A Confident Mother

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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 […]




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50 TV Shows for Kids Recommended by Parents

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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 […]




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Easiest Way to Make a Kid Movie from Your Phone

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I originally got into blogging as a substitute for scrapbooking.  I was scrapbooking nearly every waking moment of my first born’s life! That can be exhausting. As the expenses increased and I had less and less time to devote to this hobby, I realized one of the other barriers was that scrapbooks aren’t very sharable. […]




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When Should Kids Go to the Dentist & Orthodontist?

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When the kids were younger, it was really clear when they needed to go to the doctor!  You had a schedule of what checkups were at what months and years along with immunizations that they had to have. Childcare and school requirement for this information made even a procrastinator like me abide by what was […]




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Playing with Food

Painting with Del Monte Fruit Squeezers

I have to admit that lunchtime has gotten boring. When the time to eat rolls around, the kids and I just open the fridge and hope a meal falls out. To date, that hasn’t occurred. And then the other day, I had a moment of motherhood brilliance. We added an activity that was a lunch […]




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How to Choose a Rolling Backpack

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Back-to-school time for us is very scripted. We have a list of school supplies that we need, a series of uniform pieces that are required and an never-ending checklist of books to purchase. In fact, when it comes down to it, the only big decision that the boys have is what backpack to choose! The […]




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Week of Vegetarian Lunch Box Ideas Packed by Kids

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My kids have been responsible for packing their own lunch boxes since Kindergarten.  It is a system that has worked well for our family because it has shifted the responsibility for school lunches from me to my boys. I am really excited about what I am sharing today.  This whole vegetarian lunch box ideas thing […]




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A Very Good Steak Sandwich Recipe

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My husband is a really good cook. I am pretty good at cleaning up after him…which is why this works out so well for my family. When Mezzetta {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} approached me to participate in creating a sandwich recipe, I knew it was the perfect task to hand over to my husband. Mezzetta […]




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Braces vs. Invisalign

Invisalign and braces

I had braces as a kid. And now as an adult I have them again.  Except this time around I am using Invisalign.  I am part of the Mom Advisory Board for Invisalign which includes complimentary treatment while I write about the experience. I am now on my 5th set of Invisalign trays giving me several […]




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5 Easy Ways Moms Can Be Organized Every Day

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Keeping a family organized is a full time job. The crazy thing is that most of us have OTHER jobs too!  Whether it be a job outside the home, working from home or volunteering at school, there are balls moms juggle that make even the simplest tasks at home difficult to manage. And we all […]




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School Supplies are a Big Deal!

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Oh how I love school supplies! There just isn’t anything as satisfying as a new sharp pencil, crisp notebook, or unused box of crayons. School supply shopping is an event in my home because my husband shares my love for the event. Each fall, we load up the kids with lists in hand and head […]




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DIY Balloon Play House & Fort Magic Giveaway!

balloon party fort

It is birthday season at our house. This year we are having an at-home party for the kids. Thanks to Fort Magic for saving the day.  Fort Magic has been a sponsor of Kids Activities Blog this year. We got our first Magic Fort kit about 4 months ago and it is by far one of the […]




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Treasure Hunt for Kids – Fun & Easy!

MyTreasureHunt

I am so excited to tell you about the treasure hunt we did yesterday with my kids.  My kids adore anything slightly mysterious, so this was great fun. The hunt was a personalized adventure from MyTreasureHunt {Kids Activities Blog sponsor}.  MyTreasureHunt is a Kickstarter project that allows you to get in for very little money […]




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Stuffed Strawberries {3 Different Ways}

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I have to admit that I’ve never made stuffed strawberries. But, my favorite dessert is strawberries and whipped cream, so making stuffed strawberries was meant to be.  It turns out that this fun strawberry dessert was perfect for my family: bite sized and easy to make!  We bought a huge container of California Strawberries {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} […]




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50 Things that can Derail a Mom’s Day

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Being a mom can be a complete juggling act.  You have all these things in the air at the same time and when the stars are aligned, things go well. The trouble comes in when something happens that causes a quick imbalance.  It doesn’t have to be anything big!  In fact, most often the things […]




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Holly Gets Braces Again – History Repeats Itself…Kinda

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It wasn’t something I expected 30 years later, but it has happened. Let me start at the beginning of the saga of my teeth. When I was in grade school, it became very obvious that I would be a great candidate for braces.  When I had my first orthodontist appointment, it was obvious to him […]




