Category: Kids

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.

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!

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

How to Make a Princess Doll Birthday Cake

Birthdays can easily be exciting and memorable for kids, especially when you plan a celebration using a little creativity. I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. One year I made my daughter a doll princess cake complete with her favorite ballerina Barbie displayed inside the cake. I’ve seen some amazing princess cake designs from bakers with true artistic skill. I tried to take a different approach; we created a simple princess doll birthday cake that pretty much anyone could make using a few basic kitchen tools. See our how-to video below!

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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!

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Kids Minecraft Party Ideas, Swords & Creepers

Birthday parties are a great opportunity to get creative with celebrating your child! My kids start talking about their birthday party theme a few months in advance. For her 6th birthday my daughter wanted to have a Minecraft birthday party. We made lots of kids Minecraft party ideas including a creeper pinata, colorful Minecraft-inspired potions and tasty party snacks!

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Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Get All You Need for Halloween in One Stop

Halloween is just around the corner! We found all we needed for Halloween during a one-stop shopping trip to Fred Meyer. Kids can choose from a huge variety of costumes, colorful makeup, hats, wigs and more!

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

What do the best family vacation destinations have in common? Great food, places to explore, interactive activities, a swimming pool, and close together attractions are all at the top of our list. After you arrive at your vacation, it’s no fun to have to drive somewhere else just to do stuff. Great Wolf Lodge offers all the elements for a memorable family vacation plus seasonal Howl-O-Ween activities during the month of October!

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Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

Preserve Precious Memories + Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

The thought of coming holidays, cool weather and baking with spices has me feeling happy and nostalgic. I’m excited to share my Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe and the results of a special little project we started a few weeks ago!

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? When kids art projects start piling up, it can be challenging to know what to do with them all. I was intrigued to learn about a customized kid’s storybook that showcases your child’s art within a fun storyline. Piccuzoo is a new kind of personalized book for kids! Upload a handful of photos or scans of your child’s art and the book designers will create a custom story for your child.
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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. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

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. My kids regularly ask to do craft projects and I’ve learned some tricks to minimize the mess. I’ve also found some great kid-friendly art supplies that are easy to set up and put away. I keep play dough on hand, create sensory bins that can be quickly stowed away and collect an assortment of kids’ art supplies. These eco-friendly art supplies are fun and they’re made with ingredients derived from the earth!
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