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5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

5 Ways Kids Can Learn Through Play

School doesn’t have to be boring! I find my kids learn faster when they are having fun and doing activities they enjoy. I try to mix up our preschool activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Fresh lemon is a great basic kitchen essential for cooking and Eco-friendly cleaning — the natural acidity found in lemon is tangy and ideal for degreasing! Plus, keep lemons fresh and delicious in Rubbermaid FreshWorks produce containers.

Family Fun at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival

Family Fun at New Leaf Nursery Fall Festival

Today we had lots of fun at the New Leaf Nursery fall festival! We stopped on the way home from my daughter’s soccer game and she immediately spotted the colorful bounce houses and “Zorb” inflatable balls. This Coeur d’Alene nursery family day offered plenty of free things to do too; a petting zoo, a hay bale maze, rock painting and beautiful fall flowers to view.

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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.

Teach Kids Manners & Etiquette with a Tea Party

Teach Kids Manners & Etiquette with a Tea Party

Do your kids like tea parties? Tea parties are a great way to teach kids table etiquette in a fun setting. You can easily help your little miss or mister learn polite manners and important friendship building skills with these simple ideas.

Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

Indoor & Outdoor Play for Little Monkeys

A large part of my job as a mom involves keeping my kids entertained with an indoor kids activity. Our family routine includes preschool in the morning and the kids color and write in their phonics workbooks. Other times we have a tea party or play out in the yard. Often my kids want to play on our swing set but it’s rainy or cold outside. A simple indoor kids activity can help my kids burn off energy, explore their creativity, or enjoy sibling playtime inside the house without feeling too confined.

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Family Tour of Moon Valley Organics Farm

Family Tour of Moon Valley Organics Farm

How fun would it be to visit a local farm that makes amazing herbal skincare products and supports sustainability within the community? We had the chance to do just that and visit the Moon Valley Organics farm in Deming, Washington.

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.

Fixer Upper Final Season Announcement – Chip & Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper Final Season Announcement – Chip & Joanna Gaines

Do you love HTGV’s show Fixer Upper? Chip & Joanna Gaines’ popular home remodeling show has inspired many DIY projects and home decorating styles. Even my own style is partially inspired by Fixer Upper. I was sad to hear the recent announcement that Fixer Upper Season 5 is scheduled to be the last. Joanna Gaines posted a sweet update on her facebook page.

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4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

It can be exciting when it comes time to pick out a car, even when it’s not your first. These 4 tips can help you avoid hidden issues with used cars and make your future car shopping experience much easier.

Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier + Giveaway

Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier + Giveaway

Bringing home a newborn is momentous occasion and the start of a very busy stage of life. These baby essentials are helpful for both momma and baby to enjoy the newborn stage. Don’t miss entering our New Baby Vibes Giveaway!

Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

Easy Hand-Dipped Caramel Apples

There’s something intriguing about a crisp fall day, when the temperatures get colder and the trees begin to transform into a landscape of color. Fall is a great time to celebrate with fun family activities and tasty treats! Our apple tree was overflowing with gorgeous home-grown apples this year so we made some yummy hand-dipped caramel apples! These homemade caramel apples are easy to make in just a few easy steps.
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5 Ways to Make the Fall Feel Festive

5 Ways to Make the Fall Feel Festive

We all have our favorite seasons and I love things about all of them. We had a lovely summer this year with some family travel and lots of backyard play, but now I’m ready for fall! Here are some things our family has already done to make the changing of the seasons feel festive and fun!

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Refresh your yard with some fall-friendly blooms. These plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.

Simple Sleep Tips For Kids and Babies

Simple Sleep Tips For Kids and Babies

Sleep is precious. You know this all too well if you are a parent with little ones. As parents we do everything we can to help our children fall asleep, stay asleep, get good quality sleep and ensure that they sleeping safely. Whether you are a first time mom with a newborn or a mom of a 3-year-old with every excuse in the book as to why he can’t go to sleep, these simple sleep tips can help your family create healthy sleep habits for your kids.
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