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[29 Jul 2016 | Comments Off on Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile | 443 views]
Kids Craft: DIY Airplane Mobile

Right about now, my kids are getting a little tired of being home, playing together, and the heat of the summer. Any time I can provide them with a new activity, it’s received well, and gives them (and me) some minutes of peace. Last week, we made this cute Airplane Mobile, and the 10 year-old and 8 year-old had a blast making it. It’s simple …

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[8 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on 9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make | 1,281 views]
9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make

My kids love to raid the recycling bin for craft supplies (lately my 9 year old son has been creating weapons, but I digress!). Here are nine ideas for crafts you can make using cereal boxes (and no guns on the list–you’re welcome!). I posted this article over at eBay: [9 Cereal Box Crafts for Kids to Make]

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[29 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Fun Outdoor Water Play Ideas for Kids (with Dollar Store Supplies) | 1,088 views]
Fun Outdoor Water Play Ideas for Kids (with Dollar Store Supplies)

If your kids are like mine, you hear the phrase “I’m bored!” waaaay too often! When that happens, I either kick my kids outside, or let them do a chore to alleviate the boredom, but here are some great water play ideas that will occupy them for quite awhile outside! Get all the instructions for Bubble Snakes, a Pool Noodle Sprinkler, and a Magic Plastic …

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[21 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on 16 Ways to Save Kids’ Worn Out Clothes | 792 views]
16 Ways to Save Kids’ Worn Out Clothes

Face it, kids are hard on clothes. Some clothes get stained, or ripped way before they are totally worn out. Here are 16 ideas for saving kids clothes that I have personally done myself — I can stand behind these ideas! Check out my full article at eBay: [how to save worn out kids clothes]

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[17 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Mother’s Day Cards for Kids to Make – Ideas for Any Age | 1,068 views]
Mother’s Day Cards for Kids to Make – Ideas for Any Age

Nothing is cuter than a handmade card for Mother’s Day, especially when it features keepsake elements like hand prints, finger prints, and kids’ adorable handwriting. I’ve shared three cute keepsake card ideas for kids to make, one for each age group — toddler, preschooler, or grade school — over at eBay. Instructions: [mother’s day cards for kids to make]
Project Materials:

Paper, on hand
Paint, on hand
Markers, on …

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[21 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on How to Make Handwriting More Fun for Kids | 1,887 views]
How to Make Handwriting More Fun for Kids

Good handwriting is one of those things that catches people’s attention. When I was a kid, I spent so much time practicing my handwriting – figuring out how I wanted to write my a’s (with or without that little swoopy thing on the top?) and how I wanted to dot my i’s (open circle, heart, or just a dot?), and I went through the entire …

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[11 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 1,577 views]
10 Free Summer Clothing Patterns for Kids

Well summer is certainly in full swing, isn’t it? It’s been a scorcher here in Atlanta, and I’m grateful for summery hand-me-downs, so my kid can be weather-appropriate without breaking our budget. If you can’t get free clothes, though, you can save a lot of money by making some of your kid’s summer wardrobe yourself, right? Here are some free summer clothing patterns for kids to help you save some cash this summer. Some of these patterns are gender-specific, but even a bunch of those would really work for boys or girls. A tank top is a tank top, in my estimation!

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[31 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on DIY School Lunch: Helping Kids Pack Healthy Meals | 1,407 views]
DIY School Lunch: Helping Kids Pack Healthy Meals

I’m gonna be honest with you and admit that I dislike packing lunches every morning. It’s one of my most-loathed chores. This year, my boys are old enough to take on the task themselves (in fact, I am not making this up, they are right this minute packing their own snacks up into a backpack for a trip outside to play.)
I have a three-part plan …

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[20 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Sponsored: The Ultimate Tablet for Kids! | 301 views]
Sponsored: The Ultimate Tablet for Kids!

Don’t forget, you can now pre-order the LeapPad Ultra UPDATE: The LeapPad preorder is sold out! Click here to find out partner retailers where you can buy it. The LeapPad Ultra is the ultimate tablet for kids age 4-9. It has everything parents want (educator-approved content, kid-safe web access, and built durable and tough to withstand kid-use), and things kids will love (access to 800+ …

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[15 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on Sponsored: Win the Ultimate Kids Learning Tablet from LeapPad Ultra | 385 views]
Sponsored: Win the Ultimate Kids Learning Tablet from LeapPad Ultra

Pre-Order or Enter to Win the Ultimate Kids Learning Tablet from LeapPad Ultra!
I love that my kids know their way around technology, but I don’t always want them stealing my devices. If only there was a kid-friendly device they could call their own. Oh wait, there is! The LeapPad Ultra:

Built for kids, inside and out, LeapPad Ultra is the 100% kid-perfect tablet with 7” hi-res …