My kids love to paint.  I think a lot of kids love to paint.  Mine are quite often happy to just have store bought paint and paint brushes.  But sometimes it is just more FUN to make your own paint brushes.  DIY yarn paint brushes I made them were

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I love finding simple activities that keep my kids busy.  Sometimes you just need a few minutes to put the clothes up, wash the juice cup, or maybe run to the bathroom.  If I can find something fun for the kids it buys me a few minutes to get

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It seems you can never go wrong with a box of Legos!  I remember my brother and I playing with them growing up. So many fun possibilities to build and create.  I love that in our 30’s he still has his bucket of Legos.  When we visit with him

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We have been having a wonderful summer!  I can not believe my kid’s just went back to school.  I am not ready for the early wake ups and extra busy days.  But I am excited about the Fall being right around the corner.  I love fall weather and all

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When I thought about what to share in today’s cooking with kids post only one recipe came to mind when I thought about O is for Olives.  Yep, Picadillo!  Growing up with a multicultural family I got to taste what I think is the best of many worlds.  I

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Rubbermaid. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”   We are back to school!  No more sleeping in or lunch with all my kids.

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Where did summer go?  Or, at least the kids being out of school part, lol. School has started back for us and it has Fall on my mind.  For some reason when I went in my craft closet the other day, my box of yarn seemed to say “use

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Getting to finally cut with a pair of scissors has always been a big deal at my house.  Something about them just gets my kids excited.  Using scissors is often harder than it looked to my kids.  Finding fun ways to work on scissor skills with them has helped

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  My 4yr and 6yr love activities that involve using scissors.  So anytime I set out the scissors they get excited.  At their ages it is a great time for them to work on their scissor skills.  Not only are they having fun but working on tiny hand muscles

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It is time for another fun dough recipe!  Today I am sharing how we made color surprise playdough.  This playdough also has a secrete ingredient that I just love.  This was so much fun to make and even more fun to watch the kids as they figured out the

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I bought apple scent one year when we made apple scented soaps. Every fall now I get excited to get the apple scent out and see what playtime fun we can have with it.  My son was looking for something to do and I started brainstorming apple, fall, sensory, crafts, hummm what to

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It is that time again: back-to-school shopping for new clothes. Even at a young age my kids know what they like. They like to express themselves in what they wear.  My oldest loves new trendy clothes. He is now 6-years-old but even at 2-years-old he would stand in the

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Excited to take part in Still Playing Schools Small Worlds from A-Z series this month.  Of course I choose letter H.  It would be perfect for the one thing my kids play with EVERYDAY, Hot Wheels!  My kids can not get enough of those fun cars, trucks, buses…  You

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We love fun themed crafts and activities.  Last year we had fun making an alien craft from a cupcake liner.  After thinking about it, that might be one of the few alien inspired activities we have done.  I wanted to get some alien inspiration so what better than a

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