Jan 24, 2022

Valentine's Day gifts For Grandchildren, Kids and Teens

Whether you are looking for Valentines day gifts for grandkids or your kids, this list of super cute Valentine gift ideas has something for kids of all ages. These are inexpensive gift ideas for kids that will love (all are under $30, and some gifts are under $10.)

Squishmallow Sloth - Amazon, $15

This adorable Squishmallow Sloth is a perfect Valentine gift for kids and tweens. He is super soft and cuddly and ready to be loved!!

What I Love About Being Your Mom - Amazon, $11.18

A sweet gift for kids they will treasure forever. This fill-in-the-blank book is a touching way to make sure kids feel just how much they are loved by you (or dad) on Valentine's Day and every day.

Lego Valentine's Brown Bear Building Kit - Amazon, $15

Lego builders of all ages will love this special Valentine's Lego set.  This cute inexpensive gift idea can double as a fun Valentine's Day activity for the whole family!

Life Skills For Teens - Amazon, $12.00 

This fun book for teens is full of tips and advice for everything from managing money to how to cook!

Piggy Paint Nail Polish - Amazon, $20.00

Fun kids nail polish that is water-based has no chemicals and is non-toxic. This is a cute Valentine's Day gift idea for toddlers and kids of all ages.

Dinosaur Hooded Towels For Kids - Amazon, $26.99

Cozy soft hooded towels for kids will make bath time so much more fun!!

Love From The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Amazon, $8.08

Celebrate Valentine's Day with this wonderful book that teaches kids about love and lets them know how much they are loved. A heartwarming and perfect gift for kids on Valentine's Day.

Mad Libs For Valentine's Day - Amazon, $4.74

A perfect Valentine's Day gift for teens and tweens! And it is under $5.00!

"I Steal Hearts" Valentine's Day T-Shirt -Amazon, $14.99

A super cute Valentine's Day t-shirt for toddlers and kids. Young Dinasour aficionados will love this adorable shirt featuring a cute dinosaur and red hearts.

The Big Book Of Silly Jokes For Kids - Amazon, $5.99

 Kids love telling funny jokes and this cute book will make sure they have plenty of jokes to share with everyone.


Tiny T.Rex and The Impossible Hug - Amazon, $9.26

"Tiny T. Rex has a HUGE problem. His friend Pointy needs cheering up and only a hug will do. But with his short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, is a hug impossible? Not if Tiny has anything to say about it!"

This is a sweet children's book to read out loud with the kids on Valentine's Day. And it will likely inspire some hugs as well!

Chalk Of The Town T-shirts For Kids - Amazon, $24.99

Kids will have a blast designing their own personalized t-shirts! Each kit comes with everything kids need to create their own design to celebrate Valentine's Day, birthdays, or to share a favorite quote or picture.

Pop It Fidget Toys - Amazon, $8.99

Pop It Fidgets are popular gifts for kids of all ages. This set of fidget poppers comes with 4 different shaped fidgets all in bright fun colors so everyone in the whole family can get in on the pop it fun!

I Love You Like No Otter - Amazon, $5.37

A sweet story that lets kids know how much they are loved. Perfect Valentines Day gifts for toddlers and preschoolers.

Jan 21, 2022

Healthy Kids Snack Recipes Even Picky Eaters Might Eat


If moms (and dads) were asked what keeps them the busiest every day when it comes to their kids, my guess is keeping the kiddos fed. 

Just try counting how many times a day you hear "Mom, I'm HUNGRY!"

So there really can never be too many snack recipes for kids. Especially if we want to find healthy snacks to make for kids, especially fun recipes for kids who are picky eaters.

My kids love to search and destroy the pantry in their quest for snacks. They are both in high school now, and can I just mention that finding so-called popular teenage snacks that they approve of is not for the faint of heart?

On a side note: Am I a bad mom because I roll my eyes every time I hear the pantry door and refrigerator doors open and close repeatedly (like they are hoping that each time they check that new snacks will have miraculously appeared??)

And while I do confess to having too many store-bought snacks in our house, I also try to come up with healthy filling snacks to make at home for the boys as well. You know, to help balance out snacking just a bit.

