Squeezable Fun with Wacky Kinetic Sand (VIDEO)

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Ever heard of Kinetic Sand – the squeezable sand that never dries out? Yeah, me neither but that might be because I rarely watch Nickelodeon and see the Kinetic Sand commercials every 10 minutes. My 9 and 7 year old sure know about it though! “It’s sand that will blow your mind,” they tell me. […]

DIY Playroom Art Wall

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I am in love with my new house. There, I said it. It’s a fantastic house filled with so many great features and is giving us so many project ideas that we can barely keep up with ourselves. We have been working on the kids’ playroom a lot lately because they tend to spend quite […]

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 […]

Building a House with Pinterest – Family Room Edition

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It’s week 2 of our Building a House with Pinterest series. In case you are just joining us, this is an 8-9 week series of posts giving you an inside look at my life right now building a house with Pinterest inspiration. This is the first house that we’ve actually had built and gotten to […]

Moms Who Inspire V.3

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Who’s ready for round three of some fabulous mamas? See round one and round two here. These ladies are frequent reads of mine – they’re encouraging, inspiring, and most of all, they are transparent with the realities of what it means to be a mom. I’m always excited to see what they have to share. […]

Fabulous DIY Birthday Cakes

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Let’s just cut to the chase- the best part about birthdays is the cake! I just celebrated my birthday and my husband had our favorite bakery make me a lemon cake that was shaped to look like the character from the Lemonhead candies. We like to get creative and make our cakes fun, but since […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preschool Craft | A Winter Walrus

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This month we kicked off homeschool preschool with my 3 year old. Mostly we’re doing some directed practice of basic skills like writing, cutting and gluing with a sprinkling of field trips and fun activities. It’s been quite fun so far, more than I imagined. And just yesterday, my daughter announced to the checker at […]