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Airplane Valentines – DIY Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Treats

Think outside the box of the traditional candy and card Valentines this year. These Airplane Valentines are so easy and a very fun candy alternative!

All you need are some airplane party favors or small toys, a printer, and some adorable washi tape.

This is so much better than candy!

Airplane Valentines - Fun DIY Non-Candy Class Treat with cute airplane sayings

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Winter School Preparation: Tips for Sending Kids to School in the Winter

Whether you live in a place with snow for the winter or not, it’s helpful to make sure a few things are taken care of when the kiddos go to school in the winter. Winter school preparation is all about thinking ahead and having plenty of options.

Here in Minnesota, that means a complete overhaul of what we are sending to school. For us, it’s extra snowpants, boots, mittens, hats, etc. Sending them in boots means you also MUST remember to pack some extra shoes. It’s crazy!

Here are some helpful hints so your kiddo has everything they need for school this winter.

Winter School Preparation - Tips for Sending Kids to School in the Winter

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Exploring Domesticity and Mom Life {How this blog got started and input from you!}

There is always a bit of reflection this time of the year. For us, it’s on Exploring Domesticity and Mom Life in general.

We’re looking back on our 5+ years of Exploring Domesticity. How it started. What was the purpose in the beginning. And what the plan is in the new year ahead.

Whether you’re longtime readers, stumbled across a couple interesting posts on Pinterest, or just checking us out for the first time… We want your input!

What do you want to know? What are you interested in? How can we help?

Exploring Domesticity and Mom Life - How this blog started, and input from you!

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How to gift experiences so they’re just as exciting as toys

Need some ideas for how to gift experiences so they’re just as exciting as toys? We have some! Everything from the simple for last minute to specific ideas for different experiences.

Find creative ideas for giving gift cards, smaller gifts to represent a bigger experience, and how to use other materials or create your own to gift experiences.

How to Gift Experiences so they're just as exciting as toys

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People NOT to forget when sending Christmas Cards!

It can be easy during the busy holidays to have big plans and run out of time. Keep it simple with this reminder and the people NOT to forget when sending Christmas cards.

We’re sitting down with some cookies, creating some cards, and remembering everyone we’d like to acknowledge.

People NOT to forget when sending Christmas cards this year

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National Geographic Kids Book “Hey Baby!”

When kids are first reading, there is typically a lot of excitement. It’s important for us as parents to encourage a love of reading. What better way to do that than with a book about baby animals! Our kids love this National Geographic Kids Book, Hey Baby!: A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature’s Nursery.

We got this book through Moms Meet and our kids are loving it! Read about why we love it, why it would make a great gift, and how you can win a copy!

National Geographic Kids book - Hey, Baby! A Collection of Pictures, Poems, and Stories from Nature’s Nursery - baby animals and reading

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Memorable Holiday Moments: tips for creating holiday memories

 

The holidays are all about creating and sharing memories. Memorable holiday moments can come from the most unlikely sources. There are also some fantastic things you can do with your family during the holidays to create memorable holiday moments.

From the spontaneous to the planned, we have tips for easy ways to create holiday memories with your family.

Memorable Holiday Moments - tips for creating holiday memories with your family

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Gifts for Creativity: Even more gifts to inspire creativity

Play is powerful for learning. With gifts for creativity we give kids the opportunity to learn while having fun. These gifts will inspire creativity in kids so they are learning while having fun!

So much better than giving gifts of toys that will get played with once and set aside, gifts that inspire creativity create more opportunities for play. The gift themselves have endless possibilities for play and learning.

Gifts for Creativity - even more gifts to inspire creativity

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Online Reading Program Reading Kingdom for readers at different levels

Have you thought about an online reading program for your kids?

Reading Kingdom has been so fun for our children. The are at two different reading levels, but can both use this program. We are sharing our experiences, what we like about the program, and some helpful information before you start.

Reading Kingdom - Online Reading and Writing Program - fun learning at home

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Easy Tea Party Food: Cute sandwiches, fancy cakes, and store bought shortcuts

Hosting a tea party birthday is a breeze with these ideas for Easy Tea Party Food. Quick and easy sandwiches to fancy cakes that look anything from store bought. 

We’ve got some tips for easy tea party food, so you can host an adorable tea party those little guests will love!

Easy Tea Party Food for a Fairy Tea Party Birthday - Cute Sandwiches, Fancy Cakes, and Store Bought Shortcuts

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