DIY 3D Glasses Parent Hack

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  Tonight, we took the kids to see a stage show on the Carnival Freedom cruise that we are sailing on this week. When we walked into the theater, there were loads of 3D glasses that my kids jumped all over. What kid doesn’t love those blue and red, funny glasses? I didn’t know it […]

5 Things to Look For at Yard Sales

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My favorite season is upon us! No … not summer. It’s yard sale season!!! If you’re heading out this weekend or next, or perhaps over 4th of July (my favorite weekend to hit the yard sales), here’s a few things to watch for … 1. Furniture You can find beautiful furniture pieces if you keep […]

Preschool Spider Craft

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At my daughter’s coop-preschool, the children got to make this very cute beaded spider! The idea was taken from this Hands On As We Grow post. It was super easy, and kept the kids quiet for some time, as they were fully engrossed in beading the legs of these little guys. I think this might […]

DIY Golden Easter Egg

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This Easter morning I would love to come downstairs and find the Easter Bunny left a nice, soothing, color palate of Easter goodies in our house. I left him a note last year that, while the kids appreciated 50,000 pieces of brightly colored plastic strewn all about the house, it was a bit jarring for […]

Building a House with Pinterest – Playroom Edition

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Welcome to week 3 of our Building a House with Pinterest series! Last week was all about the family room and the week before was the kitchen. This week we are focusing on the playroom. Yes, my new house will have a dedicated playroom/bonus room and I’m super excited about it. We had a playroom […]

Let’s Party … Frozen Style!

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Did you pre-order Frozen in anticipation of today’s release? Or, did you trek to the store first thing and host a little Frozen party as your kids sing at the top of their lungs? However you acquire it – I suspect we’ll see sky high sales this week for Disney’s super popular film, Frozen. The movie […]

Save the Pants, Make Shorts!

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  Tammy is a self-proclaimed “Professional Mom” with tips and tricks to share that she’s learned along the way with her crew of seven kids ranging in age from 12 months to 17 years. Before adopting her first child, she was a nanny, and has also served her time climbing the corporate ladder as a […]

Etsy Artwork For a Little Boy’s Room

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Oh, little boys! I adore them so. Especially mine But, I’m sure you say the same thing about yours. They are full of snuggles and belly laughs, run a million miles a minute and make their mamas gasp more than once each day. In those early impressionable years, we, as parents, are blessed with setting […]

Easy Make Your Own Crayons Craft

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If you’re anything like me, the thought of artsy stuff and preschool crafts make you shudder. Sometimes I want to tell my 3 year old “I taught math to high school kids- I don’t know anything about drawing a horse!” But I do it anyway, because she loves it. Even if it does look like […]

DIY Story Stones

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“Mama, tell me a story!” I hear this phrase often … when we’re driving, washing hair and sitting at a restaurant waiting for our food. Stories are apparently the “cool thing” and although I credit myself with a decent imagination, sometimes, I run out of ideas. My daughter will pitch in with character requests and […]