Healthy Dog Treats is the perfect gift for furry friends and their owners on Valentine's Day or any day!

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats: A Gift for Furry Friends

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My mom "stole" my 8-year-old daughter one snowy day recently and baked up a surprise for their doggie, Gracie, and some other pooch friends. What a fun project to do with kids for a Valentine's Day…
DIY Chalk Paint Vases - An easy, fun craft for many ages!

DIY Chalk Paint Vases (or "Look, I Did a Real Live Craft!")

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When it comes to DIY and craft projects, I am not your go-to blogger. I mean don't confuse me with this crafty girl. But when you have a friend you love and that friend loves to craft...you learn…

Boredom Buster: Paint a Box!

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We've been cooped up way too long. Between yucky weather, fevers and snow days, my kids were getting major cabin fever. I needed something... stat. As of late, my three year old has taken to…

Easy Easter Craft -- Painting Eggs with Pom Poms

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I had no idea what a hit this easy Easter craft with my preschool and toddler would be. Using pom poms, clothes pins and paint, we decorated eggs! Before you even get started with the painting,…

How to Make a Fleece Knot Blanket

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Knot blankets are not a new thing. However, making my own now is! I have seen these cozy, fleecy, want-to-curl-up-with blankets around pretty much all my life. I had never looked at them closely…

Paper Plate Pumpkin Halloween Craft

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We are in day two of a week long series of Halloween crafts. Yesterday we made a Candy Corn Craft (with a free printable). Today we are making Paper Plate Pumpkins! This is a simple and easy Halloween…

Hand Print Fourth of July Shirts

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I love hand print crafts. Love them. They give you a tangible snapshot of time when your little one's hands where THAT small and remind you of how quickly they grow. In light of my intense love…
diy scented soap bars

DIY Scented Soap Bars

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by Jessica Ellingsworth of Mayvn, Contributing Author A recent school family project assignment had my daughters and I wondering what to conquer. "Let's make soap!" one of them suggested. What?! Jessica…

Easter Craft Idea: Little Bunnies

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I mean, how you can you not even chuckle a little when you see this? Every time my husband and I walk past this Easter craft we have a little laugh. My two year old was more than delighted to see…
favorite toys for two year olds

Moms' Favorite Toys for 2-Year-Olds

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Indoor Snow Day Activities

7 Indoor Snow Day Activities for Kids

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Guest post by Rachel Johnson These cold winter days can feel long and dreary for everyone, especially our little ones. Although snow days can be fun, they can be disappointing when it is too cold to actually…
Easy Cheap Science Birthday Party

Science Birthday Party: Make a Scientist Kit as Take Home Gift

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As I've been sharing in Easy and Cheap Science Birthday Party: A Complete Guide, we had so much fun at my son's 7th Science Birthday Party. In this post, I'll share about our Take-Home gift. Move over…
valentine's day scavenger hunt for kids

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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A couple I work with have been doing a Valentine's Scavenger Hunt for their kids as long as I've known them. It began when their kids were very young, but, now that all of them are teenagers, it still…

Indoor Snow Play (for REALLY Cold Snow Days)

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Does your weather look anything like this today? Folks, I live in Missouri, not Alaska. We don't really know what to do with ourselves. We cancel school. My neighborhood streets are barren. Everyone…
10 Holiday Activities at Family Gatherings

6 Easy and Fun Holiday Activities at Family Gatherings

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The Christmas spirit doesn't have to stop after December 25! Here are a few easy ideas to do with family throughout the Christmas break, especially at gatherings. 1. Make a birthday cake for Jesus at…

Prepare Your Preschooler for Christmas (Part 4): Jesus' Birthday Party

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Here are Part 1: The Story of Mary and Joseph, Part 2: The Shepherds, Part 3: The Wise Men in this four-part series. This final devotional is a bit different than the first three. For the last…

Prepare Your Preschooler for Christmas (Part 3): The Wise Men

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Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of this four-part series. Children learn, grow and are shaped more in the first five years of life than any other time! What a wonderful opportunity we have as parents…

Prepare Your Preschooler for Christmas (Part 2): The Shepherds

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Here are Part 1: The Story of Mary and Joseph, Part 3: The Wise Men, and Part 4: Jesus' Birthday Party in this four-part series. Today I'll share Part 2 of our four-part series that I hope will…

Prepare Your Preschooler for Christmas (Part 1): The Story of Mary and Joseph

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Here are Part 2: The Shepherds, Part 3: The Wise Men, and Part 4: Jesus' Birthday Party of this series. Children begin to develop their understanding of Christmas from very early on. The only real…

Our Hand-Picked 2013 Gift Guide for Children: Toys, Books, and Music

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As we said last year and probably will every year...the last thing we want to do is to make Christmas about the stuff. We value and celebrate Christmas because it reminds us of the greatest gift humanity…

Alphabet Train: Toddler Learning Activity

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I'm always looking for creative learning games that my toddler will engage in. Here is a fun one that helps toddlers with letter recognition that we have been doing as of late. I saw it on Toddler Approved…

Game Night: Make Your Own "Apples to Apples"

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It's no secret. I LOVE games. Especially ones that make a group laugh and make memories together, like the Rate Your Mate Game or The Question Game. Today, I've got another DIY oldie but goodie that…

The Thankful Tree: A Thanksgiving Craft and Centerpiece

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Here's a craft that I think is worth it: The Thankful Tree. In the rush of preparing a meal, socializing, and entertaining (or restraining?) a house full of little kids, it gave our extended family…
Family Devotional Cootie Catcher

Easy Family Devotional Activity: Make a "Verse Catcher"

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You know you have a great babysitter when you come home and she's playing "Psalm Catcher" with the kids. Remember those paper thingy-ma-bobbers that we made in grade school called "Cootie Catchers"?…