All posts by Aubri

How to Teach Your Kids About Sex [by Ashley LeBaron]

Kids are being exposed to sexually explicit images and conversation earlier and earlier—at school, at sleepovers, on the internet, everywhere. In fact, 93% of boys and 62% of girls view pornography before they are 18; some are exposed as early as age 8.[1] “The talk” is no longer enough. For parents, this can be frightening.… Read More


Placemat Repurposed into Christmas Elk Pillow

Have you herd? Whether you’re looking for the perfect man cave Christmas decoration or an easy way to dress up your couch for the holidays, this DIY Christmas elk pillow is a great i-deer. My good friend Lindsey taught me how to turn a double-lined placemat into an adorable stuffed pillow. (Thanks a million, Lindsey!) It’s cheap and… Read More


10 Tasty Ways To Use Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

After your Thanksgiving food coma wears off, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to eat 14 lbs. of delicious turkey before next Thanksgiving rolls around. I mean, what can you even do with a whole bird (aka Thanksgiving turkey leftovers) besides slapping it between two mustard-covered slices of bread? We’ve gottcha covered. Here are 10… Read More


How-To Holiday Decor: DIY Christmas Star

The Christmas star is one of the most significant, beautiful symbols of Christmas. Throughout the holiday season, the star helps remind us of the “why” of Christmas, and it helps turn the focus away from ourselves and, instead, toward serving and giving to others. The star represents the need to be a light to those around us. Because… Read More


Tree of Gratitude and Thanksgiving How-to

Thanksgiving Day is all about giving thanks for the good things we have in our lives. That’s why a Tree of Gratitude and Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday craft for your family this time of year. Even the smallest of children can participate in this project and show an attitude of gratitude for life’s blessings. How to… Read More


DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Wreath

If Thanksgiving dinner was an election, turkey would totally win, right? Stuffing would probably come in as first runner-up, with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie trailing closely behind as finalists. So with turkey in the spotlight at this time of year, it only seems fitting to pay tribute to it via door. Hence, this super easy and… Read More


7 Ways to Show Your Child You Are Listening

Because communication is a crucial relationship building block, it’s important to show your child you are listening. As you listen to them, the trust between you will strengthen, and your child will begin to see you more as an ally, someone who they can confide in. Your child will bring up difficult topics, like bullying, much earlier… Read More


How to Avoid Trick-or-Treaters

Before everyone rashly judges with a, “Boooooo! You don’t like Halloween?!” let’s stop to think about some legitimate reasons why people would chose not to participate in Halloween candy-giving this year. The first reason that comes to mind is a new baby at home. Chances are that baby will FINALLY be asleep by the time… Read More


Delicious Apple Snack Recipes for Fall

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then what does an onion do? Keeps everyone away! Aaaand that is why we’re sticking to apples today, folks. The small fact that apples and Fall are perfect for each other also might have something to do with it. Apples are just in abundance right about… Read More


11 Toothpaste Life Hacks

Due to a recent DIY fail featuring toothpaste (read about it here), I thought it might be nice to list some ways in which toothpaste can successfully be used. I mean, let’s get real. We can all use some extra minty freshness in our lives…especially if that minty freshness solves life problems (not including world hunger). Toothpaste life hacks:… Read More