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Best Gifts For 5 Year Old Boys

 My boys are HARD on toys!  My mom still has all of my brother's Star Wars and Ninja Turtle toys from when they were little--they are in pristine shape.  But I honestly don't think I will have much to salvage from the wreckage that is their toys.  If it comes into our house, it's gotta be TOUGH (or engaging enough that they want to be careful with it).  I've compiled this list of some of our favorite gifts for 5 year old boys.  Scroll ...

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Best Baby Toys For 6 – 12 Months

With Little Sister being our third child, we have been around the block when it comes to choosing baby toys, going through just about every toy imaginable in our nearly 7 years of parenting.  I can tell you one thing:  a lot of the toys for toddlers or toys for babies are just plain not worth it.  They are plastic junk that eat batteries and don't hold the attention of young kids longer than the entirety of the musical diddy incessantly ...

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Awesome Ideas For A Camping Birthday Party

 Big Brother experienced his very first camping adventure this last year.  In September, he and his Daddy went with several other fathers and sons from our church on a one-night camping trip.  I honestly expected them to be home by sundown, but Big Brother totally LOVED it!  Even though a certain female member of our family who shall remain unnamed (uh-hum) isn't all that into camping, I knew a camping themed party would be fun for Big ...

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Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers

Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers

 Little Sister (almost 5 years old) has shown a sudden interest in all things letters and sounds lately (which gives me great relief as she is by far the latest one of my children to show this interest).  We created this Sticky Wall Segmenting and Blending Activity for Beginning Readers on a whim one afternoon and it has been a huge hit! This activity is a combination of two of my favorite activities already on the blog: ...

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Children’s Books About Camping

Looking for some fun children's books about camping for home or for a preschool camping theme?  Here are just a few camping books for preschoolers that we enjoy reading... Children's Books About Camping Our Favorite Camping Books For Toddlers & Preschoolers: 1. Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer This is a sweet camping book for preschoolers all about a Little Critter's camping adventure with his dad!  Big Brother actually received this ...

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Birthday Box Ideas

Birthday Box Ideas Post by Contributing Writer AmyTwo little girls will be 4 years old on the 4th and could not be more excited for their golden birthday. Now that they are getting older, I am becoming more aware of the “Me, me, me!” mentality that birthdays can bring out in sweet little ones. There has been some talk about how they need golden crowns to wear when they are four. :)  Even though the princess culture is huge right now, I can't ...

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