Travelling with young kids made easy:  Put an entire outfit (including undies and hair accessories) in a ziploc bag.  One bag per day.  When you get to the hotel, put the bags in a drawer and they can pick one per day.  Huge time saver!

Put an entire outfit (including undies and hair accessories) in a ziploc bag. One bag per day. When you get to the hotel, put the bags in a drawer and they can pick one per day. Did this for Disney trip. Put dirty clothes in bag at the end of the day.

Road trip clips: One clip for each kid.... If they are sweet, clip stays up, if they are not, clip comes down. Everyone with a clip on the visor gets a treat at the next stop :-) love this idea!!!

Stop screaming at your kids! Road trip clips: One clip for each kid. If they are sweet, clip stays up, if they are not, clip comes down. Everyone with a clip on the visor gets a treat at the next stop :-) love this idea! OR Field Trip Clip.

Make your own "bath bombs"! - Christmas presents?

How To Make Your Own Lush-Inspired Bath Bombs

Calming Jar- Tell the child that he/she needs a break and may return when everything has settled to the bottom of the jar. Perfect

Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. May even help when you juSt need to calm down.

Storage - Get 10 buckets, drill little holes and add zip ties.

Buckets and Zip Ties--Great storage idea for a play room. Just drill small holes in the buckets' edges and connect with zip ties. Buckets can be found at craft stores. This would make a great nesting boxes for the chicken coop.

Printable template for a Mr. Potato Head quiet book

Potato Head Felt Quiet Book Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows: Mr. Potato Head - Quiet book pages 10 11

DIY- three-level bunk beds

Small Space Living: Building Triple Bunks — The Handmade Dress

I think the kids need this at Nan's house :-)DIY Three-Level Bunk Beds. OR no bottom bunk, use the area as an office, shelf under the second level overhang thingy, then bed on the second level, and a loft area with bean bags and stuff on top!

This is BY FAR the BEST resource I've seen with ideas for keeping toddler/pre-k kids busy!

Get Beachy Waves Today! You Know You Want To

This is BY FAR the BEST resource I've seen with ideas for keeping toddler/pre-k kids busy! The busy bag exchange idea is GENIUS!

Elsie Marley pocket pillow case

Elsie Marley pocket pillow case for kids. Keep their special stuffed animal, blankie blanket, or lovey tucked inside their pillowcase for travel, sleepovers, or just to keep it safe until bedtime.

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