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Save Money with Groupon Coupons

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This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. I'm a bargain shopper. I love to find great deals on every day items for the family. I'm constantly on the look out for discounts on clothing, accessories, household items, kid's activities, outdoor items, electronics, entertainment, travel, and more! One of my favorite places to look for deep discounts is Groupon Coupons. Groupon Coupons has thousands of coupons available for the things … [Read more...]



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How to Make Watercolor Paper Leis

How to Make Watercolor Paper Leis

How to Make Watercolor Paper Leis

How to Make Watercolor Paper Leis School will be out for the summer before you know it! We are ready for a nice longg break! The last few months have been full of activities and I've been counting down the days until the last day of school. This summer, I'll be focusing on spending quality time with my three kids. We plan to make several fun summer crafts! We made these simple Watercolor Paper Leis last summer. We paint a lot at home and … [Read more...]



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On-the-Go Snack Option for Kids and Busy Moms

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #2Good2Bear #CollectiveBias I'm a busy mom of three children. Three. Hungry. Children. I feel like every time I turn around, my kids want to eat. There's breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks, dinner, and even more snacks before bed. The biggest challenge I face as a mom is having easy and convenient snacks on hand for my kids when their … [Read more...]



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Colic Relief for Babies (and Moms!)

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Colic Relief for Babies (and Moms!) As a mom, long crying episodes can be challenging and exhausting to deal with and get through. I go down the list of things to do for my baby boy when he is uncomfortable and crying excessively, things like changing diapers, feeding him a bottle, making sure he's not too hot or cold, etc. There are some moments when I just can't seem to figure out what baby needs. My baby boy is 7 months old and is … [Read more...]



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How to Make Slime recipe 8 - 1

How to Make Slime

How to Make Slime recipe 8 - 1

 How to Make Slime My girls have been begging me to make slime for quite some time now! We do a lot of arts, crafts, and activities together, but slime making was on their wish list. I finally made it out to the store recently to gather the supplies needed to make slime and surprised my girls with this fun activity last weekend. Making slime can get very messy, but that's the fun part since I allow my girls to get messy during projects … [Read more...]



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How to Make Marble Playdough

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How to Make Marble Playdough My girls and I have been getting creative in the kitchen with lots of fun crafts and activities! They love to work on these activities with me and I have fun spending time with them. Recently, my oldest daughter came up to me and randomly told me that I was the best mom ever because I participate these fun activities with them. That comment was motivation enough to keep planning fun crafts and activities with … [Read more...]



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The Importance of Family Game Nights

Plan a Family Game Night 2

The Importance of Family Game Nights The Importance of Family Game Nights My husband and I made a commitment to spend more quality time with our children this year. My girls are at the age where they both enjoy playing games and they ask us on a daily basis to play games with them. I love their enthusiasm when it comes to playing games. I remember playing games with my brothers and my sister when I was growing up and the memories are ones … [Read more...]



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How to Start a Container Garden with Kids Hero Image

How to Start a Container Garden with Kids

How to Start a Container Garden with Kids Hero Image

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro Gro-ables for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When having discussions with other busy moms around me, one thing I often hear are their desires to start a garden at home. Gardening is very popular among families these days. Many families want to grow their own fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs in their own backyards vs. heading to the grocery store to purchase over-priced … [Read more...]



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How to Plan a Family Movie Night

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias This has been one exciting summer so far.  To save money this summer, we are skipping the costly day camps and planning activities of our own. We swim in our neighborhood pool almost daily, visit the children's library around the corner, go bowling, skating, and take … [Read more...]



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How to Make Your Own Colorful Sand

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How to Make Your Own Colorful Sand We've been playing around with food coloring a lot lately! For years, I didn't even touch the stuff, but now I find that I can't live without it. Why? Because food coloring is amazing. It's fun. You can do so much with food coloring including fizzy fun, making sidewalk chalk paint, shaving cream rain, color changing milk and now our own colorful sand! With two young kids in the house, I'm always on the … [Read more...]



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Chocolate Covered Spoons Idea for Valentine’s Day

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Calling all coffee and hot chocolate lovers! Here's a super cute Chocolate Covered Spoons Idea for Valentine's Day from Cross Country Cafe -- one of my favorite online coffee shops! Are you planning on giving a Valentine's Day gift to a coffee lover this year? If so, you can also print out a few FREE Printable Coffee Themed Valentines Gift Tags! You can download them directly here. … [Read more...]



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Printable Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages

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Snowed in today? Raining outside? You'll need to find plenty of activities for the kids to complete while they are at home and stuck indoors! Head over to Crayola.com and you'll find several free printable Valentine's Day Coloring Pages and other fun activities like Bingo! Print these activities for the kids and have fun coloring! … [Read more...]



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How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit

How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit

How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit

How to Create a Migraine Relief Kit Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MoreMomentsWithExcedrin #CollectiveBias I remember it clearly. I was pregnant with my first child. As the evening was approaching, I started to have issues with my vision. In my left eye, I could see what I describe as a flashing strobe light in the shape of a zig zag. It started small … [Read more...]



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Fizzy Fun Activity for Kids

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Here's a fun and easy activity to do with the kids! We call it "Fizzy Fun!" My girls love this activity, especially on a rainy day! It can be somewhat messy, so make sure you supervise your child during this activity! Here's what you'll need:  Baking soda Vinegar Food Coloring Dropper Small Pan 4 Small bowls Directions:  Pour the baking soda in a small pan and shake gently so that the baking soda is in an even layer. … [Read more...]



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Educational Websites for Kids

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Winter is approaching! The kids will spend a lot of time indoors and will be looking for things to do. If the kids are bored and you are out of ideas and tricks to keep them happy, consider allowing some educational screen time. Here's a list of educational websites for kids that you can allow your children to play on this winter. Find your favorites and bookmark them!m ABCmouse.com - award winning website with educational games for kids 2-7 … [Read more...]



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Earth Day Activities for Kids

10 Earth Day Activities for Kids

Earth Day Activities for Kids

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring is here and the warmer days are perfect for outdoor activities. When the weather warms up, I try my best to keep my kids outside as long as possible. When they get home from school, they have time to ride their bikes down to the park and play with their friends. These opportunities give my girls plenty of … [Read more...]



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How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons Do you have a bunch of broken or old crayons around the house? Instead of tossing them, consider making melted crayons with the crayons! My girls saw a video about making melted crayons on YouTube Kids and we went to our art shelf and pulled out as many broken crayons as we could find. Then, we broke them down into even smaller pieces and melted them into these beautiful crayons! This activity is perfect for kids … [Read more...]



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Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Kids About Money My girls are starting to show interest with money at a young age. They see me finding ways to save money and cut costs on a regular basis. My oldest daughter will be entering third grade soon and I feel that she is ready to learn about money. My youngest likes to do what her sister does and this is a great time to get both children involved. As a parent, I need to do the best I can to guide my children to make … [Read more...]



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How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. The kids will be out of school soon and the summer will be in full swing. With many kids at home during the summer, parents can find themselves struggling to find things to keep the kids entertained while they are home. There's plenty of activities to do with kids during the summer and getting outdoors should be on everyone's to-do list. If you are looking … [Read more...]



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How to Make Shaving Cream Rain

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With the summer approaching, you can be sure I've stocked up on a few basic household items to keep my kids entertained during the summer! I love to find fun activities for the girls to do that don't require too many ingredients or steps. I like for activities to be as easy as possible. The more complicated something gets, the more turned off of an experiment I get. With that being said, I found an amazing summertime activity for your children to … [Read more...]



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