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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 […]

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Family Activities to Do This Summer

We recently received the ZUMU 3-in-1 Bike Trailer/Stroller/Jogger to try out with the kids. It got my thinking about some great things we could do as a family together this summer. I’ve already made an adventure list to do throughout the summer, but that’s more for just me the boys, and maybe not Louis for some […]

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It’s Okay to NOT do Hands on Activities with the Kids. Really. It is.

I’ve had something nagging at me lately. I know I push being hands on with the kids all the time. That is what the blog is all about… all the hands on activities, crafts and art projects that we do, right? But its okay to not be too. I just read this article, from Almeda […]

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Making Time for Myself

I rarely make time for myself. I take that back, I rarely make time for myself to just relax. I do have time to myself, my husband works nights, so after the kids go to bed, its me time. And I thoroughly enjoy it. I spend it writing posts for here, which I thoroughly enjoy. […]

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Make Today an Adventure Day with FREE Printable

This summer, I am making it a goal to do have an adventure day each week with the kids. They can be super simple, close to home, and free adventures… but they all have to be fun and get us going and doing something. Preferably something we’ve never done before. I’m thinking of these adventure […]

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10 Tips for Cleaning Up the Mess After Fun Activities

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®.   It never fails that when doing activities with the kids… there’s bound to be a mess. You can prep for it… if you think about it that is. And from what I shared yesterday about no setup activities… I rarely like to […]

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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 […]