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How to Make A Chinese Jump Rope

Looking for something fun to do indoors? Do you remember Chinese Jump Ropes? My sisters and I loved playing with them when we were kids. One day it occurred to me to look for them and I found a few on Amazon, but people were totally complaining about them in the reviews, so I decided […]

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Halloween Treat Bag Idea!

Check out these cute bat bags my friend, Victoria made for her son’s class party. Not only are they adorable – they are easy! [pinit] Supplies: Black lunch bags Green construction paper Glue Googly eyes Halloween-themed ribbon Hole punch (for ribbon closure) the template for the bat wing can be found on Parents.com Parents.com also […]

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Tips for Taking Little Kids Roller-skating

What age is too young to go roller-skating? Unless your kids are super coordinated – I think they need to be at least seven before they can really stay on their feet. Even then, they will probably need some assistance. Having a roller-skating party for little kids? Here’s what you need to know: 1. A […]

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Game Night: Bananagrams!

Do you like Scrabble? If you do, you might like Bananagrams. I picked it up at Target and we played it when we had a bunch of people who are bananas family in town. It was really fun. I got it at Target for about $15. When I was in the checkout line another mom […]

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Easter Eggs

The kids (who are very excited) found this nest with eggs in it on our front door wreath. I guess they are Easter Eggs… Happy Easter, Friends!

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How to Make Fun Cinnamon Tortillas With Your Kids

My friend Deb, who reads TheMommyhood.com, submitted a great idea for turning leftover tortillas into cinnamon chips. Deb’s daughter loves to eat tortillas, but doesn’t always finish them. To avoid waste, Deb found some cookie cutters and had her daughter cut the leftover tortilla into fun shapes and turned them into yummy cinnamon chips. “Some of the […]

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P.S. I Love You…

Okay, so I am heading off to a blog conference (Blissdom) for a few days. I love and hate to leave my kids. To make the departure a little easier, I try to leave them with something fun. Last year I gave them a treasure hunt that led to one of those Hallmark recordable storybooks. […]

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80′s Music All Kids Should Know

I took my son Charlie (4) to a children’s Museum. In one of the rooms they had a pipe that sends the sound of your voice to another part of the room. He saw a kid at the other end and approached the pipe. But instead of oh, I dunno, saying “hello,”  he started to […]

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A Really Good Paint For Little Kids

We got some of this kids paint as a gift and my kids really like it. And I like it because there’s no need for brushes or cups of water that might spill. It’s not totally mess free, but it’s washable. And scented (not that we want our kids sniffing paint). Since my kids really […]

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7 Tips for Taking Little Kids to the Movies

#1 Go for cheap. Make the first movie you take your kids to one at a discount theater. Or, in the summer, Regal Cinemas has a program called Summer Express where they show second-run movies for only a dollar or two. If they can’t make it through the show, you won’t feel badly about leaving […]

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