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  • 17 Books About Bugs Your Kids Need on Their Bookshelves

    List of Books about Bugs for kids
    As I mentioned earlier this week we have been going completely buggy around these parts. It’s spring after all, and it seems like when springs finally springs, all those bugs start coming out of the woodwork (literally and figuratively). We usually try to pair a few good books with
  • Bug Box | Insect Themed Sensory Bin

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    It’s unofficially “Bug Week” around these parts. What does that really mean? It means we’ve got bugs on the brain! The boys (ages three & four) have an interest in bugs right now so we are rolling with it. Bug books, bug projects, bug sensory bins. You name it we
  • Flower Garden Sensory Bin

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    I forgot how much I love making sensory bins for the kids. I actually haven’t done one in quite some time.  I saw a couple of adorable bins come through my instagram feed the other day and felt compelled to throw something together for my little ones. We have

For the Love of Monday | How to Help Kids Feel Connected

I’m sitting here this morning, with two of my guys off at school and my littlest bored to tears without his brothers, and it got me thinking about that first day back after a school vacation. Spring

How To Make Baking with Kids Fun

Thank you Shaws for sponsoring this post. Check out the new Signature family of brands from Shaws and Star Market, with more than 4,000 Signature products available and a 100% money-back guarantee. I love baking with my kids.

Tips for Getting in More Photos with Your Kids

Time goes faster than you think. I know we always mean to get those family pictures done or get someone to snap a picture of us with our kids at a special event,  but how often do

Essential Tips for Surviving with Sick Kids

A big thank you to Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for providing us with the video and gift card to make this post possible. All thoughts, opinions & sick kids are 100% my own.  We just got done not too

17 Books About Bugs Your Kids Need on Their Bookshelves

As I mentioned earlier this week we have been going completely buggy around these parts. It’s spring after all, and it seems like when springs finally springs, all those bugs start coming out of the woodwork (literally

Strolling Around Boston with Our gb Pockit Stroller

This post was sponsored by @GBChildUsa as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received the gb Pockit Stroller to facilitate my review. I’ve got two very active little guys (ages four & three) and

Bug Box | Insect Themed Sensory Bin

It’s unofficially “Bug Week” around these parts. What does that really mean? It means we’ve got bugs on the brain! The boys (ages three & four) have an interest in bugs right now so we are rolling with

Potty Training Tips All Parents Should Know

We are working on potty training our youngest child. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little teary eyed at the idea that there will be no more diapers in this house ever again. On

Ball Pit Ball Transfer Game

My kids love… no… make that L O V E playing with ball pit balls. They are hands down one of the best investments we’ve made in the toy department. If I had to downsize the toys, these

Dot Marker Paper Plate Chick

Well here I am rockin’ the Easter projects and it’s like yes… two days before Easter. I always did work better under pressure. Alas, this adorable little dot marker paper plate chick is super easy, and really