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Beach Bag Essentials

Beach Bag Essentials

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JumpIntoSummer #CollectiveBias As a former competitive swimmer and now mom, I’ve had to learn not only have to survive but thrive in my swimsuit and sandals. My daughter would seriously live at the beach if she could. When it… Read More


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Cheese and Charcuterie Board for Kids

Cheese and charcuterie boards are a host’s best-kept party secret! Why? They require little preparation time, offer a large variety of textures and flavors, and are visual eye candy. And though they are often made with adults in mind, they’re perfect for kids too! After all, kids love cheese, deli meats, crackers, fruit, and dips–all the… Read More


How to Host a Food Fight

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


How To Let Kids Pick Their Outfit But Still Match

Let’s face it, I’m an organized, like-things-done-the-right-way mom. So when I heard multiple times that letting your kids pick their outfit for the day is a good thing to do I felt torn. I want to be a good mom and following this good parenting practice, but the type-A side of me really wants my kid’s… 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


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