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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10 Ideas for Spending Time with the Kids During the School Year

  Time with the kids is precious.  You really begin to understand this as the kids grow up and especially as those long, relaxing days of summer turn into the more busy back-to-school hours that are beginning this month. When t...
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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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Great Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School

We are on countdown in our house -- only 9 more school days left for us! Yep, only 9 days, 4 finals, 3 school activities and 1 graduation event -- then we can enjoy sleeping in, long days without schedules, fun day trips and some relaxing ...
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Amazing Ideas for Creative Backyard Play this Summer

Try these backyard games & activities for awesome summer fun this year!We love spending time outdoors during the summer.Well, I LOVE to be outside no matter what!  Our kids really enjoy it as long as there's something fun to do.&nb...
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Our Summer Adventure List - Fun Activities to do this Summer

  I'm so excited about today's post!  For a few reasons -- first, we had a great time creating it and second, it's a post about SUMMER! For the past few weeks, we've been working on our Summer Adventure List - a.k.a. the summe...
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30 Garden Activities & Crafts 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. ...
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Valentine Day Ideas for Kids {free printable activity coupons!}

These free printable coupons for kids are the perfect non-candy Valentine idea that will give the family some time to enjoy together! I know that we show our kids how much we love them every day of the year but sometimes it's fun to surpri...
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Handwritten Memories in this Age of Technology

  Have you ever done something brilliant (I mean absolutely amazing!) but you just didn't realize it until years later? I recently had one of those moments last month but it didn't start as happy as it ended....
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Setting Family Goals in the New Year

  Are you working on any family goals (or resolutions) for the New Year?  When we were PK (pre-kids), all those resolutions looked different -- get in shape, get a promotion, complete a few DIY projects. But (as the experts say...
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16 Favorite Christmas Traditions and Picture Books to Read for Each

Pair each of your favorite Christmas Traditions with a special book and enjoy these special stories during the holiday season!The holiday season is the perfect for for traditions such as Christmas countdowns and special family activities.&n...
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Finding Jingle Bells: An Alternative to Elf on a Shelf

Looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? Try Searching for Jingle Bells hidden by elves!I am always looking for ways to make things a little less hectic during the holidays – because I really don’t need one more thing to rem...
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What Will You Do With an Extra Hour?

  "Fall back" is this Saturday -- yep, daylight savings time.    I was recently thinking it would be great to have some extra time; and then I realized, we get an extra hour this weekend!...
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17 Fun Fall Activities

    Connect with us on Facebook for more fun ideas!!   When's the last time your kid looked under a rock?  Fall is the perfect time to be outdoors and enjoy the foliage, the weather and time with each ot...
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DIY Halloween Countdown Calendar

Countdown the days to Halloween with this DIY calendar and some great activity ideas! My kids just LOVE countdown calendars!   "How many more days until..." -- it's always so much easier to wait if you have something fun to do :-) &nbs...
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