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Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Kids Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is a super fun day to celebrate with your family! Of course, kids love holidays more than anyone else. We’ve put together a list of fun kids gift ideas that are engaging and educational too!

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Easy DIY Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

Need a creative kids’ project? Edible marshmallow play dough is simple to make at home. Mix in your favorite colors and add sprinkles to customize this sensory kids’ activity.

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

This post is sponsored by Verizon. Read on to learn more about balancing tech in your own family. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal views.

I remember when my parents started using a cell phone. I eventually received my own around the age of 16. Time sure flies, doesn’t it? Mobile technology has made its way into so many aspects of our lives. It’s difficult to imagine life without screens, especially for our kids.

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DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper Craft

DIY 3D Hot Air Balloon Paper 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

I love finding ways to make birthdays special without spending a ton of money. Anyone can make this simple princess doll birthday cake using a few basic kitchen tools. Your little princess will be thrilled!

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Quality Toys

5 Reasons to Encourage Kids to Collect Quality Toys

Is your playroom feeling a little cluttered? My kids love playing together and collecting toys. Our toy bins can get pretty full when we have just a few toys from a variety of sets. I like to encourage my kids to collect specific toy sets and limit the toy clutter. Here are a few reasons why it can be very helpful to collect high quality toys.
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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

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 creative Minecraft party food!

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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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.

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? We stock up on new school supplies! After that, it’s important to make sure kids have the necessary school clothes, comfy shoes for walking and playing sports, and energizing healthy snacks. These back to school basics are helpful to check off your list!
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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. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Pretty Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Childhood can be such a fun time of learning and creating. These cute butterfly sun catchers are easy to make and fun to design with colorful tissue paper. This project teaches kids cutting and gluing skills as well as critical thinking as kids decide which colors to use. Every butterfly design can be completely different!
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