Category Archives: Family fun

February lunchbox printables for Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day!

That means it’s time for some new lunchbox printables. These free lunchbox printables for Valentine’s Day are a fun way to add some cheer to lunchtime in February!

lunchbox printables for Valentine's Day

I don’t know about you, but I always find February to be the most dreary month of the year.  The weather where I live is gray and cold.  The excitement of celebrating Christmas and the new year is long gone.

But then there’s Valentine’s Day right in the middle of the month to spice things up.  So it’s fun to make the most of that little holiday and spread some cheer among loved ones.

These new lunchbox printables for Valentine’s Day are designed to make the dreary month of February a little more fun for kids at lunchtime.  Like my other lunchbox printables, these are a simple way to encourage kids while they’re at school.

All of my lunchbox printables have nine designs on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper.  You just print out the PDF document, cut them out, and pop them into lunchboxes.  They’re small enough to fit easily into lunches, but there’s a little room to write a personal message and/or sign them if you want.


Valentine's Day lunchbox printables thumbnail Open / download free lunchbox printables for Valentine’s Day (PDF file).

If you like these lunchbox printables for Valentine’s Day, visit my free printables collection for more fun resources.

Looking for more parenting ideas?  Check out my Mom Sense board on Pinterest and pin along with me!



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Tips for entertaining kids during road trips

With the holiday season coming up, many of us have travel plans.  Traveling with kids can be fun.  It can also be stressful at times.  Planning ahead is key.

When road tripping with kids, I make sure the vehicle is stocked well for the road. Having the necessities on hand always makes the trip go better.

So then how do you fill the time during the drive?

This infographic, reprinted with permission from Wooden Toy Shop, has many tips for entertaining kids during road trips. It’s a helpful tool for planning ahead to keep kids happy with food and games during long drives.

These activities entertain as well as develop important skills while traveling.

Keeping Kids Entertained on Long Car Journeys
This infographic, Keeping Kids Entertained on Long Car Journeys by Wooden Toy Shop, is reprinted with permission.

Looking for more ideas for traveling and entertaining kids during road trips? Check out my travel board on Pinterest!

When Calls The Heart season 3 DVD pre-release special from FishFlix.com

This post is sponsored by FishFlix.com.

A while back, I wrote about FishFlix.com, an online retailer of wholesome Christian entertainment for the whole family.  Now I’m happy to spread the word about a new special offer from FishFlix.com.

Season three of the television series When Calls The Heart is set for DVD release on October 11, 2016, with a special collector’s editionFishFlix.com has a special pre-order offer for the When Calls the Heart Season 3 DVD set of the hit Hallmark Channel series.

For everyone who pre-orders the Season 3 Collector’s Edition DVD from FishFlix.com, they will send the Season 1 “Episodes” DVD set as a free gift!

With the release timed for October 11, the bonus season would make a great Christmas gift for fans of family friendly romantic programing.  Season 1 would be a fun Christmas present for family or friends who are not yet familiar with When Calls the Heart.

Order the season 3 collector’s edition DVD set before October 11, 2016 to receive the season 1 3-DVD bonus set (a $29.99 value).

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When Calls the Heart season 3 DVD collector’s edition features

As with the When Calls the Heart season 1 and season 2 collector’s editions, the 10-DVD set for season 3 contains both the film versions and the TV episode versions of the series. You can watch the series as 10 hour-long episodes or 5 feature films.  And like previous years, fans will find small differences between the film versions and the individual episodes.

The When Calls the Heart season 3 DVD collector’s edition features three bonus discs.

  • Disc 8 contains bonus material such as behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.
  • Disc 9 is a special product devoted to the fans that have made When Calls the Heart a grassroots success.  It features footage from the #Hearties gathering in Vancouver in January 2016.
  • Disc 10 is a When Calls the Heart trivia game that devoted fans are sure to love.

$100 gift card giveaway from FishFlix.com

Already watched season 3 of When Calls the Heart when it aired on TV?  You can enter a drawing held by FishFlix.com for a $100 gift card!

To enter the drawing, use this link to FishFlix.com, and leave a review of Season 3 of the series.  Then send an email to promo@fishflix.com verifying the “nickname” used on the FishFlix.com product review.

The drawing will take place on Sept 1, 2016, and one lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to FishFlix.com. Good luck!

If you’re looking for other Christian movies, FishFlix.com has a wide selection of entertainment options for the whole family.

Thank you to FishFlix.com for sponsoring this post.