6/29/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Paper Towel Roll Flag


With the 4th of July just a few days away it's the perfect time to create a fun flag the kids can use to celebrate. Click here for details.



6/26/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Easy 4th of July Crafts for Kids


The 4th of July is right around the corner and it's the perfect time for some crafting with the kids.  This was a post I did for the Jacksonville Moms Blog last year with some great activities for the kids.



6/24/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Fishing Game


This fishing game is from a few years back, but it's still a big hit at our house.  The kids will take turns setting it up for each other to go "fishing".  Click here for instructions so you can make your own game.



6/22/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Paper Towel Roll Campfire


It might be too hot for a campfire outside, but kids will love making their own campfire inside.  Pair this with a snack of smores and it's sure to please everyone.  Click here for instructions.



6/20/15

Summer Boredom Buster for Kids :: Toilet Paper Roll Log Cabin



If your plans for the summer include camping, then I have a few fun crafts for you.  The kids made this cute log cabin a few years back when we were getting ready for our summer vacation.  Click here for all the details.


6/17/15

100 Free Things To Do This Summer {as seen on Jacksonville Moms Blog}


One of my favorite posts to do for the year is the free {and almost free} summer activities round up for the Jacksonville Moms Blog.  Even if you're not local to Jax, it's a great resource for the summer.

6/15/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Science Experiments


Most people have mixed baking soda and vinegar to create a fun eruption, but have you ever tried capturing all the gas that is released by the chemical reaction?  In this fun experiment kids can actually SEE the result of mixing 2 chemicals.  Click here for full details.



6/12/15

6/10/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Science Experiments


This is my daughter's favorite experiment that we do together.  Basic nail polish remover will dissolve large amounts of styrofoam.  Don't believe me, try it yourself!



6/8/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Science Experiments


The Diet Coke & Mentos Explosion is a classic science experiment that kids of all ages love.  For little kids be sure to supervise them closely and consider using the smaller bottles of diet coke.



6/6/15

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids :: Science Experiments


Elephant Toothpaste is always a super fun experiment around here.  Not only do the kids love doing the experiment, but they love playing in the soapy foam after the eruption.  Click here for all the details on how you can make your own Elephant Toothpaste.



6/4/15

Summer Boredom Busters For Kids :: Science Experiments


Tomorrow is the last day of school for us and that means the dreaded… MOM, I'm bored! I'm going to post a few of my favorite summer boredom busters every week, all summer long.  Some of these will be old posts and some will be new, but they are all guaranteed to bring some fun into your summer.

My first summer boredom buster involves some science.  Summer is the perfect time to break out the household chemicals and let the kids do some fun experiments.  You can read all the details of how to make Disappearing Iodine Water here.


6/2/15

Shopping for Summer Essentials with thredUP


It's June and that means summer is in full swing here in Florida.  The kids are out of school at the end of the week and we're ready to play in the sun and water.  With 2 kids to outfit with swimwear I turn to thredUP for a wide selection of gently used bathing suits, cover ups, hats, flip flops, and so much more.


thredUP makes it easy to search not only by item, but also by color and size so that it's easy to find exactly what I'm looking for and exactly what the kids need.  My daughter actually loves searching with me and picking out items.

So if you're looking for some new threads for your little ones this summer, look no further than thredUP.  Their selection of high quality items is sure to please even the pickiest little swimmer.

If you've never ordered from thredUP before you can use my link (yes, it's a referral link) and get $10 off your first order.

5/31/15

A Mom's Guide to Florida State Parks {as seen on Jacksonville Moms Blog}


A post I did for the Jacksonville Moms Blog about some of the great Florida State Parks we have near Jacksonville, as well as some that are worth traveling for.