20 Things to do with a Deck of Cards

Get creative with these 20 fun things to do with a deck of cards!Have you ever needed an activity to keep the kids busy while you're out to dinner or waiting at the doctor's office?  You know, something you could keep in your purse or ...
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Creating an Interactive Advent Calendar for the Holidays

 This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   One of the holiday traditions that we look forward to the most in our family is having an Advent Calendar.  I remembe...
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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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25 Fun Ways to Have the Kids Join You for Coffee

I'm not sure if I've ever told you this but I am NOT a morning person. Really, not at all. Unlike my husband who's up at 5 every morning (I know!  He's crazy :), I would rather snuggle under the covers in hopes that the world will re...
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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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101 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Kansas City

The weather's getting warmer, the kids are out of school and the farmer's markets are open -- summer is here! Now that the kids have been on break for a few weeks, the initial excitement of summer has worn off and we are all looking for so...
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10 Real Life Science Projects for Kids

  Welcome to our second year of the School's Out: Top 10 Summer Learning series! I'm joining 35 wonderful kid bloggers this week to provide TONS of ideas & activities for summer learning and fun.  We know that summer should be...
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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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Ultimate Guide for Summer Fun with Kids

In our house, summer comes in two phases: Phase 1: The Honeymoon A time when we all (parents & kids) are excited about no schedules, no school and long days together.  We have a hand-ful of activities planned and a great summer b...
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Why Kids Need to Travel & What They Can Learn on the Trip

  Travel is such a great educational opportunity for kids!  A chance to explore new places, try something new and reconnect with the family. Honestly, my kids learn more on our vacations than they do any other time of the year.&...
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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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5 Ways to Unplug & Connect over a Family Dinner

If you ever come to my house for dinner (and please know you're always invited -- I make a killer lasagna!), I have a few rules that everyone has to follow -- no phone, texts or tv during the meal. One bite of the lasagna and you really won...
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Marvelous Books for Mother's Day

Today we're celebrating all things Mom.  Mother's Day is a time when kids express how much they appreciate all the things Moms do for them all year round.  Homemade cards for Mom, hand-picked flowers and maybe even breakfast in b...
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13 Classic Books for Kids: Spring Stories

Enjoy story time this season with these classic books for kids with Spring stories!What do you remember about the spring days of your childhood? I have vivid memories of waking up to the sounds of birds and the smell of lilacs in our b...
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10 Books that Keep Kids Active

  I know what you're thinking -- reading is a stationary activity.  Fortunately, that's not always the case.  There are a number of terrific kids books that encourage the reader to get up and move with the story!  Thes...
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