{Easy Kid Snacks} Frozen Yogurt Treats

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As a busy mom with a healthy lifestyle I am always looking for easy kid snacks ideas, especially ones that my kids love!  My biggest challenge is finding things my kids and I can agree on for an after dinner treat.  These frozen yogurt treats couldn’t be easier, in fact they are perfect for making with your […]

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Year of Family Activities

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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

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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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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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Free Printable Screen Time Reward Charts

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This free printable screen time reward chart is a great way to limit screen time and encourage positive behavior at the same time!  Screen time is a favorite pastime in our home.  My preschooler adores educational TV shows and iPad apps.  Even though it’s educational, we still try to limit screen time.  Instead of setting a […]

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Yogurt Topping Buffet with Yulu

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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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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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{Hilarious} Kids Game Toca Kitchen 2

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Kids games – it seems I find my kids playing online games non-stop, especially games that are hilarious and make them laugh.  The newest app from Toca is sure to make your kids giggle hysterically.  It is all about playing and experimenting with food in the kitchen, Toca Kitchen 2. Thanks Toca for the gift […]

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What it has been like to Wear Invisalign

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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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The Charity Allowance

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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 […]

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10 Educational Youtube Channels For Kids

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Educational YouTube channels for kids are becoming very popular form of learning these days. And I am not surprised. My kids tend to gravitate to YouTube before anything else, but I am not always thrilled with what they find.  These educational YouTube channels are being used in the classrooms by the teachers, at home by […]

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Pet Chores for Kids

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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 […]

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Salted Marshmallow Recipe

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Marhsmallows.  They are the perfect treat to top a cup of tea or coffee – or even to eat by themselves.  These salted marshmallows are super light and airy – the recipe is a hit with the kiddos! This is a mom-made-it recipe – inspired by Imperial Sugar, one of our blog sponsors.   Salted […]

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Build Your Own Snowman Printable Holiday Placemats

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It’s that time of year when the whole family gets together to celebrate and everyone wants to hang out at the dinner table and chat. And chat. And chat. The problem is, your kids want to do, not talk! And that’s why we love these build your own snowman printable holiday placemats! (Special thanks to […]

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Prepping for Pregnancy

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Have a HoneyBaked Christmas

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The holidays are all about family. Spending time together.  Laughing together.  Eating together. It is that last one that trips me up!  I love to eat, but I am not very good at cooking…and certainly not the kitchen multi-tasking that it requires to pull of an amazing Christmas dinner. Until now… Have a HoneyBaked Holiday! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gift that Keeps Giving – Green Kid Crafts

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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 […]

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A Stress-free Thanksgiving Meal {with Printable Placemats}

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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 […]

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Have a HoneyBaked Thanksgiving With a $500 Giveaway

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We are delighted to partner with HoneyBaked Ham this year to bring you a Gift Card Giveaway worth $500! Oh ya!   Making Thanksgiving Dinner Easy We adore how you can get EVERYTHING you need for a full {and amazing} Thanksgiving dinner at HoneyBaked Ham stores!  This is such a help for busy families to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bedtime Routine Chart {with a Printable}

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Is bedtime chaotic at your house? It can be at mine! Help your kids get into a routine to have a more healthy life. When they have an established routine or a list of tasks, they know what to expect and it helps break the cycle of nighttime meltdowns. We were inspired by a number […]

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A Big Shiny Twitter Party for #MeisterCleaners with Gifts!

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This post brought to you by Meister Cleaners. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Kids Activities Blog. Here at Kids Activities Blog we really like a party…especially when there are gifts involved! That is one of the reasons why we are thrilled to be partnering with Meister Cleaners {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} […]

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5 Ways To Get Your Child To Take Medicine

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Convincing my daughter to take her medicine has been a challenge from the day she was old enough to spit it back out at me! We have tried so very, very many ways to get her to choke down not-so-awesome tasting medicine over the years, and these are my tried and true systems for getting […]

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Tinker Crate from Kiwi Crate: Engineering Fun in a Box

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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 […]

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Make a Book Pumpkin – Frugal Fall Craft

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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 […]

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An Unexpected Benefit of Adoption

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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 […]

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