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How we turned into a dance family

May 27, 2022 I never knew our girls wanted to dance. I didn’t even know they could dance. Before we knew it, we were fully committed. Now dance is a huge part of our family. ~700 words

Literati Kids Subscription Box Review

Nov 16, 2020 Looking for a great gift for your avid reader? Literati Kids subscription box is the perfect gift for any book worm. ~400 words

Christmas gift giving ideas

Christmas Gift Giving Rules and Gift Tags (free download)

Nov 12, 2020 Focus on the reason for the season with these minimalist Christmas gift-giving rules and bonus free downloadable gift tags to print and share. ~500 words

Screen-Free Fall Activities for Families (30+ list)

Oct 27, 2020 Looking to get off the screens and spend time together this fall? These 30 screen-free family activities will help you reconnect while having fun together. ~300 words

Best hiking trails in San Diego

Aug 2, 2020 I think we’re all ready to get outdoors these days. Here are some of the best hiking trails in San Diego. ~700 words

Benefits of teaching your kids the lost art of sewing

Jul 6, 2020 There are so many skills this generation of kids miss out on. The art of sewing is something I’m proud pass down to my own children, and see them continue a family tradition. Sewing is not only a craft my kids love… one of them is already making a business out of it. ~700 words

Onward mini review, coloring sheets, & memory game

Mar 21, 2020 In celebration of Onward’s early release on digital, Disney just released some Onward coloring sheets and a memory game that we get to share with you! ~200 words

Disneynature movies

Best family movie recommendations for kids

Mar 18, 2020 Streaming has made watching movies so easy. Now that we’re all finding more time, here’s the start of movies that we’ve been wanting to watch or have become a family favorite.  ~600 words

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How to teach kids the art of giving

Jan 24, 2020 Generous kids make parents proud and this is an art you can teach them. In this article, learn about tips and tricks on how to teach kids the art of giving. ~600 words

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Tips to keep kids busy during the school break

Dec 29, 2019 Are you ready for you kids to be home for the holidays? Here are several tips how to keep your kids busy during the school holiday breaks. ~700 words

25 of the cutest Christmas pajamas for kids

Nov 24, 2019 Every year on Christmas Eve, it’s no surprise to my kids, they get a new pair of pajamas. Here are 25 of the cutest Christmas pajamas for kids on Amazon. ~700 words

advent calendar

Ten of the best advent calendars for kids

Nov 4, 2019 Looking for a fun advent calendar for your kids? From Disney to Star Wars, to those squishy little Mochi toys, I have found several advent calendars perfect for this holiday season. ~500 words

13 Books for children with Dyslexia

Oct 28, 2019 October is International Dyslexia Awareness month. Here are thirteen books that will help your child relate to characters who are also dyslexic. ~1,800 words

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Five things kids can do to save the earth

Aug 14, 2019 Looking for simple ways your kids can start taking care of the planet? Here are five easy things kids can do to save the earth. ~600 words

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Is your child a spender or a saver?

Jun 23, 2019 Identifying your child’s spending or saving habits early on will help them make better financial decisions in the future. ~600 words

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Household rules all kids need

Jun 13, 2019 Every household is different when it comes to what rules they establish. As a parent, it’s entirely up to you what you implement for your own household rules. Here are some basic categories of rules all kids need. ~500 words

Books for Empowerment

Ten empowering books for girls

May 30, 2019 I’m a girl mom. And coming up with the title for this post was important and I wanted to get it right. I really did. But when it came down to it, I am raising two girls. My job is… ~300 words

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Toys for all ages: a JAKKS Pacific Toys review

Nov 21, 2018 The holidays are here, consider these fun toys from JAKKS Pacific Toys. They have toys from Black and Decker, Disney, Nintendo, Daniel Tiger and more.  ~300 words

Announcing Big Crazy Life

New site, shifted focus, same big crazy life

Jul 11, 2018 We’re thrilled to launch our new site. And we think we came up with a pretty apt name for it: Big Crazy Life. Almost all of the content from Growing up Goofy, a fresh coat of paint, and a slightly shifted focus. ~300 words

Dyslexia: When the signs are in front of you, read them!

Jul 3, 2018 For the last few years, we’ve had some nagging concerns about our oldest daughter, and how she is progressing at school. She’s really small for her age, can be very shy, and often disliked certain kinds of homework. I know… ~800 words