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Must Have Ride On Toys for Summer!

We recently received a powered ride on toy from Monster TRAX, the Dirt Racer 22. Something I swore my kids would never have… until my kids rode one of their cousin’s and spent the entire afternoon riding around their back yard. Monster TRAX offered me the Dirt Racer for the kids and I hesitantly accepted, […]

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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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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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Give this Character a Name! Its for a New Educational Product for Preschoolers!

The contest is over and he has a name! Meet Zorbit! I got the inside scoop on something and I so badly want to share it with you! Best Boy Interactive is creating a new educational product aimed at preschoolers, aged four. And they’re sponsoring this contest to win an iPad Mini! Sorry… that’s all that […]

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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 […]