Meet Carla.  She lives in a small house on a friendly street with her husband, son, cat, and assorted chickens.  When she isn't busy being a Mom, you can find her writing on her blog at small & friendly about creating a handmade life, one adventure at a time.  Stay connected with her on Pinterest, Facebook, or Bloglovin'.

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As wives, daughters, and friends we care deeply for the men in our lives and their health is just as important as our own.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we are very excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Today’s Mama and Polaris to bring you a $2000 prize for one lucky person and a +1.  Who’s […]

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20 Awesome Picks For Family Movie Night

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Family movie night is such a fun and special tradition.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we partnered with our sponsor Verizon FiOS to bring you the very best films that the whole family will enjoy. We asked moms to share their family’s favorite flicks; from classic cartoons to modern live action there’s something for everyone. […]

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Decoding The Common Core

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Common Core doesn’t have to be something you and your kids dread.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve partnered with Be A Learning Hero to help you make sense of the new standards.  We’ll try to help answer some common questions and point you in the right direction to learn more.  Common Core isn’t as […]

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Prepare for Play! How to Pack a Playground Survival Kit

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Have you ever gotten to the park, only to realize your kids are the only ones without sand toys?  Or had an impromptu playground visit scuttled by wet slides?  Or your kid scrapes their knee and you have to go home early because you don’t have any bandages or first aid ointment?  I know I can […]

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DIY Hopscotch Playmat

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Learn how to create this simple and fun hopscotch play mat and spark hours of active play. With Spring upon us, it’s the perfect time to put down the phone and amp up the play!  This mat is perfect because it can be played indoors or out, rain or shine.  Introduce your kids to this […]

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Spread Smiles, Make a Difference!

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Over the last year I have been on the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board (included complementary Invisalign treatment) which has been so much fun, but I wanted you to know about something Invisalign is giving beside straight teeth! To celebrate their 3 millionth patient Invisalign is giving back and you can help! Through their 3 Million […]

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Potty Training Survival Kit with Free Printable Potty Chart

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Potty training is no easy task, but with these essentials on hand you’ll be prepared!  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve partnered with our sponsor, Kandoo, to help you assemble what you’ll need to survive potty training.  We’ve also created an adorable and handy free printable potty chart that is sure to help motivate your little one to […]

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5 Fun Ways For Stay at Home Moms to Earn Money

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Stay at home moms are doing the most important job of all, raising children.  There are many upsides to this job title, but the paycheck isn’t one of them.  Luckily, there are ways for stay at home moms to earn extra cash.  Here at Kids Activities Blog, with the help of our sponsor Opinion Outpost, […]

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5 Clever Ways to Save for Family Vacation

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With these tips you’ll be able to save for family vacation and enjoy it without adding to your debt!  We all long to take a our family on an amazing vacation’ whether it be a relaxing beach get away, a far flung adventure, or a special trip to your favorite amusement park.  The trouble is, traveling […]

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{Baby Play!} Mini Water Blob

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Give baby a wonderful sensory experience with this mini water blob.  You most likely have all you need to make this fun DIY baby toy already and it couldn’t be easier to assemble.  The best part? Your baby will love it!  The can squish and “splash” to their hearts content without making one bit of mess.  I’m […]

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10+ Awesome Art Apps for Kids

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With the help of our sponsor, Verizon FiOS, Kids Activities Blog found the very best art apps for kids.  Your kids will love stretching their creative muscles with these totally awesome tablet and smart phone apps for kids.  From drawing to cartoon production to music, these apps make being creative extra fun, and mess free! […]

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Easter Chick and Bunny Handprint Craft

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This spring time handprint craft is perfect for celebrating Easter with kids.  And the best part is that the paint is made of edible ingredients so it’s taste-safe, making this a great craft for kids of all ages.  This craft idea came from our sponsor, Imperial Sugar.  We followed the instructions for the Easter Chick Handprints […]

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Sports Bag First Aid Kit

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Sports season is fast approaching and the last thing you’ll want is to be unprepared for the inevitable bumps and scrapes.  Not to worry, we at Kids Activities Blog, with the help of our sponsor Puracyn® Plus, have got you covered.  Learn how to assemble a simple sports bag first aid kit and be ready to care for […]

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{Easy Kid Snacks} Frozen Yogurt Treats

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As a busy mom with a healthy lifestyle I am always looking for easy kid snacks ideas, especially ones that my kids love!  My biggest challenge is finding things my kids and I can agree on for an after dinner treat.  These frozen yogurt treats couldn’t be easier, in fact they are perfect for making with your […]

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{Simple Sewing for Baby} 25 FREE Patterns and Tutorials

