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craft supplies for kids

If you have kids in your home, chances are, you’ve done a craft project or two. There’s nothing worse that sitting down to have some crafty fun only to find you don’t have the supplies you need to finish the project. I suggest creating a craft stockpile so that never happens again. Gather these 20 kid’s craft supplies be make sure you always have what you need on hand. View the list.

Hiland dairy strawberry milk, containers of snacks in a stack

Summer fun is here – playing outdoors, family vacations, visits to amusement parks, and family time together. That means summer road trips! I love the fun and adventure of road trips, but when you travel with kids you need to be prepared. I’m sharing my tips to save money and sanity with these simple road trip snack hacks.

As a mom of 3, making regular 14-hour road trips to visit family in Utah, I’ve learned how to make a road trip with kids successful and stress-free. We make this long road trip in one day and I hear, “Mom, I’m hungry” on repeat the entire day. Thanks goodness I’m prepared! Read more …


10 Fun & Educational Alexa Skills for Kids

Alexa skills for kids are fun, educational, and interactive! My family loves playing music and reading Audible books with Alexa, but there are many more amazing Alexa skills just for kids. I’m sharing our 10 favorite Alexa skills for kids that you should try today. Read More …


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 Read more

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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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When you join you will also receive helpful advice for new mothers and special offers. Plus, join before 3/31/18 and be entered to win free formula for a year. Read More…


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 Read more


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 Read more

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