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Posted on 12/19/2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kids Activity Pack

Art Time/ Big Kid/ Family/ Preschooler/ Toddler
2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. TM. All Right Reserved.

2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. TM. All Right Reserved.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens set a new all-time record with a 5-day international debut of $517 million globally! Keep the fun going with this action-filled activity pack. From coloring sheets to memory games it’s sure to get the family ready for seeing the new movie (or keep them entertained once it’s over and they’re not quite ready to leave the Jedi life yet). Click on the giant Activity Pack image below for the activity pack PDF download then click on the movie’s poster for a full-size download of the poster! May The Force be with you. Read more

Collage of three kids Christmas PJs
Posted on 12/14/2015

This Christmas’ Cutest Kids PJs

Big Kid/ Family/ Kiddo Style/ Preschooler/ Toddler

Christmas PJ collage with three optionsWhether your family enjoys waking up and spending entire days in jammies during holiday vacation or follows a Christmas Eve kids PJ gift giving tradition like my family, pajamas are sort of a MUST during the holidays. So why not get in the “holiday spirit” with festive PJs? From whales wearing Winter scarves and Santa hats to Christmas lights and even Star Wars pajamas, this post has all the cutest jam jams for kids in one spot. They’re adorable! Enjoy the scroll through and click on your favorite PJs in the pics below for more info. Read more

Posted on 12/10/2015

9 Christmas PJs For Your Little Star Wars Fan

Big Kid/ Kiddo Style/ Preschooler/ Toddler

Have a major Star Wars fan in the family? Check out some of these classy, yet fan-worthy Star Wars pajamas that are sure to brighten your kiddo’s day. Whether Santa brings them on Christmas Eve, or the kiddo simply needs a new pair of PJs they’ll actually wear, this list of cute nighttime wear is sure to be a hit! Read more

Posted on 11/27/2015

The Kiddo Gift Guide

Big Kid/ Family/ Preschooler/ Toddler

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Not sure what to get the kids, or grandkids? It can be tough when they want everything in every single commercial on TV. Here’s a simple list of items that could be great for ages 3 and up to get you started! Read more

Inside Out Scrapbook Download button picture
Posted on 11/09/2015

Inside Out Activity Downloads for After School Playdates

Art Time/ Big Kid/ Family/ Preschooler/ Toddler

It isn’t always easy figuring out ways to entertain the kiddos on a rainy day after school — especially if they have a friend over — but these free Inside Out downloads are sure to have you set. From the recipes for themed snacks to activity and coloring sheets, there’s enough fun to keep the kids busy for a few hours, or even to plan an Inside Out themed family night or birthday party! Click on the images in each download section to be directed to a PDF you can save to your computer. Read more

Collage of coats for Fall and Winter
Posted on 11/07/2015

Toasty Kids Coats For Fall & Winter

Big Kid/ Family/ Kiddo Style/ Preschooler/ Toddler

It’s already Fall and Winter is coming soon, so it’s time to think about kids coats and jackets! With families traveling for Thanksgiving and Christmas (and taking annual trips to the snow) trying on last year’s coats and picking this year’s fave is essential. There are a ton of different types of coats/jackets out there, so your choice really depends on the weather in your area and your child’s preferences, but here are a few options to get you started! Read more

Posted on 10/30/2015

4 Ways Inside Out Surprised Me (And Activity Sheets)

Big Kid/ Family/ Preschooler/ Social Time

When Inside Out (Rated PG, 1 hour and 42 mins.) was released in June 2015 so many parents and kids were excited. The movie was touted as one of Pixar’s best films since UP was released in 2009 — Both addressed some very abstract but very real emotional changes in a person’s life. I never got to see the movie in theaters. I planned to take the kiddo but her dad took her instead and, well , I rarely get to see a movie in theaters these days. So I was pretty excited to get the Inside Out DVD/Blu Ray/Digital Download combo pack (available Nov. 3!) for review in the mail yesterday just as we were heading out for a little overnight trip to San Luis Obispo — Perfect timing! I added the digital code to my Disney Anywhere app, downloaded it and we were set for the car ride! Since the kiddo had a late nap in the car (I usually try to skip them for a decent bedtime) she was up until almost midnight meaning there was time for me to watch the movie with her at about 10 p.m. when we got back to the hotel for the night after a late swim in the pool. I have to say I was really surprised by this film! Keep reading for some semi-spoilers (if you haven’t seen it) and free activity sheets for at-home fun! Read more

Posted on 10/23/2015

Tips For Paddle Boarding With Kids

Adventure/ Big Kid/ Family/ Preschooler/ Travel

Water covers the Earth, we know what’s in there, but when you stand at the beach looking out the water seems endless and unknown. It can be incredibly scary for some kiddos (and adults), but also very peaceful (especially if you’re on the water paddle boarding). Some are brave enough to try stand up paddle boarding (SUP) in the ocean, others stick to the lake. I’m not a very good swimmer (and haven’t been out in water in about 6 years), so I tried SUP with my daughter during off-season at Kings Beach in Lake Tahoe — It was magnificent. Everyone masters being in the water differently, though —especially kids — so if you’re thinking about taking your child out to SUP, consider these simple tips first. Read more

Posted on 10/14/2015

21 Awesome Kids Raincoats to Keep in Your Car

Autos/ Baby/ Big Kid/ Family/ Kiddo Style/ Preschooler/ Style/ Toddler

It’s going to rain eventually, maybe not much, and no one is quite sure when . . . but it will rain. Right? Usually, it’s when you’ve rushed the kids out of the house to get them to school on time only to arrive and notice that the sky looks a bit cloudy and something just dropped on your head. Now your nose. Full on sprinkling starts and the kids don’t have a jacket of any kind because the weather’s been fluctuating between 76-90 degrees the last few weeks. This is when keeping a raincoat (along with all the other junk useful kids items) in the trunk is a huge help. You look like a super prepared parent who of course knew it would rain, your kids aren’t constantly complaining about being drenched all day when you pick them up and you don’t have to deal with them getting sick from the little no coat fiasco. Need some help getting started? Check out the adorable raincoats for toddlers, preschoolers and big kids alike in the slider below to find the perfect car coat(s) for your family. Once you see one you like, click on the image to be directed to full details.  Read more

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