Celebrating Grandparents

This year Grandparents Day is on Sunday, September 13th. (It’s always the Sunday after Labor Day.) I know with Back to School season and Labor Day celebrations, preparing for another holiday sometimes seems overwhelming. Yet I love the concept of and purpose behind Grandparents Day. I love that it gives my family an excuse to express our love. While we don’t necessarily need a day set aside to do that, having the holiday helps me intentionally recognize and honor our Grandparents. (After all, our Grandparents are the original Supermoms and Superdads, right?)

To make it easy on us to celebrate our Granparents we’ve collected several ideas below. Many of these ideas can even be mailed if Grandma and Grandpa are living too far away to visit.

Send A Hug

Trace Your Arms and Mail A Hug to your Grandparents! #mail #grandparentsday #valentines

All About My Grandparents Questionnaire

Funny Fill-in for Grandparent's Day Gift

#1 Grandparent Cookie Award
Easy Treats for Father's Day to pass out at Church via @PagingSupermom

Finger Paint Perfect Hearts

Fingerpainted Heart Preschool Valentines Craft Project for Kids

Of course, if all else fails, you can always print out simple lined paper with space for your kids to draw themselves playing with Grandma or make just about anything with your kids’ handprints!

Accepting Imperfections


A couple weeks ago I was asked to share some thoughts on cultivating a good life over at Becky Higgin’s blog. If you are not familiar with Becky then you need to learn all about Project Life — her super-simple scrapbooking solution that is guaranteed to make you feel like a Supermom. In my post…

Free Funnies for School Lunches

Free Printable Lunchbox Funnies from PagingSupermom.com

It’s hard to get back into the swing of school after summertime, so we like to give the kiddos a little something extra to look forward to in their lunches that first week back to school. To try to get the cutest smiles in these photos, we actually had the kids tell each other the…

All About Apples

Free Printable Apple Art Prints

Despite the fact that we’re still experiencing temperatures in the hundreds, it’s starting to feel like Fall in my heart! This is my favorite time of year with supermarkets brimming with school supplies and then Halloween right around the corner. Also there’s apples. Today I thought I’d share some of my favorite apple projects that…

Classic Back to School Ideas

Free Printable Toppers for Muffins at a Back to School Breakfast via @PagingSupermom

Last week we shared some colorful back to school ideas complete with bright green apples and custom-made pencils! Today we’ve got a round up for those of you who prefer a more classic back to school look. Click the photos to read the details and download our free printables. Also be sure to pin your…

Getting Ready for Back to School

Back to School With Neon Party on PagingSupermom.com #backtoschool #neon

I’m not sure who ever coined the term, lazy summer days, because our summer has been anything but. Actually it’s been a bit of a whirlwind and somehow it’s already nearly over. I know here in Arizona we head back to school earlier than most places, but still, with school supplies lining the aisles, here…