Category Archives: Family

A few weeks before leaving San Francisco, we celebrated our sweet oldest’s 5th birthday. The inspiration for the party came from some of her beloved San Francisco books, and was a great way to say farewell to our favorite city. In addition to setting the mood for the party, the books also doubled as both party decorations…

I love toys that promote creativity, imagination, and dramatic play. This DIY Doctor’s Kit does all of these things, plus it encourages compassion and gentleness in kids as they care for their patients. And if your little one is afraid of going to the doctor, this is a great way to talk about those feelings,…

Little girls in grass skirts are just about the cutest thing ever. Babies in grass skirts – even cuter! Luckily, this DIY hula skirt is easy to make, in any size! Last spring we hosted a little luau party for my 4 year old’s preschool friends. While we were planning, we realized that her baby sister needed…

I wrote this post exactly one year ago today, the day before I gave birth to my youngest. Things were a little hectic with having a newborn (go figure!) and I never got around to actually publishing it. I figured that today was a fitting day to finally share. I should start by saying that I…

Avery is a really calm, laid back kid. But even she gets a little stir crazy and wild if she is cooped up in the house for too long. When we need a little calming effect, this naturally calming lavender playdough does the trick. It’s easy to make and keeps her entertained (and calm!) for hours….

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