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Sleepover Packing List for Kids (with free printables!)

Kids, tweens and teens can quickly get organized for their next slumber party with these FREE printable sleepover checklists for things to pack in an overnight bag! Having a packing list on hand (like the printable Cabin Packing List we use for vacations) makes life so much easier for everyone. When my son had his …

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30 Garden Activities & Crafts for Kids

I’m so excited that we are finally seeing some spring weather!  We are so past due – and it’s cutting into our gardening schedule. 

I’ll admit, I am not one of those amazing Martha Stewart-type gardeners, but I really do enjoy having a small backyard garden each summer.  The kids and I choose a few favorite plants along with some new items to try each year and then we get dirty, watch the plants grow and reap the harvest (literally!)

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7 Colorful and Creative Fine Motor Activities

  Do you remember when your kids were really young and they would pick up Cheerios to eat?  In addition to the amazing ability of learning to feed themselves, they were also developing their pincer grasp and fine motor skills. The ability to hold, grab and control things with their fingers is such an important …

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Staying in Touch with Family & Teaching Kids about Snail Mail

 

I’m thrilled to be working with Hallmark and the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community for today’s post.  This post has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and Hallmark; all opinions and ideas are my own.

 

We don’t live close to any of our family – they are sprinkled across the country.  So when it comes time to celebrate a birthday or special occasion, we rely on ‘snail mail’. 

Yes, we could probably text them a note or send an email but it’s not as much fun or as special as sending something special for them to open.

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30 Life Skills Your Kids Can Master this Summer

 

Summer’s here!  Those run-barefoot-read-in-the-hammock-eat-popsicles-outside kind of days that kids just love.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a little something too.

 

Summer is a great time to have kids master a new skill.  Most kids (and families) will have a lighter schedule now that school’s out.  And having a more laid-back schedule will allow the kids to focus on developing some new life skills or learning a skill they’ve shown interest in during the year.

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