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PICTURE BOOKS ABOUT U.S. CITIES

September 12, 2019
best childrens books about U.S. Cities

These awesome picture books about U.S. cities are just what you and your family need to help prepare for your next trip! Whether the trip is for real or only in your imagination these twenty-two beautifully designed children's books will make you feel like you are right there in New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Boston! Children's books are a great learning tool to introduce and get kids excited about these major U.S. Cities.…

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ROCKETS OF AWESOME FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

September 5, 2019

It is back to school time again! Which means time to go back to school shopping for your little ones. When I buy kids clothes I look for basics with a little bit of something special (like a little pattern detail or a cool texture etc.) Comfort is also key, because no matter how cute something is, if its scratchy or too tight I know my kids aren't going to wear it. I try to stay away from logos, cartoon…

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DIY SCRATCH ART (WITH A CRICUT)

August 22, 2019

This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see Legal. When I taught elementary school art one of my favorite easy end-of-the-year, "I don't feel like writing a lesson plan" activities was scratch art. I'd buy Scratch Art paper in bulk and cut the pages in half and let the kids draw whatever they wanted for half an hour. If you've never…

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IKEA KITCHEN ICE CREAM SHOP HACK

July 17, 2019

Our IKEA Duktig Kitchen hasn't been getting a lot of love lately. Teddy doesn't pay much attention to it anymore, and Scottie likes to open the cabinets and pull out all of the stuff and throw it all over the floor. I thought it was time for a little makeover to make the play kitchen exciting again and encourage more dramatic play. There are so many awesome IKEA kitchen hacks and makeovers on Pinterest, but none were exactly what I…

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5 SUMMER PARENTING HACKS

July 16, 2019

Summer is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but let's be real...summer with a toddler and a baby can get a little crazy. "You only get 18 summers with your Kids" repeats in my head and I feel a  need to give them all the summer experiences I can squeeze in to three months. We've already checked off a good bit on our SUMMER BUCKET LIST and I am exhausted. If you are feeling anything like me maybe some of…

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