Exploring Nature with Kids Activities

Pumpkin patches, Red and orange hues, crisp cool mornings, apple cobbler, leaves frolicking and dancing about, focused gratitude… these are a few of my favorite fall things. The weather is ...

Campfire S’mores Cone

My favorite part of camping is s’mores! Actually truth be told, I camp because I know I’ll get s’mores at some point. Since we camp “a lot” I have been ...

Preschool Math Activities & Games

Math is probably an area that I’m going to have trouble finding inspiration for my little one.  So I thought I would come up with a collection of the fabulous ...

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10 Family Friendly Fall Campfire Desserts

According to my blog readers I’m a camping expert,lol. Seriously, out of all the things I write about this camping post–Camping with Kids has been the most popular and Camping with Kids Activities & Crafts coming in second. We actually do enjoy camping and try to do it as much as possible since it’s a great reason […]

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Mommy & Me Preschool Homeschool Schedule & Lesson Plans

A friend recently shared with me how this preschool homeschool can seem overwhelming so I thought I would share with you how our days play out so you don’t think that I spend my whole day playing and teaching my son.  Though it would be wonderful to have that kind of time on my hands, I […]

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How To Make Tissue Paper Flowers & Hispanic Heritage Giveaway

Hispanic Heritage month is upon us!  So let’s get to making some fun Tissue Paper Flowers! Make sure you to check out all of the AMAZING prizes we are giving away to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. I love this craft because it’s a simple way the kids can get involved and learn a little bit […]

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Chocolate Dulce de Leche Banana Bread

This recipe is perfect for this time of the year not only because of it’s rich caramel flavor but it’s Latin inspired, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month! I don’t know why I’m so particular about banana bread you would think I wouldn’t be so picky since I’ve eaten BIG ants in the jungle, guinea […]

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Mommy & Me Preschool (Week 1)

Mommy & Me Preschool (Week 1) So, you’re wondering how my first week of homeschooling three kids went. It was hard, man, it was definitely a challenge, but we survived.  I really think and I’m hoping that once we get into a groove it will get easier. Actually, I know it will get easier. As […]

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Moist Lemon Blueberry Bread {Healthy}

Moist Lemon Blueberry Bread {Healthy} I love all things lemons. Especially sweet lemony things. I moved into a house with a lemon tree! (jumping up and down with joy) Need I say more. The funny thing is that I live in a town house apartment type of setting. So our little complex is enclosed and […]

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Dinosaur Mud Play

Dinosaur Mud Play I walked out our front door to check on the boys and I couldn’t believe my eyes. What started off as tamed and organized mud play was quickly taken to the next level when I wasn’t looking.  They took the Dinosaur Mud Play station I put together for them to the next […]

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ABC’s & 123 Printables and More {Spanish & English}

Thank God, for home printers!  Can I get an amen to that!  I’m kidding but not. If you’re like me you spend a lot of time searching online for printables for your kids.  And then spend a lot of time printing them. And then spend a lot of time cutting them out. I just started […]

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Mommy & Me Preschool {16 Weeks of Homeschool}

My almost four year old whispered this before I kissed him goodnight, “Jesus, thank you that mama gets to be my teacher.” Those were the words I needed to hear.  I’ve been staring at our homeschool day schedule for at least an hour and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. I’m about to embark a wonderful […]

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Teach Me To Serve

Teach Me to Serve The room was dark and covered in dust and dirt. It was hard for me to figure out what the “real” needs were. It seemed like everything was a real need.  I stood on their dirt floor. The windows were just holes with no glass. There was no commode or electricity. But their eyes […]

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Activities for Homeschooling Your Preschooler or Toddler

This year I decided to have my little one join us for homeschool so we’ll be doing preschool.  I’m excited to have all three of my boys at home but I’m a bit nervous to go from homeschooling one child to now three in very different grade levels:preschool, 2nd and 4th grade. Here are some […]

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Add Sparkle to Your Family Day Activity: Making Ravioli with Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AddSparkle #CollectiveBias Sometimes it’s good to get out of our everyday routine and add SPARKLE to our week. Our little familia does this on Family Day.  Family day is what adds pizzazz, connection, fun and laughter to our weekly mundane routine–allowing us […]

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Barn Yard & Farm Animals Craft {TP Tubes Craft}

I had no idea when I was making this Barnyard & Farm Animals Pretend Play craft, that it would be a HUGE hit. My little one slept with his barnyard pretty much every night for a week. Took it to preschool to show it to his friends. Takes it with him when we go to church […]

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Fun Fall Snack for Kids: Olive Owls

Fun Fall Snack for Kids: Olive (I love) Owls! Healthy Treat I don’t always have time to make our boys food fun but we are still enjoying lazy days and I was up for the challenge when I was asked by California Ripe Olives to come up with something fun!  I think this O-live (I […]

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9 Must Do’s to Instill Creativity In Your Child

9 Must Do’s to Instill Creativity In Your Child My toddler was in the living room quietly playing while I was in the kitchen hesitantly creating in my own way–dinner. After I put them to bed, I went down to the living room and noticed he had not cleaned up his toys. Usually this annoys me […]

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Simple Water Fun: Splish Splash Kids’ Bike Wash

Simple Water Fun: Splish Splash Kids’ Bike Wash An older friend just reminded me that these are the types of activities she enjoyed as a kid back when they didn’t have all the camps, vbs and activities over the summer. They just played and had fun.  She went on to say this about our activity,”A much […]

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Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient}

Thick, Creamy & Delicious Chocolate Shake {secret ingredient} There’s something about that ice cream scoop in your shake that makes it thick and creamy and not to mention yummy.  But I just got back from my doctors appointment and they confirmed my suspicion, I’ve gained weight. If you’ve been keeping up with me here on […]

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Healthy Chocolate Belgian Waffle Sticks with Peanut Butter Sauce

Don’t let the title– “Belgian Waffles” scare you away. It sounds fancy schmancy but they are actually really easy to make with this recipe I’m sharing below.  Turning our Belgian Waffles into waffle sticks is a big hit with our kids and perfect for our little familia trying to get out the door in the […]

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