Art Canvas Challenge

Art Canvas Challenge

What do your kids do during Thanksgiving break? It can be challenging to keep them occupied without relying on the screen or loosing your marbles. A week off seems like a long time but we are very excited to have time together without the regularly scheduled programming. Last year, over the span of a couple of days, the girls and I worked on creating a family masterpiece. Each day we used a different art medium to completely cover a white canvas. It is one of our favorite memories so are going to do the same thing this year. I am sharing our day by day guide so you can recreate this in your home.

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Elf on the Shelf Advent Book Activities

Elf on the Shelf Advent Book Activities

It is crazy to think that I am creating traditions and memories that my girls will (hopefully) have for the rest of their lives. I decided to start the Elf on a Shelf tradition a few years ago when my daughter was 2 and at that time would move the Elf every few days without any disappointment. Now that my daughter is 4, #*it got real- the Elf must move. I have decided to add a book a day to the elf tradition. Today I'm sharing book ideas for the month, along with a festive snack to help with your Elf success.

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Halloween with a healthier twist

Halloween with a healthier twist

Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! When it comes to party food, I like to try to make healthier options that are still fun for the kids. When school sends home bags full of treats, I want ours to be a good snack for the kids to enjoy. Don't get me wrong, I'm not the mom who will give out raisins or apples if you ring our doorbell, I don't want our house egged after all. I like the challenge of making all food fun- including veggies. Read on for a few healthier options

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Mommy Monday: Mommy Daughter dates

Mommy Monday: Mommy Daughter dates

As a Mom we are often busy scheduling and attending playdates, extra curricular activities, school functions & parties but do you schedule a special event or date with your child? I have created a tradition with my oldest daughter to paint a fruit bowl together as a special outing. We are slowly adding to our collection and bringing home the bowls to serve as a memory of our special time together.

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Toddler Tuesday: Busy Box for Traveling

Toddler Tuesday: Busy Box for Traveling

Last Summer my husband and I traveled with our 2 year old daughter to London for a week, then on to Croatia for 3 weeks. I am sharing my tips for traveling with a toddler to reduce stress and make the trip more fun for everyone. I would love for you to share your experiences and tips in the comments below.

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