Category Archives: kids

The Power of Play: promote play for learning

Children have less opportunities for play than ever before. With our busy lifestyles, screen time, organized sports, and homework, kids aren’t getting enough “play time.” That means they are missing out on key learning opportunities. It’s up to us to promote play and give our kids opportunities to explore, learn, and problem solve.

The Minnesota Children’s Museum has made it their mission to promote play and redesign the museum to provide opportunities for play. We were invited to the first exhibit, Forces at Play, and had a great time!

The Power of Play: the importance of play for learning

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Martial Arts Gift Guide {for young children}

It’s always great to support your little ones when they show an interest in an activity. Christmas is also a fantastic time to get them items they can use, or to find something that will be a cherished memory each year. This martial arts gift guide will spark some ideas for your young martial artist.

Martial Arts Gift Guide (for young children)

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Practical Teacher Gift with Adorable and Inexpensive Packaging

It’s always a good idea to give the special teachers in our lives a little bit of recognition for all of their hard work and attention. This is a sweet way to dress up a practical teacher gift for Christmas or anytime.

This practical gift of items teacher’s love to get is dressed up a bit with an adorable presentation in these sweet teacups.

Practical Teacher Gift: Presentation is everything!

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Active Gifts for Healthy Kids

Gifts that let those active kiddos get all that energy out are a gift for the child and the parent.

Give the gifts that help your kids get all that extra energy out! Here is a list of active gifts for healthy kids this Christmas.

Active Gifts for Healthy Kids

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Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for Kids #momsmeet

This journey to healthy living is a continuous learning process. Probiotics are something you always hear about for optimal health. So, how do you get those awesome probiotics into those little kiddos’ bodies?

Keeping kiddos’ digestive system healthy and working smoothly is easy with Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for kids. It’s a great, organic raspberry flavor our kids love, and they look forward to drinking their “juice.”

Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotic Powder Packets for kids

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Christmas Must-Haves: traditions, decorations, and wrapping

Everyone has their own Christmas must-haves. The things that make the time of year special, the create warm memories, and that they look forward to each year.

This is a few of our Christmas must-haves this year. Some are old with great memories behind them, and some are new that are quickly becoming a cherished tradition.

Christmas Must-Haves: tradition, decorations, wrapping

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Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids: kindness, activities, toys & treats

Make the Christmas countdown extra special with these Advent Calendar Ideas for Kids. Ideas for acts of kindness, activities to do as a family, and toys and treats.

Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas: Kindness, Activities, Toys and Treats

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School Lunch Ideas: healthy foods and the best containers

School has been in session for a couple months now. In September we’re all armed with school lunch ideas and a plan to pack perfectly balanced lunches throughout the year. It’s not easy to keep up creative, healthy, cold lunches all year long!

Are your lunch ideas getting a little stale at this point?

After a good 30+ cold lunches packed this year, we’ve fine tuned it and found our favorite lunch bags, containers, as well as snack and drink containers. We also have some of our kiddos’ school lunch ideas to show you for some inspiration, and links to other helpful school lunch ideas to boost your creativity!

School Lunch Ideas: healthy food and the best containers

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Rainbow Birthday Party: decorations, food, and special touches

Everything looks more fun in a rainbow of colors. A Rainbow Birthday party is a cute and cheerful idea and the possibilities are endless. There are so many fun ideas to add a little rainbow flair to just about anything.

Check out these tips for a fantastic rainbow birthday party! From food ideas to decorations, this is an easy theme with the ideas to start you in the right direction. You may even be very surprised by the first tip!

Rainbow Birthday Party

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DIY Personalized Halloween Pumpkin Bucket

Instead of toting around generic plastic pumpkin buckets for trick-or-treating, make those buckets a matching part of the kiddos’ costumes. A DIY Personalized Halloween pumpkin bucket is so much fun to get creative with and very easy to make.

With just a little pant and time, that plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat pail can look like a part of the costume.

I have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Cinderella trick-or-treating this year, so we made a TMNT Raphael pumpkin bucket and Cinderella’s carriage, but my creative juices are going crazy with other possibilities!

DIY Personalized Halloween Pumpkin Bucket

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