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Motivating Mom Alyssa: Little activities add up!

I love that my girls are growing up watching and joining me in fun fitness activities.

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 Alyssa

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Motivating Mom Alyssa, "I love that my girls are growing up watching and joining me in fun fitness activities."

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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.”

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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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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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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10 Minute “Me Time” Ideas for Busy Moms

As moms we take care of everyone else and forget all about ourselves. We don’t do it on purpose, or even really believe we don’t deserve it, we just completely forget about ourselves while taking care of others.

Even if it’s quick, that “me-time” is so important. When we take care of ourselves we can better take care of others. So, in honor of all the other mother forgetting to take that time for themselves, I’ve come up with a list of things that can be completed at home and in ten minutes. Just a quick ten minutes to yourself will help you recharge, refuel, and de-stress to continue to make it through the day of taking care of others with your sanity intact.

10 Minute "Me Time" Ideas for Busy Moms

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Music Together: playing and learning with your young ones and giveaway!

I’ve seen the Music Together signs all over our town for a while and I always thought of taking my little ones there. I finally got a chance to try out a class as a Moms Meet Blogger. I also have a great giveaway from Moms Meet and Music Together, so stay to the end!!

Music Together

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We’re back! Tips for flying with Young Children and ASPCA Kids: Rescue Readers Giveaway

Whew! Hey everyone – it’s been a while!

We got back from our month-long vacation in the Florida sunshine on Friday. This Momma gets a prize for flying solo with a 3 and 4 year old.

This is the third year my little ones have flown and the second year I have been with the two of them by myself. It’s all gone very well and we’ve learned a few things about flying with young children.

Tips for flying with young children: planning ahead, security, snacks, staying together, seating and activities.

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