40 Animal Habitats Project Ideas & Science Activities

The topic for this week's Dr. Seuss science activities for kids is animal habitat project activities & science ideas!This is always a wonderful learning opportunity - it seems no matter what your age, watching animals is something we al...
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25 Marvelous Math Picture Books for Kids

25 Marvelous Math Picture Books for Kids

Preschool, elementary & middle school kids will LOVE these math picture books that teach early and advanced mathematical concepts!So here's the issue at our house -- we've got one child who is a math whiz and another who wouldn't mind i...
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Christmas Science Experiment for Kids

Christmas Science Experiment for Kids

Try this easy Christmas science experiment as a fun winter break or holiday-themed classroom activity! There's nothing like the holidays to get you in the mood to do some science experiments, right?!  Actually, it's those long winter...
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Gift Ideas for Book Lovers that Aren't Books

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers that Aren't Books

Got bookworms? Try giving these gift ideas that aren't books!We have a LOT of books in our house as you might suspect from our numerous kids' book lists!One of the things I did well as a parent was to raise readers -- I always found a way t...
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5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

This post has been sponsored by Greenlight. All opinions are my own. Money lessons that all kids & teens should know before they leave home! Money skills are one of those responsibilities that fall to us parents as we raise kids.  ...
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10 Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg, TN

10 Things to Do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Gatlinburg, TN

Explore all the things families can do at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg, Tennessee -- a wonderful year-round location for your next vacation.The Mountains are calling!Whether you're looking for a quiet weekend getaway, ...
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Fire Safety Activities for Kids: Printables, Books & Skills to Teach

Fire Safety Activities for Kids: Printables, Books & Skills to Teach

Since October is Fire Prevention Month, I thought we'd share some fun activities for kids to learn about fire safety. It's important to teach children these life skills and help them be aware of who in their community can help them & k...
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Leaf Rubbing Art & Science Activity

Leaf Rubbing Art & Science Activity

Easy leaf rubbing activity - part art and part science project as kids create a leaf collage & get a peek into the parts of a leaf! I have always loved making leaf rubbings!  Ever since I was a child, I was fascinated by this bea...
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23 Family Traditions to Start When You Travel

23 Family Traditions to Start When You Travel

  Tips on How to Start Family Traditions when you travel & take vacations -- with a free printable list for you! Growing up, our family road trips where one of the highlights of my summers. Every year, we would head off to see far-...
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40+ Fun Places to Take Kids Near Me

Get out & explore these 40 fun places to take kids near me this weekend, over summer or on your next day trip! If you have kids, you know it can be crazy to go anywhere!  Every trip – to the grocery store, the park or the beach...
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10 Best Outdoor Science Tools for Kids

10 Best Outdoor Science Tools for Kids

We love outdoor science activities & experiments! Getting to know nature and being a backyard detective are activities my kids have enjoyed for years. And having great science tools takes outdoor exploration to a whole new lev...
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20 Books about Cultures & Countries Around the World

20 Books about Cultures & Countries Around the World

Inspire your kids to learn about geography & cultures from around the world with these awesome books and mapping activities they'll love! I so enjoy teaching my kids about places around the world -- the people, landmarks and traditions....
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30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

30 Things to do Outside + Easy Craft for Kids

This rock painting idea + fun things to do outside will inspire more creative play for your kids without having to hear "there's nothing to do" this summer!I'm a toss-the-kids-out-the-door kind of parent. Children (along with teens and...
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How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

A few months ago, I shared my secret to the Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home.I wrote the post because I wanted to inspire other busy moms like me to find their starting point when it comes to putting some organzational system...
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50+ ABC Games & Number Activities for Curious Kids

Fun ABC games and number activities for preschool & kindergarten learners! When my kids were younger, I worried about them learning their alphabet and numbers.  So naturally, I asked their preschool teachers what we could do at ho...
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