February 20th is Hoodie-Hoo Day

February 20th is Hoodie-Hoo Day

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you live in the north then you are probably pretty tired of the winter. Snow storm after snow storm has pummeled the Northern Hemisphere and many residents are looking forward to spring. February 20th is Hoodie-Hoo Day. This fun holiday helps the north say goodbye to the winter so that they can welcome the […]

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It’s Time for Mardi Gras

It’s Time for Mardi Gras

| February 15, 2015 | 14 Comments

Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, takes place on February 17 this year. Each year, it’s the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the start of the 40-day period of Lent, celebrated by Catholics and some other Christian denominations. Last year, we talked about ways to celebrate Mardi Gras at home with the kids. Most of […]

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Getting Ready for a Family Friendly Valentine’s Day

Getting Ready for a Family Friendly Valentine’s Day

| February 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

We know that Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers, but we also know that when you have children, it’s a day for showing that love to everyone in your household. If you can get away with your partner for a romantic dinner or, even better, a romantic weekend, all the power to you! Since […]

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Decluttering the House

Decluttering the House

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Now that the holidays are over, your house might look similar to your local toy store, but not nearly as organized. It’s a great time to purge toys (sshhh, don’t tell your kids), Christmas items and all the extra stuff that you don’t need. Here’s some tips to get you started.
Start With The Closet
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Entertaining Your Kids So You Can Watch The Super Bowl

Entertaining Your Kids So You Can Watch The Super Bowl

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Super Bowl is just around the corner. If you have kids you know that it can be impossible to watch the game with little ones underfoot. Instead of just hoping that your kids will let you watch at least a little bit of the game, plan ahead so that you can easily be able […]

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Pinterest and Homemade Valentines

Pinterest and Homemade Valentines

| January 27, 2015 | 25 Comments

Valentine’s Day is in just a few weeks, and my kids are raring to go! I don’t like buying the valentines from the grocery store; my kids tend to just throw those out. Making homemade valentines is definitely something that takes time, but if you start now and make a few per night, you can […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Things to Buy on Sale in July

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through the year? It’s already July, and retailers are taking advantage of the hot weather, Independence Day and school starting next month in many areas. You’ll see “Christmas in July” sales at many stores, and occasionally, the deals rival those that you might find on Black Friday! This […]