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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Fun Ways to Learn about Community Helpers

  It's so important to introduce our kids to the amazing people in our city who keep our community safe and healthy.  Kids need to learn who they can go to for help and also a little about the work of community helpers.  Th...
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Build a Personal Digital Library for Your Kids

I am being compensated by Bookboard for sharing my thoughts on their digital library.  As always, all opinions are my own -- I only share programs that we really love and can highly recommend! Last month, we signed up for a free t...
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Moms Fighting Hunger: Host a Neighborhood Food Drive

  Today's post is one of those that I'm both excited and sad to write -- Excited because I'm working with a group of amazing moms who are all focused on making a difference in the lives of children! But also sad because it means tha...
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Explore the Forest - Tips for Hiking with Kids

We are a big hiking family - love to explore the forest on foot.  And we've been treated to some great encounters during our family hikes -- moose in Colorado, wildlife in South Dakota and even some out-of-the-ordinary highlights clos...
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Healthy Afterschool Snacks for Kids & Easy Ways to Help in the Kitchen

  The kids are back at school and that means lots of catching up to do once they head in the door each afternoon. I like to have some snacks for them after school (food always seems to increase the details I get about their...
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30 Life Skills Your Kids Can Master this Summer

Inspire your kids to get really, really good at something with this list of life skills kids can master!Summer’s here! Those run-barefoot-read-in-the-hammock-eat-popsicles-outside kind of days that kids just love.  But that does...
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Earth Day Activities for Kids

Even though we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd this year, it's really an everyday activity.  There are so many easy ways to introduce kids to environmental ideas and adopt eco-friendly behaviors at home, at school and in your commun...
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Teaching Kids to Be Unique

Welcome to our April Online Book Club for Kids.  Each month, we choose a different children's author, highlight their books and share a number of kids activities & crafts. This month, our featured author & illustrator is David...
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30 Gardening Ideas for Kids

These plant activities and garden crafts are sure to inspire some gardening with kids this Spring! I'm so excited that we are finally seeing some spring weather! We are so past due - and it's cutting into our gardening activities.  I'l...
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Great Cookbooks for Kids and Math Fun in the Kitchen

Have you ever had a kid who asked "Can I help?" when you were preparing a meal?  There's all kinds of ways that kids can get involved in the kitchen!   Cooking is a great life skill and everyone should know some of the basics b...
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A Season of Giving: Share Compliments

  I do so love the holidays!  Yes, I know they get crazy and busy (and I never seem to get all the baking done that I would like to) but it's a time to connect with family and reflect on all the joy that we have in our lives. An...
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If Your Child Breaks a Bone

  This is one of those posts that, as a parent, I hope you never have to use.  I hope you can file it away on a Pinterest board or in a favorites menu and never have to use it.  In all honesty, I wish I didn't have to write ...
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Are You Raising Curious Kids?

  Are you raising curious kids?  You know, kids who love to ask questions, search for the answers and learn new things?  If so, BRAVO! Curious kids are the result of 'thinking families' -- You must be a 'thinking' family! ...
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5 Easy Ideas for Making Your Home More Kid-Friendly

  As kids grow up, it's important for them to have their own spaces. This will help them to learn some reponsibility with regards to taking care of their things, be able to become independent and feel that they are contributing to th...
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