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Summer Fun: What to Take to the Beach

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A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want to go […]

Summer Fun: Sundae Party & a Recipe for Homemade Magic Shell

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Cool summer off with a sundae party. Check out these recipes for homemade ice cream and toppings as well as an easy, two-minute recipe for homemade magic shell. We are dessert people here. My children have been conditioned since infancy to have a little dessert after dinner and sometimes after lunch as well. These courses […]

Summer Fun: Reading Hour

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Summer reading is a great habit for both kids and adults to get into. Find a good book for kids and enjoy it together or encourage a daily reading hour for your child to take the adventure on his own. This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, […]

Summer Fun: DIY Fairy Wings

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Let your child’s imagination take flight with these simple DIY Fairy Wings from Life as MOM contributor Janel. photo: Janel Piersma Our family has been in transition for the last couple of months. We moved out of our rental home in Virginia, stayed with some friends for a few weeks, and are now living a […]

Summer Fun: Make Homemade Popsicles

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Homemade popsicles are easy to make, fun to eat, and so much better for you than commercial brands! This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Across the bulk of my parenting years, popsicles have been relegated […]

Summer Fun: Watch a Movie

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Make a memory and enjoy a movie together as a family. Here are some inexpensive ways to do it as well as a list of film recommendations. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. We are big […]

Summer Fun: Say Yes

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Say “yes” to your child’s request to play today. You’ll both have fun and redeem the days of summer. Summer is here. There are plenty of things to do on Pinterest. There are plenty of things to do in this book. There are plenty of things to do in the archives.  And, I do think […]

Summer Fun: Craft a Celebrate Banner

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Ready to celebrate the advent of summer? Print out this easy Celebrate banner craft and have a decoration to use all summer long. Summer is cause for celebration. It’s a time to scale back, not worry about signing homework folders or teaching math lessons, and relax. It’s time to say YES to your kids and […]