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2018 Summer Reading Programs for Kids!

Get kids excited about reading over the summer and avoid the summer slump with these free 2018 summer reading programs! The free summer reading programs encourage your child to read with fun reward programs. 1. Barnes & Noble The BN Summer Reading Program runs from May 15 - September 3, 2019. Kids keep a reading Continue Reading...

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Gift Ideas for a 3 Year Old Boy!

I am a #boymom. When I’m writing this, I have a 1-year-old. And a 3-year-old. And a 4-year-old. And a 5-year-old. All boys. It’s just how these things happen. With them all being close in age and having similar interests (so far), when it’s a birthday around here for one of the boys, it’s almost like a birthday for all of the boys. We tend to keep that in mind when buying gifts. Sure, we buy gifts that the Birthday Boy would like. But we also keep in mind that he’s likely got 3 other people that he can play with. So we like gifts that lend themselves well to sharing or that can have multiple people playing at one time. Not all gifts are like that, but it works out well.

My 2-year-old just turned 3 and I wanted to share some of the gifts that he got. Something to keep in mind is that because he’s Son #3, we already have a lot of the basic things that little boys play with. We have tons of trains. We have tons of Duplo blocks. We have tons of little cars. We have tons of Waffle Blocks. We have tons of Little People. We have TinkerToys. We have tons and tons and tons of Play Doh. Those are all fantastic staples in our house and we love all of them.

So, here are some of the gifts that my 3-year-old got for his birthday – some came from us and some from relatives. Read More...


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How to Plan a Family Game Night!

Today it seems like everything is digital. Kids have their own tablets at a young age and can often manipulate the computer better than their parents. While learning how to operate a computer is an important skill, it’s just as important to teach children basic skills through board games. Sometimes I feel that board games Continue Reading...


How to Teach Kids to Manage Money

As parents it's our job to teach children life skills. Money seems to be one topic many families are reluctant to discuss openly, but it is so important and managing it is definitely a life skill. I was fortunate my parents owned a small business and 'shop talk' was a regular at the dinner table Continue Reading...

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