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Sewing for baby is so rewarding, once you start you’ll want to sew baby things all day!  It takes very little fabric, time, or skill to create something very special for the littlest ones in your life.  Kids Activities Blog has gathered 25 of the best free patterns and tutorials for baby sewing.  Whether you’ve […]

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The Best In Educational Streaming TV for Kids

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We love streaming TV in our house, especially for the little ones because it means they can watch on a tablet – with headphones.  Here at Kids Activities Blog we’ve collected the very best educational shows that you can stream from services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime.  And our sponsor Verison FiOS makes […]

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Sick Baby Survival Kit with Free Printable

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This sick baby survival kit is great to have on hand.  Having a sick baby, especially one with a fever, is never fun.  However, it is much more manageable if you are prepared.  If you gather these supplies before your little one has so much as a sniffle you won’t have to worry about rushing […]

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10 Fantastic Free (or Almost) Mom And Son Dates

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Mom and son dates are an awesome way to spend quality one on one time and you don’t have to blow the budget to make memories.  From taking a hike to watching a game, these ten free (or very affordable) ideas will help you connect with your child.  Give your son the gift of your time, these mother-son date […]

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10 Awesome & Free Workouts For Busy Moms

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As a busy mom I struggle to find the time and motivation to workout.  This year I am planning to change that by taking advantage of these awesome free fitness YouTube channels and Podcasts that make working out fun.  And since following these workouts costs nothing and doesn’t require a trip to the gym, I’m pretty […]

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Free Printable Screen Time Reward Charts

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This free printable screen time reward chart is a great way to limit screen time and encourage positive behavior at the same time!  Screen time is a favorite pastime in our home.  My preschooler adores educational TV shows and iPad apps.  Even though it’s educational, we still try to limit screen time.  Instead of setting a […]

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Make Saving Money Stress-free

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When I think about saving money I instantly get stressed out.  It makes me think of all those things I shouldn’t have spent money on.  Especially right after the holidays.  For example, from where I sit typing this I can see four toys I thought my kids “needed” that have barely been touched.  That money […]

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Getting Fit

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These five tips are sure to help moms get fit.  For busy moms, not having time to exercise is more than an excuse, it’s a reality.  It takes some serioius dedication, flexibility, and multi-tasking to get fit and raise a family.  But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.  A healthly mom is one of the best […]

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Kid Art Mug

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The only thing I love more than my morning coffee is the kid art mug I pour it in.  This adorable DIY gift was made for me by my son and it is such a sweet reminder of why I am up so darn early.  Having little kids adds so many wonderful things to your life, but sleep […]

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High Chair Fun! 5 Baby Games

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These fun and simple baby games happen in the highchair! These baby games can help you while you start dinner or do a few dishes because your little one can play safely next to you!  But, I have to warn you, a few of these ideas are a bit messy.  It seems the messier they are the more fun […]

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Soft and Smiley DIY Baby Toy

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This easy to make DIY baby toy is sure to your little one’s favorite.  It is simply perfect for baby play.  Babies love faces!  They are drawn to wide eyes and broad grins.  They also love high contrast images.  All of these loves collide in one soft and snuggly, friendly face toy.  All you need […]

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20 Beautiful Gifts Kids Can Make

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This is a wonderful collection of gifts kids can make.  There is nothing more special than a handmade gift, especially one lovingly made by a child.  Kids Activities Blog has gathered 20 beautiful gifts that make great use of your child’s creavtity and artistic ability.  They will have fun creating them and enjoy immense pride […]

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Crockpot Christmas: 30 Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes

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Fire up the crockpot!  These awesome holiday slow cooker recipes are going to make your Christmas easier and tastier!  Kids Activities Blog found the very best in holiday crockpot recipes.  From food gifts to appetizers, Christmas morning to feeding house guests, you’ll find every recipe you need to have a very Merry Christmas feast! 30 […]

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The Perfect Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

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This slow cooker hot chocolate recipe is oh so good (and oh so easy)!  Your kids will love to help make (and drink) this delicious Black and White Crockpot Hot Cocoa.  Have you ever ordered a Black and White Hot Chocolate from Starbucks (it’s on the secret menu)? This copycat recipe is simple, delicious, and great […]

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10 Room Sharing Tips for Baby and a Big Kid

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Room sharing tips can be so helpful to second-time mothers. When I was pregnant with my second son I worried about how sibling room sharing would go.  I looked all over the internet for reassurance that my baby and my preschooler would be fine sharing a room.  We live in a very small home and while baby would […]

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Fall Activity for Preschoolers: Drawing with Nature

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Drawing with nature is the perfect fall activity for preschoolers.  I am always looking for new ways to craft with natural materials and fall seems to be brimming with wonderful supplies.  This simple activity is a great way to get outdoors and flex those creative muscles.  And for a mama with no more room on the […]

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