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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.

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!

5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

5 Things That Could Be Triggering Your Kids’ Fall Allergies

Fall is supposed to be a time when you can wear sweatshirts, have bonfires, go to the pumpkin patch and just enjoy the weather as it cools down. However, fall can also be a time where you may find  yourself dealing with sinus headaches, runny noses, a slight cough and itchy eyes. That’s because fall allergies are a thing, and for moms, it means finding the culprit of your child’s allergies and treating them. Learn how to treat these five things that could be triggering your kids’ fall allergies.
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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!

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega, a fun way to make learning about space fun for girls! Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars.

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

This year my girls are in kindergarten and preschool. I did not invest in a official homeschooling curriculum this year but most mornings I plan some simple school activities with my kids. We color, trace letters, learn alphabet sounds, recite the months of the year and days of the week and learn about the 5 senses. The girls also do a few pages in their kids workbooks from Costco. While we are doing school I set up a few activities to entertain my toddler boy so the rest of us can enjoy a productive school time. Here are some learning-inspired activities perfect for 2-year-olds.
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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.

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

Meet American Girl Nanea Mitchell

American Girl Nanea Mitchell is a Hawaiian girl growing up in 1941. This BeForever doll has a heartwarming story and she’s fun to dress up in her tropical outfits and Hula accessories. See why American Girl is one of our favorite brands!

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

Activities for Kids Who Love Adventures

My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing.  Here are some ideas suited to entertain a 2-year-old boy and help him learn through adventures and interactive play!

Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

Little Fashionista Favorites & Accessories

One of my favorite things about cold weather is the cozy accessories and back to school gear that we stock up on every year. Backpacks can also double as fashion accessories for kids to tote their toys around in. These trendy fashion picks are fun for a wide range of ages and any girl who loves dressing up and accessorizing.

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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.

Modern Organic Cotton Kids PJs

Modern Organic Cotton Kids PJs

My kids love being cozy and new pajamas are an exciting and practical gift. Finn + Emma soft Organic cotton pajamas are a great choice for baby and toddler pajama sets. I love the soft modern patterns and roomy designs that also fit over cloth diapers!

Survival Tricks for Life with Kids

Survival Tricks for Life with Kids

A day in the life of a mom can feel a lot longer than 24 hours. Literally anything can happen. My morning clean up efforts often kick-start my day into action. Here are a few things that help me stay sane within mommy life.

Collectible & Cuddly Feltman Brothers Baby Doll

Collectible & Cuddly Feltman Brothers Baby Doll

My little girls are natural little mommies. They love playing mommy, taking turns being mommy and taking care of their baby brother. They also have fun playing with their assortment of dolls. Watching little girls play is heartwarming, everyone is welcome at their tea parties — baby dolls, princesses, my little ponies, bears and even sock monkeys. This collectible doll from the Feltman Brothers is an adorable gift idea for any little girl who loves dolls. Her classic name Caroline Grace matches her timeless details and high quality and realistic looking features.

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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.

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Interactive Activities for Stir-Crazy Kiddos

Stuck inside? Colder weather or rainy days often create lots of opportunities for creative activities and imaginative play. We love to create a DIY sensory bin, design kid-friendly art, and practice learning new skills through play.

How to Talk to Kids about Distressing News Headlines

How to Talk to Kids about Distressing News Headlines

When tough news hits the headlines it can be tempting to hide the facts when talking with children. Here are some ideas for how to share distressing news updates with your kids.

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

How to Encourage Kids to Love Art

My girls love creating art projects and crafts. It’s easy to encourage kids to enjoy art by regularly planning kid-friendly creative projects. Coloring, cutting with scissors, and creating unique art encourages kids to design using their imaginations and practice their motor skills. We love filling an empty afternoon by creating a colorful butterfly sun catcher or mixing play dough colors.

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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.