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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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.

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6 Tips for Reading Chapter Books to [very] Young Kids

Reading chapter books to the kids is just beginning in our house. I’ve quickly learned a few tips to make it work with both Henry and George though. Since George is not quite 3, and doesn’t quite have the ability to listen attentively yet, I found a great solution that works for him. Along the […]

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Adding ‘Put Ups’ to Back to School Morning Routine

We go back to school early here [I think earlier than most] in mid-August. So we’re about a month until school starts. Before it creeps up on me any faster, I’ve decided to put our back to school routine back into action for the morning before we get too far out of it. Our morning […]

10 simple ways to slow down and make your child's day! Yes!

10 Simple Ways to Slow Down & Make Your Child’s Day

Today’s post is a wonderful parenting reminder shared by Joyce of Childhood Beckons. 10 wonderful ways to slow down and savor the moments with your kids! We all need to take time to do these! Life can be hectic and busy. Parenting can sometimes seem to compound that problem. And then there’s the holidays. It’s very easy to get […]