Kids' Activities, DIY Home Projects, Product Reviews, & Family Lifestyle

Author: Katie

How to Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

How to Naturally Wash Laundry for Messy Kids

Mommy Life comes with lots of laundry! I like using natural laundry products that are safe for my family and effective at removing stains left by messy kids. See what we thought of Molly’s Suds laundry products and try out our fun homemade fingerpaint activity for kids!

How to Help Kids Appreciate America’s Freedoms

How to Help Kids Appreciate America’s Freedoms

When you think about the United States of America, independence, freedom of speech, and the American dream are just some of the ideals that may come to mind. Veterans Day is a good opportunity to teach kids about the sacrifices that others made to achieve our independence.

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Fall birthday parties can be tough to plan because the weather can deter the kids from going outside and running around. My daughter’s October birthday didn’t stop us from having a fun-filled party with indoor activities that were perfect for toddlers. I whipped up some fun sensory cloud dough and the girls played dress up!

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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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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

Keep kids entertained in colder weather with an indoor kids activity! Kids can burn off energy with a portable Lil’ Monkey jungle gym, explore their creativity with arts and crafts, or enjoy imaginative playtime.

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 on our way through Deming, Washington. We lived in the Seattle area for 5 years so in a way, this Pacific Northwest trip felt like going home, even if it was just for a few days. I’m excited to share some highlights from our visit to the family-owned Moon Valley Organics farm!
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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.

Gifts for Baby – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for Baby – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Mommy Scene 2017 Top Gift Picks

Baby’s first or second Christmas may include more practical gifts than toys under the tree. After all, a baby’s favorite gift is often the box their present came in! These baby gift ideas are fun to unwrap and meet baby’s needs of feeding, diapering, learning, and sensory play.

Pacific Baby insulated baby bottle - Mommy Scene holiday gift guide

Pacific Baby Hot-Tot 9oz Insulated Toddler Bottle keeps liquids warm or cold for up to 10 hours. It’s like a stainless steel recyclable juice bottle for toddlers and up! The innovative, leak-proof straw top is easy for kids to open and close. The bottle top is also interchangeable with other Pacific Baby accessory tops allowing this bottle to be used from birth to 5 years old.

Lulujo Baby's First Year blanket & cards sets - Mommy Scene holiday gift guide

lulujo Baby’s First Year blanket & cards sets are perfect for the modern day social mom. The muslin blanket and card combination makes the perfect prop for baby photos. Easily snap a picture and share with friends on social media. Create beautiful keepsake photos and track baby’s growth during the first year. You can even personalize your snap shots with other props and toys for a personal touch!

aLoo Baby Bottle Valve - Mommy Scene holiday gift guide

The aLoo Bottle Valve is a first-of-its-kind device that blocks 99.6% of a baby’s backwash from contaminating a full bottle of breast milk. So, when you re-feed the remaining milk at a later time, you are not feeding your baby unnecessary bacterial contamination. The aloo valve is compatible with most bottles currently in the market (Dr. Browns, Philips Avent, Tommee Tippee, Medela).

Crane drop humidifier - Mommy Scene holiday gift guide

Get relief from dryness in style with a Crane Drop Humidifier. Featuring an award winning design and top rated performance, Crane’s Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifiers provide up to 24 hours of soothing moisture to help relieve the effects of dryness and congestion, helping you and your Family to breathe easy and sleep through the night peacefully. Crane’s Drop design complements any home’s decor. Not only are Crane Drop Humidifiers stylish, but they are easy to use, whisper quiet, more efficient than a household light bulb, and include a built-in auto-shut-off feature that engages when the water tank is empty to ensure safety. The moisture that humidifiers add to dry air also help alleviate many common nuisances brought on by winter heating such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, shrinking wood, and cracks in paint and furniture.

Covered Goods nursing and car seat cover - Mommy Scene holiday gift guide

We are the original designers of the 4-in-1 cover that provides full 360º coverage & converts into a car seat cover, scarf, and shopping cart cover for one easy to use product! Cover Goods original 4-in-1 cover provides full 360º coverage & converts into a car seat cover, scarf, and shopping cart cover within one easy to use product! This stylish cover provides true ALL OVER COVERAGE front and back, relieving any fears of baby pulling the cover off. Made of comfortable, stretchy fabric and takes seconds to put on and take off. Can be folded very small and in any fashion for storage. One size fits most.

Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches - Mommy Scene holiday gift guide

Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches make it easy to take healthy blended snacks on the go. They are easy to fill through the top resealable opening and simple to wash — just expand the pouch and place it upside down in the dishwasher. Yummi Pouches are an ideal Eco-friendly reusable pouch option for holding yogurt, applesauce, smoothies, and homemade baby food.

Cozy Sleeper by Revelae Kids - Mommy Scene holiday gift guide

Revelae Kids Cozy Baby Sleepers create a secure sleeping environment that helps babies sleep through the night, with a fully enclosed baby sleep sack design that resembles the womb. Baby’s hands and feet stay tucked inside and won’t get cold, and the enclosed baby sleeper design helps with startle reflex and even discourages thumb sucking. Cozy Baby Sleepers unzip from the bottom up for easy diaper changes, without having to fully undress your baby. A great first baby sleeper!

LatherMitts by LatherUp Co - Mommy Scene Holiday Gift Guide

Anyone who has given a baby a bath is familiar with how stressful and challenging it can be. They are squirmy and slippery and the tiny washcloths you get at baby showers just don’t get the job done. Chicago mom Sarah Stapp, founder of LatherUp Co. and inventor of LatherMitts, set out to help moms, dads, and caregivers with her revolutionary bath gloves. LatherMitts incorporates thoughtfully placed design elements to allow parents to keep a good grip on baby and get them clean, head to toe.

Bonjour Baby Baskets - Mommy Scene Holiday Gift Guide

For the chilly days! This Luxury Baby Gift Basket features a cozy hoodie suit in stripes for baby’s first outings, adorable ‘rain’ booties in soft fabric with velcro opening and a set of two kimono onesies by Petit Bateau. Included in this adorable combo is a sweet muslin swaddle blanket with chicks print all over, touch and feel board book and a stuffy lamb by Moulin Roty perfect to snuggle with. These hand-selected items are delivered in Bonjour Baby Baskets signature wool blend felt storage basket, perfect for any nursery.

Wee Gallery Animal Alphabet Cards - Mommy Scene Holiday Gift Guide

Wee Gallery Animal Alphabet Cards are the perfect gift for newborns or toddler or anything in between. These sturdy cards are durable and matte laminated with distinctive Wee Gallery animals on one side and a Sans-serif letter on the other. Each card measure 4-6 inches.

Buttons Cloth Diapers Pine - Mommy Scene Holiday Gift Guide

Button Diapers has everything you need to cloth diaper your little one! These all-in-two diapers are easy-to-use and come in dozens of adorable prints and colors.

Toofeze Baby Teether - Mommy Scene Holiday Gift Guide

Toofeze baby teether is hands-down the most effective teething tool on the market today! Toofeze is functional, convenient, and allows the baby to easily manage their pain independently, giving parents the relief they need too! Three distinct chewing surfaces made of food-grade ingredients. All-natural & Pediatrician recommended.

 

Which baby gift idea is your favorite?

Fun Stuff for Kids – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Fun Stuff for Kids – 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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!

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!

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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