10 Awesome Toys for Kids

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It's that time of year--time for massive amounts of shopping.  The hardest part is knowing what to get.  Sometimes they have lists, but sometimes I feel like my kids don't really know what they want.  They have a limited world view and don't know what is out there in the way of toys.  So I decided to go on a hunt for some cool toys that most kids will sure to love.  So without further adieu, here is 10 awesome toys for kids! 1. Giant … [Read more...]

LeapBand and LeapTV Review

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It's time to start embarking on the daunting task of Christmas shopping!  And today I will help you out with a question that might be on your mind, as it has been on mine lately:  which video game system should I get for my kids? If your kids are around my kids' ages you might wonder if getting them video games is something you should do.  Well I'm not a pediatrician who is going to tell you no TV or video games until your child is 25, I'm … [Read more...]

25 Halloween Kids Crafts

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My kids (and I) both get excited for Halloween way too early.  We are looking forward to it in August, and yes--I did buy their costumes then!  I figured that they might as well have them for dress-ups until the big day. But now that Halloween is nearly two weeks away, our excitement is turning anxious--just hurry up and get here already!  I love this compilation of Halloween kids crafts for ideas of how to keep your kids entertained until the … [Read more...]

Kids Halloween Party Ideas

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Last week I threw a Halloween party for some neighborhood kids.  (That's the life of a blogger--do everything way earlier than normal.)  It was a blast--despite a little hiccup from the weather. Early Halloween parties always work out well for me because I get a much higher attendance when I don't have to compete for other Halloween activities.  And aren't your kids already so excited for Halloween??  So get ready for some fun kids … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Use Shelf Liner When Living With Kids

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This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes I pretend that I'm an adult. Wait no--I AM an adult. But often when I look around my house I think "Why is my house so messy? I didn't make that mess. Those aren't my things." It's obvious that I live with kids. When you live with kids, your life is taken over by them. And so are the messes. I try my hardest to have a clean and beautiful home, but after cleaning up … [Read more...]

15 Summer Boredom Busters

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It's July...it's hot...and you're getting a little tired of schlepping kids around from the pool to swimming lessons to day camp. But when Mom gets to stay home and relax, the kids inevitably are 'bored'. Here are fifteen fun summer boredom busters for when your kids get those 'I'm bored' voices. We've had a crazy summer so far and things are finally starting to settle down. I'm potty training my daughter this week and so we have to stay … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Kits Kiwi Crate

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate. One thing people always say to me is "You must do so many fun crafts with your kids" because I'm 'so crafty.'  But the reality is that I don't.  I actually have a hard time thinking of things to do with them.  And it seems like so much effort sometimes when you could just take the kids to the swimming pool.  But then I learned about Kiwi Crate.  Have you heard of this … [Read more...]

Colorful Crate Toy Storage

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So excited to have Amanda guest posting today from her new blog.  She used to blog at Every Creative Endeavor but has recently started a new blog with her handy husband.  Yay! Hello Honeybear Lane readers, my name is Amanda and my husband, Spencer, and I blog over at The Contractor Chronicles. Spencer is a contractor by trade and we have fun remodeling and doing home improvements to our home – He makes it work and I make it look good and that … [Read more...]