Tag: Summer

Ocean Sensory Bin play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Ocean Sensory Bin play for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Sensory bins are the best learning play for little ones! There are so many variations and ways to introduce new concepts. And you can totally get specific topics too. Such as Shark Week! We decided to do an Ocean Sensory Bin since my kiddo loves fishies (you can see our paper plate fish craft here) and this one includes sharks so shark week fun begins! Making an Ocean Sensory Bin for Shark Week Supplies: Bin or pan Ice cube trays (my was fun to use) Water Scoops or tongs   Steps: I set this up in advance by putting a few […]

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The Best Popsicle Collection you must try this Summer

The Best Popsicle Collection you must try this Summer

Summertime means temperatures are HOT! And the best way to cool down? Yes, a tasty, yummy, fresh and refreshing popsicle! You can buy pre-made popsicles or you can toss a little fun together with your kiddos and make your own. All you need is some ingredients (similar to putting together a kid-friendly smoothie), a , and a popsicle tray for the freezer. Here are some fun popsicle tray ideas! which is great for younger kiddos. for robot-loving kiddos. because what kiddo doesn’t love dinosaurs? Mine does! Ready to make your own? Here is a collection of amazing (and yummy) popsicle ideas […]

Posted July 11, 2018 by Julie in Food, , / 3 Comments
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Get Outside this Summer with Babbleboxx

Get Outside this Summer with Babbleboxx

*This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com and the brands featured below. All opinions are my own. Happy summer! Let’s rejoice and enjoy this fantastic season full of sunshine and fun and go get outside! I love sharing fun gift guides and ideas for wonderful products you can use to have a ton of fun this summer. Today I’m sharing the fun-tastic products I received in this #GetOutsideBBoxx Babbleboxx. AfterShokz Trekz Air Open-Ear Headphones Let’s start with these AfterShokz Trekz Air headphones – these are wonderful! These are wireless bone conduction headphones, delivering sound through your cheekbones! Rather than sitting in your ears (which […]

Posted July 9, 2018 by Julie in Gift Guides, Sponsored, / 6 Comments
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Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

I love to do really easy crafts with my 3-year-old. I have shared quite a few already, and you can see they are stress-free and easy to do when you have a few minutes to grab the supplies and let the kiddo at it. These types of activities are perfect for us to do when we come home from work and daycare. Thanks to The Pencil Grip for sponsoring this fun summer craft time. Since my kiddo loves to paint, and I don’t love to clean up a mess, I was thrilled to come across Kwik Stix at the store. […]

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Tips to have the Ultimate Family Fun this Summer

Tips to have the Ultimate Family Fun this Summer

Summer is coming! Well, for those of us in Texas, summer has already arrived. But for many others, temperatures are just starting to get comfortable and allow for fun time in the sun. Kids might be out of school (not mine, he’s in daycare no matter the time of year, but you know, other people’s kids) and parents might be looking for activities and ideas. Fear not, my friends, I have collected some amazing posts about summer activities and ideas for summer fun to share with you so gather your list-making-tools and start perusing these posts. Beach Time, Outside Play, […]

Posted June 5, 2018 by Julie in Entertainment, Family, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Have a Fantastic Summer Day at the Local Swimming Hole

How to Have a Fantastic Summer Day at the Local Swimming Hole

Summer weather is finally here, friends! And it is wonderful! And beautiful. And makes us want to be outside playing and splashing. That’s exactly what we did these past two weekends, starting with our first swim of the season on Mother’s day. I love living here in the Austin area. Just love it. I thought I loved Houston, but this is a whole new experience for us. I’ve never lived somewhere with a local swimming hole. And Austin is full of swimming holes! When we lived in the Houston area, we were always about an hour and a half drive […]

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5 Kid-Friendly Drinks for Summer

5 Kid-Friendly Drinks for Summer

5 Kid-Friendly Drinks Now that summer’s in full swing, it’s time to relax by the pool with a cold drink in hand. If you’ve got kids, though, they might want to join on the fun or even steal a sip from you. With that in mind, here are five kid-friendly drinks you can make that are safe for the whole family to enjoy. Shirley Temple This popular drink is named after the child star of the same name (though she personally had nothing to do with its creation despite rumors). With the appearance of a normal cocktail but without any […]

Posted August 10, 2017 by Julie in Food, Guest Posts, / 2 Comments
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Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Surviving a Summer Road Trip with a Toddler

Inside: Summer is about family travel, including long car rides. Read on for tips on how to survive a summer road trip with a toddler. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Tree Top     Summertime is all about family time, whether you work full time or not. Most of us tend to take our families on a fun summer adventure to take advantage of the longer days and bright skies. But adventures usually include quite a bit of travel, and long car rides with children can get a bit overwhelming. Here are some tips for keeping car […]

Posted July 12, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, , / 3 Comments
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Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Break Your Budget

  Summer Programs for Kids that Won’t Cost Much While children are busy counting down the days until summer finally gets here, many parents are worrying about how to keep their children busy over the break without breaking the bank. It’s important that children don’t become too complacent over the summer. While downtime is certainly needed, children need stimulation to actively engage their brains and keep them busy and thriving. Although there are countless pricey alternatives available, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune sending your kids to a different camp or program every week. Here are some free and […]

Posted June 21, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Pack for a Beach Trip with a Toddler

How to Pack for a Beach Trip with a Toddler

This post is sponsored by Gerber but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Last weekend I took my toddler to the beach for the very first time. I joined a friend and her family on a visit to Galveston for an enjoyable afternoon mini beach vacation full of sand and ocean (two of my favorite things). I admit I was a bit nervous for my first beach trip with a toddler, and I wanted to have all my bases covered with taking care of his needs (and my sanity). Since the beach is about and hour and a half […]

Posted June 23, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, , / 42 Comments
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