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Family-Friendly Things to do in Utah Valley! (+Utah Valley Staycation itinerary!)

This summer we did things a little…different. Typically we use the summer months as the opportunity to take family vacations; to fly away for a week at a time, spend a ton of money creating memories in far away places. And while we love to travel and show our kids the world, this summer we

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The “Clipboard System” – for homework, chores, screen time, and more! FREE printable!

If you know me, you know by now I’m a HUGE fan of clipboards! A few months ago I shared my family Clipboard System and it’s been a fan favorite ever since! You’ve seen my Summer Clipboard System, so now by popular request, today I’m sharing my School Year Clipboard System! This is what we use

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Kid Snacks & Lunch system! Ideas, hacks, tips, & how we do it! (…And not go broke over snacks)

The other day on Instagram I gave you a glimpse of our snack drawer, and briefly mentioned our lunch system, not thinking much about it. BOY OH BOY did you want to know more! I became flooded with questions about how we do snacks, how we save money with snacks, how we don’t get eaten

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How much to spend on kids! | Allowance, clothes, college, etc | Q&A Tuesday

My family and I have been enjoying one last hurrah in Nevada, soaking up as much summer sun as possible. Don’t worry, a vlog of the trip is coming someday! I wanted to pop in quickly and share with you my YouTube video this week (I post new videos every Thursday if my carrier pigeon

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21 Last Minute Easter Ideas – Quick, Easy, and CHEAP!

Raise your hand if you’re a procrastinator! (ooh me! me! pick me!). Though, I prefer to call it “works best under pressure”. Let’s be honest, Easter is only a few days away, but I haven’t even begun to think about Easter. But I want it to be fun and memorable for my kids, right?? Lucky

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Traditions.

On our recent drive back from California, Bubba turned to me and said, “so…what do we want our Christmas traditions to be?”. I was a little taken back by this because we’ve been doing Christmas with kids for almost 7 years, and figured we already HAD traditions. …but it got me thinking. I realized we

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The Ultimate Holiday Bucket List! + Free Printable (Christmas Break Boredom Buster!)

The holiday season – and Christmas break – is in full swing around here, and if your house is anything like mine, a bit of affordable (or free!) fun is in order! To help bring in some holiday spirit I’ve enlisted Mary (our Social Media Manager) to bring to you a list of the ultimate Fun,

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How Much to Spend on Christmas Part 3 – the HOW

You guys still hanging in there? Part 3 of my How Much to Spend on Christmas post series is finally here! Let’s recap: Part I covered the “WHAT” behind buying your kids presents for Christmas – how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” zone and overpaying when you just don’t need to. Part II covered

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How Much to Spend on Christmas: Part 2 – The WHY

How have you liked our “How Much to Spend on Christmas” series so far? Friday we covered Part I of the 3-part series, where we talked about balancing want vs need, and giving our kids a fabulous Christmas without spoiling them rotten (see it HERE if you missed it). Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY”

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Reindeer Games: The BEST Family Game Night (+ FREE Don’t Eat Pete Printable!)

Jammin’ Jammies made this post possible and boy, are we grateful! If you know me at all, you know I LOVE games. Like, love them. I can’t throw a party without them, hoard them, even play them at my Freebs Night Out events. My family especially loves games around the Holidays. I’ve gotten questions about what

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