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Use these 100 Items to Use to Count to 100 with estimation jar ideas and 100th day of school activities! Teaching kids math concepts and how to count to 100 is a big milestone & one that parents and teachers work on for a few years.  It’s a long journey fraught with numbers like “fifteen-ten” …

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Get the car and family ready with this free printable road trip checklist and the BEST tips for things to do before a long car trip with kids! This week’s one of those quiet times — not too much on the calendar. But I know it won’t last long — I can smell an AWESOME …

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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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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 performance :). You can’t go out much (really, driving is …

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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.  Sure, kids will learn how to identify different types of money and its face …

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When we got married, my husband and I moved half-way across the country and away from every relative we had.  It was hard the first few years to not have all those family dinners and be there for all the holidays. 

Then we had kids and realized that if we wanted to spend more time with our extended families, road trips were going to be a necessity.

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Some of the newest lessons for this generation include learning about the environment, ecology and how our behaviors impact the world around us. 

Earth Day is a yearly celebration that reminds us to revisit how we treat the Earth.  These are important lessons for our children to learn as many of our resources are finite. 

Helping to preserve the water, open lands and wildlife will mean that our grandkids and great-grandkids will still have the opportunity to roll down a hill, swim in the ocean and breathe fresh air!

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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 behind preparing a well-balanced meal.  Young children can learn how to choose nutritious foods, prepare snacks, and mix & measure ingredients.  Older kids will enjoy mastering the skills of whisking, creating fun desserts and learning to crack an egg (warning: buy more than you think you’ll need).

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