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What Mom Really Wants

11 May

On my first Mother’s Day, I couldn’t wait to get away from my baby. I know that sounds terrible, but you just might be surprised to find that there are lots of moms who feel this way. I was working full-time, teaching, so I was surrounded by kids all of the time. Not only that, I had no idea what I was doing as a parent and I felt like I was drowning.¬†Fortunately, my husband was very in tune with what I was feeling and planned a very special day just for the two of us.

Over the years, my family has grown and we have celebrated Mother’s Day in a variety of ways but we still have many traditions. My kids always bring me breakfast in bed and as they’ve gotten older, the breakfast has gotten better! We go to church together, as a family and during the day, I take some time for myself. My favorite treat is to lay in the hammock, covered with a blanket and I read until I fall asleep. In the evening we go out to dinner so I don’t have to cook. These are such special gifts my family gives to me each year.

Do you know how the mom in your family likes to celebrate her special day? Ask her what she would like to do. Here’s what some of our moms would like to do.

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Surprise Egg

6 Apr

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Gingerbread Man Treasure Hunt

15 Dec

Gingerbread is a holiday favorite and it’s decorating gingerbread men is a winner for kids. Make a fun holiday gingerbread hunt for kids after reading classic storybook, The Gingerbread Man.

Decorate some gingerbread men then hide them somewhere in the house. Write some clues leading your kids around the house that will lead them to the hidden gingerbread men. Tape the first clue to the back of the book.

Once you’ve hidden the clues, read the story, The Gingerbread Man to your children. Read the first clue to your children and begin the treasure hunt!

This is a fun activity for a holiday party. The adults at the party can hold the clues and the clues can lead them to another adult. The final adult can have a bag filled with gingerbread men to give to the children.

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Kid-Made Gifts

10 Dec

The holidays are a great time to teach your kids about giving, but there are only so many glittery projects to make. We have four inexpensive, and useful, gift ideas for kids to give friends and families. Get a peek of what they are and then select the instructions for the craft from the links below the video.

Happy gift giving!

Holiday Gifts for Kids to Give

Holiday Note Pad

Glass Plate

Peppermint Play Dough

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows and Hot Homemade Hot Cocoa

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Halloween Fun

17 Oct

There’s something about play dough; the smell, the squishiness, childhood memories. We found a recipe for “Halloween Sparkle Play Dough” from Sandy Toes and Popsicles that we know you’ll love. Just click here. Your kids will love playing with it and your house will smell so yummy.

Then we found these adorable ways to share Halloween play dough with friends. Click here to find out how to make these decorative containers.

 

 

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