Tag Archives: children

How to Host a Food Fight – Food, Activity & Cleanup Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #allessentials #allsulfatefree #CollectiveBias It’s the perfect time of year to go outside and play dirty…with food! It is so fun to get messy every now and then (especially when you’re prepared for it), and who better to do… Read More


safe teen dating tips for parents and teens

Safe Teen Dating: 22 Tips for Parents and Teens

Unfortunately, bad things can happen to even the best of teens. And, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter how fun the date is if safety is compromised. Safety first! While we can’t prevent every bad thing from happening, there are things parents and teens can do to dramatically increase the likelihood of safe teen dating. Each tip… Read More


How to Help Your Child Succeed [by Ashley LeBaron]

Helping Children Develop a Mindset for Success Children are very impressionable. Even the offhand comment can shape who they become. This can seem alarming to parents, but it is also a wonderful opportunity. As a parent, be deliberate and careful about how you talk to your children because it will influence how successful they become.… Read More


Silhouette Profile Portrait Tutorial

When my not-so-baby girl turned two this week (where does the time go?!) I made this silhouette profile portrait to capture her darling features before she grows up too fast. It turned out sooo cute, I just had to make a tutorial post on this in case other mommies wanted to DIY their own! These… Read More


10 Ideas for Teaching Kids Colors

***This page contains affiliate links. Your clicks and purchases help support The DIY Lighthouse at no extra charge to you. Even if your toddler is a smarty pants, colors might not come easily to him/her. And that’s okay! Teaching kids colors can be tough because colors are super tricky. Think about it! They may have just learned what an… Read More


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The Key to a Happy Marriage After Baby [by Ashley LeBaron]

Happy Marriage After Baby? Every parent knows that a baby changes everything—including your marriage. The stats can be really discouraging if you’re hoping for a happy marriage after baby: After the birth of the first child… 2/3 of couples’ marital satisfaction drops 1/6 stays about the same But the one we don’t hear as much about?… Read More


10 things productive moms do before 10 am

10 Things Productive Moms Do Before 10 AM

It’s no secret. How we begin our day sets the tone for the whooole rest of day. Gain positive momentum by engaging in the activities that will put you in the mindset and pattern of success. Here we reveal the 10 things productive moms do before 10 AM. 10 Things Productive Moms Do Before 10… Read More


50 Women Blogs to Follow {for the Do-It-Yourself Woman}

Being truly creative requires constant inspiration. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled an alphabetized list of 50 women blogs to follow. These women, most of whom are mothers, write about DIY, family/parenting, food, home decor, and parties & events. As your DIY captains, we feel these websites are individually #onpoint and collectively,… Read More


21 things to do on a rainy or snowy day

21 Things to Do Inside on a Rainy or Snowy Day

Tut tut! Looks like rain! Or snow maybe. If you’re a homebody when it’s cold and wet outside, these 21 things to do inside on a rainy or snowy day will lighten your mood and rejuvenate you! If you’re home alone, take time to enjoy yourself and do something cozy. If you have little ones at… Read More


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