Sign Up & Start This Years Summer Reading Challenge!

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Log your reading with your Scholastic Summer Reading Log

School just ended making it the perfect time to sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Even though we haven't even had a full week off of school I don't want my kids forgetting the importance of reading! Gavin just finished 3rd grade and is the top reader for his entire grade! He worked really hard to get there and letting his reading level slide because school is out is … [Read more...]

Make Shopping Fun with your Little One!

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Sawyer picking out Hamburger Helper at    Walmart

Most people look for every opportunity to go shopping without children but I'm the oddball who waits and goes with mine. Sawyer is my little sidekick and behaves well and I enjoy his company, so I always figure why spend my free time on errands? Make shopping fun for little ones too! We just had our Walmart transformed into a Super Walmart last year and it's been so helpful on getting everything … [Read more...]

Taming Wild Toddler Girl Hair With SoCozy

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Have a toddler girl with wild hair? Tame it with these 5 tips!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy. All opinions are my own and not edited by the sponsor. Right after Lola was born and they placed her on my chest, I marveled at her hair. It was thick, dark and had a perfectly fun curl too it. Not corkscrew, but not straight either. She had my hair and I was over the moon. I was expecting her to be born with zero hair. Instead, she … [Read more...]

Rainy Day Umbrella Preschool Craft {Fun Crafts with Mom}

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Rainy Day, Preschool Craft

We have had a pretty dry spring which is uncommon here in Massachusetts but recently we've had a few long strings of rainy days. I wonder now how we survived the long winter months cooped up inside because just two days in we were climbing the walls. I thought to help move the time along I'd do a fun rainy day inspired craft. I remembered seeing a cute project one of my awesome contributors show … [Read more...]

Get Ready for a Successful Summer of Reading with These 5 Tips!

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Scholastic, Summer Reading, Childrens Books

My first son has loved reading since day one. When he was little he would bring me piles of books and beg for me to read as many of them as possible. When he learned to read he would often volunteer to read to his younger brother. As he grew older he loved getting lost in large novel series and would sometimes disappear for days at a time lost in a fantasy world his books created for … [Read more...]

Have a Summer Water War with these DIY Sponge Bombs {Fun Crafts with Mom}

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Have a Summer Water War with these DIY Sponge Bombs

Here in New England we might have had a hard winter but it's surprisingly hot here already. Yesterday alone was 90 degrees! I love the heat but my kids get cranky if they don't have a great way to cool off. The boat isn't yet ready, as parents we don't want to deal with the waterslide and we don't have a pool. I've seen these fun sponge bombs all over Pinterest and a few weeks ago I picked up some … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Heart Shaped Crayons Tutorial {Fun Crafts With Mom}

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Make Your Own Heart Shaped Crayons Tutorial

Gavin has been dying to make crayons lately. We usually make them around Christmas and even though we made loads of crafts this year it just didn't happen. Since their holiday break from school mainly landed after I thought it would be a fun thing to do and we could even get ahead of the game and use them with our classroom valentine's. I went on Amazon and bought this heart-shaped silicone … [Read more...]

Snowy Sparkle Glitter Slime {Fun Crafts With Mom}

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Snowy Sparkle Slime 1

Just like that Christmas is over. The kids just went back to school after having a little over a week off. I wanted to make sure the kids didn't live in front of their screens so we planned lots of fun activities. Since most of the vacation landed after the holiday we wanted to find some fun thing to make that weren't holiday themed. Slime is relatively easy to make, lasts forever, and is fun … [Read more...]

Paper Plate Christmas Trees {Kid Friendly Holiday Craft}

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Paper Plate Christmas Trees {Kid Friendly Holiday Craft}

My boys are all excited about the holidays and being just 10 days out I'm looking for lots of fun, easy things to do with them to keep them from being bored but still in the spirit. This fun holiday craft makes pretty Christmas trees using paper plates that is great for all age groups from toddlers, preschool, and even older kids! Supplies are minimal and if you craft often probably already … [Read more...]

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