Thomas the Train Trackmaster Toys {say that 3 times fast!}

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Thomas the Train Trackmaster Tale of the Brave toy review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'd like to use the word 'obsessed' when it comes to how my son feels about trains, but I think it's a bit more. He eats, sleeps, and breathes trains. His career goal is to drive a train (last week he told me that when he grows up, he'll still visit me even on days he's not driving his train, bless him). He can spot a train track half a mile away, and even happily visits thrift … [Read more...]

Low Cost (or FREE) Summer Activities

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free summer activities

One last guest post and then you're stuck with me for awhile... my sister is back with some tips for free or low-cost summer activities to keep everyone busy and having fun.  Because whomever coined the phrase 'lazy days of summer' did NOT have a three year old boy.  ;-)  While summer may feel like it's a time for slowing down and reading books on the beach all day, for kids, it's a time with long spaces just begging to be filled with activities and things to do.  So here you go-- plenty of … [Read more...]

Mom, I’m Bored! {10 Creative Books for Kids}

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kids craft books and ideas

My friend Ginger from Literally Inspired (her blog's tagline?  'a card catalog for the creative home'-- love it!) is sharing her favorite creative books to keep kids busy this summer.  Summer is a time when creative ideas for kids are in big demand, and with long lazy days it never hurts to have some new activities for kids up your sleeve.  Thanks to Ginger's list, you may never hear the words "Mom, I'm bored" again! Hi Making Lemonade Readers! OK, I'm calling it - Summer is here. I … [Read more...]

Nativity Ideas for Kids

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nativity sets and ideas for kids

Christmas with the kids just seems to get more fun each year as they really start to grasp and enjoy the traditions and stories we know and love.  Noodle came home from preschool singing about  shepherds and kings last week {with a rousing chorus of "MY LORD!" that had us all giggling}, and when 2-year old Bee started joining in I knew it wasn't too early to share nativity stories and activities with them.  I pulled out a few favorite nativity books written just for kids and they've been … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Camp: Round-Up and Link-Up

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I'm peeling glue off my fingers and washing paint out of a certain someone's (curly blonde) hair, so I'd call the Kids Craft Camp a resounding success.  I realized as I was crafting (and also from your great comments) that you don't have to be a child to enjoy these kids craft ideas.  While they were geared for kiddos, they are just as fun for your inner child-- I mean really, spouncing is proven to reduce stress! * *not a real fact. Hopefully you gathered a few ideas you can use with … [Read more...]