This Kiddo Puts on A Suit – the result will make you laugh so hard you’ll cry!

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Moms, we are often hard on ourselves right?  “Sometimes we just need moms to tell us we are okay.  The advice from this kiddo is right on! Things Moms Need to Know Put down your phone Sometimes our “I love you” comes out as screaming and crying. “Our house isn’t messy, it’s awesome” Mom upsidedown […]

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50+ Ways for Babies to Play

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Babies learn about the world by touching, tasting and moving in their worlds. Here are some ideas of ways that you can be intentional in engaging and purposeful in interacting with your tot, to help them develop and gain confidence. Engaging your Infant: Treasure Baskets.  Fill a basket with objects from around the house for […]

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The Power of Kindness

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“He helps people, Mommy”. I hope my kids learn to value a life that puts others first. This man had eyes that were wide open to the power of kindness, the power of being a good steward of his resources so that he could give to others. He fed lost animals, helped a little girl […]

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How to make Kinetic Sand

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Kinetic Sand is the rage at our house.  Our kids love to play with it – time for us to learn how to make kinetic sand for ourselves. This kinetic sand recipe has the same elastic qualities as the store bought stuff, it is similar to playdough in the way that you can mold it. […]

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Artful Kids Weaving Craft

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Activities can be thoughtful, open-ended and playful all in one.  I love the latest book by Jean Van’t Hul.  She is the author of the previously published book The Artful Parent, and the genius behind the Artful Parent blog with the same name.  (Psst… You can read our interview with her for that book). Today’s activity […]

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18 Fitness Tips for Moms

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Moms are busy!  But we still want to look and feel our best!  These Fitness tips are for you, all the moms out there! Fitness Tip – give yourself rewards.  Put a dollar in the jar every time you goof up and don’t work out or eat a dessert.  Then when you “meet” your goal, […]

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Curriculum to Teach Kids How to Read

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As a homeschooling family I am asked a lot by other parents who are beginning homeschooling or who have a child who needs just-a-little help after school, what I have used to teach my kids to read. I’m one family and what works for us may not work for you and your child… so we […]

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16 Robots Kids can Actually Make

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If your kids love exploring science and technology I bet they would love to explore robotics.  These are all robots that kids can make. This first robot is one that we have made – a tin can soda man.  This kids robot kit comes with everything you need to turn a regular tin can into […]

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Homemade KidScents Essential Oil CopyCat Recipes

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Ya’ll know we love our essential oils and any mom that has been doing oils with her kid knows how important it is to get the blend of essential oil to carrier oil just right. It’s important to dilute, and yet when your kiddo has a rumbly belly at 2 am no one wants to […]

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20 Kitchen Tips for Foodies

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Looking for a cooking tip?  Look no farther!  Make cooking, fast, easy, fun AND healthy with these kitchen foodie tricks.  We have snack hacks and tips that make preparing in-between meals easier – and the time we used orange peels as cupcake liners was just genius!  Here are our “real food” tips. Kitchen Tips for […]

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20 Goofy Valentines for Boys

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We love goofy valentines for boys.  Are your kids sick of the sweet?  Ours are.  But still love the “getting” in Valentines Day?  Ours are.  Make your kids (and their pals) feel super special with some of these Valentine ideas. Got a set of zoo animals?  This might be a cute no candy valentine idea […]

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How we hurt our kids

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Have you ever thought about how you respond to your kids?  How we hurt our kids with our words, without even intending to? What do you say when they ask you to watch them spin in circles again or revel in awe over yet another Lego creation. If you are like us you probably respond with a quick, […]

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DIY Air Freshener Recipe

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We are trying to limit the chemicals in our home.  Time to make a batch of Air Freshener Recipe.  One-by-one we are throwing away th synthetic gunk!  We are starting to use homemade cleaners, Shea Butter Lotion (*the best*), homemade hand-sanitizer, even DIY sunscreen, etc. You get it, we are on a get-rid-of-chemicals kick!  But […]

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30 Amazing Smoothie Recipes

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We’ve gathered some amazing smoothie recipes, so that you can try them all! We’ve found that these drinks are a great way to sneak some extra nutrition into a child’s diet and can even be a healthy alternative to other snacks. Here are some of our favorites. There are so many different ways to make them but […]

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Refillable Paint Brushes – with Little Green Pouch

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Make your own refillable paint brushes.  Painting can be a messy venture with preschoolers – which is why I was elated to discover this craft hack! You can transform the reusable food pouches, like these from Little Green Pouches, into painting pens.  Thanks Little Green Pouch (Kids Activities Blog sponsor) for sending us replacement packs, we […]

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Temper Tantrums {Tips from moms who have been there}

