7 ways you can entertain your kid with nothing but a few pieces of cardboard

Cardboard is kind of the greatest toy-you-might-not-realize-is-a-toy EVER: there are endless possibilities! It's so easy to come by! I can almost promise you that at least one grocery store in your town or city has a few boxes just LYING around, waiting for a family to come along and swoop up to turn into beautiful creations. You can also craft your own cardboard furniture if you ever get a hankering… the stuff is practically magic!

What can I build with my toddler that's NOT a garden?

School is finally over for me and I'm realizing that summer for me and my two-year-old is going to be long and boring if I dont figure out some more activities! I'm really interested in building something with my daughter — something we can add to and grow all summer long. She already gardens with her Dad, so I need something just for us.

Kiwicrate: cool kid crafts and activities delivered directly to your door

When I first heard about our sponsor Kiwicrate, I was all "Why do I need someone else to send craft supplies to my house? I CAN DO THIS MYSELF." And then… I looked around at our "craft and activity area," aka a small corner of our kitchen that's overflowing with stuff we rarely use. This is where Kiwicrate steps in and showers you with its brilliance: you sign up for their monthly or annual service, and they start sending amazing and inspired age-appropriate activities right to your front door.

DIY idea: make a mini biography for the baby in your life

The favorite little person in my life (not mine, but a friend's) is turning one soon, and I really struggled with figuring out what to get a one-year-old. When it comes to gifting for people, I generally want my gift to be purposeful, pleasing, and personal.