A Dash and Dot Robot for Christmas

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Christmas is right around the corner.  Have you finish shopping for your children?  My kids can look forward to a variety of presents that encourage different skill building activities.   I'm excited to see them discover what they get.  But one gift I'm really excited to give them is one that will definitely help develop their brain--a Dash and Dot Robot!   Watch this cool video and see just what the Dash and Dot Robot can do! We recently … [Read more...]

DIY Play Food Crates

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Last year we gave my daughter a play kitchen.  You know, the KidCraft Vintage Kitchen--it seems to be the hot play kitchen to buy these days.  I love it because it's so cute while not being plastic and bulky.  It feels high quality and looks like real kitchens.  And the white one is gender-neutral and well, I have a thing for white kitchens.  Not gonna lie though, it was a beast to put together. Anyway, we also gave her some play food, some of … [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...]

Eight Kids Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

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This post is sponsored by Crayola but all opinions are my own. Only a couple more days til' Turkey Day!  Amidst all the feeding frenzy, here are several kids Thanksgiving craft ideas that you can do to keep them busy while you party. Color Matching Game Cute Turkey Finger Project Turkey Paper Sack Puppets Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Turkey Chair Hangers Play-dough Turkeys Thanksgiving Color-by-Number Activity … [Read more...]