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Summer Routines and Boredom Busters

Summertime as a kid means lazy days, running through sprinklers, riding bikes, staying up late, and melting ice cream cones. I am a firm believer that kids need to enjoy their time off from school and the hustle and bustle of school year activities, however I also believe that kids need a certain level of […]

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A Simple Post to Help You Compost

Before I had kids, I did all kinds of things I am no longer able (or willing) to do. Life B.K. (before kids) involved more time and more money.  Luxurious indulgences like monthly pedicures and hair appointments. Yoga classes four or five times a week. Unencumbered travel. Sigh. Those were the days. But the things […]

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How We Got Our LEGOS Under Control

LEGOS. Whether you love them, despise them or are just trying to find a way to NOT scream obscenities when you step on them, I’ve got a plan for you. The LEGO mania had taken over our play room and it was beyond ridiculous. I decided I had to take on the organization of those little […]

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DIY Valentines :: Free Printables

February is finally here!  I love seeing the Valentine’s Day goodies filling the shelves at the store.  I’m not really Valentine’s Day crazy but seeing the red and pink cards with messages of love and friendship always makes me smile.  (And it certainly beats the sad, sparse aisle of Christmas clearance).   My son brought home […]

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Design & Wine Moms' Night Out __ Recap

Design & Wine Mom’s Night Out :: Recap

This post is written in partnership with Design & Wine, LLC. All opinions are our own.Last week the temperature finally rose above zero.  The sun was shining and people in the whole state were riding the high of a last second Minnesota Vikings victory. (We will not discuss the outcome of the next game in […]

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Hexaflexagons, latest craze to hit my house.

Here’s a fun indoor activity for your winter bucket list (ssshh, don’t tell the kids it makes math fun!) While perusing my youtube subscriptions while waiting for dinner to cook I came across Vi Hart’s newest video How To Make a Hexaflexagon: The Definitive Guide It’s her latest in a series of videos explaining about hexaflexagons and […]

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Easy Teacher and Daycare Gifts {With Free Printables}

I love Pinterest.  I love seeing creative crafts and ideas for decorating, cooking and gift giving.  I also love time and my sanity.  I used to have lofty goals of homemade gifts for grandparents, teachers and babysitters.  I have come to terms with my reality that that isn’t going to happen.   On a mission to […]

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car seat friendly halloween costumes

Car Seat Friendly Halloween Costumes

When you live out in the country, traveling to a neighbor’s house to trick-or-treat can be quite a jaunt! We travel to three different cities during all Hallows Eve in order to catch all the family. This means a lot of time in and out of a car seat for the kiddo. This also means […]

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