How to Get the Sand Off When You’re at the Beach

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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: 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, […]

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 […]

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.

What’s in the Produce Box?

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Do you get a weekly produce box? If so, you might find yourself lacking for ideas and creativity. You want to use up all that great yummy produce, but how? Get fresh inspiration from this week’s What’s in the Produce Box: a real live look at dealing with that CSA share. Here’s what came in this […]

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 […]