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2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

I love giving my kids meaningful gifts. Here are some of my top kids gift ideas that inspire kids to create, pretend, build and learn.

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

No-Sew DIY Phoenix Kids Costume – Easy Craft Idea

You can make practically anything with a little creativity and simple craft supplies! I made a phoenix costume for my daughter using sheer red fabric, strips of glitter tulle, ribbon and a hot glue gun. I created the phoenix’s wings and tail using flowing strips […]

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Homeschooling Tips for Teaching Your Kids

Are you thinking of teaching your kids at home? Possibly homeschooling is new to your family, or you just have kids in a new range of ages. I’ve been homeschooling my kids for 3 years. I use several homeschooling tips to make our school routine successful. Every family can use these homeschooling tips for parents. I’ve discovered the most important thing is to enforce a consistent schedule, so my kids know what to expect each day. Next, I chose a homeschool curriculum that works for our family. Finally, we do some hands-on activities to make school creative and fun!

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Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Great Things to Do with Kids in Downtown Coeur d’Alene

Our family is so blessed to live in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here are just some of our favorite things to do with kids in downtown Coeur d’Alene.

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

DIY Mint Playdough Kids Sensory Activity

Making playdough is a great activity for any afternoon, especially to entertain antsy kids! This DIY mint playdough uses my BEST homemade playdough recipe, with added mint extract!

American Girl Doll Kitchen & New Releases! Summer / Fall 2020

American Girl Doll Kitchen & New Releases! Summer / Fall 2020

My daughter Kiera loves helping me out in the kitchen. Just this summer, she helped make several batches of cupcakes and cookies. Because of her love for baking, Kiera was ecstatic to hear about American Girl’s new kitchen play set. As the cherry on top, American Girl sent us the set to review! We are thrilled to share all the details about the new American Girl doll kitchen. We’ve also included some highlights of other sets American Girl released this summer and fall 2020.
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Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Sprinkle Rush Kids Cupcake Baking Challenge

Welcome to Sprinkle Rush, our kids cupcake baking challenge! Our girls, Kiera and Sylvie, practiced their culinary design skills to make and design their best cupcakes.

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Word Family Dominoes Kids Phonics Game

Play this interactive word family dominoes game to make reading fun and reinforce phonics sounds. Kids will love matching up rhyming words and learning through play!

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

Animal Sun Catchers Kids Craft

A fun paper craft can be just the thing to keep kids busy at home. I love making tissue paper sun catchers because they add a little color to our windows. Kids can design these fun animal sun catchers using any color of card stock and tissue paper!

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How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Make these DIY apple candles in minutes using a handful of small apples and tea lights. Apple candles are a very pretty accent for a buffet table, fall party and seasonal home decor.

Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

Learn how to make your own homemade caramel apples in just a few easy steps. This delicious Fall snack is a really fun activity to do with kids. Just melt, dip and enjoy!

Leaf Painting Fall Activity for Kids

Leaf Painting Fall Activity for Kids

When leaves start falling outside, it’s fun to turn them into art! This gorgeous leaf painting activity for kids is a fun idea to celebrate fall.

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