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.

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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 to Build a Volcano

How to Build a Volcano

My boys have been obsessed with volcanoes for awhile. I think it all started on our road trips between Dallas and Colorado several times a year. Just off the highway in Capulin, NM is a volcano. Capulin, NM is interesting because it is the only “hill” for MILES and MILES.  It is in the middle […]

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Easy Homemade Applesauce

Easy Homemade Applesauce

This recipe for easy homemade applesauce is super simple, yummy and requires very little effort.  There is a bonus to making applesauce from scratch – the amazing smell that will waft through every room in the house. Almost any apple will do except red delicious.  They are good for eating and not so good for […]

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12 Preschool Activities to Keep Little Hands Busy

12 Preschool Activities to Keep Little Hands Busy

Today we are featuring a dozen preschool activities that will get little hands INVOLVED.  These activities for preschoolers will spark curiosity and maintain little attention spans! Kids Activities Blog is so excited to have featured Teach Preschool earlier today as a best blog pick.  Now we are highlighting some of our favorite preschool activities from […]

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Watermelon Counting Game from Smart School House Crafts for Kids

Watermelon Counting Game - Smart School House Crafts for Kids

We are giddy over this new book from our super sweet friend over at Smart School House!  Kelly Dixon has outdone herself with gorgeously simple and unique crafts for kids with Smart School House Crafts for Kids (affiliate link). The book is filled with all sorts of fun.  I handed it to my 9 year […]

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The Ultimate Soccer Mom Surprise & BIG Giveaway!

Mothers Day 2015 for US Womens National Team

I just adore a great surprise…especially one that is happy-tear inducing! Kids Activities Blog is working with Fox Sports to bring you this lovely Mother’s Day event in honor of the U.S. Women’s National Team. Psst…keep reading below for your chance to win a cash surprise! US Women’s National Team Mother’s Day Surprise It was […]

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Sculpting with Cornstarch Clay

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Want a cheap, unique art project for your kids?  Using cornstarch to create a clay is a new twist! WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CORNSTARCH CLAY: 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup cornstarch 2/3 cup salt HOW TO MAKE CORNSTARCH CLAY: **In a small saucepan, mix the baking soda & salt with 1/3 cup water and […]

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My Baby Is Refusing Bottles. What Do I Do?

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Sometimes you end up away from your kids. A line at the store takes longer than it should, a car breaks down. Things happen, and it’s nice to know that your baby is getting fed while you’re gone. But, when your baby is refusing bottles, this adds even more stress! Post by quirkymomma.com. We asked our […]

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Outside Bingo Printable Inspired by The Garden Classroom

Play Outdoor Bingo

We are super excited that our dear friend, Cathy James, has a lovely new book out!  It is called The Garden Classroom (affiliate link). It is full of math, science, literacy and art hands-on outdoor activities.  Today we are playing with one of the activities from the book and making a fun outdoor game. The Garden […]

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The Monthly Teddy Picture

Monthly Teddy Feature

I have a confession.  My oldest child {who is now 14 years old} has 6 different scrapbooks and photo books that span just his first year of life. No joke. It was a bit obsessive on my part.  I took pictures every day.  A lot of pictures.  In the days before digital.  Stacks and stacks […]

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Crock Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

crock pot shredded beef taco

Can I just say how much I love cooking dinners in the slow cooker?  It’s quick to put everything in the crock pot in the morning, and in the evening you have a delicious dinner that took very little work to prepare.  Not to mention the delicious smells that greet you every time you walk […]

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Panko Chicken

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Nobody will ever believe that this panko chicken recipe wasn’t fried in oil! The skin is crispy, salty,  and delicious– all without oil!  It’s not healthy by any stretch, (you brush butter on the chicken!) but it’s definitely less messy! Oven-Fried Panko Chicken Recipe INGREDIENTS: 2 cups Panko crumbs (Japanese bread crumbs) 1/2-3/4 tsp cayenee […]

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10 {Kid-Approved} Tips for a Stress-Free Bath Time

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Bath time has always been a favorite time of the day at my house.  And that might be surprising since I have 3 boys! I think it is partially because we started a routine when the boys were babies that we never deviated from…oh, and bath time was always fun!  Kids Activities Blog is excited […]

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Bath Time 3D Coloring Pages

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Y’all know how we love free coloring pages for kids!  Well today we have a treat.  These coloring pages are from our sponsor, Mr. Bubble. Make Your Coloring Pages 3D These Mr. Bubble coloring pages were the perfect coloring pages to do a fun 3D effect with the kids. First, print out two copies of […]

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30+ Kid-Friendly Ways To Organize A Bathroom

30 kid friendly ways to organize your bathroom

Kids spend a lot of time in the bathroom when they are little, and we spend a lot of time in there with them, bathing, brushing, potty training– you name it. The bathroom is a very important place, and kid-friendly ways to organize a bathroom make everyone’s life just a little easier.  These ideas are […]

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Bath Tub Science Fun – Floating Cupcakes

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One of the reasons why we do so much science for kids here at Kids Activities Blog is because basic science is simple play!  Many favorite childhood activities could be broken down into a science lesson that kids just innately learn. Today we are doing bath tub science!  This floating cupcake activity was inspired by […]

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Spring Cleaning Giveaway worth $1500!

