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Printable Puzzles to Keep Your Kids Busy

Summer is in full swing and I am guessing the excitement of school vacation is starting to wear off.  Is "Mom, I'm bored" starting to become a popular phrase in your household? If that's the case, we have just the activity for you! "Personal Creations" shared these cute printable puzzles that will keep your little ones out of you hair (at least for a little bit). The six word searches are organized by level. There are two puzzles each for beginner, intermediate and advanced. With every level ...

Oahu’s Only Waterpark – Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii

I know when you hear Hawaii images of beaches and palm trees swaying come to mind.  I doubt you think "waterpark".  Yes, Hawaii is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches.  And yes when you visit or live on the islands you will definitely find yourself at one of our world famous beaches, it's what we're known for!  But when you have kids to entertain, and even if you don't, a waterpark maybe just what you need.  Hence a trip to Wet 'N' Wild Hawaii is a good choice. Wet 'N' Wild ...

Easter Neighborhood Game – You’ve Been Egged – FREE Printable

Here comes Peter Cottontail! Hippity Hop! Easter Sunday less than 2 weeks away.  It's a good time to start this fun Easter sharing game in your neighborhood, office, school, or anywhere else you want to share some Easter treats with friends and family. As everyone knows our family loves holidays and celebrate everyone! And we love these You've Been...games.  We think it's a great way to teach young children about sharing.  They love to help make treat baskets!  It's also a great time to ...

Homemade Bubble Solution Recipe for a Bubble Station

In our family outdoor summer parties mean bubbles.  The kids love blowing and chasing bubbles.  But the bubble solution in those little bottles disappear rather quickly, and many times little hands spill out the contents; then your faced with an angry kid demanding more bubbles. Bubble Stations are a great idea for kid's parties.  A large drink dispenser is a neat way to set up the station.  Kids can help themselves to refills without making a big mess. We set up a bubble station ...

Best Christmas Movies for Families

I love Christmas movies!  I can watch them all year long, but during the holidays it's one of my favorite family activities.  There are so many to choose from it's hard to find time to watch them all during this busy season.  It's great that many of the cable channels play them throughout the season, and if you miss it you can catch it on Netflix or buy the DVD. *Clicking on a linked product name/picture will take you to an Amazon Affiliate Link making it easier for you to buy that ...

10 Thanksgiving Books for Kids

My grandson and I used to attend our library's story time when he was a toddler.  During holidays they always read books about the holiday and we would borrow similar books to read at bedtime. This bedtime ritual is loved by all of us, even his pre-teen brother joins us. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving books.  I'm sure we will be reading them again this year. *Clicking on a buy now link will take you to an Amazon Affiliate Link. I Am The Turkey is a hilarious book  I ...

Family Movie Night Ideas & Must See Family Thanksgiving Movies

Thanksgiving just around the corner.  The holiday season has begun.  We will all be busy cooking, cleaning, and entertaining.  During the hustle and bustle of this busy season don't forget what the holidays are all about.  It's time for friends and family.  Make sure you schedule plenty of family time and enjoy the season with them. One of our favorite activities during the holidays is watching our favorite holiday classics.  So fire up the video player or whatever you use to view ...

Not Scary Halloween Movies for Little Kids

Halloween is tomorrow!  This year it falls on a Friday, perfect for parties, trick-or-treating, and other fun activities for everyone. A Halloween movie is a great way to end the night filled with activities and candy.  Watching an age appropriate movie is a great way to wind the night down and get the kiddies ready for a good night's sleep.  The sooner the kids settle down the sooner adults can make the most of the rest of the evening! Here are a few not so scary Halloween movies ...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sharing Kids’ Photos Online

Sharing photos via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media has become part of our daily lives.  Just about everyone has a cell phone or tablet; it's so easy to capture your kid's "cute moment" on your iphone, click post, and share it with friends and relatives worldwide. Technology is great, but it comes with potentially serious consequences.  Sharing that "cute moment" can be the beginning of your worst nightmare.  That simple click instantly shares that photo and more ...

The “It” Baby Teething Toy

Imagine my surprise when my youngest daughter informed me she had just purchased a $25 teether at Dillard's. She'd bought a Sophie La Girafe. (affiliate link).  She raved about it.  She was quick to recommend it to my then pregnant daughter-in-law, who in fact was gifted 2 at her baby shower, one for each of her soon to be born twins.Back in the day when my first child was teething we went to the  drug store and purchased a teething ring, a hard plastic ring for her to chew on.  By the ...