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Monday, August 21, 2017

Popsicle Stick Challenge

Over the summer, our local library had a Popsicle stick challenge. Each contestant was given 150 sticks to build whatever we wanted. Here are the entries from our family:
Popsicle Stick Challenge
The rules were simple...we could only use Popsicle sticks, cardboard and school glue. I made the windmill, my 10 year old made the tower and ship, my 3 year old made the train shed (with a bit of help), and my 8 year old made the parking garage.

What would your family make with 150 Popsicle sticks?

Saturday, August 12, 2017

"All Saints" and a giveaway (ends 8/18/17)

There is a huge variety of movies that are in theaters right now, or are coming out soon. If you are hoping to go to the theater later this month, look into "All Saints"! It is a movie about a salesman-turned-pastor who is ordered to shut down a church, but is also trying to help a group of refugees.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rockin' Out this Summer!

Our city is going crazy over this new rock game...hiding and finding painted rocks!
Painted Rock Fun
In the collage above, the top two pictures are rocks we found, and the bottom two are rocks we painted and hid. The rules are simple:
  • On the back of the rock, write the hashtag for your city. Check on Facebook to see if there's a group already, or start your own.
  • Hide your rocks around town.
  • If you find a rock, take a selfie or picture of it and post it to the group Facebook page.
  • You can leave the rock, re-hide the rock somewhere else, or keep it. If you keep it, you have to replace it with a different painted rock.
In our community people of all ages are getting involved. It's so much fun finding rocks and there's a huge variety from talented artists, to rocks clearly painted by 2 year olds. My kids have spent hours painting, hiding and hunting for rocks.

I've read that it started as the Kindness Rocks Project, and has spread throughout the country. Get involved while your kids are out of school and see how much fun it is!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Simple Eating for Toddlers on the Go

I am a huge fan of simple, portable snacks to keep in my diaper bag for my 2 year old. It never fails that when we are out and about, she suddenly says "Mommy, I'm hungwy!" For this reason, I love the pouch foods that are so popular right now. If you go down the baby food aisle, or even the canned fruit aisle, you can see a variety of pouch foods with twist lids available.

Needless to say, I was more than happy when I got the chance to try out the Go & Grow by Similac pouches (This post was developed in partnership with Similac. All opinions are my own.). When I went to buy them at my local Walmart, I found out that they don't carry them, so I ordered them on walmart.com and had it shipped to my local store for free. It took 5-6 days, then I got the text saying I could pick them up. 
Picking up our Go & Grow by Similac Pouches

Monday, July 3, 2017


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