A Fun DIY Thanksgiving Placemat for Your Little One!

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving nearly a week away. While I am carefully planning our Thanksgiving menu, I’m letting my little one’s get in on the Thanksgiving fun with some decor for their kids’ table. My girls love to paint and I am planning a fun and interactive kids table for them on Thanksgiving Day (I’ll share more next week) so I wanted them to help me personalize their table with some fun placemats.

These were not only fun for them to make (and get their hands dirty) but they will also double as a coloring mat for them during Thanksgiving dinner. 

Why "Hakuna Matata" Was Just What the Doctor Ordered

Hakuna Matata may not be your traditional remedy for a cold, but this weekend in our house, it was just what the doctor ordered. This time of year is hard for kids. Colds and germs get shared, spread, and passed along no matter how hard you try to keep them safe. With activities moving indoors and more hands-on contact with toys, books, and other items, it’s inevitable it seems, at some point they’ll come down with something.

That’s where Hakuna Matata came in.

Our Family Holiday Travel Checklist

With Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas all coming up soon, we’re in the thick of making our holiday travel plans. We’ve become masters of the road trip, thanks to our five hour car rides from Massachusetts to New Jersey, and now that we’ve flown twice with Judah, we know what we need when we travel by air, too.

Whether we’re just going away for an overnight or staying for a few days, here are the things we can’t leave home without.

Our Family Holiday Travel Checklist

4 Wonderful Things My Kids Are Blessed With

Last week I shared some of the reasons I’m thankful for my kids. Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of things my kids are thankful for this season. I really want my kids to have an attitude of gratitude all year long. They’re very blessed kids and I want them to realize how much they have.

Click below to see some of things my kids are thankful for. 

Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving as a Family

Thanksgiving is one of those quick holidays that comes and goes too fast. I get caught up in the menu and sometimes miss the entire point of the holiday. With three little ones in the picture now, I want to make sure that Thanksgiving is a meaningful holiday for our family. I want to make sure that we practice gratitude and give thanks, and not just stuff ourselves full of turkey.

If you’re looking for some creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving as a family, here are some great ideas…

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