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Summer Fun: Real Live, Screen-Free Games

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Summer time is a great time to shut down the devices and play real live, screen-free games. 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. It’s taken a few weeks, but I “think” that we’ve reigned in […]

Summer Fun: 30 Ways to Get Outside!

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Need some fresh inspiration for getting outside with your peeps this weekend? Try one of these cheap and easy ways to enjoy the great outdoors: 1. Take a Walk 2. Build Something 3. Fly a Kite 4. Go For a Bike Ride 5. Play in the Water 6. Draw with Sidewalk Chalk 7. Go Bird Watching

Summer Fun: How to Get the Sand Off

Summer Fun: How to Get the Sand Off

Got sandy feet at the beach? Here are a few tricks for dealing with sand: water, baby powder, and time. One of my kids’ favorite things to do at the beach is to play in the sand and build castles, forts, moats, and other sandy constructions. Second to that, of course, is body surfing. They […]

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 […]

Planning for the 4th of July

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Looking to plan a party or a 4th of July event? Want to find some great fourth of July recipes? Simply want to learn the names of all fifty states? I gotcha covered. If you want to experience a blast from my past, then click on the video above. It’s the song that we sang […]

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 […]

No Bored Kids – The Summer Edition

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Looking for some activities to do with your kids on this bright summer day? Try one of these: Make some DIY backyard toys.