Category Archives: Children

Light the World – Blessings from Giving and Receiving

Are you ready to Light the World? On December 1st, Mormon.org will be kicking off the Christmas season with a worldwide day of service. My friend Wendy and I got a jump start on serving with our families and I am so excited to share our experience with you! Why participate? Because you have so much to give! This year I discovered that even in difficult times, I have something to offer.  Every year I prayerfully choose a few words to live by. For 2016 I was strongly impressed to "give Read more [...]

How to Score Ridiculously Inexpensive Halloween Costumes!

Seeing my little ones in big-bellied Halloween costumes makes my heart go pitter patt! Not only did all three of my kiddos find the exact Halloween costume they wanted this year, but we scored all three of them for under $30 - TOTAL! Want to know my secret? Deseret Industries! Instead of buying a brand new costume, I checked out Deseret Industries selection of like-new items. This cute frog prince costume that turned out to be brand new - $12 buckaroos! And the fun didn't stop there! Read more [...]

Things to do in Utah this weekend

At 20 weeks along, my morning sickness is FINALLY starting to let off a little bit! Woohoo! This weekend we are celebrating with a lot of family activities. Here are some of the fun things on our agenda. 1. Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey circus is in town! You are in luck because I scored you a discount code for Saturday night. Use the code DADS. The circus will be at the Vivint Arena through this Monday night so don't miss out. You can catch all the details here.  My kids are so Read more [...]

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus – Out of This World Giveaway!

  The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus is coming to town and this year it is Out Of This World! Our family is going to kick of Kyler's birthday weekend. What better way for our little dare devil to start of this fifth year, right? I'm hooking one lucky reader up with a family four pass for opening night. Plus, this year there is a NEW DISCOUNT for Saturday night as it's the Women's session of General Conference for the LDS church. Perfect chance for Dad to take the kiddos Read more [...]
Back to School Shopping at Deseret Industries

Back to School Shopping at Deseret Industries

This week we are in full-blown back to school mode. All summer I've been pulling out the too-small clothing items from the kiddos closets. I finally bagged them all up in anticipation of our back to school shopping at Deseret Industries. Our shopping trip did not disappoint! Not only did we drop off bags of no-longer needed clothes, but we picked up 19+ clothing items for under $50! That's two complete outfits for each child as well as some mix and match extras. Not bad, eh? We Read more [...]

Family time at Baby Animal Days in Kaysville + Giveaway!

                        (Two chances to win family passes! Check it out on below and on my Instagram page! ) My kids are quite vocal about their love of animals. They get it from their Dad! Although I am kind to animals, my kids just can't get enough of them. Spring is one of their favorite times of year because that means Baby Animal Days!  This year it is May 6th and 7th courtesy of Utah State Read more [...]
Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

Family Tree Matching Game for Kids

  After logging onto Family Search and discovering the new customizeable and printable family trees, I knew exactly what I wanted to make - an interactive art project for my child's room. The family tree art is pretty enough to stand alone, but I wanted something to draw my children into family history. Something to start conversations. So I took the printable family tree, enlarged it, and turned it into a matching game. My kids were begging to play it before I even finished all Read more [...]

Behind the Scenes as an Extra for #JustLetGoMovie

What was it like being an extra on the set of Just Let Go?  (Read more about the movie and worldwide premiere on September 28 here) Definitely a bucket list experience and I am thrilled that I was able to share it with my daughter. The best advice I can give to someone wanting to be an extra is this: be ready when they need you and be precise at following directions. Your time as an extra is repetitive, but  oh so worth it if you enjoy watching the film process. I was enthralled with everything Read more [...]

How to make Family History Bingo

It's no secret that I LOVE family history. I've been pouring over pedigrees and journals since elementary school. Attending Roots Tech earlier this year fueled my family history fire and since then it's been my goal to get my family just as excited about exploring their roots. We've done Family History Jeopardy and have a trip to the Family History Discovery Center  in Salt Lake coming up later this month, but one of my favorite ideas so far has been Family History Bingo. Everyone LOVES Read more [...]

Favorite Places to Back to School Shop + Gymboree Giveaway

School starts oh so soon! It's time for back to school shopping. I am excited to share with you a few of my favorite places to shop as well as a fantastic giveaway for Gymboree! 1. ONLINE. Stores like Gymboree are having fantastic back to school sales. I always shop through cash-back sites like Ebates or Shop at Home to get the most bang for my buck. Those two sites usually tell me the best coupon codes available. Nothing beats back to school clothes delivered right to your door! 2. Read more [...]