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101 Uses for Baby Wipes

101 Ways to Use Baby Wipes

Baby wipes are one of those little secrets that new parents are clued into very quickly! Suddenly there is an all-purpose product that you can’t live without! In celebration of Huggies Clutch ‘n’ Clean Wipes {Kids Activities Blog sponsor – yay!}, we asked our FB community to share all the ways they use baby wipes. […]




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Ridiculously Delicious Pizza Made at Home

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My family adores pizza.  It is the one food that everyone can agree on. We eat all sorts of pizza made at home – pizza buns, pizza on french bread, pizza on pre-made crusts, pizza on pre-made dough and frozen pizza. Our home is out of town a bit and no one will deliver pizza, […]




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5 Ways to Get YOUR Smile in the Picture – Selfies With Kids

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I take pictures of my kids all the time. Kids with each other, kid alone, kid with dad, kid with grandparents, kid with friends, kids with everyone…but me. The other day I was looking for a picture of me and the kids, and I didn’t have a current one. How is it that a mom with […]




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Teach Your Kids What to do in an Emergency

Teach your kids how to respond in a medical emergency

Kids grow up fast, too fast.  My daughter is nearing the age that I was when I witnessed a man have a heart attack.  You never know when an emergency will strike. I realized that I have not helped my daughter realize that life can be frail, that emergencies happen, and empower her.  I want […]




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Happy Camper Giveaway – worth $225

Thrively Happy Camper Giveaway

We are big fans of summer around here because we are always in favor of MORE time to play! Today, we are excited about a giveaway that celebrates summer and all the potential it holds.  Our giveaway is sponsored by one of our very favorite playmates, Thrively! Thrively helps parents find LOCAL summer activities and […]




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Free Knife Skills Class: Activities for Mom & Dad!

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Yep, put the kids down for a nap or wait until bedtime because we have something incredibly fun {and FREE} to share with you today from one of our favorite Kids Activities Blog sponsors, Craftsy! It is an online video course about how to use a knife properly. I am a huge fan of food […]




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Sand Mold Craft for Summer Fun

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My kids are ready for summer. I am ready for summer! I went shopping the other day at Dollar Tree for some fun summer toys {Kids Activities Blog sponsor}, when I ran across some beach accessories that reminded me of our favorite summer craft, sand molds! Check out all the Summer Fun at DollarTree.com. Make […]




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When Bears Fly: A Lunch, A Snack & A Craft

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Once upon a time there was a bear. He was just a bear, but had big plans to someday travel.  Not travel the world, but travel to outer space. Our story today is inspired and sponsored by Fruit Shoot.  Fruit Shoot is a new fruit drink with no added sugar that is perfectly lunchbox-ready!  It […]




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10 Reasons to Build Forts

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Forts.  There is something about childhood and forts.  We got a Fort Magic Kit {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} a month ago – it is LOVED – and daily the kids have been building and creating with it!  If you would like to purchase a kit of your own, you may visit the Fort Magic Shop page. Pssst…at the […]




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Craft Stick Flip Flops in Honor of Dollar Tree Flip Flop Frenzy!

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One of the signs of summer is the return of the flip-flop! Yay!  I am a huge flip flop fan which is why when Dollar Tree asked Kids Activities Blog to help spread the news about their April 21 Flip Flop-Frenzy event {both in stores and online}, it was an easy…YES! Flip Flop Frenzy At […]




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50+ Summer Camp-Inspired Activities for Kids

50 Camp-inspired Activities on Kids Activities Blog

I am a summer camp fanatic.  I love summer camp! As a child, I went to camp every summer after age 6.  As soon as I was old enough, I worked as a counselor and taught waterskiing, sailing and whatever would keep me on the waterfront. That is one of the reasons why Kids Activities […]




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Crispy Rice Easter Egg Treats

Crispy Rice Easter Treats

Last week we made edible play dough out of a favorite Easter candy which got me to thinking that they could be a fun substitution for crispy rice treats! One of our very favorite sponsors is back with us today with the basic recipe I am adapting.  It is Imperial Sugar…yum!  You can find all […]




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8 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

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I always feel better when I eat healthy.  One of the ways I have easily added healthy food to my kids’ diets is through snacks. At snack time, they always seem receptive to things they might not accept on their dinner plate…not sure about the psychology of that one! Kids Activities Blog is excited to […]




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Free Comic Books – Using Comics and Costumes to Encourage Literacy

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Super Heroes – the comic book figures who are off to rescue the world – enthrall my kids.  My boys love stories where there is a chase, some danger, a fight and good prevails. Thanks to Big G Cereal Heroes {Kids Activities Blog sponsor} for coming to our rescue and inspiring my kids to imagine, create […]




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