Halloween Activities for the Family|Plus Free Checklist

Halloween Activity Checklist
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Holidays are meant to be celebrated, and childhood is meant to be an adventure. With that in mind we set out to create a Halloween activity checklist for our family to do in the month of October. Then, we thought we would share it with our readers so other families could make this Halloween an epic one with plenty of family time making memories. As a mom of five kids I understand how tough it can be to get everyone in one place together, especially as children get older. What better excuse than to plan activities that revolve around this kid-geared holiday. We’ve also included a FREE printable checklist for you and your kids to check off as many of our Halloween activities as you can.

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Tension Headache: 3 Simple Steps to Relieve It

Headache relief

Headaches are an irritating occurrence that can totally mess with your day. A tension headache is an especially common type, and stems from muscle contractions in the scalp, neck, and shoulders. Triggers can depend on your lifestyle, but these types of headaches are often a side effect of stress, anxiety, activity, or injury. Both my husband and I get them. His are usually from too many hours spent working at his desk, and mine tend to be from nearly 14 years of carrying babies around. Instead of reaching for something in my medicine cabinet as a short term fix, I relieve our tension headaches at the source with the following three simple steps.

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The Best Clothes to Buy for Cricut Projects and DIYs

Best clothes for diy

Nowadays it seems almost imperative for parents, especially moms, and kids to have some type of clothing items for every holiday, team, or special event (like birthdays) to wear. I openly admit that I have completely fallen victim to this addictive habit because, well, its fun. Then I purchased a Cricut, and oh boy, it opened up a whole new level of personalized clothing options that I could easily create myself with it’s iron on vinyl and multitude of fonts and templates. I’ve had hits and misses but I always try to find the best clothes that are cute, comfortable, and fit my lifestyle. As a mom I still want to look good, but I can’t chase my toddler around all day in clothes that don’t feel good. So here are the pieces that like the best when creating Cricut clothing projects while living the mom life.

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3 Piece Easy Quilt Tutorial for Indoors and Outdoors

easy Indoor/Outdoor Quilt

Several years ago I told my husband that I wanted to learn how to sew. So low and behold he bought me a sewing machine for Christmas. This meant two things: a) he actually does listen when I tell him things, and b) I had to follow through and give myself sewing lessons. Sewing can be tricky and all this time later I would still consider myself an amateur seamstress. So when I sew I tend to stick with things that are simple and don’t require perfection. The main reason I wanted to learn to sew was to make quilts, which can be pretty time consuming with all of their pieces. Recently I had to put together a raffle basket for my daughter’s soccer team fundraiser. Since I love the idea of giving handmade items, I decided to make an easy quilt to add to it. This quilt only takes three pieces to put together, can be put to use outside (like on a soccer field), and is practical for families on the go.

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The Perfect Healthy Diet Day for Busy Moms (or Anyone)

Sometimes all it takes to stick to a healthy diet is a plan and preparation. Moms are busier than ever these days. Heck, people are busier than ever, but moms especially. It seems that the demand to keep up with homework, school events, sports, activities, and your kids’ social lives requires more energy as they get older. On top of that there is housework, volunteering, budgeting, groceries, endless cooking, squeezing time in with your spouse, and if you work outside the home, your job. The idea of eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise and sleep for yourself is exhausting. However, as challenging as it can be, it should be your number one priority to take care of yourself. Luckily, I’m making the healthy diet part simple for you with a ready made plan for the perfect healthy diet day, along with alternate choices to cover your whole week.

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Baby Eczema: The One Product that will Improve It

Treating Baby Eczema

There is nothing sweeter or softer than the skin of your newborn baby. However, for many their entrance into the world can introduce skin irritations like baby eczema. Treating their sensitive skin can be tricky as you must try to avoid anything that might be too harsh. My three youngest kids (I have five total) went through a terrible stage of baby eczema. My daughter, who was baby number four, had things twice as bad and also had baby acne. I tried so many products and recommended remedies but nothing seemed to work. Finally, about a month after having my youngest son, someone recommended a product I would have never thought of. I’m not sure which was more surprising, the fact that it worked so well, or that it took me five kids to finally find a solution to treating baby eczema.

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