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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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Redoing the Boys’ Whoops! Bedroom

Thank you Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring and for making me redo my Whoops! Room, it was the push I needed to get rid of the much too bright colors! Whoops! I’ll call this bedroom my Whoops! room. When we moved into the house, Henry was about 18 months old, and I wanted a fun, bright room […]

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Gross Motor Activity: Can You Move Like Baby Does?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®.   Have you ever watched the movement of a baby? Its a gross motor activity itself! Watch the poses that they do! They sure don’t move much, but what they can do is quite impressive and I could never do it myself anymore. […]

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Birch Tree Art & Help Reforest for Arbor Day

Since it’s too cold still in Iowa to plant a tree for Arbor Day, we’re making tree art by painting a tree! Also for Arbor Day, Murphy’s Oil Soap is sponsoring this post and doing a fun repinning contest on Pinterest! The details are below on how to enter and what you could win! This […]

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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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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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Reuse Lotion for a Smelling Sensory Activity

A sensory activity can be done with almost anything! As the simplify part of the Seventh Generation 7 day Journey to Natural Beauty, I did some spring cleaning and found an entire basket full of lotions that I haven’t touched in years probably.   Simplify My Routine: Reuse Before Throwing Out Since I don’t use […]

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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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4 Instruments for Kids to Make from Kiwi Crate

The Making Music activity kit from Kiwi Crate is full of instruments for kids to make! Time to make some music! I got this chance to review a Kiwi Crate, they offer single crates, or activity kits, to order [instead of the monthly subscription], so you can try it out to see if you like […]