101 Fun Activities to Do with Kids at Home

Sure, going to the movies, a museum, or a restaurant can be a fun way to spend time with your kids. But there’s no need to spend a bunch of money – or even leave your home – to keep them entertained. Some of the best educational, adventurous, and engaging activities can be done right… Read More

The Best Bubble Machines for Kids

Very few toys can hold a child’s attention like a bubble machine. From the wonder of how the bubbles float, to the chase of popping each, to the care in trying to catch one, bubbles give endless joy for children. Blowing those bubbles manually, though, is exhausting! Finding a bubble machine for your little ones… Read More

Person cutting with craft scissors

No craft supply is complete without a pair of craft scissors. The right craft scissors will have you cutting fabric, thread, wire, paper, and all kinds of other crafting materials with ease. Our crafting expert selected the LIVINGO Premium Tailor Scissors as their top pick after reviewing dozens of craft scissors for different projects and… Read More

DIY ribbon wreath hanging on door

Want to make a simple but stunning DIY ribbon wreath? While they look complicated to make, they are actual quite easy to piece together. The best thing about ribbon wreaths is that they’re completely customizable. You can make a plain burlap ribbon wreath, which looks gorgeous and rustic on its own. Or, adorn it with… Read More

How to make pebble art

Some of the best crafts feature materials you can easily find in or around your home. Pebble art is one that many kids love to do because it’s fun searching for pebbles and getting imaginative with the pictures we create. Plus, the finished pieces look perfect hanging on the walls of your home. This tutorial… Read More

DIY Wind Chime

Looking for a gorgeous decoration for your front porch or backyard? There’s nothing quite like sitting outside and enjoying a nice breeze with the background music of a wind chime. Wind chimes can get expensive when you buy ready-made ones. Making your own is much more affordable, and you can customize it to your tastes…. Read More

Nerf Gun

Nothing brings friends and family together like a Nerf gun battle. Your kid and the kid in you will love playing with these fun and surprisingly powerful adventure toys. Nerf guns are great for indoor or outdoor play, short and long-range battles, and basic target practice too. Ammo ranges in size and design based on… Read More

Family Lego

Lego is a classic toy with all kinds of creative possibilities, and the number of different Lego sets available today is staggering. In fact, with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which set is right for you and your child. We researched dozens of Lego sets to find the… Read More

Cruiser Skateboard

Cruiser skateboards are a great option for beginners, commuters, or anyone looking for a relaxed, smooth ride. They’re mid-sized, short and light enough for carrying around but more stable than a shortboard. These boards come in many shapes and sizes, giving the rider leeway to pick a board that feels right for them. We did our… Read More

Family Laser Tag

Laser tag sets are great fun for the entire family. Parents and children alike can engage in a fun and exciting battle, and interact with each other as they compete for the highest score. There are a wide range of laser tag sets available, but with a little knowledge and a few guidelines, you’ll be… Read More

Kids' Trampoline

Trampolines can be an excellent way to encourage children to engage in physical activity, and the act of jumping on a trampoline is also great fun. That’s why trampolines are an excellent choice for parents who want to encourage their children’s physical development while allowing them to unwind and relax after a busy day. We… Read More

Rotary Cutter

With a rotary cutter, you can achieve smooth lines when cutting fabrics for sewing and a range of craft materials. If you’re sick of jagged edges when cutting with scissors, a rotary cutter may be the tool for you. We looked at the best rotary cutters and chose the Fiskars Crafts 60mm Titanium Rotary Cutter… Read More


Wood burning tool kits contain a wood burning tool and a range of tips and accessories. You can use the pen-like tool to mark wood in any design that you like, creating wonderful pieces of art, DIY signs, or whatever takes your fancy. The craft of wood burning is also known as pyrography. We looked… Read More

Diamond Painting

Diamond painting kits don’t actually involve diamonds or painting, but rather include tiny plastic rhinestones that you stick to a coded canvas to form a picture. It could be described as painting by numbers but with plastic gems. It’s a fun and low-stakes craft for people of all ages, because it might take a few… Read More

If you’re looking for a light snack to enjoy at any time of day, you can’t go wrong with popcorn. It’s great for movie nights, of course, but also also as a mid-morning snack to tide you over until lunch, a snack to share with the whole family, and something to make nights in a… Read More

Warm, comforting potato soup is the perfect light meal, but sometimes you don’t have the time or energy to make it from scratch yourself. Instead, you can buy potato soup either completely pre-made, ready to heat and eat, or as a soup mix that you simply add water and/or other ingredients to. You can find… Read More

