The Best Lunchbox for Kindergarten and Early Elementary School (Hands Down!)
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The Best Lunchbox for Kindergarten and Early Elementary School (Hands Down!)

Finding the perfect lunchbox for kindergarten or early elementary school can be a challenge. Let me save you some time and recommend my all-time favorite lunchbox: the Yumbox. Whether you’re looking for a new lunchbox for kindergarten as part of your Back to School shopping or you’re looking to replace an existing lunchbox for an…

Summer Life Hacks for Exhausted Moms Looking To Do As Little As Possible
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Summer Life Hacks for Exhausted Moms Looking To Do As Little As Possible

Every mom needs some practical summer life hacks when the end of the school year draws near. After all, it’s every parent’s most loved-hated time: summer break! Summer break brings welcome relief from the daily grind of school. No more screaming like a banshee, “You’re going to miss the bus!” No more signing homework folders….

4 Reasons I’m Perfectly Fine With My Kids Being Bored
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4 Reasons I’m Perfectly Fine With My Kids Being Bored

Raising kids is a 24-7-365 commitment. Yes, the years pass quickly, but even still, when you add it all up, that’s A LOT of time. As a parent, it’s not my job to fill all of those hours with nonstop entertainment. Sometimes I’m perfectly fine with my kids being bored. In fact, I actually feel…

5 Summer Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers That Are Easy AND Fun
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5 Summer Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers That Are Easy AND Fun

Summer is a fantastic time of year. Still, it can be painful if you’re hearing the words, “I’m bored” spoken (whined) constantly during summer vacation. You can avoid that with these easy and fun summer activities for preschoolers and toddlers. (Early elementary-schoolers will enjoy them too!) I have three boys, ages two, four, and seven,…

Father’s Day Questionnaire Printable: An Easy Homemade Father’s Day Gift
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Father’s Day Questionnaire Printable: An Easy Homemade Father’s Day Gift

Everyone wants to find the perfect Father’s Day gift– appreciated, but not too expensive or labor intensive. It can also be tricky to strike a balance between thoughtful and cheesy. This Father’s Day Questionnaire Printable checks all the boxes. It’s easy, quick, cheap (the ink probably costs… 5 cents? I don’t know), and it makes…

Star Wars Party Ideas To Help You Throw The Perfect, Easy Star Wars Birthday Party!
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Star Wars Party Ideas To Help You Throw The Perfect, Easy Star Wars Birthday Party!

As a mom of three boys, Star Wars invaded my home about four years ago and never left. To date, we have thrown two Star Wars birthday parties, have 1.5 Star Wars Decorated bedrooms (one is also half superheroes), and own eleventy-billion Star Wars toys. If you’re looking for great Star Wars Birthday Party ideas…

Fun & Easy Easter Egg Craft for Preschoolers and Toddlers
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Fun & Easy Easter Egg Craft for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Besides a basic coloring book, this is probably the easiest Easter egg craft for kids. It’s simple, requires no additional supervision (no glue, scissors, other sharp objects), and aside from the contact paper, no unusual materials. We typically do this at home, but it could also make a great Easter craft for preschool or Sunday…

Easter Bible Verses for Kids – Free Printable Memory Verses
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Easter Bible Verses for Kids – Free Printable Memory Verses

Celebrating Easter with kids is such a fun experience. There’s Easter baskets to fill, crafts to complete, and so many more Spring festivities. But how do you keep your kids’ focus on the spiritual significance of Easter and the Resurrection? Practicing and memorizing easy Easter Bible verses for kids is a great way to make…

How To Make An Easy Elmo Birthday Cake (for Cheap!) – A DIY Tutorial
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How To Make An Easy Elmo Birthday Cake (for Cheap!) – A DIY Tutorial

Wondering how to make an Elmo cake that won’t cost a fortune or take up all your time? I’ve got you covered. I know a lot of people who’ve made an Elmo birthday cake for their child’s first birthday. In our household though, the Elmo switch flips a little later. Right around the 18-month mark,…

DIY Advent Calendar Ideas For Kids (Without Candy!)
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DIY Advent Calendar Ideas For Kids (Without Candy!)

Like many people, the Christmas season is my favorite! I love celebrating Advent and counting down the days until Christmas. I have such great memories of opening the little doors on our Advent calendar every year as a kid. Nevertheless, the Holiday Season is already filled with treats. We bake Christmas cookies and decorate them,…