Holly Homer - Dallas Mom Blogger

Holly Homer is a mom blogger who lives in the suburbs of Dallas. She is married and raising three elementary aged boys while partially homeschooling them. She writes about parenting, family, motherhood and things to do with kids.

About Holly

Kids Activities Blog is Holly's blogging home.

She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

She can also be found at Business 2 Blogger, on Twitter as @QuirkyMommaSite or @Texasholly, but her favorite place to hang out is on Google +.

How Can I Jump Start Labor?

How do you jump start labor

 How can I jump start labor?!  <—extra exclamation points, please! I have been there!  Those last few weeks of a nine month pregnancy seem to drag on forever.  I found that sleeping was very uncomfortable, I was still nauseated and quite ready to meet my new baby! How to Safely Induce Labor? I started doing […]


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Helicopter Mommy Anthem

copter mommy

I adore the Holderness family. We really fell in love with them in the Christmas pajamas. They are back with an anthem for the helicopter parent! If you don’t see yourself in this, I promise you will see a dear friend :). Other favorites… What they Saw When they Looked in Their Backyard was Shocking […]


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When Teachers Break Out Into Song

teacher song

I adore this so much! In “celebration” of the last day before school starts, this teacher meeting gets a big surprise. Check out all the fun: The words sung to Les Miserables’ One More Day… One day more! Another year and one more planning day. As we start this road to the end of May; […]


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Cat and Pig…Awww

cat and pig

I am not even questioning WHY this cat and pig seem to be laying on a couch with a comforter over them, but it is pretty cute. I have actually never seen a cat do something like this.  They usually do more of an arm “push” versus a stroke. Here is the pig & cat […]


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Bear Rolling Down a Hill

bear rolling

My kids are a bit obsessed by all-things bear. In fact, when we were on vacation in Colorado this summer, they spent a large amount of their time looking for a bear. They think that despite my warnings that they can “hug” a bear.  Thankfully, no bear encounters happened. This video is super precious and […]


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A Kangaroo Party!

kangaroos

Animal videos are a hit at my house.  It really just needs to be something we can’t see at our suburban home in Texas…so this definitely qualifies! This is crazy-amazing!  I haven’t seen ONE kangaroo outside of a zoo, let alone a whole flock.  OK, so maybe a group of kangaroos aren’t actually called a […]


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Kids and Money

Kids and Money

Just about anyone who’s ever watched a child or grandchild go from the crib to kindergarten and beyond has uttered the phrase, “They grow up so fast.” Although you can’t really freeze a youngster’s precious moments in time, you can take steps to make sure that his or her journey to adulthood starts with a […]


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Monster Moto Mini Bikes for Kids

monster moto mini bike

I have three boys.  One of the reasons for Kids Activities Blog and what I do here is to keep those boys busy and out of trouble. Daily you will hear me tell them, “go upstairs or outside!” This “gentle” instruction is because they have more energy than needed for confined indoor spaces! Always on […]


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The Funniest Cat Video Ever. I am Not Joking.

funniest cat video ever

This is the funniest cat video ever. I am declaring it that because it makes me laugh every single time. And my kids have probably added about 2 million of those views, so I have seen it a lot! Do you agree…? Other favorites… What they Saw When they Looked in Their Backyard was Shocking […]


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The Sweetest Squeak: Baby Pandas Born!

panda baby

My kids are obsessed with Pandas.  In fact, we even have a dog named Panda! So, you can imagine the excitement over the two new Panda cubs at the Smithsonian Zoo born this weekend. The incredible thing is their tiny, tiny size… …and the sweetest squeak! Watch their first examination: Other favorites… They Couldn’t Believe […]


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When They Looked into Their Pool, They were Shocked!

feature bears in the pool

This video is precious and something that my kids have watched about 100 times. What in the world would you do if you looked out in your backyard and saw a mother bear with 5 cubs playing in your pool? And swinging on your swingset? And sliding down your slide? Check out the surprise that […]


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3D Printer Changed this Little Girl’s Life!

Bionic Arm from 3D Printer

This is an an amazing story! Hailey Dawson is 5 years old and has a rare disease, Poland Syndrome that caused her right hand to not fully develop. Her mom did research a few years ago and found that she could be helped by a 3D printer!  A project completed by the students at UNLV, […]


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How Much Do You Pay A Babysitter?

How much do you pay a babysitter

 How much do you pay a babysitter?  It is something that many of us have agonized over…sometimes with check book in hand! There are so many things to think about – age of the child, how many kids?, time of day, age of the babysitter, can he/she drive?, how many hours after bedtime?, where are […]


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How to Get Your Teen to Talk to You

How to Get Your Teen to Talk

Of all the challenges of motherhood, pulling information out of a teenage boy is probably the hardest to date.  I should have been prepared because he has never been an over-sharer! I was inspired to write about this subject after reading the Teen Talk section of Unbrace Teen Confidence from our sponsor, the makers of Invisalign Teen® clear […]


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How I Make Money Working from Home

How I work from home

Hi, I am Holly. I have been running Kids Activities Blog for several years.  That is my picture up in the corner of the front page. Today I want to share with you how I make money and how I have a crazy-awesome limited opportunity for you to join me & be directly mentored by […]


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Parenting Lesson: It’s Okay To Say Yes

Parenting Lesson: It's Okay To Say Yes

When you’re a kid, you say no to drugs. When you’re a parent, you say no to tugs, hugs, slugs, and bugs–and any other manner of verbal or physical assault designed to persuade you to purchase an ICEE/let them stay up late/invite 14 other Kindergartners over for a sleepover/all three. It’s okay to say no. […]


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Oooo! Win BIG for Back to School!

