Category: Family Fun

Halloween Movies for Kids that the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Family Halloween Movies that Your Kids Will Love

The holiday season is finally upon us and one of the best ways to help usher in the first big day is with these fun Halloween movies for kids!

Nothing makes Halloween more fun than a bunch of kids that are really excited to celebrate and Halloween movies are such a great way to get the holiday started early.

Some of these movies are creepy (but still good for kids) and others are just cute and fun…but all are Halloween-themed!

So update your Netflix queue with these great Halloween movies for kids and cozy up with some popcorn.  This is a great way to spend a rainy October afternoon (or weekend).

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10 Exciting Summer Challenges for Kids

Summer Activities for Kids

There are a lot of fun things for kids to do over the summer. But when your kids are staying at home with you, you don’t just want to keep them busy. You want to keep them engaged and, dare I say, maybe even learn something in the process…which is why you need some really fun summer challenges for kids.

Summer challenges are such a fun solution and your kids will really get excited about the process, which will make them LOVE what they’re doing.

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The Absolute Best Toddler Books for Your Little One

The Best Toddler Books

For my baby shower, my sister had a brilliant idea idea to ask each guest to bring what they thought was one of the best toddler books instead of a card.  So with each gift, I received a children’s book with a note in it for the baby, and I now have an awesome collection of books for my son that will last him years.

I’ve sorted them out by age so some are still a little old for him, but at just under 1 year old, he has clear favorites.  In fact, some he loves so much that he’d prefer it over a toy.  We joke that his lovey will end up being a book instead of a stuffed animal.

So if you’re looking for some great beginner books for babies or toddlers (or an awesome baby shower gift!), these are the winners in my house: (more…)

How to Make a DIY Train Ornament with Your Kids

Easy Train Ornaments to Make with Your Kids

Last year was the first time that my son was really, really into Christmas.  He was so excited for Santa, Christmas music, snow, setting up our Christmas tree, and of course all of the gifts associated with the holiday.  And if you know us at all, then you probably know that also means incorporating trains into EVERYTHING.  The polar express, train cookies, trains as gifts, and the most fun of all – DIY train ornaments!

I will admit, I initially went searching to find an easy train ornament tutorial somewhere, but to my surprise I found nothing.  So I had to come up with this on my own and luckily it turned out great!  It was simple, my son was able to take part in every single step, and we were able to make enough for the whole family to receive at least one.

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The Virginia Living Museum: Williamsburg’s Other Best Attraction

The Virginia Living Museum was one of the best things to do with toddlers in Williamsburg! I'm so glad we found it.

Last month I had planned a trip down to Williamsburg for my family, but for some reason didn’t think about the weather.  So as a heat wave rolled through with 110 degree days, I had to scramble quickly to find something with air conditioning, or at least more shade….bonus points if you could entertain my 3-year old and let me roll through with a double stroller.

What a blessing in disguise that heat was!  We happened upon the Virginia Living Museum and it ended up being one of the best children’s museums we’d ever been to.

Not only did it have my prerequisite air conditioning and ample stroller space, but the interaction it provided for my 3-year old was out of this world!  With both indoor and outdoor exhibits, we were occupied for the whole morning.

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15 Best Gifts for the Tech Loving Man in Your Life

The 15 Best Tech Gifts for Men

I’ve got some definite tech lovers in my family, so this list comes from my own experience! Some are past successes that I wish I could just give again, others will be making their appearance at the next holiday season.

Thankfully, my husband and Dad have both agreed not to read this post (it will be really hard for them, I’m sure), so I can be totally honest with you. 🙂 They also both weighed in on these ideas, so I can tell you exactly what they were thinking.

Here we go! The best gifts for the tech loving man in your life:

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