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 […]




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 […]




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… Everything You Need to Get Started We have completely fallen in love with essential oils and because we are distributors, we […]




Cleaning Made Easy with Shower Shimmy

Shower Shimmy - Kids Activities Blog

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) […]




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, […]




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 […]




Ovaltine Fruit Dip

ovaltine chocolate fruit dip

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 […]




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 – […]




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 […]




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 […]




The Charity Allowance

The Charity Allowance - Kids Activities Blog

Presented by Capital One® Moments throughout this time of year highlight how successful I was at my goal of raising giving children. Successes warm my heart. Mis-steps on that journey can make my entire mother-body cringe! It is what we all want for our kids.  I want them to embrace giving with an open-hearted attitude […]




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}

save money feature - Kids Activities Blog

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!

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 - Kids Activities Blog

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

10 products to make you smile feature

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 […]




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 […]