Stock up for back to school

We are so excited about this because I KNOW it is something that YOU CAN USE!   Can you believe it’s almost time to think about back-to-school? I’ve teamed up with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you this giveaway — one of our lucky readers will win a $500 Amazon gift card! Think […]


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Got Momnesia? FREE 1 Week Sample

Woman with question marks on a blackboard

It has happened to me a 1000 times.  I walk into a room for a specific purpose only to find that I can’t remember what that was when I arrive. ARRRRGH! Why am I here?   This post contains affiliate links.   Invasion of Mommy Brain “Mommy Brain” is real! It isn’t a disease or […]


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Melted Ice Cream Play Dough for Kids

Melted Ice Cream Play Dough - feels like a solid and acts like a liquid - Kids Activities Blog

I love ice cream. I really love ice cream. I thought it would be fun to create a play dough recipe that smells like ice cream.  I had visions of scoop-like balls of play dough covered with colored dough sprinkles.  It was all very cute and ice cream parlor-ish in my mind. To make the […]


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Easy Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening before and after

OK, I know this is Kids Activities Blog, but we do provide resources for parents and this is one of my new favorites – easy teeth whitening! I love easy and this is among the easiest I have ever tried.  Affiliate & consultant links in this post.   One Step to Whiter Teeth 1.  Brush […]


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How Do I Get My Child To Stop Thumb Sucking?

Thumb Sucking Solutions

Thumb sucking. It is something that everyone seems to have an opinion on whether kids should or shouldn’t suck their thumbs, but in my experience it really isn’t up to the parents!  You can encourage the use of a pacifier, but as I soon found out…it isn’t a sure thing! Pacifier vs. Thumb My oldest […]


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Is Your Child Sleep Deprived?

Is Your Child Sleep Deprived?

Children today have busy schedules.  School starts bright and early (a little too early if you ask me!).  Kids rush home from school just to run off to their many after school activities like soccer practice, dance lessons, or scout activities.  Then it’s dinner, homework, clean up, baths, and eventually they crawl into bed in […]


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Dealing With Jealous Kids {Because Of The Neighbors}

kids jealous of the neighbors

Dealing with jealous kids can be tough. We all want the absolute best for our children, so when they see neighbors getting exciting new toys and games to play outside, it’s rough to explain why they can’t always have the same.  Teaching kids to be grateful is a life long battle. If we’re honest most adults […]


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The Secret Tip for Flying With A Toddler

The Secret Tip for Flying With A Toddler

With spring break and summer approaching, airline tickets are reserved with thoughts of pleasant vacations dancing in our heads. And then the thought occurs… Crap! I am flying with a toddler. *insert ominous music here* Traveling with a toddler can be like buying a lottery ticket. Rolling the dice on toddler behavior can cause even the […]


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Helping your Child Pay Attention

Helping your Child Pay Attention

Teachers and parents often tell children to “pay attention” because they realize that students will not remember information unless they stay focused on the task at hand. The ability to focus your attention may seem simple to you, but paying attention is a skill and, like all skills, it may be learned. Many students have never learned […]


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What Do I Do About A Picky Eater?

picky eater

Dealing with a picky eater can be very difficult.  I know!  I have had issues with each of my kids in this area.  As a mom, I want them to have a balanced diet and be able to sit at a dinner table without needing a separate menu. But when pickiness is extreme to one […]


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Sugar Cookies 101

Sugar Cookies 101

There are a lot of mommy skills that I thought would come naturally the moment I birthed my first child. I figured I would instantly know how to change a diaper in under 27 seconds. I thought I would be able to cook dinner, clean the house, play with the baby and hit the gym […]


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Printable Journal

Free Printable Journal - Kids Activities Blog

As parents we want to support tweens & teens positive self-expression.  It is easy to fall into a pattern of correction especially on those particularly difficult days! This idea for encouraging teen confidence was inspired by our sponsor, Invisalign Teen® clear aligners, who recently completed a survey on the subject. Printable Journal for Tweens & Teens A […]


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We are Giving Away $500 Apple Gift Card!

apple gift card

It’s Summer! Yay! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogs to bring one lucky reader the must have techy item of 2015 – the new Apple Watch! Sure you have a smart phone, and you might not justify a need to buy the new Apple watch, so that’s why it would be so […]


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Make a Pyramid Kite

How to Make a Pyramid Kite

I am so excited about this pyramid kite!  It is a tetrahedral kite that is surprisingly easy to make.  It is a craft that turns into an afternoon of fun sparked by imagination. We were inspired (and sponsored) by Michaels’ Passport to Imagination crafting series inspired by Gymboree.  I adore how they are encouraging moms […]


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