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baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help
April 21, 2014 No Comment

baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s.   My three kids were the first grandchildren on both sides of our ...

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids
April 17, 2014 No Comment

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids

Easter is right around the corner, and we’re psyched. Not only does Easter mean egg painting and candy, family time and spring flowers, fresh starts and new hope, it means ...

how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve
April 11, 2014 1 comment

how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve

  Frozen is all the rage these days, so it’s no wonder that my Cora wanted a ‘Frozen’ birthday party for her 7th. So that’s what we did. Starting last ...

fractions with FOOD: hands-on math
April 6, 2014 No Comment

fractions with FOOD: hands-on math

This post about fun with food and fractions is written by Jen of Beyond Traditional Math. Hopefully after reading it, you’ll never look at food quite the same! Thank you, ...

earth month programming for kids: resources from PBS Kids
April 5, 2014 No Comment

earth month programming for kids: resources from PBS Kids

My friends at PBS Kids are totally ready for some fun, Earth-happy on-air programming, and my own kids are thrilled. PBS Kids and the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) ...

disneyland fun facts: lunchbox notes
March 31, 2014 No Comment

disneyland fun facts: lunchbox notes

      We are gearing up for a Disneyland adventure, and to prepare our family, we’re rocking some Disneyland fun fact lunchbox notes. Actually, these little fun facts are ...

april fools' pranks and jokes for kids
March 26, 2014 2 comments

april fools’ pranks and jokes for kids

      Seriously, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I know that’s not normal. I just think April Fools’ Day gives us a good excuse ...

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success
March 25, 2014 14 comments

kids doing laundry: 3 secrets to success

      We are about six weeks into our laundry re-vamp, and things are going well. To be 100% honest, we have had some roadblocks.  A traveling weekend here ...

sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create
March 23, 2014 No Comment

sweet, sparkly flower craft for kids: read, learn, create

The following sweet, springtime guest post is written by the incredibly creative mom and teacher, Kristina Buskirk, of Toddler Approved.  Toddler Approved is a must-read. Even though my babies are well ...

2 easy ways to teach reading at mealtime
March 18, 2014 No Comment

2 easy ways to teach reading at mealtime

Believe it. You can teach your kids how to read while you’re sitting down to breakfast. You can teach your kids to read while you’re making lunches. You can teach ...

teach kids to be stain fighters: laundry from start to finish
March 12, 2014 3 comments

teach kids to be stain fighters: laundry from start to finish

      I’ve been working with my friends from Whirlpool, sharing what we’re doing over here to teach our kids to do the laundry. In just a few short ...