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Mom Monday {reading 3 fun ways}

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I took Piper to a bookstore to hang out for the first time. This has always been one of my favorite activities since I was a child. I browse the aisles, gather a pile of books, seek out a private corner and devour all the books. I do the same thing at the library. Piper just loved doing this with me, which was so much fun! It’s a great way to encourage reading with your kids. Another fun way to read is to take a book with you and read at a park. What ways do you read with your kids? I would love to hear! Happy Mom Monday friends.

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Mom Monday {How to care for your childs curly hair}

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As a child my mother struggled with how to care with all of my curly hair. Having very straight hair herself, she was at a loss and it was a constant problem. Being a mother of a child with curly hair myself I thought I would share our routine, to hopefully help those moms that are struggling with all that curly hair! Here are the rules and my must have products. You can do it!

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Mom Monday {candy-less valentine ideas}

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It’s that time of year again, when you send your child to school with a clever valentine. I love these ideas because they are candy-less and you can pick the items up at the grocery store or Target. Plus they are so adorable! First up, package up a cutie with a tag or sticker that says “You’re a cutie”! Love that one. Pick up some little vials or bottles of bubbles and use the line “You blow me away”. Grab a bag of underwater plastic toys and add a tag that says “I SEA you are a great friend”. I love these little mazes with the line “You aMAZE me”. And lastly use plastic dinosaurs with the line “You are DINOmite”. Hope these inspire you guys for this years valentines. Have fun with it!

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Mom Monday {Cinderella Movie Party}

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Reminiscent of when I hosted a Mad Tea Party for the Alice in Wonderland movie, we are going to have a Cinderella Movie Party. I cannot begin to explain the excitement that is happening in my house over the upcoming release of the Cinderella Movie. Cinderella happens to be Piper’s favorite princess so this is pretty big time. In celebration we are going to invite a few of her friends over for a little party and then go watch the movie together. Here are some inspirations that are filling my mind right now for the party…

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Mom Monday {Gift Guide Kids Edition}

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Another edition of the gift guide, this time, kids edition. From living room winter camp outs to the perfect thing for the little princess in your life. What are on your kids wish list this year?!

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Mom Monday {The Ultimate Healthy Food Blog List}

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This is something I have been working on for a while now. I get asked a lot where I look for recipe inspirations. Finally here it is, my ultimate healthy food blog resource list for you! Hopefully this helps as I know how it feels to sometimes feel in a food rut. One look at these blogs and you will snap out of it, promise! Let me know what you think and if I have forgotten any please share with us in the comments.

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Mom Monday {The Bento Lunch box}

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I have to admit I am kind of obsessed with the bento box lunch idea. Piper’s school actually provides all of their food so up until now I have not had to pack her lunch for her. Enter her first field trip. For field trips we pack their lunches, and I suddenly felt a need for a bento box style lunch box. While I did my research I found there were a TON of options. I would say my first choice would be Planet Box. However the price tag steered me in a different direction. The adorable ones from Pottery Barn Kids are on sale right now, and Piper adores purple and unicorns, so it was a win win. Feeding kids like this is a great way to get them to try new things, and a way to provide them with a nice well rounded meal. Give it a try!

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