Let’s Get Crafty

Let’s Get Crafty with the We Craft Box

Let's Get Crafty with the We Craft Box

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Several nights a week my husband works overtime on night shift which leads this mama bear to get all of the kids fed, bathed, and entertained until bedtime. Mom guilt sets in and while it is so EASY to grab the tablet or turn on a movie, I usually like filling this time with books that I can easily tie a craft in with or with other independent activities that get my kid’s brains running but their bodies in one place. Feed thir brains and moms sanity all in one. An occupied child means I can get the house picked up so when everyone is fast asleep in bed, I can sit back and RELAX. I know, that sounds horrible but I enjoy a few hours of solitude after the kids have gone to bed to catch up on my TV shows or even read a book. We Craft Box has made my last minute evening task, rainy day activity, and even a moment of silence possible.

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Ghoul Girls Rock With Vampirina

Ghoul Girls Rock With Vampirina

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Vampirina is back! 

Just in time for some Halloween fun, the new Vampirina Ghoul Girls Rock comes out on DVD November 6th.  Having four little ones I’m always looking for a great new show that my children will love to watch. With Disney Juniors Vampirina I’ve got nothing to worry about when it comes to quality tv time.

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Step 2 New Releases Giveaway

Welcome to the Step 2 New Releases Giveaway

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Taking the Perfect Picture

Taking the Perfect Picture
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These days with so much technology you can take a picture almost anywhere, but one thing I’ve noticed you don’t find printed pictures much anymore. I don’t know about you but I love taking out pictures and going through them or seeing the prints up on the walls decorating the house with beautiful memories.  Now that my mom and my grandparents are gone printed pictures are all I have left.

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Fabulous Fashion for Your Kids

Fabulous Fashion for Your Kids
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As the mom of four kids, I’m constantly looking to add something new to their wardrobe as someone is always growing out of the sizes they are in. Meaning we are always on the lookout for great prices and great style. I love to give my kids the freedom to have a lot of freedom on how they dress because being little they don’t always get to choose with big decisions but letting them pick out their own clothes is a fun way to let me express their personality.

Fabulous fashion for your kids!

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Back To Life Back To Reality AKA School

Back To Life Back To Reality AKA School--Betty Crocker-Junkless-Simple Mills

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So, yet another summer bites the dust as Open House dates loom, parents start gritting their teeth over the mountain of paperwork the first day of school brings them, and school buses hit the road, polluting up all of our summer fun with their hissing brakes, squealing doors, schizophrenic timeframes for arrival, and generally just causing traffic jams everywhere they roll.

If your kids haven’t had to endure this undignified return to early bedtimes, blaring alarm clocks, fights over what to wear to school, and skirmishing in the hallway amid shouts of “Bathroom hog!”, I envy you — a lot.

But, it’s inevitable that they surely soon will be heading off into another school year, so enjoy the unfettered summer freedom while you can, friends! Today, I’m hitting a little bit on must haves that my kids request for the start of school, but mostly (since we are huge snackers in my house) I’ll be talking about new after school and study time snacks that I’ve found for them from Simple Mills®, Junkless­®, and Betty Crocker™. [read more]

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee And Tea

Fuel Up For Fall With The Best Coffee and Tea--Community Coffee-Secret Squirrel Cold Brew Coffee-Dunkin Donuts-Wendigo Tea Co.

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It’s that time again, back to school! For our family, that means picking up the pace! My son will be starting 1st grade this year, which is a big milestone for him. He’s excited to see his old friends, but a little scared of what kind of teacher he’ll receive this school year…. [read more]

Taking Care of Me

Taking Care of Me

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As a mom, I always try and make sure that my kids always have the best, no matter what, with that being said, most of the time I forget about me. Now I’ve finally decided it is time to take care of myself and work on a better me. I’ve come up with a few things I do for self-care and a few must-have items that every lady needs to keep herself up to par.

Taking Care of Me

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Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities for Families

Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities for Families

Happy Fall, Ya’ll

 

I mean, I know we’re in the dog days of summer and it’s about ten degrees shy of Satan’s kitchen out here in the South. Can you really be too prepared for those great, breezy fall days though? I have Facebook friends sharing some great fall crafts and it got my wheels turning for some low cost fall themed ideas and activities to work up for myself and my four year old daughter. I came up with a handful of things and I just had to share. I can’t be the only one anxiously waiting for the moment it’s appropriate to don my holiday gear and binge eat some Candy Corn.

Here’s the list of my top 10 favorite Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities to keep your family busy during the fall season:

Fall is the best season of the year!

 

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Beach Bag Must-Haves for a Stress-Free Beach Trip

Headed to the beach? Pack the beach bag with the essentials for the family!

Beach Bag Must Haves for a Stress Free Beach Trip

It’s hard to believe but summer is coming to a close! My family and I made plans for a late season beach trip and we are gearing up to leave in the next few weeks. As I scrambled around, pulling summer bags and clothes out of storage, I realized just how unorganized I have become the longer I delve into motherhood.

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