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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 […]

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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 […]