Shop Smartphones and Tablets for Less for the Holidays

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Are you buying a phone or tablet for a child on your list this holiday season? Buying a phone or tablet is a popular choice especially for tweens and teens. A phone or tablet is not only a good way to stay in touch, but they also provide a great way for kids to get work […]

Reindeer Lollipops

reindeer lollipops

If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea that kids can make and gift this holiday season that uses mostly scrap materials (and a big bag of lollipops), then I’ve got the perfect one. How to Make Reindeer Lollipops What you need: scrap paper or card stock in brown, grey and/or black – it […]

Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Kids for Under $20

gifts to inspire creativity in kids for under $20

Do you have a mini-Michelangelo on your hands? Is your little person a Picasso in the making? Or do you just want your kids to know how to be creative? While they may not be an artist when they grow up most kids aren’t getting enough creativity in their day-to-day play or at school, so […]

6 Non-Candy Treats for Halloween and the Teal Pumpkin Project

Best Non-Candy Treats for Halloween

Halloween was always my favorite holiday as a kid. I would go out with a pillowcase and high hopes, and come home with a pillowcase stuffed full and eat until I couldn’t anymore. My Halloween candy lasted a day or two. While I went crazy on sugar from a young age, my kids aren’t afforded the […]

Teaching Kids to Pilot to Adulthood

Pilot your own plane

Our oldest is a junior in high school, so we’re having a lot of conversations and thinking a lot about what happens next. This is the year (or so his school tells us) that decisions about colleges need to be made, that he needs to make plans for his future, that he needs to figure […]

DIY LEGO Minecraft Earrings

DIY LEGO Minecraft earrings tutorial

My daughter absolutely loves Minecraft. She plays it on her iPad and Xbox, and the kids have the entire LEGO Minecraft collection and of course the cardboard building set you can purchase in big box stores. Last week was their 8th birthday and although I didn’t come through with a huge Minecraft birthday party they […]

“How do you turn off Niagara Falls?” {sponsored}

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“Why is the sky blue?” “How do you turn off Niagara Falls?” It can be done! To fix erosion issues in 1969 the dam was shut off.  “How do you think lobsters hear even though they don’t have ears?” Kids are curious little creatures. They come up with all kinds of questions that can baffle even […]

Frozen Costumes for Halloween

Deluxe Elsa Costume

While my kids may be a bit older we’re not immune to the Frozen love that has taken over the world. We’re planning to visit a Halloween festival and the kids get to walk in a parade, so we’re debating a family costume theme. I’m considering Frozen. We have an Anna and Elsa after all, […]

Teach Kids the Dangers of Underage Drinking with Grab the Goodies App {sponsored}

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I’m always looking for ways to engage our kids in conversation on serious topics to help steer them into adulthood safely. These conversations come up somewhat naturally but it’s important for us to find ways to engage our kids from a young age about the dangers of underage drinking and being irresponsible with alcohol. Underage […]

The Cost of Straight Teeth: Invisalign versus Braces #InvisalignTalk {sponsored}

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Dental care is an expensive endeavor when you have four kids and all four of them have needed extensive dental work. The most expensive dental work they’ve needed is braces, of course. Even with dental insurance it’s still a pricey endeavor but well worth it to have them get their smiles on straight. I never […]

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