Hi friends! As per the usual Friday routine,  I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites. I’ll share a peek into our last few days and some of my favorites of the week. Grape Juice for the Stomach Flu This week started a little nutty with my husband and youngest son both down with a stomach bug.…

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Easy Valentine’s Day Play Dough to make for a fun treat for friends and classmates. You can print out these Valentine’s Gift Tags to include with your packages!   Valentine’s Day Play Dough Recipe Over the weekend the kids and I started working on Valentine cards for their class parties. Throughout the years, we have…

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New Year's Eve tree

Today I am posting my first Friday Favorites of 2018. I am so happy to be linking up again this year with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites. I’ll share a peek into our last few days and a few of my favorites of the week! New Year’s Eve As I mentioned last week, we have a standing…

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I am SO excited for the weekend! This week has flown by and have to admit I am a little sad that the Christmas season is going to be over soon! But, it has been a fun season. Today, I’m linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites. This week I’m sharing details about our Santa…

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*This post contains affiliate links. Today, I am linking up with Erika for Working it Wednesday: Staying Sane During the Holidays. Last week, I talked about how I get organized for the holidays. So today I’m chatting specifically about getting the kids ready for the holidays! I am a total sucker for coordinating Christmas outfits…

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As soon as the temperature dips my kids start requesting hot cocoa. I have to admit it is hard to resist a warm chocolate drink on a cold day. So I decided to surprise the kids with an after school hot cocoa station yesterday! I had so much fun with this activity that I wanted…

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Create a space that your kids art space that your kids will love to be creative. Whether it’s a corner of a room or a larger dedicated space, your little artists will thrive! Today,  I’m sharing a tour of our kids art room!   Kids Art Room Tour *Some affiliate links used. Yesterday I had…

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Cheers to FRIDAY! I am happy to be linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.  Hope you had a great week! My first FAVORITE is my little guy’s BIG birthday! I’m not going to lie, having my ‘baby’ turn 5 has been HARD. I seriously can’t believe that I don’t have babies or toddlers…

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Start these family tradition with your kids to build long lasting relatinships #parentingtips #familyactivities #fun

Looking for some fun ways to connect with your family and create family traditions? Try these 5 simple traditions with your children and you will create lifelong memories! This post contains affiliate links.  That means that if you click through and make purchases, I may earn a commission.  For more information, feel free to see disclosure.…

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Weekly dinner themes are a great way to streamline your meal planning! Pick a theme for each day of the week and then plan a dinner around that theme! All the details on how to establish weekly dinner themes in today’s post. Meal Planning Ideas There isn’t a mom out there that isn’t trying to…

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how to encourage kids to read

Reading is a huge part of our family’s day-to-day life. We’ve been reading with the kids since they were babies. Now that two of the kids can read, it is an even bigger part of our routine. My kids are all bookworms! I believe that some kids’ personalities are more drawn to reading than others.…

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This post is pretty timely as my husband just spent almost a week out of town. This mama is exhausted! Like many families, I have a spouse that travels a good amount for his job. I’m not new to this as he has traveled since my oldest was six months old (which is over 10…

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