Sign Up & Start This Years Summer Reading Challenge!

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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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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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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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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 needed a good umbrella preschool craft for Sawyer. I thought to help move the time along I'd do a fun rainy day inspired craft. I remembered … [Read more...]

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

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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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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...]

Pirate Treasure Sensory Kit Goody Boxes for Pirate Party {Fun Crafts with Mom}

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We just had Sawyer's 3rd birthday over this past weekend and it was so much fun! This year's theme was a fun pirate party! When it came time to decide on what to make for the goody bag I decided I wanted to do something different this year. We've been having lots of fun with Sensory Kits lately and I wanted to make them for all the kids under 5 attending the party. So we made Pirate Sensory Box as … [Read more...]

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

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

Snowy Sparkle Glitter Slime {Fun Crafts With Mom}

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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. This snow slime was perfect and a huge hit with my … [Read more...]