Category: Kids

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Toys

Are your toy bins getting full? These tips can help you limit the clutter in your playroom and encourage your kids to save up and collect better quality toys.

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

2018 Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Our Top Gift Picks for kids include a little bit of everything; from collectible dolls and STEM toys to brain-stimulating building sets and interactive discovery activities!

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Halloween is just around the corner! The fall season is a fun time to make family memories, go to the pumpkin patch and enjoy trick-or-treating on October 31st! My girls love dressing up every day, so when Halloween rolls around it’s a fun opportunity to pick out new costumes and accessorize with animal ears, wands and glitter face paint! We found all that we needed for Halloween during a one-stop shopping trip to Fred Meyer. Kids can choose from a huge variety of costumes and complete their look with colorful makeup, hats, wigs and more!
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

6 Simple Tips for Taking Kids Fishing

Fishing with youngsters can be a very rewarding and memorable mini-adventure. A well planned fishing trip is a great way to spend quality time in the outdoors with your kids. Before you head out, consider these tips to make your trip successful.

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Planning a family vacation? Great Wolf Lodge offers a huge variety of attractions for a memorable family staycation plus seasonal Howl-O-Ween activities during the month of October. We really enjoyed our recent weekend at the lodge!

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

There is a hint of fall in the air around here! The thought of coming holidays, cool weather and baking with spices has me feeling happy and nostalgic at the same time. This past weekend the kids and I made our family’s favorite pumpkin spice cookie recipe. We also received the results of a special little project we started a few weeks ago. I’m excited to share both with you!

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Karen and her husband of 7 years have one active but very sweet toddler boy and a happy baby girl. She loves being mommy, spending quality time with friends and family, traveling and trying new things.

Back to School Basics for Kids

Back to School Basics for Kids

What’s the first thing you do to get ready for going back to school? New school supplies, comfy shoes and healthy snacks are all important. These back to school basics are helpful to check off your list!

Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Customize a Storybook With Your Child’s Art

Does your child love to create art? Kids will love a Piccuzoo customized storybook that showcases your child’s art within a fun storyline. Upload a handful of photos or scans of your child’s art and the book designers will create a custom story for your child!

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

My kids love doing interactive outdoor activities. Regardless of season or weather, my kids enjoy running around the yard or going on a short family hike. Fresh air and exercise is important for kids to develop healthy habits and discover new interests. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Back to school shopping makes the start of the school year more exciting! This year my girls needed new school supplies, a few new outfits and some hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. We recently tried out some eco-friendly finger paint, play dough and natural coloring pigments that are made with ingredients derived from the earth.

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

You have probably heard that duct tape can be used for everything. We even used duct tape to make skirts! It’s especially fun for kids to make something that they can wear. All you need for this fun DIY fashion craft is duct tape!
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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Encourage Kids to Keep Learning during the Summer

Encourage Kids to Keep Learning during the Summer

My kids are always eager to learn something new. We love playing with bubbles, doing interactive workbooks, creating art with paint and finding ways to encourage the kids to keep on learning while they are having fun.

How to Be an Everyday Princess

How to Be an Everyday Princess

Everyday princesses go on adventures, try new things, learn life skills, read lots of books and practice being respectful and kind. Here are some important things we teach our girls about being an everyday princess.

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

One Stop Shop for Summer Fun & Family Adventures

What do you think of when you hear the word summer? You may think of heat, the pool or family vacations. For us moms, summer is not much different than the rest of the year. In hot weather kids are just a little antsier, dirtier from being outside all day and eager to enjoy ice pops and water balloons. To get though my busy summer days I have a one-stop shop for covering all my hot weather needs. At Fred Meyer I can stock up on water toys, swimwear, sunscreen and more and only have to stand in one checkout line. Here are some of the summer essentials that make family life memorable and fun! (more…)

Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.