Awesome Indoor Summer Activities for Kids
June 7, 2022

Are you looking for indoor summer activities for kids when rainy days occur? We love the beach and the pool but it gets up to 120 degrees here in Arizona, so we like to have a backup plan of fun activities for the younger kids and the older kids to enjoy. Just a few more weeks left of summer vacation and the boys are getting antsy! I don't know about you, but camp isn't feasible financially for the whole summer and I don't want my children to be away the whole time. Summers are meant to spend with the family, going on water park trips and road trips. But there are those days when we just want to pull our hair out and the kids a …

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Best Back Yard Water Toys for Kids
May 6, 2022

If you're looking for really awesome, best outdoor water toys for kids this summer you have come to the right place! Check out fun inflatable slides and toys for the back yard that will keep them entertained for hours! It's getting hot here in Arizona! Today we hit 103 degrees. It's not even May. And with the kids are bored inside, so they are more restless than ever! It's time to get outside so I've been looking for the best water toys for kids of all ages. Sure, we can go to public pools, but we can also have a splash pad set up in the back yard and play with some water toys like water balloons. This is the great way to …

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Rock Painting Ideas for Kids
April 15, 2022

Are you looking for rock painting ideas for kids? I found some adorable Fun DIY craft tutorials that everyone will love. Make this a family project, show some kindness and drop them off at your neighbors. We recently found ourselves looking for some new kids activities to do inside, Just when we think we can't find any thing more creative to do, I dig around and end up finding something, like fun diy rock painting tutorials. Unfortunately, we lost the privilege to just pick up and go to the park or go to the public pool or water park. This virus has tried to ruin our summer. Gone are the days of endless play dates. It's been trying on …

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Amazon's Top Toys for Kids
November 11, 2021

Everyone is looking for the Amazon's top toys for kids. I've got you covered. Check out this list of toys for all ages! It’s that time of year where family and friends are gathering and everyone is writing down their holiday shopping list. My mom always asks me for a list of the best gifts for the kids. I also love finding stocking stuffer ideas for kids. Also, I like to buy Birthday presents ahead of time. We usually make crafts for Valentine's Day. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably already thought about what exciting toys you can get your kids that won’t end up stored in the back of the closet or end up in the trash. Many parents have questions about …

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How to Keep Children's Hands out of Their Mouth: Sensory Processing Disorder
July 30, 2021

Have you heard of Sensory Processing Disorder? Oral fixation and kids' sensory issues are real, and now more than ever, we have to be more proactive about our health and find ways to avoid getting sick. I found a product to keep children's hands out of their mouth. For the sake of our kids' nervous system, it is so important for them to keep their hands out of their mouth, their hands off their face, and to wash their hands. Especially now more than ever we should pay attention to that when we're in the outside world meeting lots of people. What is ARK Therapeutic for Sensory Processing Disorder? ARK Therapeutic sells special need's writing tools, fidgets, chewies and products for oral motor sensory input and sensory stimulation. …

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Essentials for Back to School During A Pandemic
July 25, 2021

What do you need for back to school during a pandemic? Boy, I never thought I'd be writing about that! Here's a list of some items I never thought I'd need until now! I have never written a back to school list where I had to consider remote learning as well. Homeschooling during a pandemic may be a breeze for some parents who have home schooled already but not me! It's a lot to take in. Even with school just two weeks away, I am still uncertain of how things are going to be and what we will need for back to school. We have been buying more disinfecting wipes and taking safety measures when we leave the house like wearing face …

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Creative Crafts On Etsy for Kids
April 1, 2021

If you are looking for creative crafts on Etsy for kids, look no further! Below is a list of fun crafts you can find on Etsy. Who doesn't love Etsy? So much to choose from. Lately, everyone is selling face masks. But Etsy offers a lot more that that! Lately, we've been looking for fun creative crafts for the kids to try. We found some kid's indoor activities when school abruptly stopped due to Covid-19. The kid's got bored staying at home all summer and we had to find more creative things to do indoors. Related Posts: Craft Kits for Teens Craft Kits for Adults Craft Kits for Toddlers I found some fun creative crafts on Etsy for kids to try like a Lip Balm Kit, Simply Sensory kits to …

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Toy Gift Guide for 2020
November 1, 2020

