Inside: A whole list of funny picture books that kids love to hear. Bonus for parents, because you can read all of these books without powering through boredom!
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One of the first things I did after learning that we were expecting our first child was to buy a few books. Casey at the Bat and Sing Sophie were favorites to read to my belly bump! Besides, we weren’t chasing small kids yet and had plenty of time on our hands.
Reading to small kids is important for many reasons. If you can get kids interested in books at a young age, they are more likely to enjoy reading when they are older. As for our family, we love to laugh! So funny picture books are among our top choices.
Here are some of our favorite, time tested, funny picture books.
Inside: Parents are as busy as ever, and it’s easy to miss things. Even important things like your child’s health! Use a free app to check your child today.
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My 13 year old son began the summer wearing a size 7 shoe. Granted, it was tight on him then. When we got to the store, we found that he needed a size 9. A couple of weeks later, we went back for size 10.5 shoes. Before school started, we were shopping for size 12s!
You’ve probably experienced the same thing with your preteen or early teenager. (If not yet, get ready for it!)
An Easy Way To Make Sure They’re Growing Right
Kids this age grow by leaps and bounds in a short period of time. While it leaves us amazed (and scrambling for clothes that fit), there’s something we’re all overlooking.
Inside: Your child wants to join the band, but you’re wondering how much this is going to cost you! Learn when to rent and when to buy that school band instrument.
Your kid runs in from the school bus and throws a paper at you. She got to see the band teacher today and he brought some neat instruments with him! Now she’s got her heart set on playing the flute.
But the first thing you think is “How much is this going to cost me??”
Playing in the band is a wonderful opportunity for students! It’s a great way to feed their right brain, and provides them with lifelong benefits.
But the cost of joining the band can give pause to most parents. Let’s figure out whether you’d be better off renting or buying a school band instrument, and how you can keep the cost affordable.
Inside: Love it or hate it, the school routine keeps the wheels turning. Put these 6 ideas in place and rock the new school year!
This time of year always brings up mixed emotions. You probably don’t miss alarm clocks and keeping up with school supplies. But then again, getting back into a routine makes life flow more smoothly.
Over the years, I’ve found some awesome resources that keep our family on track when the school year begins. Here are 6 things you can do to rock the new school year!
Inside: Don’t let summer bucket lists get the best of you. Try these Mom hacks to simplify life so you can focus on what really matters…the best summer yet!
Have you ever tried to create the perfect summer bucket list? One that makes you itch to scratch everything off in record time. Proof that you’re giving your kids the best.summer.ever.
It’s funny how we don’t realize that the simplest things are the ones we enjoy the most until it feels too late. You think you need that amazing deal you found at the store. Until a couple years later when you’re carting it out of the house to a donation box, because no one ever used it after all.
Inside: Choose from one of these Mom approved most durable backpacks for your student. Buy once and save year after year! These bags hold up to the toughest kids.
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When my oldest was going into kindergarten, the explosion of internet ideas for doubling coupons and getting free stuff all the time was in its heyday. We had just switched houses and were still adjusting to losing my income (I became a stay at home mom when the third child was born). So when I saw ads for free backpacks, I jumped at them!
You could get a free backpack by spending $10 or $20 at the store you were buying them from. That was no trouble, because I needed groceries anyway.
Sometimes these backpacks even had my 5 year old’s favorite characters on them! That made me even more excited for such a fantastic deal.
But by Christmas break, that backpack was nearly ruined. The cheap material wouldn’t stitch back together. (Not that I’m much in the seamstress department to begin with.)