Posts Posts by: "monica@simplyfamilymagazine.com"

Happy Valentine’s Day! We have created a few ideas that can be used as gifts, party favors, decorations, and Valentine’s Day cards to be handed out! Each craft is kid friendly and their participation is key! 1. Hand and Thumbprint flower painting: Hand prints capture sweet memories of your kids! You can paint…(Read More)

As we ring in the New Year, we are given a hope for new beginnings, resolutions and new promises of getting organized! As you look forward to 2013, my hope is that you are full of inspiration to start the year off right! Here are some crafty ways to encourage your family, set goals, organize…(Read More)

“What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.” – Samuel Taylor Cooleridge. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to express your love for your family and what better way to do so than with handmade gifts. The three handmade gifts highlighted here are so simple and so quick that there is no reason to…(Read More)

During this season of giving, my heart is overwhelmed with the desire to give abundantly. I am reminded of a quote by Ruth Stafford Peale, “Find a Need and Fill It”. However, we are often unable to find or see what the true needs of our community are. This Christmas, my family has decided to…(Read More)

As a busy mom of 3, I am constantly trying to create new ideas for snacks and meals for my family. I collect recipes and prepare a list of healthy options before I hunt and gather food. But if your family is like mine, someone is always dissatisfied with the snacks that I chose or…(Read More)

I believe teachers always need gifts because they have the most difficult job on the planet.  These gifts are all perfect for the beginning of school – homemade, easy, inexpensive, and thoughtful. Pencil Vase I originally saw this idea on pinterest.com and then my friend Tiffany made one for her favorite teacher, her mom, and…(Read More)