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Creative ideas for nature and outdoor gifts for kids! The holidays are coming and we want you to be able to spend more time relaxing than shopping.  Wouldn’t that be nice — feet up, fire going, warm cup of tea & a cookie (or two), Bing crooning “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…” Ahhh.. now …

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40 creative & useful stocking stuffer ideas for preschoolers, big kids, tweens & teenagers! The art of the filling a stocking — there’s a fine balance to be one of Santa’s helpers, isn’t it?!  Coming up with creative stocking stuffer ideas for kids takes some creative thinking. The goal is to turn an empty Christmas …

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A guide to the 15 best Children’s Magazines for toddlers, preschoolers, big kids & tweens! When my kids were young, I loved to take them to the library.  We would search the shelves for our favorite books and attend storytime sessions. And sometimes we would explore a new area of the library — which is …

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I’m one of those parents that still believes in surprises during the holidays. 

Each year, we brainstorm ideas for some unique gift that we can get each of the kids — something they would LOVE but that didn’t make their list.

We start by thinking about their current passions and obsessions.  You know how kids get crazy for certain things — they become nuts over dinosaurs or horses, or all of a sudden they are infatuated with art or building. 


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Today for Discover & Explore, we are each sharing our favorite gift ideas for kids — and I get to share ideas for stocking stuffers! 

I will admit when I first had kids and started helping Santa with the stockings, I needed to learn a thing or two.  There is an art to finding just the right items for the stockings — fun but useful, engaging but seasonal and something that Mom probably wouldn’t give to the kids (let’s face it, Santa is waaaay cooler than Mom).

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