When our second son, Jethro, was born, he immediately had to go into the NICU because he was in respiratory distress. That was the start of an almost 100-day hospital stay. Noah was a toddler at the time and juggling life between home and hospital was so tricky. I often found myself unable or … [Read more...] about Act of Kindness – Bag of Snacks for Caregivers
When your little one turns 3 or 4, it's time to start thinking about preschool! As a Preschool Director, I am often asked by parents how they can get their little ones ready for preschool. After seeing hundreds of students enter our hallway, the ones most ready for school usually have parents … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool
National S'more Day is August 10th. This is important for you to know because today's post is all about how to bless someone with a s'mores-themed treat! First, though, forgive me for posting on a Sunday. This post was supposed to go up last Monday, but our air conditioning broke, we moved in … [Read more...] about National S’more Day Kindness Gift – FREE Printable
Counting down to school can be a great way to help little ones get excited for the back to school season! Today I am sharing a special FREE Printable that you can use to countdown to your child's first day. Simply place a sticker over one crayon each day leading up to the first day of school. I … [Read more...] about Countdown to School – FREE Printable
If there is one thing that I have learned as a parent these last 12 years, it is that there is great power in praying for our kids. I have tried and tried to be a perfect parent. I have carried the burden that my child's health, choices, and salvation is MY responsibility. I have lived in fear that … [Read more...] about 31 Days of Prayer for Your Child – FREE Printable!
Scott Sampson wrote in the book, "How to Raise a Wild Child" >> By all reports, the children thrive outdoors. As a mom of 3 boys and as a Preschool Director, I could not agree more! Part of helping kids develop best is giving them plenty of opportunity to roam and run freely! To climb and … [Read more...] about Favorite Outdoor Toys for Summer
I am not sure if there is anyone out there who has been following me from the very beginning - seriously I love you for sticking with me!!!! - but 10 years ago one of my first posts on Happy Home Fairy was about how my mom used to make pudding for my brothers and me every summer (you can read about … [Read more...] about Recipe – Easy Chocolate Pudding Pops
About a year ago I was in Target and passed by the cards section. My eye was drawn to the most adorable set of cards made by a gal named Kate Smith. These cards had the cutest drawings and funniest sayings. I immediately put like 30 cards in my cart because 1. I love sending snail mail to people and … [Read more...] about Act of Kindness to Cheer Someone Up
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Read my full disclosure policy here. Today is Amazon Prime Day! I wanted to share with you my top … [Read more...] about Top 10 Amazon Purchases
School's out! Summer is here! And I love finding easy meals to end a long day of outside play and sunshine. This recipe is simple and delicious. The first time I made this meal, Mr. B. asked me to make it again the next night. I hope your family likes it as much as mine! Recipe - Sheet Pan … [Read more...] about Recipe – Sheet Pan Italian Pork Chops with Potatoes and Carrots
One of the best things to me is getting a HANDWRITTEN note from someone. I mean, who even does this anymore - right?! It's like ancient practice. Right up there with buying DVDs and actually calling someone on the phone instead of texting. A handwritten note communicates some special things! … [Read more...] about How to Write an Encouraging Note
I love Teacher Appreciation Week! These men and women do SO much for our children and I want to honor them however I can. Especially this year in light of everything the pandemic has brought to the world of education. This year (2021), Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7, A few years ago I went … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Teacher Appreciation Gifts – FREE Printable!
Last year I wrote a post about learning activities you can do with plastic Easter eggs (you can find that post HERE!). This year I thought of a few more that celebrate the Reason for the Easter Season - Jesus! I hope your Happy Home enjoys some of the suggestions below. My favorite is the last one … [Read more...] about 8 Easy Christ-Centered Activities with Plastic Easter Eggs
**MAKE SURE TO ENTER THE HUGE GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!** Easter is coming soon and I love finding ways to put together a meaningful Easter basket for my boys. I especially love creating an Easter basket that is intentional about celebrating our risen Savior. The Beginner's Bible … [Read more...] about 5 Christ-Centered Easter Basket Ideas – GIVEAWAY!
Hello dear Happy Home Fairy friends! I have been MIA since Christmas for a million reasons. I ended up getting COVID-19 during our Christmas holiday, so I was down for several weeks. After that, it has been one major excitement after the next at work, and with Zion still not sleeping through the … [Read more...] about Recipe – Sweet Potato Chili