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Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

Things to Do in Denver with Kids: Downtown Aquarium

Visiting Colorado? A trip to the Downtown Aquarium is at the top of our list of things to do in Denver with kids. Our family enjoyed seeing the colorful aquatic exhibits, touching sting rays, and watching the live Mystic Mermaid show. See our visit highlights!

How to Arrange Indoor Plants with Colored Rocks

How to Arrange Indoor Plants with Colored Rocks

Indoor plants are a nice way to bring the outdoors into your home. Here are some tips about how to arrange indoor plants and give them a new look with colored rocks!

Cozy Baby Basics & Natural Baby Products

Cozy Baby Basics & Natural Baby Products

No matter what time of year they are born, babies feel secure when they are cozy and cared for. Baby care can be challenging for any parent. For example, your baby’s temperament, minor challenges such as colic, or more serious medical complications can impact how easy it is to care for your baby. Some babies are easy to care for and others can be tricky to soothe. Here are some of our top recommended Cozy Baby Basics for caring for a baby. These useful baby essentials help with challenges such as self-soothing, secure sleep, healthy feeding and bath time routines. Any of these Cozy Baby Basics would make great baby shower gifts too!

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Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Need a creative kids’ project? Edible marshmallow play dough is simple to make at home. Mix in your favorite colors and add sprinkles to customize this sensory kids’ activity.

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

The Verizon Family Tech Initiative caters to families in a big way, providing helpful tips for parents and kid-friendly hardware. You’ll find some great resources to help you limit your kids’ screen time.

How to Create an Adorable DIY Bow Hair Style

How to Create an Adorable DIY Bow Hair Style

It’s been a busy week at our house. We made lots of treats this week, finished up decorating for Christmas and played in some beautiful, fluffy snow. It’s not uncommon to have snow this time of year in North Idaho, but the shimmery snowflakes definitely make the holidays feel more special. My daughter wanted me to do her hair in a creative style for Christmas, so I created a DIY bow hair style for her. Learn how we did it!

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Paper Hot Air Balloon Cute 3D Craft

Paper Hot Air Balloon Cute 3D Craft

Feeling crafty? A whimsical paper hot air balloon is fun to design and decorate. Make your own paper hot air balloon using our free paper template!

Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels Kids Can Help Make

Easy Homemade Soft Pretzels Kids Can Help Make

Homemade soft pretzels are easy to make and yummy to eat! Kids will enjoy helping with this creative baking project and making their own snacks. You can embellish pretzels with butter or drizzled chocolate to make savory and sweet treats.

Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Moms

Great Birthday Gift Ideas for Moms

Birthdays are the perfect excuse to celebrate mom! Moms often take care of everyone else; they know just what you need and usually just how to help. Celebrating mom’s birthday is a wonderful occasion to pick out something extra special to show how much you love her! I recently celebrated a birthday and my kids spoiled me with pretty accessories, colorful socks and sweet-smelling goodies — all great gift ideas for moms. You don’t have to spend a lot to make mom feel loved. It’s also a great idea to share the cost of a gift between family members to buy something extra special.

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8 Tips for Flying with Kids

8 Tips for Flying with Kids

Flying on an airplane can be tricky with small children but it’s usually the fastest and most efficient way to travel. These tips for flying with kids can help make family travel on the airplane a little easier!

Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites

These Endive Blue Cheese Pomegranate Bites are a flavorful combination of savory, sweet and salty in one delightful package. They’re the perfect holiday appetizer because they look super fancy and the pomegranate provides a pop of color.

5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

5 Reasons to Order Holiday Cards

The holidays are a special time of year to connect with family and friends. Even if you don’t live close to everyone that has a special place in your heart, the holidays are a great opportunity to send out Christmas cards and family updates. Our family usually sends out a holiday photo card and we also love displaying all the cards we receive. It’s convenient and easy to order Minted Holiday Cards. Here are 5 reasons why it’s valuable to order annual Christmas cards.
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7 Sweet Christmas Craves & Holiday Treat Ideas

7 Sweet Christmas Craves & Holiday Treat Ideas

When the holidays roll around, it doesn’t take long for me to start thinking about what sort of delicious goodies am I going to make this year. Here are 7 sweet Christmas Craves you and your family will love.

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. Anyone can make this simple princess doll birthday cake using a few basic kitchen tools. Your little princess will be thrilled!

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

Stained Glass Tissue Paper Leaf Sun Catchers

My kids love doing crafts. Seasonal crafts are a fun way to get the kids involved in making some colorful decorations for our home. These stained glass tissue paper leaf sun catchers are cheerful and easy to make with card stock and strips of tissue paper.

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Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teach Kids to Have Happy Hearts with Simple Jobs

Teaching young kids unselfish habits is so helpful to make daily routines go smoothly. When I give my kids special jobs throughout our day, it’s easier for them to stay on task, be respectful and have fun at the same time!

Fashionable Gear for New Moms

Fashionable Gear for New Moms

The best thing you can do to prepare for a new baby is to stock up on essential gear for making the baby days a little easier. Covered Goods makes it simple and comfortable to breastfeed your baby with their airy and discrete nursing covers made from gorgeous fabrics.

The Hidden Side of Forgiveness

The Hidden Side of Forgiveness

In mommy life, I often have to ask my kids for forgiveness for my attitude. It’s important to teach kids how to deal with emotions and identify their wrongs. But what are our motives for forgiveness? Might we have forgiveness backwards?

Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier

Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier

Bringing home a newborn is momentous occasion and the start of a very busy stage of life. These baby essentials are helpful for both momma and baby to enjoy the newborn stage.

Simple Pampering Tips for Moms-to-Be

Simple Pampering Tips for Moms-to-Be

Being pregnant is a joy as you anticipate bringing a new little bundle into the world! It can also be tiring and uncomfortable at times. These tips for pampering your changing body can help you enjoy the unique stage of pregnancy.