5 Easy Ways To Make Cleaning Fun For Kids

Keeping a house cleaning and tidy can be a tricky task – especially with little ones around! Unfortunately, kids seem to have the most fun making a mess and more often than not, it’s up to us to clean up. But, this needn’t be the case and often, cleaning up after our kids can actually propagate bad behavior. If most of the cleaning and tidying gets done during naptime, it’s difficult for children to understand the process of keeping things … [Read more...]

Celery Flower Craft For Kids

Summertime is great for family fun time with crafts.  Here's found a really cute craft that kids can make and the supply list is very small which makes it even better! All you need is: A small bunch of celery Some string Some blank computer paper Some paint (green paint, and one other color of your choice) Once you have your supplies together, lay them out on the table and get ready to start! It's time to get … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s Sponsored Video: #ShowYourStripes

Summer is here and youth sports are in full swing!  Little league games, basketball tournaments, swim meets, soccer and much more going on across the country.  No matter what sport your child plays, they must all be prepared for in the same way.  It is very important that your athlete get a good night's rest the night before their big game and a energy filled breakfast.  Donuts and pancakes taste great, but they are not the best kind of breakfast … [Read more...]

Butterfly Footprint Craft for Kids

Kids love making gifts or crafts for their family members for special occasions, and as a mother, I really enjoy keeping everything my kids make for me! Some kids tend to take a lot of time on their gifts, because they want their recipients to know how much they are loved and appreciated. This craft will take a bit of adult help, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you've got time to help them out with it.  You only need a few supplies and lots of … [Read more...]

#Giveaway Smithsonian Book Set For Kids ENDS 7/13

I received the following Smithsonian book set for kids from silverdolphinbooks.com & The Smithsonian Institute to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine alone. The prizepack for this Smithsonian Book Set Giveaway  is valued at $108 ARV and consists of  everything shown above: Smithsonian Discover: Earth, Two sets of Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know Fact Cards: Grades K-1 & Grades 2-3, Under The … [Read more...]

Music Adds Energy To Family Workouts

Summer is here and it is now much harder to go to the gym and keep in line with your regular workout schedule.  In order to stay in shape over the summer months, you need to find ways to involve your family in your workouts in order to fit your workout time into your hectic summer schedule. When is the last time you invited your child to workout alongside you?  Come up with a fun workout for you and your child to do throughout the week. … [Read more...]

Beat Summer Time Boredom (Craft)

When kids are out of school for the Summer, this can put some real stress on parents because they need to now find ways to entertain their children since they are going to (most likely) be home all day long instead of at school or after-care. No matter what you have planned, there will almost always be a day or two where your child(ren) will come up to you and say those two famous words, “I’m bored.” It’s time to prepare for those two dreaded … [Read more...]

Summer Camps: Great Experiences For Kids

Both of my boys look forward to attending Summer Basketball camps.  This week my oldest attended an overnight basketball camp at Rice University while my youngest attended a basketball camp through the local high school.  Travis left his four day camp with two high school awards:  MVP and top shooter.  Bobby was the top shooter for the third graders on the first day of camp and was thrilled. Summer camps are a great way for kids to meet new … [Read more...]

Summer Birthday Party Ideas For Toddlers

Ah Summer, that beautifully warm time of year when everyone seems to be having birthday parties.  So, what do you do when your own child's birthday rolls around?  You get creative of course! You want the birthday party to be fun, and with a bunch of toddlers running around it may seem like the furtherest thing from fun, but here's some ideas that should helps take the stress away. Pass The Parcel This age old game offers fun for all … [Read more...]

Save $75 Off Digital Media Academy Summer Camp

  Summer is a time for fun, a time for growing through play and summer camps.  Digit Media Academy offers campers the chance for hands - on experience creating projects with the latest hardware and software such as Apple, Cannon, etc. Campers are given courses on app development, graphic design, computer programming, robotics, 3D modeling, filmmaking and more.  Digital Media Academy (DMA) summer camps are ranked as one of the top ten … [Read more...]

Fun At Wet N’Wild Waterpark

Our last day of school was 6/4 so we decided to spend the first day of Summer Break at Wet N' Wild Waterpark.  This was a view of the water park from the parking lot.  As soon as we entered the park, there was a bag check to ensure that you didn't bring in any outside food.  It was at this point that I realized that I could have brought water bottles in with us.  I had a cooler in my car with snacks and drinks so that we'd have a snack waiting … [Read more...]

DIY: Sensory Toys For Toddlers

If you have young children at home, such as babies or toddlers, you know that they like to stick everything in their mouths.  You also know that babies and toddlers need to learn sensory skills as they get older.  You can easily make your own sensory discovery bottles with just a few supplies. You will need: A plastic bottle with a well fitting lid Some super glue Some contents to go in your bottle such as buttons, sequins or … [Read more...]

Elementary School: 5 Ways To Create Lasting Memories

When your kids are young, it may seem like they will stay that way forever.  However, before long they will be graduating high school and be moving off to college.  These childhood years go by so fast, and that's why it is so important to create some lasting memories with them.  When you look back on these times, you'll be happy that you have these memories to cherish forever.  Here are some quick examples on how you can create lasting memories … [Read more...]

Recycled Tin Can Windsocks Craft

Do you have some old soup cans or coffee cans sitting around?  A lot of people like to recycle theirs, but sometimes we do not have any recycle centers close by.  If that is the case, take them and make a fun windsock out of them! You will need: Paint Paintbrushes Tin cans Glue Colorful ribbons Any extra embellishments you want to use to decorate your windsock with, such as glitter, sequins, gemstones, stickers, … [Read more...]

Molar In The Mirror Review #Giveaway ENDS 5/29

I was given a Molar In The Mirror Box Set to use in facilitating my review from mightymolarman.com.  All opinions are my own. This review/giveaway is brought to you by AdvertiseWithBloggers.com and MightyMolarMan.com.  Above you will see a picture of the Mighty MolarMan box set.  It comes with the Molar in the Mirror Book and Mighty MolarMan plush toy which comes with a suction cup hanger for use on your child's mirror. MightyMolarMan … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Tabletop Basketball Game

If your kids are into sports like mine are, they are going to love this craft.  This is great for when your kids are really bored and cannot leave the house, such as rainy or snowy days. You will need: A clear plastic cup (jello cups work well) Markers A coloring page of a backboard for a template Card stock Stickers A straw Egg carton cup Masking Tape A pom-pom Start out by cutting out the bottom of your plastic cup and … [Read more...]