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    Hello Mothers i found another fun little toy great for family get together. Its water balloons that fill 10x quicker and tie itself. i found a few on amazon: https://amzn.to/2Kx4GN7 great for everyone i ordered mine i will show photos of our fun once they arrive. Enjoy :smile...
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    Hey everyone i know it getting hot outside and keeping the kids inside sometime end up MESSY. I was dealing with that till i ordered a pool with a slide from Amazon (Cant trust Ebay.) heres the link: https://amzn.to/2N3l0nn get a pool so the kids can cool off outside all day safely. Now i sit...
  3. Family Life
    Earthskills gatherings share knowledge for developing deeper connections to Mother Earth. I believe attending these events allow me to cultivate a better connection with my role as a mother too. A few mornings ago my son and I strolled leisurely around a peaceful pond at our campsite. As we...
  4. Toddler & Child
    If your kids aren't enthusiastic about exercise, the trick is to find ways to get them moving without realizing it. Here are some methods that work in my house. 1. Walk the (Neighbor's) Dog Taking the dog for a walk is a great way to get your kids outside for even a 10-minute walk. Don't have...
  5. Green Goods
    Beautiful summer days beg us to spend more time outdoors. While this is quite a boon for body and mind, some annoyances may come with it. Luckily there are natural remedies available to help out. Ahhh summertime. Beach trips. Sunshine. Cook outs. Chasing fireflys and... Mosquito bites? Bee...
  6. Judy Arnall
    *Play Ideas that Encourage Creativity, Imagination, Initiative, and Problem-solving Toddlers 1-2 years • A big rubber bin filled with puffed wheat, rice, lentils, trucks and cars, measuring spoons and cups makes a great indoor/outdoor sandbox. • Place white paper over coins, or any etched...
  7. Judy Arnall
    My son finished his very first online math class at age 14. We started at a grade 8 (Alberta) level which seems to bridge elementary and high school math concepts nicely. He learned integers, fractions, decimals, prisms, pythag, variables, relations, graphs, etc. He did very well in...
  8. November 2015 Due Date Club
    I hope you're all enjoying your babies this summer :)
  9. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi there, I'm brand new to this site and was so relieved/encouraged to see so many other step parents sharing and helping each other. I've felt like I was struggling alone until this point. I'm very happy to be here :D My husband's ex is a difficult woman with issues that seem beyond my ability...
  10. Family Life
    In yesterday's post I proposed the first three of five ideas to hopefully ease your mind if you're one of many parents wondering how you're going to fill the vast expanses of hot days with "bored" kids... retain your sanity... and maybe even stumble upon some calm, confidence and joy in the...
  11. Family Life
    Summer brings with it many natural cues to slow down: the warmth, the longer days (more time = less need to do things fast), and the luscious grass or warm sand that beckons, Lie down! But the approach of summer can also strike terror in the hearts of parents. Are you quietly (or...
  12. Babywearing
    I have an ergo (I think it's canvas material), and a moby wrap. I like them both (both comfortable on me), but they both are extremely hot now that summer is arriving. What would you suggest for a good cool summer baby carrier? TIA
  13. Family Life
      My nine year old son and I often sit on the chaise on our balcony on summer evenings. We snuggle up and watch the magnificent night sky filled with billions of stars. He points out the Milky Way and the Big Dipper. We listen to the frogs in our creek and the coyotes in the distance. We talk...
  14. Baby
    Summertime goes by too fast, so we've selected some of our favorite new warm weather products to help you stay cool, travel safer and have more fun while it lasts! Check out these 10 awesome items you won't want to miss.     S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottle   This stylish water...
  15. Family Life
      Summer is synonymous with the great outdoors. Between playing in the sun at our community lake, weeks of swim lessons and evening walks and veggie BBQs, we will have logged MANY outdoor hours by the time summer comes to an end. Effective, all-natural sun protection, after-sun...
  16. Family Safety
    I've heard that sparklers are one of the least safe ones!<br><br> We don't let the kids, even the pre-teen, light any, and they have an area where they have to stay. And then we only get pretty wimpy fireworks.<br><br> What do you think is safe, and what rules do you have for your kids?
  17. Nutrition and Good Eating
    I hate heating up the whole house to feed people in the summer, and we tend to want to eat lighter. What kinds of meals do you have in the summers?
  18. Frugality & Finances
    <p>We've had a handful of hot days recently, which makes me kind of dread the coming ones. We don't have A/C!</p> <p> </p> <p>Granted, we get only maybe a dozen or so truly hot days/nights all summer. Usually it cools down at night and we can open the windows.  What are your fun and frugal ways...
  19. The Childhood Years
    <p>Any suggestions for great summer movies for kids? I know some of the theaters have their summer movie specials and it seems to be a great way to beat the heat. Any good ones to see this summer? Or on video? </p>
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