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Summer time activities with your children

5 Jun

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Don’t let your children’s summer be wasted by playing video games and watching TV. My suggestions below are to help you find activities in everyone’s budget and age range for mom’s and dad’s to do with their kids. If your a stay at home mom (SAHM) I hope these will inspire you and why not get together with a friend or sister that can bring their kids along too and have some adult company.

  • Make a scrapbook of your entire summer
  • Get a pack of balloons, fill with water and have a water balloon fight in the backyard
  • Enroll your kids in swimming lessons, especially if you live in a hot climate
  • Go to your local dollar store or Wal-Mart buy some chalk and jump ropes for some outside activities
  • For days when it maybe raining out buy a couple colors books from the dollar store for little ones and you to color during summer showers
  • Why not get the schedule from your local library for book reading and  movie showings perfect for your children
  • Teach your children to ride a bike
  • Spend 30 minutes every day learning a new language together (try some educational videos)
  • Make sure your children are active each and every day public schools have cut too many phys ed  and art programs so the summer is a great time to stay active
  • Go to a museum or aquarium together, take lots of pictures
  • Save $ by creating your own mommy and me group (have yourself and 2 or 3 other SAHM) get together at each others house a set day every week and cook together, go swimming in the pool, let your kids play together its a great mommy day and child day

Make every day of your summer count!

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Baby Play Yard

8 Mar

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Why are baby play yards great? So many parents debate if they should buy one- let me tell you if you have the extra cash buying a play yard or play pen can be great. If money is tight go ahead and hold off I am betting you can find one at local garage sales or Craigslist just be patient and you will eventually find one real cheap. You can purchase the one I featured above on Amazon. For those of you wondering how much use you’ll get of it then I suggest these uses:

  1. Its great to set up at family & friends houses when visiting whose homes aren’t baby proofed
  2. It lets baby play in a safe space while your cooking family meals
  3. A play yard is great because you can set it up in any room or move around the house as needed
  4. Also, allows you to have time to sit with a book while baby plays in your living/family room together
  5. Helps Mommy Bloggers to type while baby is in the same room with her and still has an ability to see baby being safe and having fun