Amanda Roland

The Montessori Method: Toys that Teach

The Montessori method was developed in the early 1900s by an Italian scholar and scientist named Dr. Maria Montessori. She created schools for children in Italy that fostered “rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their… read more

Cleaning Solutions with Lemons

Make DIY Cleaning Solutions with Lemons!

When life gives you lemons, start cleaning! Lemons are the perfect natural cleaning ingredient to use in the kitchen and around the whole house. The acidity in lemons gives them antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and the aroma is bright and… read more

Help Your Kiddos Burn Off Afternoon Energy

Kiddos can harbor a lot of excess energy. With school winding down and summertime excitement growing, you know that your children will come home ready to let loose...after they finish their homework of course. So how can you help them… read more

bird feeders

Make These Easy DIY Bird Feeders

One of the best things about spring-time is being able to hear the birds chirping outside. Make your yard more inviting to our flying friends by making a bird feeder! Reuse your leftover plastic Easter eggs to make these easy… read more

felt flowers

Need An Easy Craft? Try Felt Flowers!

Looking for an easy craft to try this week? Try felt flowers! This craft requires only felt, hot glue and scissors, perfect for your older kiddos. Add these felt flowers to wreaths, headbands, bouquets and picture frames. Get creative! *this… read more

Super Bowl Sunday Party Snacks

Easy Super Bowl Sunday Party Snacks!

Are you ready watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? Root for your favorite team while eating some delicious and easy Super Bowl Sunday party snacks! Caprese Salad Skewers These super simple party appetizers take only 4 ingredients to make, but… read more

at-home ice cream

Make Your Own At-Home Ice Cream

Instead of trekking out to get some ice cream, make it yourself with this at-home ice cream recipe! Don’t have an ice cream maker? Don’t worry! This ice cream recipe uses equipment and ingredients that you’ll already have in your… read more

Snot Cheat Sheet: Understanding Mucus

When it comes to raising children, parents wear many hats. On any given day, you can be a chef, chauffeur, maid, therapist, nurse, teacher and last but not least, snot checker. That’s right, one of the many joys of parenting… read more