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
Today I wanted to share what is on my Christmas wish list this year! It's probably way too late for this post to be beneficial to anyone still looking for Christmas gift ideas because of shipping times, but here I go anyway! Maybe you could buy yourself a New Year's present as a reward for … [Read more...] about My Christmas Wish List
It is a gift to be able to share Jesus with the world - and no better time than now! Christmas is the perfect opportunity to share the sweet truth of Jesus' coming to save the world. I have a brand new printable for you today that you can use as a simple and tasty way to point others to the … [Read more...] about Christ-Centered Christmas Treat Bag – FREE Printable
One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to bring out all of our Christmas picture books from the bin in the garage. I place all of the books in a big basket. Then, every night during the month of December, I host "Storytime with Mother Julie" where the boys take turns picking out a book … [Read more...] about Favorite Christ-Centered Christmas Books for Kids
Thank you to everyone for your excitement about My ABC Truth Tree! I have heard from so many that you will be joining me on this very special 26-day Bible memorization Advent-ure! The My ABC Truth Tree journey starts TODAY, November 30th. If you haven't checked out the details, make sure you click … [Read more...] about My ABC Truth Tree Days 1-7 Activity and Talk Guide – FREE Printable
I am SO excited about today's post. For a very long time I have had a stirring in my heart to share a series on helping kids memorize God's Word in an ABC format. Several weeks ago I felt the Lord prompting me to finally put my idea into action. I reached out to Ashley from The Littles and Me and … [Read more...] about My ABC Truth Tree Advent Countdown – FREE Printable!