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Self Portraits for the Kids First Day of School Outfit

To get Henry excited to head back to school, we went on a shopping trip for a new outfit for his first day back, and [taking Susan's tips for prepping for preschool, it still applies for kindergarten] let him pick out his own backpack! Getting Henry excited to do any shopping really isn’t hard. He […]

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Kid Made Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

It was for Grandpa’s birthday, my mom mentioned there was cake for dessert, so we made homemade ice cream in a bag to go with it! Ever since The Pleasantest Thing shared her homemade ice cream pops here and I saw Coffee Cups and Crayon’s homemade ice cream in a bag recipe, I’ve been dying […]

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What to do on Vacations with the Kids

Summer is a great time to plan a trip, regardless of what season you actually intend to travel. While the kids are on break, talk to them about where they’d like to vacation next, and ask friends and family for travel ideas, too.

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Making Fitness for Kids FUN!

Getting moving indoors is kind of tough sometimes. Lately, its been so hot outside that we can’t really spend too much time out there. And then even when we are out there, the last thing any of us want to do it any amount of work [or running... or anything that will break us out […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]