I have fond memories of my first attempts at baking a cake. I had two younger brothers who would gather around, eagerly eyeing the mixing bowl. They wanted the creamy leftovers when I was done, of course, and since we raised our own eggs and I’d heard nothing about potential food-borne illnesses then, I always… Read More

Few canned foods are quite so versatile, healthy, or downright delicious as baked beans. Whether you’re planning on cooking up a British-style beans-on-toast breakfast, making a bean sandwich, looking for a simple side for a full-blown barbecue or cookout, or just want to stock up on hearty, non-perishable, and easy-to-make foods in case you can’t… Read More

While some people love the bitter taste of dark chocolate, others eat it purely for health benefits. According to some studies, dark chocolate, which is generally made of cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar (and no milk) can improve cognitive functioning and reduce the risk of heart disease. A little bit of dark chocolate might… Read More

Cold brew coffee is all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why. A perfect summertime drink, cold-brewed coffee has lower acidity and bitterness than hot brewed coffee. Cold brew’s smoother and lighter taste comes from its 12 hours (or longer) brew time that slowly draws out coffee from the beans at room… Read More

Few non-perishable foods are quite so capable of warming the heart and delighting the tastebuds as a good bowl of chicken noodle soup. Canned chicken noodle soups, however, can be a hit or a miss—while some are just about as cozy, comforting, filling, and tasty as canned foodtuffs come, just as many others are bland,… Read More

Marinara sauce is a classic staple in almost every household across the United States. Sure, you can make it yourself fairly easily, but sometimes you just want to boil up some pasta, stir it into a ready-made sauce, and have a family favorite ready to serve. The trouble is finding good marinara sauce. Some just… Read More

Peanut butter is eaten in over 90% of American households. Every year, we consume about 700 million pounds of it. If most of us were forced to choose just three food items that we would never let our pantry or kitchen cupboards be without, one of those foods would likely be peanut butter. But which… Read More

Creating a homemade pasta sauce from scratch is great and all, but who has the time? Lucky for us there are a number of delicious and nutritious pre-made pasta sauces out there that taste as good as mom’s family recipe. Convenience is king, but flavor matters too. We found several pasta sauces from family-owned companies… Read More

When you don’t have time to head to the store or make soup from scratch, there’s no need to sweat—these days, you can find all types of soup online, from delicate, savory, soul-warming broths and miso soups to hearty clam chowders, gumbo, and seafood bisque. There are so many worthy, just-like-homemade options out there, in… Read More

White chocolate is a tasty confection made from cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar, and vanilla. While white chocolate isn’t technically a chocolate since it doesn’t contain cocoa solids (which provide the brown color and chocolatey flavor), it’s still a delicious option for a dessert or treat. From truffles to candy bars to baking chocolates, we’ve… Read More

Penne pasta got its name from its unique shape. The word penne comes from the Italian penne, which means feather, derived from the Latin penna, which means feather or quill. Indeed, the pasta was believed to resemble the shape of the steel nibs of old-fashioned fountain pens. Pasta maker Giovanni Battista Capurro from Genoa was… Read More

Tomato sauce is a versatile ingredient that can be used as a base in a variety of recipes. From zesty Italian pasta sauce to spiced Moroccan tomato dishes, the possibilities to create a flavorful and healthy meal for your family are endless. With so many options on the market it may be difficult to find… Read More

If you happen to be anything like the team members here at Creative Family Moments, a good cup of coffee in the morning is likely item number one on your daily list of non-negotiables. While we might be willing to lower our standards a little when it comes to breakfast fare, office snacks, lunchtime sandwiches,… Read More

When it comes to snacking, pretzels remain a popular choice. These little goodies are made from dough shaped into a knot or a stick, then baked until crisp and seasoned with salt or other flavors like cheese, chocolate, honey, or cinnamon. Where did pretzels come from in the first place? Historians aren’t sure, as there… Read More

A favorite of kids and adults alike, there’s just something special about a glass of creamy, cool, rich chocolate milk. There are a ton of tasty chocolate milk options out there, even for those who are dairy free or vegan. We’ve found some of the tastiest shelf stable chocolate milk options for you to stock… Read More

Whether you’re looking for a healthy after-school snack for the kids, something to help you avoid those post-dinner potato-chip binges, or a crunchy complement to the soft and savory offerings on your cheese platters and appetizer tables, there are few better options out there than the humble cracker. But, despite their simplicity, the difference between… Read More

There’s nothing like enjoying a piece of smooth, rich chocolate. And while chocolate comes in a variety of styles, the simple chocolate bar is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to indulge in this decedent dessert. Whether you’re a dark chocolate fan or solidly in the milk chocolate zone, we’ve found some of… Read More

