How to Organize a Neighborhood Food Drive

September is Hunger Awareness Month - a great opportunity for a family service project by organizing a neighborhood food drive! Fall is a big time for many food pantries needed to stock the shelves and this year, especially, they will serv...
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40 Things to do this Fall {Bucket List w/free printable}

Enjoy this bucket list of fun Fall activities for families -- perfect inspiration for family time together! And there's so much to do in the fall (along with yummy new recipes to try - I'm a big baker) so we made a list of festive Fall Act...
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Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Unique Gifts for Father's Day that Dads will LOVE!

Browse these unique gift ideas for Dad & Grandpa -- fun items that are sure to put a smile on their face! It's June, which means sunshine, swimming pools and a special day for Dad - which means! When is Father's Day this year?  Don...
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25 Snow Day Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy

Enjoy these fun indoor & outdoor activities for your next snow day!Like so many others, we are having a 'snow day' this week (actually, it's an ice day today but who knows what tomorrow might bring -- my kids are hoping for a repeat per...
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12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

12 Inspiring Outdoor Activities: The Lorax & Ecology for Kids

Use The Lorax and these fun outdoor activities to teach ecology and inspire your kids to change the world! Today we're combining a few of our favorite things -- books & nature -- to kick off some early Spring exploring.   In honor ...
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How to Simplify Life & Spend More Time with Your Kids

If you've ever said to yourself -- "I wish I could get laundry under control!" "Show me a way to spend less time making meals" "I need help with our homeschooling activities" or"I just need to get organized and simplify my family's lif...
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Creating Family Traditions

We were compensated for this post by Blickenstaff's as part of a campaign with The Mom It Forward Blogger Network and are thrilled to be working with them to share more about family traditions.   This is the time of the year when I...
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Planning a YES Day with the Kids

This content is sponsored by Kohl’s as a part of their #DestinationSummer campaign.  Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions (and crazy comments) are always my own.   This week, I’m excited to be workin...
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Fun Ways to Celebrate with Kids Books

  There will be a lot of reading going on this week - Read Across America (Dr. Suess's birthday) is March 2nd and celebrated in school throughout the week World Read Aloud Day is March 5th World Book Day is March 6th All great op...
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Family Volunteer Ideas for the Holidays

  Today we are sharing about Life Skills for Kids on the Discover & Explore linky.  Kids need to learn so many different things that will help them to grow up and become self-sufficient.  There’s some of the biggies –...
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Teaching Kids about Helping Others with #SimpleGiving

During November, we will be sharing a number of ways that kids can learn about gratitude and giving to others.  I'm thrilled to be part of the #SimpleGiving Champions for Kids campaign sponsored through Collective Bias® and share my i...
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What's Your 'Snack Mom' Personality -- Inspired by NickMom

I'm happy to be sharing my ideas on snack offerings as part of a compensated campaign with Collective Bias® and NickMom.  Although this is a sponsored post, all obsessions with healthy snacks and snarky opinions are entirely my own!...
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Family Adventures - Tips for Picking and the Capri Sun Big Pouch Picking Contest

    We are HUGE fans of American Pickers -- I mean big!  In our house, it's a family show and we all watch to see what cool things can be found when you head out on a pick.  Needless to say I was thrilled when I was...
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The Essential Guide for Homework Help & Afterschool Activities

  I'm always so overwhelmed once the school year gets into full swing.  I think it's coming off of those laid back summer days and then WHAM! -- it seems like there's hardly any time to relax.  One of our challenges is find...
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Kids Love a Curse: Fun Non-fiction Stories to Engage Young Readers

Both of my kids are huge fans of non-fiction books & stories.  When they were younger, neither was interested interested in the fiction readers that came home from school.  It was a big struggle to get them to practice reading...
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