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Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

Interactive Yard Activities for Kids

My kids love doing interactive outdoor activities. Regardless of season or weather, my kids enjoy running around the yard or going on a short family hike. These interactive yard activities for kids are easy to pull out, set up or mix up.

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Many teenagers are excited to receive their driver’s license. If you’re getting ready to allow your 16-year-old to travel the roads unsupervised, here are eight things to do before handing over the keys.

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

How to Deal with Five Things Commonly Stained by Kids

As anyone with kids knows, they can be a mess. You turn your back for one second and all of a sudden there’s a big stain on your rug or couch. We take all sorts of measures to try and prevent these stains from happening — cups with lids, keeping food in the kitchen, etc. — but it’s not always enough. Once that stain appears in your home, your next question is almost immediately “how do I get rid of it?” To help you out, here are five things commonly stained by kids and how you can deal with them.
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“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is a Genius Traveling Technique

“Throw Away Packing” is the genius packing technique that leaves plenty of extra space for souvenirs. Your suitcase will have extra room when you throw away old items to make room for the new!

Easy DIY Dried Fruit

Easy DIY Dried Fruit

Fruit is a go-to snack for our family. Recently we tried to dry some of our own fruit with pretty good results! We made dried strawberry slices and homemade banana chips. You can easily make dried fruit too!

Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

It’s fun to spend a weekend exploring somewhere new. Family trips don’t have to take you far away from home. We found lots to do on our short family camping trip in Wallace, Idaho. Just 45 minutes from home, we enjoyed exploring the historic town, hiking, sightseeing and adventuring.
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Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Get Back to School Ready with Tom’s of Maine®

Back to school shopping makes the start of the school year more exciting! This year my girls needed new school supplies, a few new outfits and some hygiene essentials. A great hygiene routine is a super smart way to get ready for back to school!

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

Get Creative with Eco-Friendly Art Supplies

I love inspiring my kids with messy art projects and crafty activities. We recently tried out some eco-friendly finger paint, play dough and natural coloring pigments that are made with ingredients derived from the earth.

DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

DIY Wooden Fence Board Bench

Sometimes I spend time looking for the perfect thing and other times I create it. I needed a small bench for taking portraits and lifestyle photos of kids and I hadn’t had much luck finding the size and style I wanted. When my neighbor began tearing down his old fence I decided to make my own wooden fence board bench! This DIY carpentry project took about 2 hours to make and I’ve used this bench for so many occasions since then. Anyone with some wood and an electric screw driver can easily create a custom bench too!
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Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

Easy DIY Duct Tape Skirt Craft

You have probably heard that Duct Tape can be used for everything. We even used duct tape to make skirts! It’s especially fun for kids to make something that they can wear. All you need for this fun DIY fashion craft is duct tape!

Encourage Kids to Keep Learning during the Summer

Encourage Kids to Keep Learning during the Summer

My kids are always eager to learn something new. We love playing with bubbles, doing interactive workbooks, creating art with paint and finding ways to encourage the kids to keep on learning while they are having fun.

Change Up your Skincare Routine with Something New

Change Up your Skincare Routine with Something New

I have to confess, I don’t always buy the same skincare products over and over. Often when I come to the end of a bottle I decide to try something new. I guess this is because there are so many skincare products to choose from and it’s fun to mix up my regular skincare routine. Here are the basics I use and a few recent products I’ve tried!

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2018 Baby Shower Essentials & Gift Ideas

2018 Baby Shower Essentials & Gift Ideas

It’s always fun to celebrate a new baby and pamper the mom-to-be! Our baby shower essentials are practical, natural, problem-solving and adorable. These gift ideas cover a little bit of everything; feeding, diapering, pampering and teething!  

Amazing West Coast Family Travel Destinations

Amazing West Coast Family Travel Destinations

Are you looking for an ultimate family destination this summer? You can find many hidden gems on the West Coast; the perfect place to create unforgettable family memories!

How to Be an Everyday Princess

How to Be an Everyday Princess

My girls love being a princess. Everyday they dress up as a ballerina princess, a fairy princess or just a regular princess. The life of a princess is more than just dancing and singing along with birds. My princesses go on adventures, try new things, learn life skills, read lots of books and practice being respectful and kind. Here are some important things we teach our girls about being an everyday princess.
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