True coffee connoisseurs know that filling their cup with the best tasting coffee requires more than simply selecting the best bean—the way in which you make that coffee, alas, also has a significant impact on the quality of the final product. In recent years, “third wave” coffee lovers have discovered that one of the best… Read More

Oyster crackers add the perfect amount of crunch to soups, chowders, and chilis. The toasted, crispy texture is the perfect complement to a warm bowl of food, and oyster crackers are often served alongside these dishes at restaurants and at home. We reviewed dozens of oyster crackers to identify the best of the best. We… Read More

While some people prefer chocolate bars, others love the mix of flavors and the convenient size that you get with chocolate candy. And candy makers have risen to the occasion pairing chocolate with all kinds of delicious flavors in these bite size pieces. From mint to caramel to peanut butter, we’ve found some of the… Read More

Having a car seat for your infant and toddler is a must; that much goes without saying. When your child outgrows his infant car seat, though, there is still plenty of years before he’ll fit safely into the seat belt that comes standard in your car. If your infant car seat has a weight limit,… Read More

While the vacuum market may be much more varied than it once was, there’s a reason that the first popular home vacuums were upright vacuums: They’re so easy to use! You’ll walk along with an upright and the length of the power cords have a typical standard that will allow you to vacuum from room to… Read More

The Best Pet Insurance Plans

Chances are good that each year, you spend some time choosing the health insurance plan that will work best for your family. Many pet owners also maintain pet insurance for their four-legged family members. Pet insurance can make it less financially stressful to care for your pet in the event of an injury, accident, or… Read More

Even before 2020, having food delivered was a convenience that many families enjoyed. Now, many see it as a necessity. You can have produce, meat, and prepared meals show up on your doorstep on a weekly or monthly basis, making your life easier. Did you know that you can do the same for your dog?… Read More

Father and son using a tablet together on their couch

Does the thought, “Are my kids safe online?” ever cross your mind? As a parent, it’s completely normal to have concerns about cybersecurity. After all, kids are spending an increasing amount of time online. According to The Center for Parenting Education, kids and teens spend an estimated 44.5 hours each week in front of digital… Read More

The Best Smartwatches for Kids

Do you wonder how you ever lived without your smartwatch? If your answer is “yes,” it makes sense that you’re now considering buying one for your kids. Needless to say, a standard smartwatch won’t do—you’ll need to give them an age-appropriate one that actually fits them. This is where smartwatches for kids come in. They’re… Read More

The Best Measuring Cups

Whether you’re looking to upgrade, replace, or buy your first set of measuring cups, you won’t want to do so blindly. A quality measuring cup will have you set for every recipe you know and the potential more difficult ones you’re going to come across. But if you’re stuck on what type best suits your… Read More

The Best Fitness Trackers for Kids

If you have a fitness tracker, chances are your kids are going to want one too. However, buying an adult fitness tracker for younger kids may not make much sense. To start with, an adult wearable may be too complicated for kids to understand and master. It also might not properly fit their small wrists…. Read More

The Best Citrus Juicers

If you’re interested in making your morning juice the freshest, and highest quality you can manage, then you will definitely want to consider picking up a citrus juicer. There are quite a few types of a citrus juicer and the range of quality, just as with nearly any popular product, is vast. If you’re not… Read More

The Best Multi-Cookers

The busier you get the more in need you are of a multi-cooker in the kitchen. Not only will it open up your meal options, but it will also make each time you prepare food easier than you’ve ever imagined. For those of us who don’t want to, or can’t afford to, do a drive-thru… Read More

The Best Dish Racks

Some people find doing the dishes by hand meditative and some would rather tackle almost any other chore. Whatever your thoughts on the matter, you’ll need a dish rack to hold your clean dishes and allow them space to dry naturally. The right dish rack will make the task easier, so it doesn’t seem like… Read More

The Best Sewing Machines

Sewing is sometimes seen as a lost art, but whether you sew your own clothing, make quilts for decoration or functional use, or simply need a way to hem pants and fix seams, a sewing machine can be a helpful appliance to have in your household. There are several types of sewing machines, and you… Read More

The Best White Noise Machines

Are you looking for a no-fuss way to help you and your family have more restful nights of sleep? A white noise machine could be precisely what you’ve been searching for. White noise machines are devices that are designed to aid sleep by masking household, environmental, and other noises that may disturb sleep. They do… Read More

The Best Bike Locks

Bike thieves never tire of coming up with new and inventive ways to deprive us of our rides. Thankfully, however, bike lock manufacturers are doing their very best to keep up, rolling out increasingly crack-resistant, cut-resistant, and tougher locks that are capable of deterring and thwarting even the most determined would-be robbers of our rides…. Read More