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YA Sci Fi Feature 1
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So your teenager finished reading all the hottest science fiction books on the market: Hunger Games, Divergent and the Scorch Trials. Science fiction used to be nerdy. Very nerdy. Funny how times have changed! Now that nerdy is the new cool, they’re probably wondering what other YA sci fi books are out there. Why not read science fiction books...
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easy handmade foosball table (featured)
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Boys, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls
What do you do to entertain your kids on holiday breaks, cold rainy days, or any day you're stuck at home? Do you ever run out of activities and it's not even dinnertime yet? Well, I have put together a tutorial for a super fun foosball table and checkerboard to keep the kiddos busy! Here is what you will need: 1. Spray paint 2. Clear glaze...
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Winter blahs featured
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Looking for some fun things to do with the kids this winter break, especially on cold or rainy days?  Winter can  bring 'blah' days where you just gotta stay inside.  But, that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun!  Give the screens a break and try these 17 ways mom beats the winter blahs! 17 Ways Mom Beats the Winter Blahs! 1. My,...
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by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Christmas, Fun With Kids, Uncategorized
Anyone traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas break? Road trips can make the greatest memories but there are those moments where we all want to scream for it to be over. Here are some of our favorite items to help pass the time and actually make it fun! Some of these get the whole family interacting in a positive way and some of these items are...
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Pennys perfect pie crust featured image
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Christmas, Family, Gift Giving, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Traditions
 Here is one from the archives that we know you'll love this holiday season! Holiday Preparations Made Perfect - 5 tips to help! This month we have been collecting and sharing our favorite ways to take our holiday preparations from PANIC to PERFECT! After all, aren't the holidays meant to be enjoyed by everyone -  host included? If you are...
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Quest for the Best Rockin Your Next Vacation (featured)
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Other Fun Holidays, Summer, Traditions, Uncategorized
  I recently got back from a big family trip to the Oregon Coast that included my parents, all of my siblings, their spouses, and seven grandchildren.  We caravanned in four car-loads with 24+ hours of total driving ahead of us.  Armed with travel snacks, DVDs, coloring books, and barf bags...we were ready to go. But not before a...
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Fighting Featured
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Holiday, Parenting, Summer, Uncategorized
  I don't know if it's the ages my kids are right now, or the fact that we've been in close quarters together for way too long, but my four kids have been fighting like crazy!  As a mom, the fighting, bickering, and teasing drives me crazy.  So I turned to our HowDoesShe Facebook page to get a few friendly tips on how others handle...
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Water games featured
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Roundups, Summer, Uncategorized
As temperatures rise, so does the need to cool off in a creative way.  Here are 19 fun water games you can play at family reunions, youth activities, play dates, or just because! 19 Fun Water Games 1. Beach ball blaster 2. Water balloon pinatas  3. Frozen t-shirt game 4. Bowl pass 5. Drip, drip, dunk! The water version of...
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pinterestdancelikea
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Fun With Kids, St. Patrick's Day, Uncategorized
Climbing tress, riding bikes, hop scotch, and monkey bars were all things that I loved to do on a daily basis as a child. I am afraid many of these things are being replaced with electronic devices and our children are not moving enough! According to research, the amount of physical activity since the turn of the century has declined 75%!...
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kara summer sew school featured image
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My daughter has been chomping at the bit to learn how to sew. I think I was a little intimidated (remembering back to how many times I messed up my mom's machine when she taught me so many years ago) so I kept putting it off. It seemed like a much better summer activity and when summer finally rolled around she was more than excited to get...
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