I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much fun egg-dyeing became when my youngest was about six. In the little years we stuck with the most basic dye kits (I learned to hide the stickers and the little cardboard display rings and the cellophane shrink wraps and anything else that was bound to cause bickering or overwhelm), but in recent years we’ve started to branch out into specialty egg dyeing kits and new techniques. Here are a few we’ve enjoyed – and a couple I’ve got my eye on!
I will admit, long breaks from school with no travel plans in place can give me early pandemic vibes. I love having all of my kids home, but I also feel a little bit stuck at home. Since I thrive on routine and structure, I like to have a few ideas up my sleeve before spring break rolls around. Spring break isn’t exactly a break for mom, but I enjoy all of these activities too!
With some intentionality, Easter baskets are great way to refresh your kid’s playthings and activities while also filling in those practical items they’ll need for spring and summer. I find that sticking to a few specific themes or categories when putting together Easter baskets for kids helps to simplify shopping and keep things affordable. Here are three themed Easter basket ideas with gift suggestions for each!
You may think that you don’t have the skills, experience or time to fill the role. I completely understand. However, if Ted Lasso has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t need to be an expert – you just need to have heart.
In our “Things We Shouldn’t Have Freaked Out About” series, we look at motherhood worries with the benefit of hindsight. We share what we fretted over, how it turned out, and whether we might have been able to dial back the worry and enjoyed the journey a bit more.
If you’re gearing up to start your child in swim lessons this spring, here are some things I can share as a seasoned swimming instructor AND a fellow mom of young kids (including one who cried through swim lessons for an entire season!).