I have been wanting to create a little tag for the Thanksgiving season that just shares a simple message of gratitude with someone. This one is coming in last minute, but I encourage you to print a sheet of these little tags and make a plan with your family to bless others this week! If you … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Act of Kindness – FREE Printable!
We are out of school for the week and that means I am starting to put my mind towards Christmas. I know that many of you are trying to get a head start on shopping, so here is my contribution to the world of Gift Guides! This gift guide was completely inspired by our sweet Zion. He just … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Guide for Boys Ages 3-5
Our world does a pretty great job of making the story of Santa exciting and magical for children. We hang stockings and put out cookies and milk and take photos with Santa at the mall. We watch movies about him while drinking hot cocoa and writing Wish Lists. In light of these things, sometimes the … [Read more...] about How to Share the Christmas Story with Preschoolers
I cannot believe that it is time for Thanksgiving! These last 2 years have been pretty intense for everyone. It is safe to say that we are all feeling the weight of the world. With the seriousness of what is going on "out there", I find it so important to create intentional opportunities for … [Read more...] about 8 Simple Games to Play on Thanksgiving
It's October! My favorite month! And I love finding yummy comfort foods to feed my family as we enjoy the cooler weather, pumpkin patches, and cinnamon brooms. I found this recipe in a magazine years and years ago. I clipped it out and tucked it away in my cookbook for so long. I finally took it … [Read more...] about Recipe – Turkey Sloppy Joes
Some of the your favorite posts on Happy Home Fairy are the ones where I share the Chapel presentations that I have done for our Christian school's weekly Chapel service. I absolutely love creating content for our school's Chapels and I am happy to share with anyone who needs to plan a service at … [Read more...] about The Eyes of Initiative Chapel
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