All Blog Posts Tagged 'Activities' (56)

Beautiful Miracles in Disguise

Yesterday, for the first time, I took my toddler, Presley to the movies.  We were out and about and happened to walk by the local cinema.  I quickly skimmed the movie listing and Rio 2 was about to begin in 15 minutes.  So what the heck, we went in.  Presley, probably like most toddlers (or not) is very busy.  She needs to touch, examine, taste, look and climb on everything.  Do you know how many ways a small child can…

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Added by Breaking The Momma Mold on April 27, 2014 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Juan Pablo Adios's Drunk Candidate

Last night on Juanuary's Bachelor, we got to watch the episode where one girl drinks too much, this time waaaaaaaaay too much. She could still walk,…

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Added by Kim Hornsby on January 16, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Simple Guide to Making a Learning Basket at Home

It amazes me how quickly children grow and develop. One day you celebrate a few mumbles that sound like the word mama and soon enough they are learning their alphabet.

As a former teacher, I have been impatiently waiting to share some wonderful learning activities with my son that I used in my classroom. One activity I used frequently (especially when students were bored) was a Learning Basket.…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on September 17, 2013 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Scripture Cookies

Any of you Sunday School teachers know how difficult it is (or at least for me) to find creative things for my class to do. Luckily I am a helper to the teacher who happens to be my sister in law. She just retired from being a school teacher and has been teaching Sunday School for many years; So she has many ideas. In researching something different to do I stumbled upon Scripture Cookies. I…

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Added by Amy on August 22, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Our 2013 Summertime Bucket List!

The last few days of Spring were rough.  I have no idea why it seems that things were insane all around me.  However, I am more than happy to move on to summer; it’s my favorite season anyway.  I’m excited about the new season, new start, relaxed atmosphere, warm weather and of course, the tons of…

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Added by D'Sheka P. on June 25, 2013 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Gorgeous Spring Day, Cute Kids....Let's HIKE!!!

Hiking! The perfect family outing

 

Sometimes, things just come together and you wind up having the perfect day.  Sunday was like that as Sophie and I discovered that less than a mile down the road from where we have lived for the past two years, is an enormous reservation with fantastic hiking, walking, and biking trails.  

If you are ever trying to figure out something to do in NJ (especially…

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Added by Megan Brown on April 9, 2013 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Get The Sillies Out! With Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

Have the winter doldrums set in at your house?  If you said "yes," then it is definitely time for your family to get the sillies** out!

Tour_Logo_MK_sized DJ Lance Rock and his crazy and colorful pals Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex are back at it again, dancing and singing on stage in the new live-action show “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: Get the…

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Added by Debra Rutt on January 28, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Holiday Extravaganza!

The past few weeks have been BUSY!  We had Missy's "Holiday Extravaganza" at gymnastics... kinda of like a recital, I guess... the parents got to come down to the gym floor with them and see what they could do.  It was so cute and she was so proud of herself!  As she was jumping and flying down the trampoline, she would look at me and shout, "WOOK MOM!! I DOING IT!! I DOING IT!!"  She even learned a new skill that the next level up does!…





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Added by Monica on December 20, 2012 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Throwing An Adult Party....With Kids

We've all been there.  You're getting ready to throw a get together with friends or party at your house.  Maybe you don't have family to rely on nearby to take the kids to.  Maybe you have numerous adult attendees who don't have reliable childcare and would like to bring their children.  Maybe it's just easier to keep the kiddos at your house and not hassle with shuttling them around.

So, you decide to keep them around during your get together or party.  It's not ideal; it can…

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Added by Meg, Happy Kids, Inc on December 5, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Exercise For Kids In A Rainy World

I live in the Pacific Northwest.  We, of course, are known for our notorious Fall and Winter rainfall.  September and October this year were beautiful, with record breaking temperatures and historically low levels of rainfall.  We are making up for it in November.  Day after day, it's been nothing but rain.  And I am not talking the occasional sprinkle or light shower.  That cold, beating rain that comes with wind occasionally. 



I have lived here most my life,…

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Added by Meg, Happy Kids, Inc on November 26, 2012 at 2:51am — No Comments

Sunshine Helps You Shine

Today I got a lovely surprise; Mel of Latte Mum gave me the Sunshine Blogger Award. What is the Sunshine Blogger Award? Well, it is awarded to "bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others on the blogosphere.”

My blog Mummy to Twins was a way of doing something for me, documenting…

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Added by Suzanne Robinson on November 7, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Back To School Tips! Thrilled To Be Guest Posting at DrGreene.com

Back To School Tips: Getting a Handle on Afterschool Activities

 

Today we're guest posting over on Dr. Greene's site, DrGreene.com.

We were lucky to meet Dr. Greene at BlogHer earlier this month.  

Since 1995, DrGreene.com has been the family’s home for medical answers and gentle guidance. Pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene and an indispensible team of pediatric and health experts offer…

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Added by Megan Brown on August 21, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

5 Fun Things To Do With Kids In Philly! We Decided To Take A Field Trip....

Field Day Friday: Fun things to do In Philly

Posted On Freshly Hatched!  

The City of Brotherly Love was our destination last week for the first Freshly-Hatched Field Trip…

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Added by Megan Brown on July 2, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Hot Day= Great Day For Some Dry Ice Fun!

Here in the world of practically perfect princesses we continue to try to find fun ways to entertain children indoors during the summer months. We have something super cool that is perfect for children of all ages and we promise they will think Queen Mommy or King Daddy are awesome for coming up with this one!



Make a stop at your local grocery store and pick up a bag of dry ice. Make sure to…

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Added by Jennifer Humphries on June 27, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Capitol Hill is a Zoo

You have to be a special kind of person to live in or near Washington, D.C. You can expect to pay a lot of money for the smallest amount of living space, you can never take parking for granted, and traffic is a guarantee. But Washington, D.C. is an area better suited for the type of person who likes to go out and do things. You can jog the National Mall, take advantage of one of the bike trails, or visit countless museums, exhibits, or other attractions. In addition, this is an area with no…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on May 10, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Hangin' with Miss Frizzle & the Magic Schoolbus at Impression 5

I was pretty darned excited when I heard that The Magic Schoolbus exhibit was at the Impression 5 science museum for kids in Lansing, Michigan.



My children grew up with Miss Frizzle and her insanely over-the-top field trip adventures into the curious and mysterious world of science.



We packed…
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Added by Jennifer Benson on May 4, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments

Shopping Habits of a Mom

Shopping Habits of a Mom

May 3, 2012
By Jennifer

I have enjoyed shopping for a very long time. Years ago it was combat boots, stone-washed jeans, and nerdy graphic tees in my shopping bags. Nowadays it’s Converse sneakers, a dry pair of pants, and more nerdy graphic tees. But my shopping bags aren’t for me anymore. They’re usually for my…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on May 3, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

And I Ran

Exercise; one of the few subjects I have little to say about. I have avoided regular or vigorous exercise my entire adult life. When I was in high school, I picked a maximum weight and vowed to diet and exercise if I ever reached it. Fortunately, the only time I ever reached the maximum weight, I was eight months pregnant.…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on May 2, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

5 Parenting Things I Should or Shouldn’t Be Doing

Although I am a working mom, my toughest job is being a mom. Children are complicated and they don’t come with any instructions.

I taught for five years before switching careers in 2008. My students ranged in age from 3 to 14 and the subjects I taught ranged from Montessori to Spanish. Some of the more friendly parents would talk to me about their parenting issues, and I assumed that someday I would be well prepared to handle it. As a teacher, I had to deal with potty fights (use your…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on April 5, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

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