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Boredom Buster 101: How to Make a Boredom Box

How many times in your mom hood do you think you’ve heard the phrase “mom, I’m boooored”? My guess is around 2,693 times. It’s right up there with the phrases, “mom, I’m hungry” and “mom, I need money for…..”. I’ve read a few articles that say it’s good for kids to be bored. It builds problem solving, promotes creativity, and encourages them to use their mind and bodies. Their whole body, not just their thumbs like when they play Mario Cart. So when my kids are bored I try and let them figure it out, which they usually do. However, sometimes its necessary to help their creative process along. So I decided to create a boredom buster to turn to when all else fails, the boredom box.

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DIY Blog, Food

Chorizo and Jalapeno Pizza Recipe

Pizza has got to be one of the most popular foods on the planet. I mean, does anyone actually get tired of eating pizza? Pepperoni, sausage, deep dish, thin crust, its all good. But I like to crank up the heat a little with this recipe for Chorizo and Jalapeno Pizza. It’s spicy, it’s cheesy, and the homemade crust is not just delicious, but simple. Get ready to fire up your oven, and your taste buds, with this flamin’ good pizza.

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Books to Read this Fall | The Best for Your Bucket List

A good book recommendation list is perfect anytime of the year, but as the cooler weather starts to creep in it means its definitely time to curl up with some captivating books to read and a cozy blanket. From thriller, to personal growth, to adventure, this list has something for almost everyone.

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Monster Cinnamon Rolls

Monster Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are so good it’s scary. With Halloween approaching I thought I would whip up a sweet treat to get in the spirit. Everyone loves a good cinnamon roll, but monster cinnamon rolls are even better! This recipe is also a hit for themed birthday parties, sleepovers, or anytime you want to give your own little monsters the sweetest of treats.

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DIY Blog, Family

Boo Basket Ideas: The Ultimate List

Boo Basket ideas

The Halloween “booing” craze is just around the corner. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with the ultimate list of boo basket ideas and items to fill them with. If you have never heard of “being booed” then stick around to find out what its all about. Maybe you and your kids can start this spooktacular tradition in your neighborhood.

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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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Body, DIY Blog

Get More Energy with These 11 Tips

Get more energy tips

Your toughest days can be the ones when you don’t feel like you have enough energy to get through them. The good news is, if you deal with low energy, there are ways you can beat it. Whether on occasion, acutely (short term), or chronically (long term), try these tips to boost your energy and feel great each and every day.

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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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