

i am one of those people who loves spending time in the kitchen. whether it's chopping up vegetables for some homemade chicken pot pie, baking a german chocolate cake for my hubby, or whipping up some cream for my homemade nutella ice cream, i love it all! but due to recent time contraints i haven't been able to spend nearly as much time in my … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: may 2015

may calendar

happy days are here again! i love this time of year, weather-wise. it's not too hot outside like it is in the middle of summer, but it's warm enough to start thinking about shorts and t-shirts, flip-flops (ok, i wear those year-round), and popsicles - my kids favorite treat to eat outside on a nice day.and since i'm so giddy about this warmer … [Continue reading]

april 2015 general conference kids activities & update

ideas for lds general conference activities with kids

twice a year, at general conference time, i update my ultimate guide to general conference with kids resource so that you can find a lot of great up-to-date activities to help keep your little ones happily entertained and listening during conference. each time i update it i find a plethora of ideas from people and blogs all over the internet to add … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: april 2015

free printable calendars

april is a fabulous month, in my books. i love all the trees and flowers budding, the crisp air outside, and spring cleaning my house - all stuffy from the winter months.it's also the month of easter and general conference (kids conference activities anyone?)...this year, on the same day! i'm so excited.there are a lot of walks and … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: march 2015

freebie march 2015 calendar printable

we have had such amazing weather over the last couple of months! it's almost like winter never existed. in january and february we were wearing flip flops outside and leaving our coats in the closet. but now that march is here i'm afraid it's coming in like a lion...hopefully our delayed wintery weather won't last too long and it will be out like … [Continue reading]

kisses & hugs :: free printable valentine’s day game of tic-tac-toe

valentine's day activity for kids :: "kisses & hugs" valentine's day game of tic-tac-toe

my kids are huge into holidays! every valentine's day, easter, fourth of july, halloween, thanksgiving, & christmas (and yes, even the superbowl) is a chance to celebrate! they spend a lot of time making their own decorations and displaying them all over our house. they love to help me plan what we're going to be eating and doing that day. and … [Continue reading]

free printable calendar :: february 2015

free printable february 2015 calendar

i love the month of february! my kids have already started working on their valentine's cards to give to their friends. it's fun to think of little ways to say "i'm glad you're my friend." they've also hidden valentine's day cards that they have made for my husband and i (they made them back at the beginning of january!) they get so excited over … [Continue reading]

how to menu plan for busy days :: free printable menu planner

free printable menu planners

i am trying to be better organized this year. i have a few busy months coming up and i'm trying to plan out as much as i can - i'm making lists, schedules, stocking my pantry, etc all kinds of things in an effort to have all my ducks lined up in a row before the busy time hits.while i still use my menu planner (< click to read how and why i … [Continue reading]