Tag Archives: family

DIY Mason Jar Neighbor Christmas Gifts

Wondering what to give your neighbors, friends, co-workers, or family this year for the holidays? These DIY mason jar neighbor Christmas gifts are waaay easy and super cute! Help those around have a merry and bright holiday with a little bit of homemade love. Recreate the ideas below or simply use them as inspiration! DIY… 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


DIY Disaster Backpack: Emergency 72 Hour Kit

Earthquake, volcano, tsunami, flood, storm. The natural disasters I just listed are the ones most likely to happen in Seattle–where I live. And when I say, “most likely to happen,” I mean we are due any day for a big one. I had a moment of panic when I realized that if an emergency or… 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


Mom chart! Job chart cleaning schedule and meal plan chart. Great for organizing and planning jobs, dinner, activities, etc. A must for stay-at-home moms with their kids!

Mom Chart: Meal Plan & Job Chart

Oh boy, have I got a treat for you! (Spoiler alert!… Mom chart!) My friend Katie and cousin Erin shared with me some of their secrets for keeping organized and ahead of the game. And I get to share them with you! Keep reading to find out what they use in their organization charts for cleaning,… Read More


You’re in Luck! St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions

Don’t turn green with envy while everyone else celebrates St. Patty’s Day. Start your own St. Patrick’s Day family traditions! These 6 family traditions are not only fun for everyone…they just might bring a bit o’ luck. St. Patrick’s Day Family Traditions 1. Jump Start Your Luck. Eat a Green Breakfast. I just loved this colorful tradition… 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


How to Complain in Marriage [by Ashley LeBaron]

We all know that complaining is bad. …Right? Well, research shows that some complaining in marriage is not only okay but good! Hold on. Complaining can be very destructive when done in the wrong amount, about the wrong things, or in the wrong way. So how should you complain in marriage and why? 1. How… Read More