1. Broccoli Cheese Cups 


The Lazy Dish

 What is better than super easy finger-food snacks you make in a muffin pan? All you need to make these savory filling snacks are spinach, egg, cheese, and crackers. And a muffin pan. These cheesy broccoli cups make a good after-school snack for teens and for hungry kids of all ages who just need a little something extra to munch on while they wait for dinner. 

From:  The Lazy Dish

2. Frozen Berry Granola Yogurt Bark

Baby Foode.com

Even picky eaters will love this fun snack recipe for Frozen Yogurt Bark. It is quick to make using granola, honey, yogurt, and mixed berries. Let it chill in the freezer a bit, and then let the kids enjoy this easy and healthy frozen treat.  This makes a protein-packed snack for kids of all ages to enjoy any time of the day, and would also make a yummy go-to breakfast idea that even picky eaters would eat.

3. Banana Fruit Kabobs

Our Family of Seven

Cut up some of your kids' favorite fruits and dip the fruit pieces in melted chocolate for a quick healthy treat. Kabobs make these chocolatey fruit snacks even more fun to eat!!

4. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins  

Moist decadent chocolate chip zucchini muffins are a surprisingly low sugar snack for kids of all ages (yes, grown-up kids too!!)

 No one really needs to know about the zucchini though - even my high schoolers do not know they are eating a sweet treat that is has a secret vegetable ingredient in it!

5. Rhubarb Twists

Mike Garten/Woman's Day

Homemade Rhubarb Twists are delicious, healthy, and fun to eat. Make a batch for a healthy after-school treat for kids, and make extra twists for busy school mornings (grab and go breakfast are a must some days!)

(Just don't tell your kids that rhubarb is a vegetable😋) 

Oct 23, 2021

20 Inexpensive Gift Ideas For Christmas - All Under $30

Fun inexpensive gift ideas for Christmas this year for co-workers, family, and friends on your Christmas list this year!

I love that all of these are awesome gifts are under $30, and I really think there is a budget-friendly Christmas gift for everyone on your list - even the person that seems to have everything already!

Just remember that if you do see something on this list you love, the sooner you get your order in this year, the better.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you click on a link and make a purchase.  

Personalized Photo Calendar -  $29 at Minted

Succulent Plants   - $16.01 

King and Queen Couples Aprons  - $20.99 on Amazon

Smart Touch Night light Bluetooth Speaker - $24.99 

Halluci Crossband Soft Plush Fleece Slippers - $18.99-$21.99 

Mophie Mini Powerstation Keychain - $29.99

Indoor Electric Smores Maker - $24.50 at Amazon

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker (With Permanent Filter and Cork Band) - $19.99

Dash Mini Waffle Maker (because who doesn't want their own mini waffle maker??)

Ecolution Micro-Pop microwave popcorn popper (this is a delicious healthy alternative for making popcorn your family will love)- $19.99

Personalized Photo Calendar - Starting at $29 at Minted

Indoor Herb Seed Starter Kit - $18.99 at Amazon

The Milk Boss Frother - $15.99 at Amazon

Succulent Plants   - $16.01 at Amazon  

Dash Non-Stick Mini Doughnut Maker (because who says no to fresh doughnuts??) - $29.99 at Amazon

Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker - Portable Wireless Outdoor Speaker - $20.99 at Amazon

King and Queen Couples Aprons (A cool gift idea for couples on your holiday gift list!) - $20.99 on Amazon

Amazon Smart Plug (Works with Alexa and adds voice control to any outlet ) - $24.99 at Amazon

Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Alexa (Goes nicely with that Amazon Smart Plug!) - $24.99 at Amazon

Smart Touch Night light Bluetooth Speaker With Dimmable Light Controls - $24.99 at Amazon

Halluci Crossband Soft Plush Fleece Slippers With Memory Foam - $18.99-$21.99 at Amazon

Mophie Mini Powerstation Keychain (extends the life of your device up to a total of 8 hours, so you always have backup power in an emergency) - $29.99 at Amazon