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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


Valentine’s Day Floats

Valentine’s Day floats are fun, sweet treats you can make for your Valentine’s Day party, your kids, your family, or your Valentine crush. Because making this for one or for many is very inexpensive, this treat is an easy way to say, “I love you!” And these pink, yummy Valentine’s Day floats will have everyone asking… 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


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


Fourth of July Fireworks Cheese Stick Snack

The Fourth of July Fireworks Cheese Stick Snack is the perfect kid-friendly, fun, easy, and healthy (added bonus!) snack this Independence Day. Whether you’re going to an extended family gathering, to a neighborhood party, or having a family picnic, this little treat will be a crowd-pleaser for the kids and the adults! Fireworks are a classic… Read More


20 Coolest Hammocks Ever

Guess what?… we’ve got a big list of the coolest hammocks ever! This collection includes outdoor and indoor hammocks, traditional and nontraditional, and everything in between. (Who knew you could be hammocking while kayaking or taking a bath?) Whether your style is modern, boho, minimalist, or granola, we’re sure you will find a hammock that speaks… 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