New Christmas Books that Will Inspire Kids this Holiday

I love reading new books, especially new Christmas books that I can share with the kids!Now don't get me wrong, we certainly have our favorites at this time of the year -- you can see many of them on the 30 Books about Your Favorite Christm...
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101 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Kansas City

  As I'm sure you've heard (with all the store displays and multiple notes coming home from school about upcoming events) -- the holidays are coming! To help with your planning, we've pulled together a list of all the holiday events an...
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A Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods Birthday Party

My daughter is a HUGE fan of the Percy Jackson books.  She began reading them two years ago and has continued to be fascinated with Greek Gods and mythology ever since.  So for her 10th birthday party, she wanted to plan a Percy ...
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Plan Your Own Under the Sea Party

What a fun week we had with our Discover & Explore Oceans linky!  There was such a wonderful variety of activities and ideas shared that I thought I would put together a planning kit for your own Under the Sea Party!...
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5 Fun Firework Activities for Any Time of the Year

  I know most people associate firecrackers with the 4th of July but kids love to see fireworks no matter the time of year!  We had some really fun ideas for easy crafts and activities shared on our Discover & Explore Patrio...
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Kids Books that Celebrate Fireworks, the Flag and July 4th

Each summer, our kids look forward to seeing fireworks on July 4th.  We have a great spot where we are able to view firework displays for 3 locations and my daughter's favorite part is sitting on the top of the car to see them. July ...
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50 Non-Candy Ideas for Your Easter Basket

In our house, the Easter Bunny is a really cool Dude!  He doesn't just bring jelly beans and chocolate bunnies but also some great fun & educational items that the kids just LOVE!  Really - they spend more time with these it...
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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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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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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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Reindeer Round-up: Fun Facts, Crafts & Activities

I've always loved reindeer!  I'm sure one of the reasons that they are so intriguing is that they're pretty scarce where most of us live.  But if you're lucky, you might be able to see one during your lifetime.  Thanks to a ...
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The Wonderful Stories of Jan Brett

It's time for our Kid's Virtual Bookclub again -- and December's featured author will be the AMAZING Jan Brett! I'm sure you're familiar with at least one of her many books.  She has authored and illustrated more than 30 beautiful sto...
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Christmas Around the World: Italy

I'm so excited to be part of the "Christmas Around the World" series this holiday! I so enjoy hands-on activities that feature cultural traditions and geography like the Around the World in 30 Books activity.Today, we have 34 bloggers ...
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5 Amazing Ways to Use Kids' Artwork for the Holidays

Not sure what to do with all the Christmas projects and winter crafts in your house?  Try these ideas!If there's one thing we have a lot of in our house, it's kids' artwork! They are always making such cool projects at school and ...
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Top Toys for Curious Kids

 Are you looking for gift ideas for a curious kid?  You know, a child who loves to ask 'why', takes things apart to see how they work and is always wondering about something?I LOVE curious kids!  And shopping for them can be ...
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