Sleepless Nights? 5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Sleepless Nights? Try These 5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep

If they did a movie about my life the last few years, it might be called Sleepless in Austin. Which is really weird because I used to be able to sleep VERY soundly. I rarely get more than 5 hours sleep a night…even when I’m actually in bed trying to sleep for 8 hours. I’ve […]

Healthy School Lunch Ideas | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Thank you to Fruit Shoot for sponsoring today’s post and encouraging me to share creative ways to prep fun lunches for my kids! #fruitshoot #fuelyourimagination School lunches can become one of those things you dread about your day. What can you pack that they’ll actually eat? It’s always a battle at my house. When Connor […]

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Meal Plan Monday #5

Welcome to Week 5 of Meal Plan Monday! Last week we REALLY liked the Flank Steak! I bought one that was already marinated so it was super easy to cook. I also cooked it at about 1pm, cut it into strips and put it in the fridge for later since it was a Kung Fu […]

How to Make Your Own Compost | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

How to Make Your Own Compost

This is the second article in my mom’s home gardens series. There are very few things in this world that are a true win-win situation. If you are a gardener and decide you want to know how to make your own compost, you will be amazed at the benefits to you, your garden and the […]

Spring Desserts | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Spring Desserts

Spring is here, and we hope it is here to stay! Spring weather can be wonderful when it’s warm outside but not yet extremely hot. With the changing weather, you are probably ready to switch out your heavy winter treats for some lighter spring desserts. If that’s the case, take a look at the following […]

Butter Lamb | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Kid in the Kitchen: BuffaloFoods.com

My husband grew up the youngest of 7 children living in South Buffalo, NY. As we got to know each other, I noticed that he liked some really strange food. Then he took me up to NY for the family weekend in the Adirondacks. I got to see first hand some of the “food” they […]

DIY Hair Bow Holder | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

DIY Hair Bow Holder

Maddi is becoming a total girly-girl. She loves shoes and clothes and bows! It’s crazy how much! I remember getting her paperwork on the bus the day before I met her and it said, “Loves to be complimented on her clothes.” I thought, “What? She’s 19 months old. That’s silly and not possible!” BOY…was I […]

10 Must Have WordPress Plugins | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Blogging Tips Tuesday: 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins

Asking someone what WordPress plugin they couldn’t live without is like asking them what their favorite flavor of ice cream is…everyone has an opinion…and everyone is probably right. It’s very subjective. But, personally, I feel that there are 10 must have WordPress plugins that all sites should start with. 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins 1. […]

6 Months Home | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

It’s Been 6 Months!

Hard to believe, but it’s been 6 months since Maddi was handed to me in China. Sooooo MUCH has happened since then. Honestly, it’s been a rough 6 months, but happily I can report that most days she is doing pretty well. Looking Back 1. In China – I blogged every single day that we […]

Meal Plan Monday| Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Meal Plan Monday #4

Welcome to Week 4 of Meal Plan Monday! We got a little thrown off our schedule this week so I didn’t get to all the meals on my meal plan. I decided to drive out to the strawberry farm, 1.5 hours away, on Wed. after school to try and win the Mom of the Year […]

Mother's Day Origami Owl Necklaces | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Mother’s Day Origami Owl Necklaces

With Mother’s Day coming up, I’m starting to gather ideas to use to send to all the wonderful moms in my life. I’ve had sooo much fun playing with all my new Origami Owl jewelry. The lockets and charms are so fun to mix and match. It’s even inspired me to try and dress a […]

The Secret to Planting Roses | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

The Secret to Planting Roses

My mom has been doing some research into gardening and writing up some tips for the blog. I’ll try to post them regularly. I hope you enjoy these! In the same way your success in taking a test in school depends on your preparation prior to test day, the success of your rose garden depends […]

Olaf from Frozen T-Shirts + Coupon | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

T-Shirt Coupon: Olaf from Frozen

My friend Tina, over at Monkey, Moose & Tater, has become a rising star over on Etsy. She has such creative ideas and can make pretty much anything you challenge her to do. For Connor’s last birthday, I asked her to make some Lego Ninjago T-shirts. They were amazing! The kids loved them so much […]

Bunny Nose Craft | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Kids in the Kitchen: Bunny Nose Craft

I know usually I do a recipe for my weekly Kids in the Kitchen post, but this week we did a craft and it was too cute not to share. I think I’ve mentioned before that I run a Story Time at the local toy store, Toy Time (<—- click there for a 10% off […]

Beach Vacation: Puerto Rico - The All Star Island | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Beach Vacation: Puerto Rico – The All Star Island

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s been a LONG winter and I know I for one have grand dreams of a beach vacation. So I thought that I’d look around and see what fun places to visit […]