Seashell Ornaments Kids Can Make

3 Shell Ornaments Kids Can Make

Post by Contributing Writer Amy   Each year, the kids and I make a Christmas ornament together to remember the year. When they leave home, they will have their own collection of homemade memory ornaments to take with them. Except their baby handprint ornaments….those will hang on my tree until I’m a VERY old lady!   These 3 Shell Ornaments kids can make are perfect for all … [ Keep reading… ]

Plastic Cup Twirlers

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      It is nearly the 4th of July and what can be more "American" than red Solo cups?!?!  I recently learned that people in other countries have hosted "American" parties where these signature red cups are always the feature of the party?  Don't believe me?  Check it out here.  :)  I think it is hilarious.   With that in mind and with the inspiration of these … [ Keep reading… ]

Balancing on Boxes for Toddlers

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  We have a healthy supply of boxes at our house.  I am an avid Amazon Prime shopper, so it feels as though we get a package nearly every day (hey, it's a lot easier to shop online than take 3 crazy kids shopping).  :)  Little Sister actually inspired this idea because we was always climbing and trying to stand on the boxes.   This is more of an activity than a craft, but I'm … [ Keep reading… ]

Craft Stick Exploding Boomerangs

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  I'm joining several of my blogging friends this week for a fun series using simple materials.  Our Craft Closet Boredom Busters will help bring some creativity to your summer without hard-to-find materials or difficult instructions!   These craft stick exploding boomerangs are SUPER easy to make and even more fun to play with!  I was inspired by this YouTube video for this … [ Keep reading… ]

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Spiders

Get Rid of Spiders in Your House

  When we first moved into our house over five years ago, we had a BIG spider problem.  Specifically, we had a brown recluse problem--one of only two types of spiders in North America that are extremely harmful to humans (a word of warning:  don't google brown recluse bites unless you plan on not eating for about 48 hours).  We also had a few mice in our house when we first moved here … [ Keep reading… ]

How to Watch YouTube Videos Safely with Kids

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Have you ever innocently let your child watch a funny animal video on YouTube only to be appalled by the advertisements or suggested videos at the end?  Have you ever watched a video and noticed the derogatory comments just inches below where your young reader's eyes are focused?     June is Internet Safety Month.  As if we don't have enough to worry about as parents, the internet comes … [ Keep reading… ]