Category Archives: kids

The Magic Kingdom WDW 2017 {Day 4}

The much-anticipated day at The Magic Kingdom WDW 2017! We took it easy much of our trip and planned only the Magic Kingdom and didn’t visit any other parks this time around. We planned to get there early for the opening, hit as many rides as possible early on (without fastpasses), return midday for a rest, and go back in the evening.

Here is Day 4 of our WDW 2017 trip. You can find Day 1, Day 2 part 1, Day 2 Part 2, and Day 3 here.

The Magic Kingdom - the new "rope drop" - taking it easy with kids - how to visit the most rides before noon

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Focused on Lifelong Health and Fitness: Motivating Mom Tiffany

Knowing myself, my limits, and staying true to my family…

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Tiffany.

I remember meeting Tiffany at the first Sweat Pink BlogFest at IDEA World. I had already followed her blog and social media and I found her so inspiring! In the years since, Tiffany has become a mom to an adorable little guy and she still manages to make health and fitness a priority.

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Healthy Moms, Healthy Families: Motivating Mom Rachel

There is no way to be a perfect mom, but a million ways to be a good mom.

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear their stories about how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Rachel.

Motivating Mom Rachel: Children learn from watching their parents." (Fit Mom, healthy family, healthy kids)

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Mother’s Day Gifts: Homemade, Meaningful Jewelry, and Hand Print Art

Spring is here and that means Mother’s Day isn’t too far away. Meaningful Mother’s Day Gifts sometimes take some planning, so here are some great gift ideas to get those ideas flowing early. Everything from homemade gifts, to meaningful jewelry, to my personal favorite – precious hand print art.

Mother's Day Gifts: Ideas for homemade gifts, meaningful jewelry, and hand print gifts

 

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Why It’s Good to Let Children Play #PlayMoreMN

It’s so important to let children play. However, so many parents today feel the pressure to direct their child’s every move and to provide structured opportunities for learning. Child-directed play is essential to learning, and we need to provide more opportunities and let children play.

We also need to give ourselves the freedom to relax and let the kids play and work through things on their own.

Who is with me!?

Why it's Good to Let Children Play #PlayMoreMN

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Breakfast for Dinner: Busy Mom’s Secret Weapon and Amazing Krusteaz Giveaway!

February is National Hot Breakfast Month. As most busy moms know, breakfast for dinner is a great way to please the kids without requiring much effort. In our house breakfast for dinner is a special treat. The kids don’t have to know that it’s easy for Mom.

Thanks to the great people at Krusteaz, our family was provided with all sorts of yummy breakfast makings, along with some fun extras. They’re also going to help your family celebrate Nation Hot Breakfast Month with your own prize pack!

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Disney Character Countdown Chain for your Disney Vacation


Everyone with a Disney Vacation planned counts down the days until it arrives. Creating a Disney Character Countdown Chain makes it that much more fun.

We have been counting down the days until our Walt Disney World vacation, and now we can do it with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy countdown paper chains. They are adorable and so easy!

Disney Character Countdown Chain: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy

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Weight Loss for Moms: It’s Hard… and what I’m doing about it

Weight loss is hard. Throw in being a stay-at-home-mom without the benefit of having time go to the gym whenever you want, the income to afford the membership, or the ability to meet up with girlfriends and having a fun time at a class, and it can be a very hard and lonely battle. Weight loss for moms can be very hard.

I’ve lost a significant amount of weight before and the common denominator was always comunity support which helped make it fun. I talked about support for weight loss not too long ago. In anything you do, for me I’m specifically focused on weight loss and healthy living, community is key.

weight loss for moms - accountability and support is key

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Affordable Organic Snacks for Kids

Prepackaged organic snacks can be so expensive! These affordable organic snacks for kids are a huge time-saver, and help you feel good about what you are throwing in their backpack for snack or lunch.

Everything from breakfast bars and biscuits to popcorn and Mickey Mouse shaped animal crackers…. These snacks are great on-the-go, and perfect for busy moms on a budget. Best of all, they are organic and won’t fill your kiddos full of unnecessary chemical like the other bargain snacks.

Affordable Organic Snacks for kids

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Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Children

Kids don’t have as many opportunities these days for creative thinking. Even the modern toys seem to be more focused on profit and selling, rather than allowing kids to use their imagination and get creative. It’s so important to encourage them with gifts to inspire creativity.

You can’t really beat the open-ended play that comes from simple gifts. They may be a little old-school, but they inspire children to use their imagination and think outside the box. These gifts teach children how to learn and problem solve.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best gifts to inspire creativity in young children. Let’s help our kids play the way we did when we were younger, with these gifts to get those creative juices flowing.

Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Children - gift ideas to get the creative juices flowing

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