Posts Tagged“Kids”

5 Tips for Successful Afterschool Pre-K Learning + Disney Junior Activities

This shop about Disney Junior Activities for preschoolers has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #Ready4Preschool

I have been spending a great deal of time focusing back-to-school time on Ethan since he will be entering Kindergarten in two weeks. But I can’t forget about Chase, who will now be heading off the preschool this year. He is just as eager to be going to school and can’t wait to learn more.

Afterschool Pre-K Learning Tips #Ready4Preschool #shop

How to Plan a Superhero Party on a Budget

What boy (or girl!) doesn’t love superhero birthday themed parties! Today, I want to talk about how to plan a superhero birthday party on a budget. We specialize in boy parties on my blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams. That means I have a ton of party ideas to help you plan yours! Whether you’re looking for ideas on decorations, dessert tables, party favors or games, here are my tips on how to make it equal parts budget-friendly and awesome.

Superhero Party Ideas

You are My Sunshine – Handprint Sun

Handprint Ideas for Toddlers

My kids love painting and doing art projects. Instead of doing our normal finger painting project this time, I wanted to do something different. It was a cold, gloomy day so we needed some sun! My sons are two and three and really enjoyed each step especially tracing their hands (well I traced most of them but my three year old did a few as well).


  • Yellow Paint
  • Yellow construction paper or scrapbook paper (I had different shades in my scrapbooking supplies so I used a few different ones)
  • Paper Plate (or yellow paper cut into a circle)
  • Pencil/Pen to trace
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Make a Handprint Sun with Preschoolers

If you are using a paper plate, paint it yellow and let it dry. Meanwhile, trace about 20 hands on yellow paper and cut out.

Glue the hands on the back of the plate layering them.

Take it Further: Add a smiley face or write “You are My Sunshine” on it and give it to a loved one!

**Make sure you check out the handprint flower my son did a couple years ago. A definite hit with their Grandmas!

Handprint Summer Ideas for Kids

UPDATE: Check out the Handprint Tote Bags we made!

I’m a Pull-Ups ‘First Flush’ Ambassador

Huggies Pull-Ups Party

Last week, I shared with you my quick tips for potty training and the start of the potty training journey with my two year old. So far things are going pretty well. We’ve had some struggles, but that is expected. Some days he doesn’t want to use the potty at all, but we work through it with patience. I know that each and every flush is a reason to celebrate. We like to celebrate each flush with an enthusiastic high five, but of course a big brother’s high-five is better than a Mom’s. His three year old brother has been encouraging him just as much as I have. I couldn’t be more proud of the two of them.

This week, I am proud to announce that I am a Pull-Ups ‘First Flush’ Ambassador! Over the next month I will share with you our progress, more potty training tips and more.  I will also be hosting a Pull-Ups “Why Wait – Let’s Celebrate! First Flush Party” for my friends and their children in January.The party is sure to be full of fun and games.

Do you have a little one that is currently potty training or about to start? If so, you can apply to host your very own ‘First Flush’ party! If selected you will get a Party Pack that includes:

  • Engaging activities to get tots excited about starting potty training
  • Celebration party hats and noisemakers to cheer on potty training success
  • Exclusive Pull-Ups® Potty Training Fun Celebration App sticker
  • Pull-Ups® Training Pants for every Big Kid® at the party
  • Pull-Ups® coupon books
  • And more!

To apply, fill out the form on the Pull-Ups Facebook Page. Sign ups are only open until the end of the December. Don’t forget to visit for potty training tips and resources.

Huggies Pull-Ups First Flush House Party

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to host a party. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! is Coming to the Fox Theatre on January 18th

Yo Gabba Gabba Live in St. LouisOne of my sons’ favorite shows is Yo Gabba Gabba. They love dancing around the house and singing the songs even when the show is not on. I just found out that Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out! is coming to the Fox Theatre next month! I have heard great things about their live shows and I cannot wait to take my kids. The shows are very interactive and fun for the whole family.



Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out! Tour hits the Fabulous Fox Theatre for one show only on Friday, January 18th! Catch DJ Lance Rock, Biz Markie and your favorite cast of colorful creatures as they jump, shake and shimmy the sillies out!

Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! is a state-of-the-art production and an interactive experience that offers audiences of all ages the opportunity to witness their favorite characters come to life when DJ Lance Rock and fans say the magic words, “Yo Gabba Gabba!”. Hip-hop legend Biz Markie will join the cast on stage for Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out! with Biz’s Beat of the Day. The show will also feature Super Music Friends and Dancey Dance guest performances.

Tickets and Gabba Party Packages are on sale NOW!  Purchase tickets at the Fox Box Office, or by calling (314)534-1111.

I hope to see you there!

If you are not in the St. Louis area, you can view the entire tour schedule here.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live at Fox Theatre

I am receiving complimentary tickets to the show and in no other way being compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.

BabbaBox Helps Me Spend Fun, Quality Time with My Son

BabbaBox ReviewMy three year old is growing into a young little man too fast and is extremely eager to learn new things all the time. His imagination and creativity has exploded the last few months and I am doing everything I can to encourage it. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get quality time with him. However, when my younger two sons manage to take their afternoon nap at the same time, I get some one-on-one time with Ethan. As a busy Mom of three, I don’t always have time to put together new, fun educational projects and that is where BabbaBox comes in.

BabbaBox is a monthly subscription home-delivered box. Each box has a theme and it includes everything needed to create projects and expand the minds of three to six year old kids. Each box contains three products, a book, digital download and a parent gift.

Sun Moon Stars BabbaBox Contents

We received the ‘Sun, Moon, & Stars’ box which included:

  • CREATE: Paper-Mache Glowing Moon
  • CREATE: Star Constellation
  • EXPLORE: Lunar Calendar and Binoculars
  • STORY TELL: ‘Twinkle, Star of the Week‘ Book
  • CONNECT: Digital Content with How-To Play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on a Digital Piano and a ‘Planet Finder’
  • PARENT GIFT: Star Wine Cork