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.

Holly

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 +.

New Year New You Giveaway worth over $1600!

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Christmas is just around the corner, and then New Year’s will be here before you know it! If you’ve been enjoying as many tasty holiday treats as we have this season, you might already be thinking about making a New Year’s Resolution to re-commit to your health and fitness in 2015. If that sounds like […]




Pet Chores for Kids

Having a pet - Kids Activities Blog

It happened. About 3 months ago we got a puppy.  Looking back on the whole thing it was a highly orchestrated event by my younger two brilliantly manipulating children.  I am inspired to tell this story based on the I and Love and You pet care company {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} who embraces the fact […]




Space Scouts – Subscription Boxes for Kids

science activitiy subscription box for kids

You know we love craft and activity subscription boxes for kids.  We have tried just about every one there is… and this past week or so we got to explore Space Scouts.  “So Cool” –  those were the words of my 7 year old who was enamored by this activity box. *Thanks Space Scouts for the […]




Prepping for Pregnancy

Prepping for pregnancy

Prepping for pregnancy is usually thought of as a mom-to-be kind of thing. I started eating healthier, being obsessed with the calendar and grabbing everything I could read on the subject. Did you know that HE can help too? How Men Can Prep for Pregnancy Dad-to-be can share in the preparation! I think we often […]




Give a BIG Gift Extravaganza {$500 for You, $500 for BFF}

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Wouldn’t it be the BEST to be able to give a BIG gift this season? That is why we are so excited to be bringing you this… $500 for you. $500 for your BFF. Let’s get this CHRISTMAS CASH GIVEAWAY STARTED NOW. Christmas Cash for 2 Giveaway ends on Friday at midnight. Open to USA […]




6 Two-Ingredient Ways to Fancy Your Cup of Coffee

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Having a cup of coffee every morning is a cherished ritual.  It is something that gets my (often very early) day started right.  I adore the single serve coffee machines because I can make what I am going to drink freshly…and an extra cup a little later if needed. Keep reading for your chance to win […]




Enough Entertainment for the Entire Family!

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Our house has completely embraced technology. My husband and I both work from home on our computers. Our three boys are lovers of video games. We all adore a good movie. Handheld devices have changed the way we use technology in a big way. Each family member has a variety of tablets and phones that […]




Pinterest Party with Prizes TONIGHT!

Party on Pinterest tonight

Pin, Win, & Let the Pinspiration Begin… TONIGHT! The Crazy for Christmas Party on Pinterest is Finally Here! {*Pssst!* There’s a GIVEAWAY too! Keep scrolling….} Yep, it’s ALL going down TONIGHT! Just hearing about this for the first time? Check out all the deets HERE! With these 13 fantastic bloggers pinning up a storm with […]




10 Products that will Help You Smile

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During this time of year, I seem to be busier and on-the-go.  Whether it be a family vacation, marathon shopping trip or an evening out with friends, there are times when this work-from-home girl is not at home! Invisalign {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} has challenged me to find some of my best holiday beauty tips […]




Best Essential Oil Deal of the YEAR

ESSENTIAL OILS

We are super excited about the BLACK FRIDAY Young Living Essential Oil Deal…Good for November 28, 29 & 30, 2014! This tops even our November deal! I know!  It is crazy. If you purchase any premium Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit, we are sending you: 475 page Quick Reference Guide for Using Essential Oils […]




Black Friday Silhouette Deals You Can’t Miss!

CAMEO Black Friday Deals

We are giddy over working with Silhouette to bring you some amazing Black Friday deals.  In fact, I have heard rumors that these are the lowest prices of the season on something every crafter/teacher could use! And it isn’t just ONE deal…it is a whole bunch o’ deals!  This post contains a whole bunch o’ […]




Crazy for Christmas Party on Pinterest – You are Invited!

Crazy for Christmas Giveaway

Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for December 4th! Cozy up with some cocoa and get ready to PIN Everything in Sight! Because we are pleased to announce the… Crazy for Christmas Party ON Pinterest with your Favorite Bloggers! Remember that MUST-FOLLOW Pinterest Group Board filled with extreme craftiness, beauty & fashion tips galore, […]




Gift that Keeps Giving – Green Kid Crafts

Green Kid Crafts Subscription Box for Kids

At this time of year, I am always trying to figure out something to give the kids on my holiday list something that won’t be broken or annoying by the end of Christmas day. It is one of the reasons why I have given Green Kid Crafts {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} subscription boxes in the […]




Enjoy the Ride Giveaway – worth $2300!

