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Fun Fall Family Activities

Last weekend I decided to put on my supermom cape and attempt a couple fun fall-themed activities with the kids.  And it was actually a success!  The kids were happy and didn’t fight and we all had fun!  I can hardly believe it myself.  We did an autumn tree craft and decorated some monster rice krispies treats.

Looking for an easy halloween themed activity to do with the kiddos?! How about decorating rice krispie monster treats? :)

I had the boys help me make the rice krispie treats the day before, they both looove helping with anything in the kitchen.  I had to muster up all my patience though as they tossed the marshmallows into the pot One. At. A. Time. *deep breaths*

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30 Ways to Upcycle Baby Clothes

The trouble with baby clothes is that they are so darn cute.  There’s something about teeny tiny dresses and tuxedo onesies that makes everyone forget what their credit card limit is. The result is that most babies have way more clothes than they could possibly need after parents, grandparents, friends and church ladies have all made their purchases. And then, as moms, we go ahead and get sentimentally attached to every single onesie.  So we need ways to upcycle baby clothes that are reasonable, useful and meaningful.

Do you have too many bins of adorable clothes your kiddos have grown out of? Here are 30 ways you can upcycle that clothing into useful items!

I have 3 large bins of baby clothes that I can’t bring myself to part with.  I did make a bunting for my youngest’s room out of clothes that were too rough to donate or use again.  But that only made a small dent in my collection.  Every piece I pulled out reminded me of how tiny my boys were and I could remember cuddling them in that exact outfit!  Then I started to cry and put everything right back in the bins.  Thanks hormones.

So here are a number of ways to upcycle baby clothes.  I plan to tackle a bunch of these so I can justify keeping all the adorable clothes my boys wore!

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34 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

34 Halloween costume ideas you can make in a matter of hours!

One year for Halloween, I went out dressed as an ‘animal princess’. I took all my stuffed animals and safety pinned them to my best dress. I think I was about 10 years old and needless to say it was an extremely last minute attempt at a costume. My siblings still tease me about that one!  I’m going to hazard a guess that I’m by no means the only kid to ever have had need of some last minute Halloween costume ideas!

Need an amazing last minute Halloween costume? I've got you covered. Here are 34 ideas for either children or adults that you can pull off in a matter of hours. Plus, snag a bonus pdf of 30 more costume ideas made with cardboard boxes!

There are loads of reasons why costumes need to be procured at the last moment.  Maybe the original costume busted a seam the night before, or like younger me no thought was put into choosing a costume until it was time to head out the door!

Store-bought costumes, in my opinion, are cheaply made and very costly.  I’m certainly not going to drop $50 on an outfit that will only last one night.  Plus I want to help my kids develop their creativity and imagination!  My boys want to be a police car and an ambulance this year.  So we’re going to have some fun figuring out how to construct vehicle costumes!

But should that fail, I’ve compiled a list of 34 back up ideas.

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18 Gift Ideas for New Moms

There’s nothing quite like the intense emotional roller-coaster of becoming a mom.  It’s a mess of hormones and overwhelm and feeling terrified and exhausted and being totally enamoured with your new baby.  It’s probably all of the best feelings and all of the worst feelings all wrapped into one.  If you have a dear friend or family member who has just welcomed their first baby, there are so many ways in which you can help out.  Don’t be scared to help! And if you don’t want to show up empty-handed, here is a list of 18 gift ideas that are just for mom!

Moms need to know that they're not forgotten. Here are 18 gift ideas for making mama feel special!

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After the baby shower and the in laws and the sweet church ladies have provided the new baby with everything he could possibly need, it’s nice to surprise mom with a gift of her own to let her know she’s not forgotten.

Motherhood can be very lonely and a little show of love from a friend can really go a long way.

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17 Easy Science Experiments for Kids Using Household Items

When we’re stuck indoors on a rainy weekend we are always trying to find activities to entertain the kids using things we already have at home.  But usually we end up on our computers for 30 minutes trying to find ideas!  So I thought I’d do a round up post of easy science experiments for kids that only require household ingredients.

A round up of 17 easy science experiments for kids. Foster their love of learning all while using household items! Perfect rainy day activities for kids.

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids

These experiments are best suited for 3-6 year olds I think.  But honestly I really like them, so maybe they’re for all ages!  I’ve included any of the ingredients that you may or may not have on hand so you can easily pick an experiment that you can do right away!

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