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  • Mukesh Saini
    Published 5 days ago
    Little Blue Truck Birthday Party

    Little Blue Truck Birthday Party

    Bubba had his Little Blue Truck Birthday Party about two months ago and it went off without a hitch. Well, some things didn’t get done, some things were done incorrectly, and some things were forgotten, but that is par for the course for party hosting at our house. We are nearly good at it, I guess.
  • Mia Morales
    Published 24 days ago
    Kid-Friendly Summer Activity Ideas

    Kid-Friendly Summer Activity Ideas

    It is normal to feel overwhelmed during the warmer summer months, especially considering how hard things are amid a global pandemic. When the kids are out of school, time seems to slow down, and creativity for fun, exciting projects to keep the littles busy dwindles. If you are struggling to come up with ideas to fill your summer days, you have come to the right place. Here are a few great, kid-friendly activities that will make for a wonderful summer break.
  • Robert Cordray
    Published about a month ago
    Activity Ideas for a Fun Family Summer

    Activity Ideas for a Fun Family Summer

    Summertime is long anticipated for many; it means summer vacations, backyard bonfires and the ability to enjoy a morning cup of coffee outside. It also means that if you have kids they will want activities to occupy themselves so they do not get bored; when you are a parent working full-time, it can be a challenge to keep them occupied while school is out of session. However, there are many activities you can do as a family and set up so they can do them on their own in order to keep them entertained. Below are some ideas to make the summer fun for the whole family.
  • April Knox
    Published 3 months ago
    Using the Cricut to teach how to match outfits.

    Using the Cricut to teach how to match outfits.

    We have a seven year old who loves patters. However she hasn't quite mastered how to make an outfit match using a pattern and a solid. She probably has fifteen different pairs patterned leggings, and shorts.
  • Kimberly H. Smith
    Published 3 months ago
    DIY Chore Buckets for Kids

    DIY Chore Buckets for Kids

    Are you looking for an easy way to get your younger kids to help around the house? Do tasks that will benefit them as well? This article will show you steps to give them responsibility and accountability. And they can be rewarded for it. Your local dollar store will have the supplies that you need to create decorative, interactive chore buckets and a reward system. Perhaps you have some of the supplies at home already.
  • Misha Alsleben
    Published 4 months ago
    Got Eggs? Plastic Eggs?

    Got Eggs? Plastic Eggs?

    Well It's here . April 12th is creeping upon on us. With the world in a bit of a tailspin from the COVID-19 outbreak I'm sure many people are saddened by cancelled plans and the inability to spend the upcoming holiday with family. For families with young kids this has put parents into a new position of having to try and keep up with the holiday and make it special for our kid's as we have the years previous. For myself and a friend of mine our youngests kid's birthdays fall on the 12th as well. So this year there is extra fun happening.
  • Jody Holman
    Published 5 months ago
    10 Activities To Do with Your Kids During the Covid Shut In

    10 Activities To Do with Your Kids During the Covid Shut In

    I am not a parent who is above bribes. Nickels, jelly beans, a few minutes of screen time- pick your poison. But I have learned that these “incentives” need to be coupled with at least a tad of interest and a skosh of engagement by your target rascal or they can fall flat.
  • The One True Geekology
    Published 5 months ago
    3 Simple Activities For Kids

    3 Simple Activities For Kids

    Toys are flying, craft supplies are dwindling, and no matter how many snacks you throw at them they are still hungry! Geekology admins are wonderful, but they can be hard work to keep entertained when the only option is the house or your garden. Here we offer you three simple crafts you can do at home with minimal supplies – they worked on our admin team, so we hope they’ll work for your kids too!
  • Misha Alsleben
    Published 5 months ago
    Easter DIYs & Basket Alternatives

    Easter DIYs & Basket Alternatives

    Growing up Easter was just a fun thing our family did. I know it is technically a holiday recognized by religious individuals and I know what the true meaning behind Easter is. However my only church going family members passed away when I was young and I never attended after that. I have kept it the same for my kids however we don't go overboard.
  • Ashley Brankin
    Published 5 months ago
    21 Cheap or Free Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained

    21 Cheap or Free Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained

    Keeping the kids entertained over an extended period of time is not always the easiest. With school holidays parents are pretty much ready for the chaos heading their way, but in a time where Coronavirus is running wilder than the kids, entire countries are shutting up shop and school classes cancelled, parents are anxiously wondering 'how do I keep them occupied?'
  • Misha Alsleben
    Published 5 months ago
    Indoor Activities for Kids and Families

    Indoor Activities for Kids and Families

    Well Spring break was upon us, and that was originally what this article was for. However nationwide and globally events , sports and schools are being cancelled. Some for only a week or two and others for extended periods such as my kids who are out for 6 weeks and the NBA who has cancelled the entire season.
  • Kristin Louis
    Published 6 months ago
    How to Limit Screen Time on a Limited Budget