10 Minute Chores

Are you trying to get a handle on cleaning this summer? I know I am. Always trying. Bumping up this cheat sheet so I can try again! Originally posted February 2013.  I am no expert on cleaning. Let’s just get that out of the way. However, I have learned a few things over the years. […]


comprehension worksheets

I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Summer reading is great! Use these sheets for books or TV time. Originally posted February 2013.  The other day, Oscar and I were reading a Fly Guy book on our Storia app […]

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I love Disneynature movies. We fell fast for Chimpanzee not just because the film was amazing, but also because the little chimp’s name was Oscar! This year, a new movie is teaching us all about BEARS. As part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we will be attending a screening this weekend. I thought […]

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I’m not sure I have ever admitted this publicly, but Captain America is my favorite Avenger. We loved Captain America: The First Avenger and have been eagerly anticipating this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier since it was announced! The boys aren’t quite old enough for the real(ish) action of a PG-13 movie, but we […]


rainbow paint by numbers, st. patrick

Are you looking for a fun and EASY St. Patrick’s day craft for your kids or students? I’ve got you covered! Sometimes I like to get crafty. Truth be told, my boys are at school this morning so I did this one just for me! They’ll get a chance to make their own later, but […]



Every time we are in the Disney store and the Frozen movie trailer comes on the big screen, my boys are captivated by Olaf the snowman. He is seriously laugh out loud funny from what I have seen. We can’t wait to see the movie! In the meantime, Disney provided me with some fun printables […]



This week, Oscar and I had a little date night. We met some friends for dinner and then headed over to a special screening of the new Disney movie, Planes in 3D. Lately it seems like the new movies have been geared toward older children and while they were well-done, I just didn’t think they […]


light saber craft

If you are like me, even with the best of Summer intentions, you are running out of ideas to keep the kids busy by August. Crafts are hit or miss around here with my boys so I have to seize any interest I can find. Right now, we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Star […]


free lemonade stand printables

We are in full on summer mode over here. I’m talking about summer drinks, getting outside and having lots of fun! One of the best parts of childhood is creating a lemonade stand. I remember setting up shop when my parents would have a yard sale and even now when I pass a lemonade stand, […]

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DIY Leprechaun Hat on Lilkidthings

Happy March everyone!! Are you ready to trade the red and pink hearts for St. Patrick’s day crafts and activities with your kids? As the days get a little bit warmer and the sun starts to peek through these rainy days, I can feel my mood getting better and better. And I think it’s happening […]


Teacher cards printable

I’ve been trying to decide what I wanted to do for Oscar’s teachers on Valentine’s Day. I didn’t want to go crazy, but also wanted to be at least a little bit thoughtful. And I think I found it! He has two teachers so I decided to make these little cards and have him make […]


You are my sunshine free printable Valentines on

Sometimes I feel like being a little creative and sometimes I just like to procrastinate. Yesterday was one of those days, so I created these little Valentine’s day printables! I created two sizes so feel free to use one or both of them! It’s been rainy here this week so I decided on an alternative […]


DIY Family Binder on LilKidThings

I mentioned yesterday that I decided to make a family binder to help me get organized. Part of it is an honest and true desire to get the home management part of my life under control. Another part of it is an excuse to buy office supplies :-). I had a coupon for the Martha […]


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click for printable pdf Happy Monday all! I am knee deep in playroom toys because we are getting new carpet installed tomorrow. It’s a great problem to have, but I haven’t had time to write much today. However, these fun activity sheets from Pixar’s upcoming movie, BRAVE, just popped up in my email so I thought […]