Chuck E Cheese’s Family Fun

Chuck E Cheese's Family Fun

Chuck E Cheese's family fun environment has gone to a new level of awesome! We went to the Grand ReOpening of Chuck E Cheese's San Antonio location to check out the new layout, food, and family friendly design. What a treat! Right when we entered, the bright open floor plan relaxed me and the convenient kiosks got the kids started on games right away.  The light up dance … [Read more...]

Kids Free San Diego

Kids Free San Diego

Growing up in Arizona, an annual trip to San Diego meant one thing – the beach!! Now that I am a mother of 3, and living in South Orange County, San Diego is so much more! It’s fun to rediscover a city, and San Diego is such an incredibly family friendly vacation spot. Whether it’s a quick day trip or an extended weekend getaway, there are more activities to do, than time … [Read more...]

Toddler Snacks for Car Trips

Toddler Snacks for Car Trips

Mornings are busy. Trying to get three girls dressed, fed, and ready for the day always seems to take more time than I plan. Claire is my outdoor girl. She would stay outside all day if she could. While my older girls love to enjoy a little TV show in the morning, while they are eating, Claire would prefer to be out playing. So to simplify our morning routine, I let her “eat … [Read more...]

Family Drawing Game

Family Drawing Game

  This super simple, really fun, family drawing game is perfect for ALL ages! We play it when we are on the go and find ourselves waiting (doctor's office, sporting events, airport, etc.). Materials: Paper Pencil or Pen or Marker or Crayon How to Play: Players take turns adding lines to the paper to create a "picture". We set the rule that each player … [Read more...]

Travel Snacks for Toddlers

Sprout Organic Toddler Snacks

Real, Honest, Pure Travel Snacks for Toddlers As a mom of three young girls, I am always looking for foods that are healthy, taste great, and are made from honest ingredients. We are often on the go, and that is one of the reasons I love the Sprout® Toddler Purees in the squeeze pouches. I first started buying them when I introduced my youngest daughter to baby food. They were … [Read more...]

Free Toddler Activities

Free Toddler Activities

When I was a teacher I was always trying to think of ways to make the most of transitional times like walking through hallways, waiting for dismissal or assemblies, etc. I used to play games with students to work on letter sounds, math facts, and other skills that the students were working on. I felt like a more effective teacher knowing I used my time wisely. As a mother I … [Read more...]

Summer Travel with Kids

travel with kids

Our family is taking three pretty big trips this summer and I've been prepping for the past month! We have a one year old, three year old, and six year old to keep entertained.  Here are some fresh takes on favorite ways to make Summer travel with kids smooth and successful!  Organize with Soap Containers It can be hard to organize travel with kids. The Dollar Tree … [Read more...]

Snack Bags

Math Snack Bags

Every day I can always count on my girls to ask for a snack…at least once if not more. Often times I’m in the middle of something, and I needed to come up with a plan for them to get a snack on their own (that I approved of!). They always love helping me in the kitchen and creating these snack bags was a complete win-win! We do this activity about every 3 weeks and they look … [Read more...]

DIY Toddler Wallet

Toddler Wallet

My toddler found a new fascination with wallets and cards of all types while we were discovering ways for her to play while traveling.  She already had an old wallet of mine in her toy box, but I decided to spice it up a bit for her by adding cards and play money, since taking things out and putting them back in is one of her favorite ways to play. I started with a couple … [Read more...]

Toddler Travel Activities

On the Go Toddler Learning

In this Pinnable world of adorable toddler activities (which we happen to love, by the way!) it is sometimes easy to forget that learning takes place all day long whether you plan for it or not!  I was clearly reminded of this as we traveled over the holidays.  Obviously, I didn't have any formal learning activities planned during this time of fun and family (at Disney World!), … [Read more...]

Starbucks Activity

starbucks activity

A Starbucks activity perfect for your little one The other morning I met a friend for coffee at Starbucks. I bought their $1 reusable cup (mostly because I thought it was a good deal for a travel coffee cup) and grabbed a couple of coffee stirrers for N in case she got bored with her bag of stuff. When she looked like she was getting antsy I gave her the cup and the sticks … [Read more...]

Travel Dice Game

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After making a Little Pet Shop Travel Play Set and a Lego Travel Set from mint tins, I couldn't resist the urge to make a Travel Dice Game too! Number stickers 1-6 and put them in the bottom of the tin. You will need 6 magnets and 1 die. For a challenge use numbered stickers 2-12, 11 magnets, and 2 die. How to Play:   Dice Game 1-6 Roll the die. Cover the number … [Read more...]