• Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe

    My kids LOVE making play dough, and we do it regularly.  Try making this Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe for a fun alternative to the classic play dough recipe. I was introduced to this Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe years ago in a college Child Development class.  Instantly I loved the concept of using this recipe as a sensory activity for kids.  They can touch, see, smell, and even taste it.  I think it would be fun to use for a preschool lesson about the 5 senses. My kids ask to make this play dough all the time.  I’m pretty sure their favorite part is that they are actually allowed…

  • 50 FREE activities to do with your kids over the Summer Break

    I am an associate with Ultimate Bundles.  I will receive compensation from purchases made through my links. Summer break is just around the corner.  I have been looking forward to summer for weeks!  I love having my school aged kids home with me and I always look forward to a more relaxed schedule full of fun family activities.  I talked a little more about summer in my post:  Our Summer Plans: Keeping the kids Entertained and Mom Sane, this post includes how I plan on managing screen time and a couple of our favorite traditions. I also just purchased the Homemaking Bundle complete with printables and resources to keep the kids…

  • 20 FREE Valentine Date Ideas

    With Valentines Day just a couple weeks away my husband and I started brainstorming some free date night ideas.  Valentines Day does not always have to be celebrated with an expensive dinner and fancy date.  There is no price tag on quality time spent with the one you love very most. If you are still looking for a budget friendly gift idea for your significant other check out my list of 10 gifts all under $10 for HIM here and my list of 10 gifts under $10 for HER here. And now our list of 20 FREE Valentine Date Ideas. Candlelight Picnic:  Set up a candlelight picnic dinner at home. …

  • Our Favorite Play dough Recipe

    Making a batch of play dough with my kids is one of my favorite things.  It is a quick, and easy activity and the kids love getting to help make it.  Sometimes we will make this more “traditional” play dough recipe, and other times we make Peanut Butter Play Dough (another fun fave!). I have tried a lot of play dough recipes over the years, and I mean A LOT!  My friend shared a recipe with me a few years ago and it instantly became my favorite.  I haven’t looked back since.  This recipe is so easy!  You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand and will be…