{ POSTED BY } Heather
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Getting your kids to help around the house with chores can be a challenge! Making it fun? Challenge. Teaching them to do things right? Challenge! I want to share a cute diea that my mother in law used with her kids that we're going to try with ours. So today I introduce you to Germ Bugs! :) Here's what you do: Sit down with your kids and these...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Do It Yourself, Easter/Spring, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Gardening, Girls
Where I live we are very excited that Spring weather is starting to appear! It is, however, manifesting itself with traditional "April Showers" which seem to be in the forecast for the next 2 weeks at least! So, I started thinking about all of the warm weather activities that we're so excited to get started on, and I realized that we could...
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by  |  posted under Easter/Spring, Fun With Kids
Before we get started...click the vitacost pic below and get $10 free credit to vitacost.  It's good over there. When it comes to the Easter Bunny, do we all think of plastic eggs and chocolate?  Peeps? Okay,  I am a HUGE fan of chocolate and I don’t have anything against my kids having candy. HOWEVER, I totally get that sometimes it’s...
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by  |  posted under Boys, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting, Summer
We live in a world of instant access to information. This is fabulous BUT I don’t want my kids to miss out on the magic of the library because of it! I want them to know that each book is like a little world of information or adventure! Here's what I've done to introduce my kids to the library, to teach them to turn to the library for...
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by  |  posted under Birthdays, Boys, Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Gift Giving, Gift Wrapping, Girls, Valentine's Day
Are you excited for the month of love?? It's coming up quick, and it's a great time to talk to your kids about showing love to others! I want to share a fun activity that you can do with your kids- it involves making a craft and then giving it away to someone to cheer them up.  The whole process will be fun for you and your kids! How great...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Do It Yourself, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Gift Giving
My kids LOVE decorating ginger bread houses!!! (a bunch of icing and loads of candy... who wouldn't?!) Give the gift of candy & fun by wrapping up all you need to make mini gingerbread houses (with enough for each child in the family to make their own... and maybe a couple for Mom & Dad too- they're kids at heart ;) ) You Could...
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by  |  posted under Birthdays, Christmas, Fun With Kids, Gift Giving
As any gift-giving season approaches (be it Christmas or birthdays), you’re likely to have several loving friends and family members ask you for a wish list of items your kids might like to receive. Have you ever glanced at your child’s toy stash and wanted to say 'NO MORE TOYS PLEASE!?' Are you in that situation right now? I have one...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Fun With Kids, Gift Giving, Romance, Valentine's Day
Spread some love this season, with Holiday Heart Attacks! You've probably seen paper "heart attacks" around Valentine's Day, but why not show your neighbors some love at Christmas time?  You and your family could make a bunch of Christmas coloured hearts and write little notes to your neighbors on them.   Then stick them on the front of...
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by  |  posted under Babies, Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Fun With Kids, Girls, Sewing, Summer
I’m always watching for fun, easy, and inexpensive ideas that will help me to build awesome memories with my kids, so I’m excited to be back, as a new part of HowDoesShe, to share some of these ideas with you & I hope you’ll be inspired to make some great memories with your kids, too! Today I’m going to show you how I took a big,...
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by  |  posted under Baby Showers, Birthdays, Crafting, Decorating, Fun With Kids
Last month I visited a restaurant that had light shades that looked like giant spheres made of strings of white yarn.  A friend that was with me said that she had seen tutorials online of how to make them with a balloon and some glue. I thought that was a neat idea, and as I began thinking about ways to decorate for parties (we have a birthday...
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