Enjoy the Ride Giveaway on Kids Activities Blog

Black Friday is almost here and we are ready to open the Holiday Season with some fabulous goodies!!! We’ve partnered with Madsen Cycles and 11 of our favorite blogging friends on INSTAGRAM to bring you an AMAZING giveaway. Take a look at this: One LUCKY reader Will Win the ULTIMATE ENJOY THE RIDE GIVEAWAY We […]




A Stress-free Thanksgiving Meal {with Printable Placemats}

Thanksgiving Placemats - Honeybaked Ham

I love the holidays!  I love the family traditions.  I love that everyone stops what they normally do to get together and appreciate our blessed life. The problem for me has been not letting preparation of the holiday stress me out to the point that I can’t enjoy the holiday!  That is where HoneyBaked Ham […]




What I Craved During Pregnancy

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Oh pregnancy!  I was so very excited to BE pregnant at the same time it seemed like my body was fighting with me over the issue. I read all those pregnancy books…every last one. It was clear from them that nausea would last for the first trimester.  I am a strong girl.  I can last […]




An Easy Money Lesson for Kids During the Holidays

Money Lesson for Kids During the Holidays

Celebrating the holidays can sometimes bring financial stresses. It is easy to spend, spend, spend instead of being thoughtful about options when it comes to gift-giving. SunTrust Bank {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} is spreading holiday cheer with the message of being meaningful within your means. They have easy-to-implement ideas for indulging in the currency of […]




Genius Left-Over Candy Ideas!

These leftover candy ideas are genius

I find that after almost any holiday season, I have an overwhelming influx of candy!  Halloween & Easter seem to be when the candy haul is at its greatest volume. These left-over candy ideas are inspired and sponsored by Invisalign.  I am part of the Mom Advisory Board for Invisalign which includes complimentary treatment while I […]




Big Crafters Giveaway worth $1400!

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The holiday season is fast approaching and we want the celebrations to start TODAY!!!! We’ve partnered with 11 of our favorite blogging friends on Google+ to bring you an AMAZING giveaway- take a look at this: One LUCKY Reader Will Win the ULTIMATE creative package of craft goodies! If you don’t have your hands on […]




What I Did Not Know About BPA

What I learned about cash register receipts and BPA

I am not one of those parents that does a lot of worrying about stuff.  Childhood should be full of play and organic learning experiences – that doesn’t leave a lot of space for fear. But this is one of those things that kinda freaks me out.  We have known the problems with BPA for […]




Free Play Calendar!

FREE FUN

Awhile back we gave away {we are craaaaaaazy!} monthly play calendars when you signed up for either our weekly or daily eNewsletter. And then we tried something new. But there were some rumblings… Where are the play calendars? I miss the play calendars! Bring back the play calendars! And so… {back by popular demand} We […]




FREE Educational Apps for Kids

free edu apps for kids

Are your kids constantly grabbing your ipod or android to play games on them? You are not alone. But at least you can sneak in a little learning while they naively have fun playing on Mommy’s new toy.  Here are some free educational apps that kids will have fun with and may not even realize that […]




Tinker Crate from Kiwi Crate: Engineering Fun in a Box

Kiwi Crate Tinker Crate

I have to admit that even though I write here at Kids Activities Blog, I am often limited on time to create activities that are fun and educational for my own kids! It is one of the reasons why I am giddy over a new Kids Activities Blog sponsor, Kiwi Crate. Kiwi Crate – Tinker […]




Make a Book Pumpkin – Frugal Fall Craft

Book Pumpkin

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dollar Tree via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine. I have to admit something. I am not a very skilled crafter. It is one of the reasons I feel much more comfortable in a kids activities setting…people aren’t expecting professional results! But […]




An Unexpected Benefit of Adoption

an unexpected benefit of adoption

Did you know that Kids Activities Blog exists because of an adoption? I began thinking about this story again and how it has blessed my life when Wendy’s approached us to help spread the word about their Jr. Frosty Halloween Coupon Book that raises money for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Working with Wendy’s […]




How to Make a Crash Mat

Make a Crash Mat

A sensory crash mat is a crash mat that can be used like a bean bag to increase sensory input and help kids {and adults} increase proprioceptive awareness and decrease over-reaction to sensations over time. Make a Crash Mat for Sensory Awareness I did some research online to find the cheapest way to make a sensory […]




Stock Up Your Freezer Giveaway Worth Over $1200

Stock Your Freezer Giveaway

Fall is here–let’s CELEBRATE! Now that the kids are back in school it is time to start thinking about getting our finances—and our schedules—back in order. One great way to save both time AND money is with a secondary freezer, which is why we’ve once again partnered with 11 of our favorite blogging friends to […]




Money for Christmas GIVEAWAY {worth $1000} <–Yes!

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We are giddy about this! Who couldn’t use a little extra cash?   How would you like to spend someone else’s money during the holidays? We thought so! We want you to spend ours! How about we make it even MORE cheery by giving the winner a the opportunity to choose a friend to send […]




A Confident Mother

Confident Mother feature photo

Confidence is one of those funny things. There are about a million variables and any one of them can tip that underlying feeling of certainty. I started thinking about all of this in conjunction with Invisalign’s Countdown to Confidence Daily Instant Win & Sweepstakes.  I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board which […]




50 TV Shows for Kids Recommended by Parents

TV Shows for Kids Parents Actually Like - Kids Activities Blog

One of the things that made it hard for me when my kids were little was finding TV shows for kids that didn’t make me crazy.  It is tricky because I wanted them to use their very limited TV time to have fun {and hopefully sneak in a little learning}, but often that meant something […]