Toddler Carry-on Checklist

Here my checklist for my toddler’s carry-on bag to give you an idea of what to include. Bag: If you don’t already have one you might consider a backpack diaper bag (such as this Fisher Price Backpack Diaper Bag) for this trip.  This way you can put it on your back and have one less thing Read More

What are Confused Chip Cookies? ~ Cookie Recipe

So I don’t do a lot of baking but I do enjoy making my favorite cookie recipe.  Now when I bake I like to do it “old school”.  So I don’t use electric mixers or anything like that.  I do all my mixing by hand.  My signature item to bake are Confused Chip Cookies.  You Read More

Toddler Mess or Something Else?

On November 30, 2018 I learned a new definition of mess and fear 🙁  Anchorage, Alaska had a big earthquake that was enough to do damage to many buildings and make a mess out of everything.  Earthquakes and kids don’t mix for me.  The earthquake occurred at 8:29 am and while most people where already Read More

Top 5 Tips for Reading at Home

Reading at home with your child is very important in helping them to improve their reading skills.  I want to share with you my top 5 tips for reading at home. ———- Join Nitra’s Secret Treehouse for more literacy tips ———- Reading Aloud Reading aloud is one of the BEST things you can do to help your child’s Read More

Book Box Subscription from Usborne Books & More !!!

NOTE: This Book Box offer has expired, if you want to make sure you are current on UBAM deals come join my group Nitra’s Secret Treehouse Are you stuck on what to get the children in your life??  Have a toddler who has too many toys?  Maybe a pre-teen who is hard to pick for? Read More

Holiday and Seasonal Traditions for Kids

What are some holiday and seasonal traditions for kids?  This was a hot topic of conversation for many of my mom friends when we had kids.  I asked my mom friends from all over what are some of the holiday traditions they have in their family for their kids.  I wanted to share their responses Read More

Holiday Gifts for a Toddler

Finding holiday gifts for a toddler can be fun but also difficult.  Every family has their own traditions and ideas for gifts when it comes to kids.  Some do a set $$ amount, others do a specific number and others have no limits what so ever.  We are still trying to deiced how we want Read More

How to Build a Basic Emergency Go Bag

How to build a basic emergency go bag:  A go bag again is just that, it is a bag to grab if you have to evacuate quickly.  You want at least a 3 day supply of stuff for everyone in the family.  Try to find lightweight options since you might have to carry the bag a Read More

How to Prepare for an Emergency with a Kid

How to prepare for an emergency?  Figuring out what your essentials are and start planning.  There are additional things to think about when you have kids.  In 2016 when all the storms hit we really looked and realized that we did not have supplies for an emergency like that.  Also in our town we had Read More

When is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that Childhood Cancer only receives 4% of the national funding for cancer research?  You may be wanting to find ways to show your support.  There are yellow childhood cancer silicon bracelets you can buy and wear.  I know not everyone likes to wear things like that Read More