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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!

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

Our Coronavirus Chronicles & Fun Stuff to Do at Home

This spring has been an interesting experience for our family because of COVID-19. Don’t miss our weekly Coronavirus Chronicles videos to see what we’ve been up to while social distancing.

Lessons from Disney Princesses who Lived with Social Distancing

Lessons from Disney Princesses who Lived with Social Distancing

We all know the fairytale stories. But have you ever thought about what it was like to live as one of the Disney Princesses during their years of “waiting” for their happily-ever-after? Many of these heroines spent years tucked away in a forest, a tower, or a castle. Others lived in a world filled with people who didn’t understand them. Each beloved Disney Princess could likely tell us a thing or two about living in isolation.
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How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

How to Make a Kids Sensory Bin

It’s really easy to make a sensory bin for your kids using items you already have at home! Create this exciting kids discovery experience using a sensory medium, miniature creatures or characters and colorful sensory accents.

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

Egg Carton Caterpillars Kids Painting Activity

A craft activity is a great way to entertain your kids and encourage them to be creative! These egg carton caterpillars are cute and fun to make. All you need is an empty egg carton, craft paint, and some colorful embellishments!

Cute Clothing, Shoes & Accessories for Babies & Kids

Cute Clothing, Shoes & Accessories for Babies & Kids

Happy Spring! A new season is a great time to pick out some new outfits, shoes and accessories. I especially love shopping for my kids. Over the years, I’ve found some great kids’ brands which I’ve come to love! Here are some of my top picks for kids clothing, shoes and accessories. I’ve also included some fun DIY ideas!

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My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

My Kids Homeschool Routine & Creative Kids Activities

The recent Coronavirus outbreak and resulting school closures have created many questions for families who are now faced with having kids at home all day. Here’s what “school at home” is like for our family, as well as some creative activities you can do with kids of all ages.

How to Make a Flower Crown

How to Make a Flower Crown

Easily make a DIY flower crown for parties, weddings, photoshoots, or just for fun! I used a collection of small and medium sized silk flowers, medium gauge floral wire and a hot glue gun.

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub

This homemade sugar scrub is easy to make using ingredients you have in your kitchen. I just rub this sugar scrub onto my skin to make it feel softer and refreshed. Sugar scrub is especially fun to use for DIY pedicures after you soak your feet! I love homemade body products because I know which ingredients are in them, which is very helpful for my mild eczema.
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10 Essentials for a DIY Spa Day at Home

10 Essentials for a DIY Spa Day at Home

Who doesn’t love feeling pampered? A home spa day is a great way to relax and enjoy some quality time with your daughters or friends. You can enjoy a spa day in the comfort of your own home by trying these simple ideas!

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

The California coast is a great destination for families with kids. These awesome places near Pismo Beach, CA provided plenty of activities and adventures for our young family to enjoy!

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Great Eco-Friendly Cleaner + Natural Home Care Tips

Do you struggle with keeping your house cleaned up after your family? I certainly do and at times it can feel like a losing battle. I’ve found it helpful to make a cleaning list to maintain different parts of our home. My weekly cleaning schedule includes deep cleaning the kitchen, sprucing up living areas and cleaning the bathrooms. I also vacuum the floors and stairs. I can include my kids to help with vacuuming, wiping off windowsills and dusting, which teaches them life skills too! Cleaning up after a busy family isn’t so bad if you stay on top of all the tasks. I also use Eco-friendly cleaners that make our home smell nice. Here are some of my top tips for weekly house cleaning.
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Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

Meet Codi, A Storytelling Robot Friend

In today’s techy world, interactive screen free toys are a huge plus! Meet Codi, a storytelling robot that also plays songs and quiet time music. Here are the ins and outs of our experience hanging out with Codi.

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

Fun School Stuff for Preschool

You can easily do preschool with your child at home and encourage their love for learning at a young age. These preschool workbooks and activities are very helpful to keep a 3-year-old busy!

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Gorgeous DIY Flower Vases from Cans & Jars

Did you know that recycled cans and jars make the best flower vases? I love keeping a stash of clean jars or tin cans on hand for displaying beautiful fresh-cut flowers. Next time you are emptying a tin can or glass jar from your cupboard, don’t throw it away! Wash it out and use it to display some pretty blooms!

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