Showing Gratitude with an “I’m Thankful For” Book

By Nicole Boggs /

It’s important to instill a sense of gratitude in your child from a young age. Teaching your Little to say a simple thank-you can help foster a lifelong mindset of gratitude. Using the All About Me photo book template, I created a custom ‘I am Thankful’ photo book, and completed with my 3-year-old daughter, Clara.  It was incredible to get a glimpse into her world, and the keepsake we created is absolutely priceless.

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The Benefits of Personalized Art for Kids

By Pinhole Press /

There’s nothing sweeter than a tiny Picasso gifting you a finger-painted masterpiece, or a classic noodle necklace. Children’s art is so much more than mindless play. Time with crayons and paints can help foster a child’s creativity, improve their fine motor skills, and more. Read on to discover the lasting impact that personalized art can have on your child’s life. Read More “The Benefits of Personalized Art for Kids”

DIY Personalized Checkers

By Sara Mercer /

Last week, I shared a fun DIY Personalized Tic Tac Toe Game and it gave me a burst of creative inspiration to create more personalized games for our family. My kiddos loved seeing their faces on game pieces, so I thought that I should do the same on another one of our family favorites, Checkers. For this Personalized Checkers Game, I created pieces for each member of the family so that we each had our own game pieces to play with.

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Movies for a Rainy Fourth of July

By Abby Tolbert /

We all have an idyllic vision of what The Fourth of July is supposed to look like. Kids running through sprinklers, grandiose parades with marching bands, and burgers sizzling on the grill. But Mother Nature is almost as unpredictable as tots in their terrible twos, so even America isn’t immune to having its birthday party ruined by the weather. In the event of a rainy Independence Day, these All-American movies are sure to be loved by kids and parents alike. 

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10 Photos You Need to Take This Summer

By Holly Sosa /

My kids go on summer break at the end of this week and after making up an entire week’s worth of snow days, they’re ready to milk all they can from the sweet summer months. With all the adventures we have during the summer, I’m often guilty of forgetting to document the fun. As a mom, it’s my sworn duty as memory keeper to ensure I preserve our memories for years to come so that when I’m a grandmother, the first thing my grandchildren will do when the visit is sit on the floor with our photo albums. It’s a lot of pressure! As someone who is passionate about memory keeping, I tend to get carried away, can you tell?

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