Our 2014 {Simple} Summer Bucket List

For the past 3 years, I've created a new list of 101 summer activities each year to help inspire your summer plans. While I love being inspired by the ideas on those lists, I figure 303 ideas is enough for you to choose from without me scouring Pinterest for another whole new set this year!…

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Changing the World, One Tutu at a Time

Several months ago, Tanna Clark -- who used to be a professional organizer and fellow organizing blogger -- approached me about working with her non-profit, Grace & Glory. As she shared more with me about Grace & Glory's mission to Fight Hunger, Encourage Play and Give Hope to Children in Need of a Brighter Tomorrow,…

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Make Your Own Washable Paint from Chalk {A Guest Post from My 8 Year Old}

My 6- and 8-year-old daughters began experimenting with making their own chalk paint yesterday using little stubs of chalk that were too hard to color with. My husband "suggested" that I might want to have them move the experiment outside next time, but they had a ton of fun making paint -- more fun than…

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A Simple Easter Weekend Tradition

Our Easter traditions continue to evolve with our girls' understanding of our faith in general -- and Easter specifically. But this simple tradition is our very favorite. It's slightly more meaningful when Easter falls in March and the sun sets earlier, but my girls have been talking about it all week nonetheless, and we'll let…

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Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Websites, Printables & Activities {Mom’s Idea Book}

We're pretty excited about the 2014 Winter Olympics in our house -- although my oldest is heartbroken that Lindsey Vonn isn't competing this year -- and I decided to give the girls a break from our regular school assignments and lift the TV limits for the duration of the Games. In 2014, I'm determined to…

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Free Printable Color-Me Valentines

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Valentine's Day is coming with all of its candy-flower-card-giving goodness! While some kids beg for pre-printed cartoon character cards from the grocery store, our daughter prefers to add her creativity to her valentines. Sometimes we make our own with construction paper and glitter…

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Snowman Soap Bottle Kid Craft
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Snowman Soap Bottle Kid Craft

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: During the winter lots of germs are passed around and we are constantly washing our hands. I thought it would be fun to make some snowman decorated soap bottles with my kids to give out to our neighbors for the holidays and all winter long. After…

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Beat Kids Boredom with Pinterest

The following guest post is from Emily of Random Recycling: "Can we do this again? I love this!" These were the words my four year old daughter said after playing with a block of ice. In the block of ice were frozen toys, waiting to be rescued by their squirt bottles. An easy, free activity…

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7 Ideas for a Family-Friendly Halloween Party

When I was a kid, Halloween was one of our favorite holidays. But Halloween today doesn’t feel a lot like it did way back in the day (ha!). Back then, I dressed up in homemade costumes like Cousin It (do you know how long it takes to thread hundreds of strands of tan yarn through…

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Printable Banner to Welcome Fall

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: We absolutely love fall at our house. The crisp temperatures, changing leaves, and comfort foods draw us! Each year, we enjoy bringing a bit of fall into our home as well: Our daughter likes to make leaf rubbings and display them on the…

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