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Personalizing School Notebooks with Duck Tape

Personalize your school stuff with Duck Tape from WholesomeMommy.com

Looking for a fun way to “spiff up” cheap, plain school supplies?  We were recently looking for a notebook for Judah to use for science. I wanted something that would be sturdy to take outside since a lot of our activities will be happening outdoors and while hiking through the woods. I decided on a [...]

My Home School Lesson Planner

Erasable Pens that Really Erase from WholesomeMommy.com

We’ve been gearing up for home school for about a month now and have a full week of school under our belts! I’ve been busy cleaning up our school room, figuring out which curriculum to use, purchasing curriculum, reading curriculum, buying school supplies, and making plans. I’ve got a series of posts I want to [...]

Father’s Day Food: Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas REcipe for Weeknight cooking from WholesomeMommy.com

Father’s Day is next weekend.  What have you got planned for dear ol’ dad? While it is going to great weather for grilling, why not mix it up a bit.  Instead of the traditional burgers and hotdogs, why not try chicken fajitas?  I know, it isn’t the usual, but I promise you won’t be sorry. [...]

Urbini Touri Travel System Review

Urbini Touri Travel System from WholesomeMommy.com

This will be my third time around.  I have owned, tried, and tested a TON of baby gear.  At this point, with the third baby, I know what I want, I know what I like, and know what I HAVE to have.  I have had so many different strollers that it is a joke now.  [...]

St Patrick’s Day Lucky Rainbow Cupcakes

Lucky Cupcakes - simple buttercream frosting

St Patrick’s Day is March 17th.  Just around the corner. Are you doing something special for the special people in your life?  For me, it is cupcakes…any excuse to have them. They are my secret addiction. Its just as much the buttery cake as it is the simple homemade buttercream frosting. My frosting only calls [...]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day with Read Across America

Celebrate Reading for Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Most of you know that I was a public school teacher for 10 years.  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – also known as the National Read Across America Day is a day we celebrate reading in a super fun way by reading Dr. Seuss books, doing Dr. Seuss crafts, watching Dr. Seuss films, eating “Seuss” food like [...]

Valentine’s Gifts that Mean a Lot but Cost a Little

Valentines Gifts that Won't Break the Bank

I am a sap for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean I like to blow boat loads of money or have boat loads of money blown on me. But, I do enjoy picking out small gifts for my kiddos and something heartfelt for my sweet husband. Of course, if Valentine’s Day is [...]

Epic New Year’s Eve Party for Kids – in a SNAP!

Epic New Year's Eve Kid's Party from WholesomeMommy.com

Do you celebrate New Year’s?  I’ve heard that a large number of parents have opted out now that there are kids in the family.  But, I have a few ideas about how you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in a big way right at home.  Maybe it won’t be quite the same as how you [...]

How to Wrap Quick Breads for Gift Giving to Save Time and Money

How to wrap quick bread for gift giving

Do you give baked goods for gifts?  I love to give little loaves of quick bread during the fall and winter months {when I spend even more time in my kitchen baking up new treats and old favorites}.  I like being able to give TASTY real food to friends and family {especially those who might [...]

Hot Chocolate Party – A Fun Party for Kids to Create

Hot Chocolate Party  2

Last Friday night we hosted a hot chocolate party for my kids and a few of their friends.  We had a lot of fun together and it actually wasn’t that hard to pull off.  If you are thinking of hosting a simple party to for kids this winter, this theme isn’t “time sensitive” and would [...]

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