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Tips for Traveling with Kids for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas, probably the two most traveled times of the year. Especially as a family… which usually means road trips! I know with having three boys in the van for our trips, things can sometimes get a little hectic and overwhelming. I’m by no means an expert in traveling because we don’t do it a […]

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Chore List with Dominoes & Numbers

This activity puts a spin on a boring chore list and makes it fun and even sneaks in learning! As a kid, I remember doing chores… and loving them! My mom always made them fun to do. She’d make a list of the chores to be done and number them. We’d call a number and […]

My 5 Tips for Making Once a Month Meals with the Kids

My 5 Tips for Making Once a Month Meals with the Kids

Meal planning has never worked for me. It just doesn’t. I can’t stick to the plan, and if a menu is given to me, I generally don’t like half of what is provided to me. That may be because I’m just a tad bit of a picky eater… However, when I know what to make […]

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I’m Playing Hookie.

Okay, not really hookie. I feel like crap and I can’t muster up the energy to write my post for the Move & Learn series. So I’m just writing quickly to share what my co-hosts are doing this week and I’ll see you again next week! Light Saber Sight Word Practice at Coffee Cups & […]

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New Birthday Tradition: Make it a ‘Yes’ Day

I’ve been in a fog a lot lately.Not sure why, but I can’t seem to snap out of it. I even almost forgot to plan George’s 3rd birthday party, even if it is a low-key birthday party. Thankfully, our sponsor, Citi Simplicity has features for forgetting! A credit card that alleviates the frustration of late fees and a penalty rate. […]

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Monster Chocolate Sandwich Cookies! Nam Nam Nam

The boys and I made some monster sandwich cookies for a bake sale! A little fun in the kitchen! Today, we’re going to have a little fun here. I’m hosting a virtual bake sale with a team of 5 other bloggers competing [friendly!] against five other teams of bloggers with our sponsor, McCormick. Don’t worry, nothing’s […]

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5 Activities to Help Strengthen Sibling Relationships

Today’s post has great parenting tips and activity ideas to help strengthen sibling relationships shared by Sarah of How Wee Learn. Have you ever said: “Please never put his foot in your mouth” or “Jumping over the baby isn’t a funny game”? If so, you must be the Mama of siblings. I truly feel that having […]

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Basic Life Skills for 3 & 4 Year Olds to Know

When Henry started preschool, I started thinking about life skills for kids to know and wondering if Henry can do what he should be doing at this time. As a parent, I often wonder if Henry’s on the right track. If he’s doing everything he should be doing. Or if he’s lacking in an area. When he […]

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Playful Learning Ecademy: What Is It All About?

Over the course of the next few months, I am partnering with the Playful Learning Ecademy to share with you about what we come away with for each of the eLessons, and how it works for our family, because we all have different things going on in our family life! What is the Playful Learning Ecademy? Its an […]

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What to do on Vacations with the Kids

Summer is a great time to plan a trip, regardless of what season you actually intend to travel. While the kids are on break, talk to them about where they’d like to vacation next, and ask friends and family for travel ideas, too.