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Kindness Cards with FREE Printable!

I’m all about family traditions. I LOVE them…for any holiday! They pull our family together and help us feel more connected. Whether it’s eating green food on St. Patrick’s Day, getting socks for Valentine’s Day, eating a special dessert on Easter, or feverishly searching a Christmas tree for a pickle ornament, I love traditions!  Traditions are […]

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Holiday Lights Guide and Scavenger Hunt Printable!

One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to go look at Christmas lights! If we only did one Christmas-y event the whole season, hands-down it would be looking at Christmas lights. For me, it’s one of those moments that really capture the Christmas spirit – watching our kids “oooo” and [...]
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Charts

Anyone out there have a spirited child? The one who questions authority, will “NEVER” do _____, who argues with any and all ideas, even if it’s to go get ice cream because it’s not the place they want to go? (And you know that no matter where you pick, they will have somewhere else in mind.) Hi, […]

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Mall of America: Free Fun for Kids!

I probably take my kids on adventures about 2-3 times each week, especially during these long Minnesota winters. Makes me sounds like I’m Super Mom, right?! But here’s my secret… I’m lazy. Yep. No shame in my parenting game! If we stay home, three things always explode: Toys. Crumbs. Emotions. and in turn, my sanity. So […]

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7 Ready-To-Go Thanksgiving Activities For Kids

I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year. GULP! My parents usually host, but they’re in the midst of a remodel–new kitchen, dining room, and living room. Essentially every necessary Thanksgiving area is under construction. My parents, my oldest sister, and I all live within 3-5 miles of each other. Normally, this kind of thing would fall next to […]

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Can Your Child Dial 911 Using a Smart Phone? {FREE PRINTABLE & APPS!}

Can my children dial 911 if I needed them to? I realized the answer was no and I had no back-up plan. I was pregnant with my third child and I stayed at home with my then 4 and 2 year old. My husband worked outside the home and traveled consistently and we had no […]

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Metropolitan Pediatric Dental’s Guide to a Healthier Halloween

{We’ve loved having Metropolitan Pediatric Dental sponsor so many of our playdates and are thrilled to have them partnering again for this sponsored post.  Check out their great advice for a Healthier Halloween!} There is no doubt that your kids (and you!) will be consuming excessive amounts of candy this week. There are Halloween parties […]

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