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Christmas Activities for the Holidays

I can’t believe Christmas is just over a week away… do you celebrate at home? Or travel for the holidays? We’ve been in Christmas, holiday, crafting mode like crazy lately! The boys have been eating it up too. They’re so excited for Christmas this year! And I love the anticipation! But… I haven’t wrapped a […]

Holiday Train

Holiday Train & Holiday Activities

On Friday, we got to venture out to see the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train as it came through Iowa. What a gorgeous train all lit up for the holidays! We got to see it at dusk, so it was just starting to really shine! The boys absolutely loved the train and couldn’t stop smiling!   […]

Sneak peek at a Christmas craft

Our Activities Update!

New activities on the blog… [above from top, left to right] I created the boys and I a bucket list for this winter. 10 Snow Activities to do Outside! [There’s also a giveaway for a Neosporin Eczema Essentials Kit! A simple comment is the entry!] My boys are builders. And they love the building toys we […]


My Maytag Bravos XL Laundry Pair #MaytagMoms

I haven’t really given my review of the Bravos XL Washer and Dryer from Maytag that I received a few months back. I’ve now had a chance to really use it like I do regularly. I have no idea what brand of washer and dryer my mom had when I was growing up, but I […]

Hands on Activities

Weekly Wrapup

A few hands on activities for you… [from top, left to right] Henry had made a simple leaf garland for our front window. A fun, easy way to spruce up our house for fall. I’ve been working on one to one correspondence with Henry. I set up a little counting game using dice and blocks […]


Stains. How do you get rid of them? #MaytagMoms

  Laundry stains. For the most part, I don’t do much with stains. I let the washer do what it can do, and leave it at that. I accept that my kids will stain their clothes with spilt juice… or while doing our hands on activities, such as with shaving cream, or playing in the […]

Leaf Activity

Halloween… then onto Fall Activities!

A couple weeks of hands on activities! [above from top, left to right] Make some odd pumpkins into monsters for Halloween! We added zits, eyes and hair. What would you add to make it a monster? Kid-sized scarecrows are super simple to make, reuse some worn out kid clothes! A great guest post from Sugarsnips. […]


Join the #MaytagMoms Twitter Party!

It’s time to party! We’re chatting with moms about dependability and their laundry! Join us Wednesday afternoon (Oct 17) with Maytag and MomCentral and the Maytag Laundry Moms!   Here’s the Scoop: Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Time: 3-4 PM EST Moderator: @MomCentral Assistant Moderators: @StacyDeBroff, @DadCentral, @MomCentralChat Guest: @Maytagbrand Hashtag: #MaytagMoms Prizes: 2 pre-party winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift code and 6 party […]


A Big Accomplishment & Hands on Activities

Our week of hands on activities: [clockwise from top-left] I brought out an old post this week. One about teaching responsibility to our kids. I needed a refresher on this before the baby gets here to find age-appropriate ‘jobs’ for the boys to help out with around the house. Henry added onto George’s shaving cream […]

Yarn Color Wheel Craft

A Week of Activities [plus!] Yarn Color Wheel

Our hands on activities this week: [clockwise from top-left] The boys had a blast decorating [and re-decorating] this cake on the window with foam pieces! It was a great birthday decoration for George too! George got a little messy [imagine that!] with a shaving cream sensory activity, colored orange just for Halloween! It’s Playtime showcases […]