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Author: Katie

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.

8 Natural Hygiene Tips for All Seasons

8 Natural Hygiene Tips for All Seasons

It’s important to take care of yourself all year round. Here are some easy ways to moisturize your skin, clean and whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and reduce chemical ingredients in your hygiene routine.

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Gifts for Baby – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for Baby – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The best gifts for babies often include practical gear along with sensory toys under the tree. These baby gift ideas are fun to unwrap and meet baby’s needs of feeding, diapering, and sensory play.

Gifts for Her – 2017 Moms Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for Her – 2017 Moms Holiday Gift Guide

Gift giving can be challenging, especially when you are trying to find the perfect gift for her. We’ve put together a fun collection of beauty products, healthy living essentials, gifts for home, fashion picks and accessories!

Fun Stuff for Kids – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Fun Stuff for Kids – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Mommy Scene 2017 Top Gift Picks
We know all about kids when it comes to gift giving! These fun gifts are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face on Christmas morning. Our gift guide for kids includes something for everyone!

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Fixer Upper Final Season Announcement – Chip & Joanna Gaines

Fixer Upper Final Season Announcement – Chip & Joanna Gaines

Do you love HTGV’s show Fixer Upper? Joanna & Chip Gaines have inspired many DIY projects and home decorating styles. I was sad to hear the recent announcement that Fixer Upper Season 5 is scheduled to be the last. Here are the sweet details why!

Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier

Tips to Make the Infant Days Easier

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.

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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