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t’s springtime, and this time of year always makes us feel like cleaning! I’ve gotten together with some amazing bloggers to make YOUR spring cleaning even better! Yeah, it’s THAT awesome. Thanks to the amazing bloggers listed below and our sponsors HomeRight, Dyson and The Container Store, you can win these amazing prizes in ONE, […]

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50 Easy Easter Celebration Ideas for Families

50 Easy Easter Celebration Ideas - Kids Activities Blog

Easter morning is one of my very favorite times of the year.  Every year since my youngest was barely one, we have searched for eggs and sat down as a family for an Easter brunch extravaganza. This post is made possible through a partnership with HoneyBaked Ham who not only inspired these tips, but have […]

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Spring Giveaway – BIG PRIZE!

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Spring is right around the corner and we are so excited for it to happen! We decided to strike up the band and get a giveaway going to celebrate. WIN A CANON ESO REBEL T5 DSLR OR A BACKYARD CEDAR WOODEN SWING SET It’s super easy to enter. Go…our fingers are crossed for you. PICTURE […]

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Win 10 Date Night Baskets!

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WIN 10 Date Night Baskets! That’s one for EVERY month for the REST of the YEAR! Have we got a surprise for you!! You have a chance to win not one, not two, but TEN date night baskets – each worth around $100! That’s a $1,000 total value!! Yep, TEN of your favorite bloggers have […]

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Year of Family Activities

Family Activities for the Year - Kids Activities Blog

Doing things together as a family has been a big goal of mine.  It is one of the reasons why I love being a part of Kids Activities Blog.  Finding simple things to do that don’t take a long time to set up, cost a lot and slip effortlessly into everyday life is the plan. […]

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Wearing Invisalign on the Go

Wearing Invisalign - Kids Activities Blog

One of the biggest challenges of wearing Invisalign this last year has been brushing my teeth when away from the house. I have been part of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Panel which included complementary treatment with Invisalign for myself. The way Invisalign works is I have trays – one for the top and one for […]

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Yogurt Topping Buffet with Yulu

Yulu Yogurt Topping Bar - Kids Activities Blog

Yogurt is a favorite food in our house – it is one of the few things that all of us can agree on! We were really excited to be asked to try Yulu Yogurt (Kids Activities Blog sponsor) that was released this month.  It is an US-made, Australian-styled, double-smoothed, super-delicious choice. Yulu Yogurt Yulu comes […]

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Best Essential Oil Deal of the YEAR

ESSENTIAL OILS

Remember our BLACK FRIDAY Young Living Essential Oil Deal?  It was good for only 3 days in November of 2014… We have something great going on right now (spring 2015) even if it isn’t Black Friday… …that is just how we roll. If you purchase any premium Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit, we are sending you: […]

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Cleaning Made Easy with Shower Shimmy

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Cleaning the shower is one of those things that just seems like it should be automatic…with all that soap & water it should magically happen! But it doesn’t. Gunk gets built up and clean turns into yucky. Oh, and watch below for your chance at a $100 gift card! Shower Shimmy (Kids Activities Blog sponsor) […]

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Put those babies to work: Chores for toddlers

Chores for Toddlers

Moms often struggle with finding the balance between keeping a house running (laundry, vaccuuming, dusting, mopping, more laundry) and interacting with their young children. Instead of tending to daily chores while small children play under foot or nap, have children help with the household chores. Toddlers have the ability to help with various chores around the home, […]

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What it has been like to Wear Invisalign

My year with Invisalign - Kids Activities Blog

One of the exciting things that happened for me, a 44 year old mom of 3, in 2014 was to get Invisalign. I am part of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and received complementary Invisalign treatment. My Invisalign treatment started in May.  I got my ‘braces’ about the same time as my 13 y/o son […]

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Ovaltine Fruit Dip

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Lately every gathering I attend has some variation of cream cheese dip. You just can’t go wrong with cream cheese and almost anything goes with it, even Ovaltine. One of my tried and true fruit dip recipes is this Ovaltine Fruit Dip. It is magical. It was inspired by a this recipe. What You Need […]

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25 Extreme Tree Houses for Kids

Extreme Tree Houses for Kids - Kids Activities Blog

I adore tree houses.   It might be because my dad built an extreme tree house in his backyard for the grandkids.  Each and every detail of the two-story masterpiece has been enjoyed over the years and grandma & grandpa’s house wouldn’t be the same without it! Tree Houses for Kids Red Tree House – […]

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IHOP Copycat Nutella Crepes

nutella crepes

Lately I have been ordering the Nutella crepes at IHOP and thought I might be able to improve on them at home with my own IHOP Copycat Nutella Crepes Recipe. They are very tasty there, but homemade crepes and fresh strawberries are absolutely cravable. This post contains affiliate links.  What You Need To Make Copycat IHOP Nutella […]

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Easy Eggs Benedict

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We usually have cold cereal or oatmeal for breakfast during the week, but on the weekends we sleep in a little later and enjoy a later brunch that is a little heartier. One of our favorite weekend morning breakfasts is Easy Eggs Benedict. Several wonderful flavors that blend perfectly together. What You Need To Make […]

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