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How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

How To Use Technology to Encourage Family Time

Whether we are at home or on a family RV trip, chances are we’re using a good deal of technology everywhere we go. New Duracell Optimum batteries are a great solution to power your electronics and keep the adventures going.

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe – Bright Colors!

My kids love playing with playdough. This is the best homemade playdough recipe because it makes bright colors and it’s not too salty. You can make it with ingredients you already have on hand!

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Make Learning Fun With Kids Science & Math Activities

Childhood often seems like a series of one moment after another filled with exploration and learning. Young kids can discover new things every day, such as how to pour their own cereal, how to tie their shoes, and how to sound out the alphabet. Older kids can learn the skills needed to teach themselves practically anything. You never have to stop learning. I’ve found many ways to make learning fun for my kids during summer break, weekends and ordinary school days.

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Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

Educational Activities for Kids Ages 0 to 10

My kids love doing crafts, playing pretend and spending time with mom or dad. It can be a challenge to keep kids busy. These artsy activities and educational toys encourage kids to keep on learning, exploring and problem solving.

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

How to Make Homemade Finger Paint for Kids

Homemade finger paint is a creative activity for kids who love artsy projects. Kids can even help make this finger paint! You can make this homemade finger paint in any color by adding food coloring.

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

6 Reasons Girls Should Take a Ballet Class

Twirling, dancing and skipping around is what little girls do, right? My girls started their self-directed dance careers almost as soon as they could walk; pirouetting through the store and practicing tendus along the curb. As soon as they each turned three, we enrolled our girls in recreational ballet classes. Kids can learn many important things by taking ballet such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Additionally, a ballet class is great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up in glittery outfits and dance shoes! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.
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Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Spring Kids Activities & Nature Hunt

Springtime is a great season to enjoy some creative activities. My kids love doing crafty projects such as dying eggs and going on a spring-inspired scavenger hunt. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

5 Awesome Family Day Activities for All Ages

One of the best ways to make family memories is to spend some good old fashioned time together. These 5 family day activities are great ways to connect with your kids and encourage some new family hobbies!

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

5 Reasons Wooden Toys are a Good Investment

Toys are tools for kids to learn and use their imaginations! We all remember our favorite toys and we often have vivid memories associated with our favorite things. For young kids, toys are also instrumental for learning. Our family has found it helpful to collect toy sets and not just add toys that clutter the playroom or easily break. Fortunately, you can still find classic wooden toys that inspire imaginative play! Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.
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18 Non-Candy Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

18 Non-Candy Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Easter is a very special holiday and a great opportunity to create family traditions. If you give your kids Easter Baskets, it’s fun to include few small non-candy surprises. These Easter basket gift ideas are interactive, collectible and educational!

How to Make a Baby Shark Birthday Cake

How to Make a Baby Shark Birthday Cake

This DIY Baby Shark birthday cake is a fun way to incorporate your child’s favorite song into their birthday celebration! All you need is some small cake pans, a boxed cake mix, a tub of icing, white fondant and food coloring.

How To Make A Minecraft Creeper Pinata

How To Make A Minecraft Creeper Pinata

My kids love birthday parties. They start planning their own birthday parties months in advance and they love going to their friends’ birthday parties. Parents can easily create a memorable birthday experience for their kids with a few creative DIY ideas. This Minecraft Creeper Pinata was the highlight of my daughter’s Minecraft birthday party. We made it out of cardboard boxes and green tissue paper. You can easily make a Minecraft Creeper Pinata too!

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Unicorn Tea Party Essentials

Unicorn Tea Party Essentials

Unicorns have inspired colorful drinks, popular songs, glittery fashion and bright accessories. Unicorns are also a fun theme for party planning! These basic tea party essentials can be customized to fit any party theme, including unicorns and rainbows.

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Meet American Girl Blaire Wilson + Doll Review

Sweet, friendly and smart, American Girl’s 2019 Girl of the Year Blaire Wilson is a charming character. Her story series is focused on prioritizing relationships within a technology-driven world.

Super Cute & Colorful Disney Valentines

Super Cute & Colorful Disney Valentines

Valentine’s Day can be whatever you want it to be; simple or extravagant, romantic with your sweetie or just plain fun for kids. Our family usually does a little bit of everything! My kids love Valentine’s Day and I usually try to think of something special to do for my husband. These super cute and colorful Disney Valentines can be used for many different projects. I love each artistic design that captures a memorable moment from our favorite Disney movies!

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