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5 Fun/Easy Halloween Crafts to Do With Your Kids!

Halloween is just around the corner. My kids have been counting down the days so I thought it would be fun to through together some fun Halloween crafts for us to do over fall break. These are easy crafts that you probably have all the supplies for at home making them perfect for mom and the kids. Now the tough decision, which one to make first? READ MORE »

5 Yummy Fall Foods You’ve Got to Try

I love Fall. Not only for the crisp air and the beautiful color changing leaves, I love fall for the food. It’s true. It’s that time of year that apple and pumpkin everything make life that much sweeter. There are a few recipes that I make every fall and I had to share them with you. Enjoy! READ MORE »

Over 30 Non-Candy Halloween Treats You Can Hand Out This Year!!

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There are so many allergies out there and when kids have these allergies it can get hard for them to enjoy their Halloween safely. So be that house that hands out something every kid can love this year and enjoy! Here are over 30 different Halloween treats you can hand out this year that aren’t candy! READ MORE »

Sourdough Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

During the year 2020, many people got on the bandwagon of sourdough starts and then making everything under the sun with sourdough! This recipe would be perfect to try out with your sourdough start. If you don’t have one, chances are your friends or family do! Check this yummy recipe out. READ MORE »

Quick & Easy Back to School Hairstyles!

This year has already proven we’re going to have crazy busy mornings especially with having to do two little girl’s hair before school starts! So I wanted to share with you guys what we’ve done to make for easier mornings with some quick hair ideas! READ MORE »

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Halloween Costumes this Year

It’s almost October which means Halloween is just around the corner. My kids LOVE Halloween. They look forward to the costumes, candy, parades and parties. If you’re a parent, you may be stressed about these things, but if you start now you can actually enjoy this season! Here are 5 ways you can  save money on your Halloween costumes this year. READ MORE »

5 Simple Things You Could Do to Spend More Quality Time with Your Kids

 

  • Attend their special events. Whether it be a school play, soccer game, tumbling competition, karate or swimming meet, these events matter to your kids. Make it a priority to attend them- and try to be early. While there try to make eye contact when you are there so they know you are watching. Put that phone away and really enjoy these events.
  • 5 Minute mornings/after school and bedtime routine. I’ve heard that the most important times to spend with your kids are the 5 minutes in the morning when they first see you, the 5 minutes after school when they see you and the last 5 minutes before bed. Are you on your phone or distracted at these times? Try to change and really look them in the eyes and talk with them. See if it makes any difference.
  • Plan date nights. If you have more than 1 kid, then you’ll know how hard it is to spend 1 on 1 time with each kid. Pull out your calendar and schedule a date with your kids. This 1 on 1 time is so great to talk about life and see if there are any concerns they have or celebrate their triumphs. Kids love these special times. Be sure to put your phone away when you are on the date!
  • Put your phone away. These days we do everything on our phones. We check our emails, text, calendar, social media and even do our work. Most days our phone usage is out of hand. When the kids are home and around you try to put your phone down and look at your kids in their eyes. Have a real conversation instead of you looking down at your phone and not fully looking at their cute faces.
  • Eat dinner together as a family. I’ve heard so many people say how important and fun it is to have a family dinner each night. If you can’t do that because of your busy schedule, then maybe it’s time to simply your life and make this happen. Is there something you can do during the day so that you have your dinner time available for a meal together? Do you need to change the meal time so everyone can meet together? Meal times are a time when you can talk together as a family, siblings can laugh and catch up with each others’ day, parents can hear all of the triumphs and maybe some hard things. Make the time and you’ll see the rewards.
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    Quick and Easy Dump Crock Pot Meals!

    It’s soccer/sports season and for us that means lots of game nights with little time to cook dinner and get it on the table. So I’ve thrown together some dump freezer meals! What is that you might ask? Basically, you take all of your ingredients and “dump” them into a Ziploc Gallon Bag and freeze them. Then when it is time, you can take all of the contents, throw it into the crock pot and cook. No effort on your part. And if you are doing it during the first few weeks after a new baby or your busy months, it’s easy enough that any member of your family can do it- so you don’t have to. So here are a few of our family’s favorite dump recipes. READ MORE »

    Easy & Healthy After School Snacks

    My kids are so hungry when they get home from school. If they don’t eat a snack pretty quickly after they get home, I have some really hangry kids on my hands. Thinking of new snacks to have for the kids is the worst, so take this list and you won’t have to stress! Here are some super easy and healthy snacks that your kids (and you!) will enjoy. READ MORE »

    DVD’s Organization: Free Up Space & Store More!

    We love family movie nights! That means we tend to buy a lot of our favorites when I find them on sale. With that I started to realize we were running out of room but even after clearing out the ones we don’t watch anymore, it still wasn’t enough space. So I decided to make the switch and take all my DVD’s out of their cases and use DVD sleeves! READ MORE »

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