Fire Prevention Week Activities for Kids

Fire Prevention Week Activities, Crafts, and Books for Kids

According to the National Fire Protection Association, roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep.  Fire prevention week takes place the week of Oct 4-10, 2015.  Firefighters will be emphasizing, “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Continue reading


Paper Mache Crafts For Kids

Paper Mache Crafts for Kids

Papier Mâché, french for “chewed paper,” is an inexpensive, fun way for kids to create a variety of sculptures.  Here are some pretty crafty,  easy paper mache crafts for kids.  Oh, I added in our no-cook, kid-safe glue recipe too. Continue reading

Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

Animal Pine Cone Crafts for Kids

Pine cone crafts for kids are a great way to upcycle beautiful nature finds. Here are some of my favorite, creative animal pine cone crafts. Technically, a spider isn’t a insect or an animal, but its too cute to leave out.

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8 Ways to Help Babies Communication Skills

Easy ways to boost babies communication skills through play #babydevelopment

There are many ways babies learn to communicate with the world around them.  While in the womb, babies kick, move, and let you know just how they’re feeling.  Ever get a jab to the rib cage?! Ooch!

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10 Cool Crayon Activities

Crayon activities and projects

Well, as you can imagine, we LOVE crayons.  Interestingly, we haven’t done a ton of crayon projects on the blog!  But, there are some pretty cool crayon activities for kids (adults too!) out there! Continue reading


Our Newest Addition Comes Home

Our Newest Addition Comes Home: Surviving the NICU

© Portraits of Grace Photography

I’d love to tell you that we were in the hospital for three short, painfully glorious days full of fragrant flowers, pictures, visitors, and so, but our stay was much different.  Sure, there were laughs, lifelong friendships were made, and many, many pictures were taken, except what we faced, what she endured, is unimaginable to most.  Continue reading


A Mother’s Letter: Capturing Moments In Time

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All images © 2014 Portraits of Grace PhotographyMaternity Session

A Mother’s Letter

To my dearest Savannah,

For every breath you take, I breathe love into you Continue reading


15 Recycled Crafts and Activities

recycled crafts and activities for kids

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with All Thing Kids this month for our series on using recycled materials for play.  We’re sharing a round-up of our most creative recycled crafts and activities for kids.  For even more fun activities, check out All Things Kids Pinterest Board.

15+ recycled crafts and activities for kids

Recycling materials for crafts and activities is a great way to conserve and reuse for play projects.  It was a hard choice, but our #1 go-to recycled material is Baby O’s containers. They’re perfect for caves, tunnels, bridges, slides, ramps, vases, and more. We’ve cut, glued, painted, connected, and even paper mached them for projects.  Toilet paper and egg cartons are strong contenders too. Continue reading