Now that school has started (again), we are looking ahead to the Holidays.  How will you shop for Christmas? I know, with everything going on right now, I feel safer shopping online.  I will be buying toys for my kids online this year.  All of them.  Table of contentsArts and CraftsGamesRace Car ToysEducational, Stem and Science ToysStocking StuffersElectronic ToysJournalingDisney Toys and GamesTravel ToysBooksDolls, Unicorns, and Hatchimals So we've been checking the top toys for 2020 and there are some good ones! Not only are they the best toys for 2020 but there are so many for the tight budget too.  Many of us are trying to find ways to budget this year with all the uncertainty. I've been looking out for best games and race …

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The Razor Obstacle Course Challenge
June 30, 2020

This summer has been quite different from other summers in regards to outdoor activities. We are basically staying home due to Covid-19, but it hasn't stopped us from getting creative outside. We have to go outside, even when it's hot. We need the exercise and it keeps our minds active. These last few months have tested us so we have to come up with fun things to do like a DIY obstacle course. This was our first DIY obstacle course and since we are keeping to ourselves, the boys did it together. Later, we can do it again with our friends. We made six stations and used a few items to facilitate the obstacle course. What you'll need: Razor Scooter Jump …

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Back Yard Activities to keep the Kids busy During Quarantine
April 16, 2020

It's getting hot here in Arizona, but the kids can't get enough of being outside. With the Covid-19 quarantine, they welcome any time outside to ride their bike or go hiking.  This is where we have to start getting creative.  Trying to keep kids busy during quarantine has become a task. Back yard activities are the way to go to keep kids safe from Covid-19 and keep them quarantined without them going stir crazy! I love some fun water toys for the backyard! But I also found some fantastic back yard activities from some very creative bloggers like bird feeders, painting a birdhouse, garden rocks or flower pots. Check them out below! Back Yard ActivitiesLearn about Pollinators; Bees, Butterflies and Birds + Free Activity Printable …

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Best Dreamworks Trolls Printables and Crafts
April 11, 2020

Check out the best Dreamworks Trolls Printables and Crafts including Trolls movie free coloring pages, free printables and activity packs. This amazing DreamWorks animation musical hit and star sequel stars Anna Kendrick (as Poppy) the optimistic leader of the trolls, and Branch (Justin Timberlake), her polar opposite. The first Trolls movie was released in 2016. Poppy is the optimistic leader of the trolls, and Branch (Justin Timberlake) is her polar opposite. They embark on an adventure that takes them to another level. Trolls World Tour (Trolls 2)was released in 2020, again a animated muscial comedy, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. This sequel to (2016) features Poppy and Branch as they discover different trolls tribes that play different kinds of music in …

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How to Make Wheat Free, Gluten Free Snacks for Kids
July 17, 2019

This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond® as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own My kids love making sandwiches out of crackers.  There's something about the ritual of making it.  They get excited about what they are going to put inside the sandwich and it becomes a step by step game for them. They also love the crunch! Sometimes, they get slight skin reactions from snacks that have wheat and gluten in them.  You don't know what you're buying when you get the premade processed stuff. But I found a way to get them to make these fun snack sandwiches by themselves using fresh ingredients that are wheat and gluten free. You shouldn't have to settle for taste …

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How I Balance My Kid's Screen Time
January 25, 2019

With all the craziness going on in the world today, we, as parents need to have more control over what our kids watch and play.  I love getting the kids outside, but some days they want to say in a play on electronics. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet gives me that control and helps me balance my kid's screen time. How Much Screen Time Should Kids Have? Don't beat yourself up about allowing your kids too much screen time in the past. Experts say it's not that bad, after all. Just set limits on how many hours. Does Too Much Screen Time Affect their Brain Development? Screen time can overstimulate the developing brain and shorten attention spans. And it's not always about what they are watching, it's …

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Toy Holiday Gift Guide
December 10, 2018

It's that time of year again, and us parents have the fun task of going over lists for Santa. I'm ready for my Toy Holiday Gift Guide for 2018.  But before I put it together, I have my boys circle what they want in a catalog and then I usually get one item off the list.  I've been doing this for years, so there are no expectations.  I don't want them to be spoiled either.  Although my youngest pointed out to me this year that last year he wasn't a good listener and yet Santa still brought him toys.  Kids say the craziest things! This year, I'm focusing on stem toys that encourage kids to develop skills in the core disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and …

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