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Temper tantrums are, unfortunately, a part of every family’s life. Every family has their struggles.  When a child really has a difficult time transitioning to a new thing, or handling disappointment temper tantrums happen. It’s a normal part of life, but one we definitely want to end as soon as possible. We’re sharing some amazing advice […]

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15 Simply Scrumptious Sugar Scrubs

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We’ve gathered together the most gorgeous, fragrant and fun sugar scrubs to share with you today. Using essential oils, these scrubs are so easy to make, you can do a different one each week or make a bunch to use as gifts for friends. DIY Sugar Scrubs Links in this post contain affiliate and distributor links. […]

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22 Adorable Maternity Photos

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We love photos but maternity shots have to be at the top of the list of cute photo taking opportunities! We’ve seen our fair share of amazing pregnancy photos but these really took the cake! If you are expecting, or know some one who is, be sure to scroll through and choose your favorites! Maternity […]

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19 Doable Laundry Tips For Busy Moms

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Laundry – the Never Ending Story.  Hopefully these Laundry Tips, like our laundry hacks, will make this chore just a touch faster, more organized and less of a bore! Laundry Room Organization Use this laundry caddy to organize and store cleaning products between the washing machine and dryer. This miracle solution whitens clothes and cleans your laundry […]

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How to Sleep Better, When You Can’t

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Do you or your kids struggle with how to sleep better?  I know my kids go through a phase where they struggle with activities as the go to sleep either going to sleep or staying asleep.  It is frustrating. These are some of the things we have done to help encourage sleep in our kiddos (and […]

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IKEA Lego Organization

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Are Lego’s taking over your house?  We are always on the lookout for IKEA Lego Organization ideas.  My blogging partner, Holly, discovered How to Create a Lego Table.  If only we had the space for something like that!  My kids love visiting their “Lego Room”! With six kids in the house and more legos than you […]

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10 Angry Birds Birthday Party Ideas

10 Angry Birds Birthday Party Ideas

These Angry Birds birthday party ideas are so much fun!  Do your kids love Angry Birds? Mine do! Here are some ideas of ways to bring the silly birds, mean pigs, and crashing blocks into reality.  If we weren’t already planning a reptile birthday party we would do an Angry Birds one! Angry Birds Birthday […]

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50 Mouth-Watering Chicken Recipes

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Are you looking for some fantastic mouth watering chicken recipes? We have found some of the most amazing recipes and we are drooling of the amazing ideas found here! Which ones will you try first? Amazing Chicken Dinner Recipes Try this flaky chicken pot pie recipe. Creamy on the inside and buttery perfection on the outside! Chicken […]

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15 {Adorable} DIY Baby Onesies

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Baby clothes are always cute, but we’ve gathered together the most adorable DIY Baby Onesies to make you swoon! Make them for your own baby, or be the hit of the baby shower bringing one of these as a unique and fun gift idea! Cutest Baby Onesies Got ink?  Share the love of body art with […]

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Fun At The End Of The Rainbow

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There is just something about Rainbows that bring a smile to the face. The brightness and colors are just so fun! We’ve found the prettiest and best of the rainbow crafts and rainbow treats and eats, today is a mix of colorful fun – all together for you here!   Rainbow colors Homemade play dough mixed up to make […]

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27 Genius Small Space Organization Ideas

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Are you constantly struggling to find ideas to organize a small space? It is hard with kids in a small home to find small space organization solutions.  Sometimes it feels like there simply is not enough room to go around! We’ve pulled together some of the best ideas for homes to help you keep things in line, even when your […]

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How to Love My Husband

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How to love my husband – Are you wondering just that? We have 10 simple things that you can do TODAY to show love to your spouse and rekindle some romance, even in the midst of busy days with kids. “Life” can sometimes get in the way of a marriage, but we don’t want to […]

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20 {Yummy} Recipes for Hot Chocolate

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We are so excited about these 20 recipes for hot chocolate. This is one of our favorite Christmas traditions…one that extends all winter long! Every Christmas Eve we sit together as a family, read the Christmas Story, and drink hot coco together before the kids have a family slumber party sleeping around the Christmas tree.   […]

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Thieves Household Cleaning Kit

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As a family we have been using Essential Oils to limit the synthetic chemicals in our home and just love the benefits of using 100% pure oils in our lives – we wanted to share that with you. This is the Thieves Household Cleaning Kit that we love.   A little bit goes a long […]

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{Easy} Sinus Congestion Relief

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Sinus congestion relief.  It seems like every winter congestion is something that passes through our home a couple of times.  Snotty noses are no fun – thankfully we have some Health Tips and hacks that can help our kids feel better. I found a solution!!  It does not get rid of the stopped up feeling forever, […]

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