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Author: Katie

Tips to Teach Kids Laundry Skills

Tips to Teach Kids Laundry Skills

What is loads of fun and never ends? Laundry! Just kidding about the fun part. Doing laundry does seem to take up quite a bit of time within mommy life. Here are some tips to help young kids get involved with the family laundry routine.

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Creative Homeschool Science Projects for Kids

Teaching science to kids can be creative and fun! It’s easy to make school at home interesting and interactive to inspire a love for learning. Here are a few projects we’ve enjoyed to mix up our daily homeschool routine.

Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Re-purposed Wood Decor & Furniture Ideas

Creating new items out of old can easily be Eco-friendly and money saving. The sky is the limit when it comes to customization! Here are some ideas to take thrifted or discarded items and furniture and turn them into something cool, modern and totally unique! The best thing about creating your own re-purposed decor is that it’s one of a kind.
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Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

Community Library Craft Fair & Paper Cutouts

This weekend we participated in our local Hayden Library craft fair and we made some glittery paper crafts to “sell” to other kids. Each kid who came received tickets they could use to buy crafts.

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough so we combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Kids’ Easter Basket Gift Ideas under $15

Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate Easter and the coming of spring! You can easily fill your kids’ Easter baskets with useful items that add value to your life without just adding clutter. I recently decluttered my girls room and discovered many small toys and accessories my kids didn’t really need. Too may toys just end up on the floor. This year I wanted to rethink my Easter basket gift giving so that I wouldn’t just waste money on random stuff. Kids enjoy surprises but moms can put together an Easter basket with small gifts that are useful too! Here are some fun Easter basket gift ideas for kids that cost less than $15.
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Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Jello sugar cookies can be customized with any color and cut into fun shapes. We made both traditional round cookies and colorful unicorn cookies. My kids had a blast helping and of course, eating our creative snacks!

Tips to Manage Endless Laundry

Tips to Manage Endless Laundry

Does anyone disagree that laundry can seem like an endless task? Here are some tips to manage your endless laundry routine and keep your family from running out of clothes.

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious treat you can often find in some form year round. We enjoy fresh strawberries in the summer and we’ve even gone strawberry picking as a fun family activity! In off-season months I buy a bag of frozen strawberries to put in smoothies or cut up as a yummy snack. Here are a few tasty treats and ideas to show off your love for strawberries.

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Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega

Meet American Girl Luciana Vega, a fun way to make learning about space fun for girls! Luciana is an adventurous girl who loves going to space camp and hopes to become an astronaut and visit Mars.

Science & Snacks for Preschoolers

Science & Snacks for Preschoolers

My life with young kiddos is made up of many busy days and kid-friendly activities. These yummy snacks and fizzy color mixing science project will make any preschool day more fun!

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

How to Entertain a Toddler During Homeschool

This year my girls are in kindergarten and preschool. I did not invest in a official homeschooling curriculum this year but most mornings I plan some simple school activities with my kids. We color, trace letters, learn alphabet sounds, recite the months of the year and days of the week and learn about the 5 senses. The girls also do a few pages in their kids workbooks from Costco. While we are doing school I set up a few activities to entertain my toddler boy so the rest of us can enjoy a productive school time. Here are some learning-inspired activities perfect for 2-year-olds.
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Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

We recently visited the Seattle area in Washington state and we stayed near Tukwila’s Family Fun Center. This pacific northwest family travel destination has bowling, rides, bumper cars, go karts and more; something for all ages!

Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Great Family Hotel in Tukwila, WA with Breakfast & Pool

Our cold weather travels took us to the Seattle area for a few days. We stayed at the Comfort Suites hotel in Tukwila, WA which ended up being a great choice for our family because of the pool, hot breakfast and more!

Creative Gift Ideas for Her

Creative Gift Ideas for Her

Finding the perfect gift can be challenging. It’s hard to buy special gifts that my husband really enjoys and I’m sure he equally has trouble buying gifts for me. Gift ideas for moms, girls, girlfriends, wives and grandmas can be pretty and practical or just creative and fun! Here are some gift ideas for her that are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays and any special occasion.
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