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10 Must-Have Craft Supplies to Keep Kids Busy

During the dead of winter (or even the heat of summer), when going outside isn’t always pleasant, having a craft or activity closet to raid is a savior! Here are my favorite craft supplies. I love to pull them out for special occasions or on days when we need SOMETHING to do! Hopefully this will […]

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5 Mom-Tested (kid-approved) Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

Coloring eggs is one of my kids’ all-time favorite activities. And we’ve done it all. From traditional egg-dying kits to DIY color solutions to coloring with whipped cream, we’ve tried everything. Once we even dyed eggs for Christmas, because why not?   I’m here to tell you what works and what doesn’t work to (hopefully) […]

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cabin fever cures

10 Easy Ways to Beat Cabin Fever

Raise your hand if you have cabin fever! Winter in Iowa can be brutal as a parent. In the summer, it’s easy to just send the kids to the back yard to play, but in the winter when it gets dark so early and is bitterly cold, we spend a lot of time indoors. While […]

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indoor winter activities

My Favorite Indoor Winter Activities When It’s Too Cold to Leave the House

Winter is definitely not my favorite season. From bitter, cold temperatures to navigating the roads in snow and ice, I would prefer to hibernate indoors or move to the South during the long, four-plus months we have of winter in Iowa. With kids, cabin fever sets in, and you’re ready for the season to be […]

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