100+ Quick & Easy Holiday Homemade Gift Ideas

Need a last-minute gift idea for someone on your list? Short on time and/or funds? Then check out these 100-plus best quick and easy holiday homemade gift ideas!

Need a last-minute holiday gift idea for someone on your list? Short on time and/or funds? Then you need some of The Best Homemade Christmas Gifts that are Fun to Make AND Give: Time’s running short – Christmas is almost here! But you’re still looking for the perfect “little something” for the neighbors, the neighborhood …

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French Market Soup: Easy GF Vegan Meal & Homemade Gift Idea

French Market Soup Mix is an easy kid-friendly homemade gift idea, and French Market Soup is the perfect hearty winter soup, as easy as it is tasty.

Meatless Monday Meal Idea and Kid-Friendly Homemade Gift: French Market Soup Mix Are you looking for a delicious, hearty, slow-cooker meal? an easy vegetarian/vegan option that can feed a crowd, for pennies per serving? a homemade gift idea that’s easy for littles to help make? French Market Soup Mix covers all these and more. It’s …

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No-Cook 15-Minute Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving is easier than you might think. This foolproof, make-ahead, no-cook recipe takes just 10-15 minutes of prep.

There are two types of people at Thanksgiving: cranberry-optional, and cranberry-must-have. Within the must-haves, there are two subsets: must-have the canned jelly kind, and must-have homemade cranberry sauce. Dear Husband’s family can take it or leave it. But for my family of origin, both canned AND homemade cranberry sauce are must-haves on the Thanksgiving table. …

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Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Want a post-Thanksgiving leftovers dish that's easy, healthy, and kid-pleasing? Then this Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini is a must-try!

Warm your tummies on Black Friday with this kid-friendly Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: For the first time in the 15 years I’ve known my now-husband, we get to host Thanksgiving dinner this year! Which means we get to benefit directly from the second-best part of Thanksgiving dinner, after the meal itself: enjoying the leftovers! But since …

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Neurodiverse Children

Got kiddo(s) with a learning difference or two? These holiday gift ideas for neurodiverse children are kid- AND Mama-approved as worth reading.

Great Books for Kids with Learning Differences (and those without!) With the holiday gift-giving season approaching, many of us may be thinking about the perfect gift ideas for our kiddos. And now that we have two kiddos in our house whose brains are wired differently than the average child’s – one of whom is “2E” …

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Why To Jump-Start Home Projects in the Off-Season

The off-season months of fall, spring, and even winter are ideal times to jump start home projects. Here, some ideas to get you started.

The weather is finally turning cooler in our neck of the woods! I’ve been reacquainting myself with my slow-cookers and my cooler-weather attire. And dreaming of what we can do on the house between now and next spring. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have several running lists of home projects: There’s the things …

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to School Halloween Party Ideas

Whether it's your first or your 10th time as class parent, you NEED these school Halloween party ideas. Includes FREE Fall Bingo printable!

How to Throw a Kid-Friendly School Halloween Party: Congratulations! You’re now a homeroom parent! For the first time! Which means you get to plan your kiddos’ school parties. Starting with the Halloween party (or Harvest Party, if that’s what your district prefers). Meaning you need to come up with a bunch of kid-friendly school Halloween …

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Fun Family Ideas For Building Memories Over the Holidays

With a little intentionality, building memories for your children over your next holiday break is easier than you might think. These tips will get you started.

Easy Tips for Building Memories Over Your Next Holiday Weekend: If you live in the United States or Canada, there’s a good chance your kids got a day off from school today, whether for Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, or Thanksgiving. Did you do anything special to mark this holiday weekend with them? Whatever the …

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Fast & Frugal Easy Unicorn Costume Tutorial

Got a tween or teen who wants to be a unicorn this Halloween? This easy unicorn costume tutorial will get you a sophisticated look in a few hours.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Halloween DIY Unicorn Costume: Halloween is coming; are you and your kiddos ready yet? As many of you know, I’m into DIY Halloween costumes that are easy to make, not to mention cuter and more budget-friendly than store-bought costumes. So when eight-year-old Kimmie decided she wanted to be a unicorn last year, …

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DIY Moving vs Hiring a Local Mover

Have a big event (or a new house) just across town? Which is better, DIYing the move or hiring a local mover? This post will help you choose.

Are you planning a huge event for your local school, house of worship, or volunteer organization? dealing with the aftermath of an unexpected homeowner’s claim? about to move cross-town? looking at buying or inheriting a new-to-you, gently-loved piano for your budding musician?? These are all situations when you might be tempted to go it alone …

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Your Ultimate Guide to Back-To-Work Childcare Options

For those of us living in the United States, good back to work childcare options can be hard to find. This comprehensive guide covers all your choices.

How to Choose the Right Childcare for Your Family When Returning To Work: Congratulations! You’re a new parent! And … you’re headed back to work soon. (Ugh.) Moreover, if you’re like most of my readers, you live in the United States – the only major industrialized nation without guaranteed paid parental leave. Which means you’re …

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Can Taglines Help Teach Your Child Values?

It's hard to teach your child values amid the noisy backdrop and short attention spans of 21st-century life. Here's how crafting a family tagline can help.

Want your child to grow up with good values? Here’s where to start: In our fast-paced 21st-century existence, everyone’s attention span is getting ever-shorter. As parents, unless you constantly remove distractions from your kiddos’ lives (television, electronics, etc.), you’ll be competing for their attention at every turn. Starting as soon as they begin to play …

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