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10 Gross Motor Activities YOU can do Outside with the Kids

Thanks to Quaker® Big Chewy Granola Bars for fueling [aka sponsoring] me up to do these gross motor activities with my kids!  We love to get active here. Gross motor activities are always a favorite, and its that time of year where we can get out and really get active again outdoors. Here’s the kicker for this. I’m […]

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Talk About School with Your Kids: Questions to Ask

Talking about school with the kids is sometimes like teeth pulling! Julie from Reading Row, a preschool teacher, is here to share some tips and questions to ask your kids after a day at school to get an answer more than “I dunno”. If your child isn’t in school yet, here’s 2 must reads for preschool […]

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10 Low-Key Birthday Party Activities for Kids

Birthday party activities don’t have to be stressful! It’s Melissa & Doug’s Birthday Bash and they’re throwing the Ultimate Birthday Bash. They’re sponsoring how I do my birthday parties and keep them low-key, aka less stress for me. I am not a huge Birthday party thrower. We keep it pretty low-key. Although I’m always a […]

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7 Tips for Toddler Activities While You’re Busy With the Big Kids

Today is an exciting day! Today, we’re bringing the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Pinterest to our blogs. I am super thrilled to have Alissa of Creative with Kids sharing with you today. She is the guru of solving problems, especially when doing activities with kids. And today, she’s sharing how to do activities with both […]

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The Latest Portraits of the Kids!

This post brought to you by Picture People. All opinions are 100% mine. I absolutely dread getting family portraits, or even just the kids portraits, taken. I don’t know why… maybe its just trying to figure out what to wear… or getting everyone to smile. It just drains me. Last weekend, the whole family headed to […]

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ABC Guide to be a Hands on Mom

We’re going to walk through what it means to be a hands on mom, from A to Z. I’ve talked previously on how to become a hands on mom by overcoming some common hurdles, or excuses, that we make for ourselves. But there’s more to it than that. In fact, I’ve put together an entire […]

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10 Tips to Keep Messy Play Clean

Some tips for keeping it clean while having lots of messy play fun from Growing a Jeweled Rose. A messy way to play in the new year! Hello, my name is Crystal, writer and creator of the play based website Growing A Jeweled Rose. We share lots of sensory and messy play activities on Growing […]

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What I Wish Moms Would Say: Parenting Is…

If you could go back to when you had your first baby, what would you tell yourself? Summing it all up and quoting my husband, I’d tell myself to… Read everything you can on being a parent… and then adjust to fit ‘shop conditions’. I’ll elaborate on my husband’s quote from my “mom” point of […]

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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 […]