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Beginner Cooking with Kids: Oatmeal Energy Balls

Sometimes you love it, sometimes you hate it. It’s messy. It’s dirty. Everyone is sticky (cue background horror music). What’s that on the counter? The floor? Why is the dog covered in mysterious goo? *terrified screaming* It’s cooking. With kids Wow Shannon you’re really selling this idea. Why in the world would I want to…

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Carrot Math with a Side of Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side. You’re welcome for that throwback reference that you probably forgot existed. Ha! Here in Missouri we’re in the middle of a snowpocalypse. And what says snowpocolypse better than chicken noodle soup for dinner? Well, probably french toast…but the chicken noodle…

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Shake it like a salt shaker

Shake it like a salt shaker (shake it like a salt shaker) shake it like a salt shaker (shake it like a salt shaker) I’m sorry, my millennial heart just couldn’t resist the opportunity to shout some Ying Yang Twins lyrics out into the world when writing about a lesson involving…you guessed it…twerking! Nah alright…

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Thanksgiving Sink or Float

Happy Thanksgiving week my turkeys! I hope you gobble til you wobble. After all…It’s Thanksgivingggg I hope your kids gobble til they wobble as well. And I really hope they don’t make too many loud comments about how gross your Aunt Betty’s green beans taste, especially when within earshot of Aunt Betty. Or spend their…

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Spider Snack STEAM

So I creep yeahhh just creepin’ on but I’ll know ’cept nobody is supposed to knowwww. So I creep yeahhhhh… Any time I think about doing ”creepy” themed activities this song (Creep by TLC) lives rent free in my head allll. day. long. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to Crazysexycool in…

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Active baby or toddler gift Guide

This post may contain affiliate links, which earn me a small commission at no further cost to you. No, no no no nooooooo I will not admit that my baby is one. No! You can’t make me! *stomps foot* Even though Mr. Sawyer has been one for a few weeks now (ok fine it’s been…

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Firefighter Rescue Lesson

*this post may contain affiliate links, where I earn a small profit at no additional cost to you* This has to be one of the most fun lessons that I’ve ever done with Jack. Ever. *I’m the fireman fire f-fireman (I uh I) got that fire…*(sirens blare, Lil Wayne bumps in the background, lights flash…

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Grocery Shopping…and Learning, too

This post contains affiliate links. Let’s switch the grocery store from a chore to a fun, meaningful learning experience! I hope that you got a chance to read through part one of this series, “Grocery Shopping…with Kids” as well as some time to try out the tips provided in order to get your kids in…

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Grocery Shopping…with Kids

Grocery shopping with kids is practically an Olympic sport. It can be both physically and emotionally draining. Here I’ll share some tips on how to get through the trip successfully using gentle parenting and positive behavior techniques. Get back to enjoying yourself at the store with the kids!

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