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DIY Valentine’s Day gifts kids can make

Jan 6, 2021 Looking for different and creative DIY Valentine’s Day gifts kids can make? Here are ten easy crafts that will bring joy to your Valentine. ~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

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

Lucky Charms Treats

Lucky Charms cereal treats and snacks

Mar 10, 2020 Looking for a fun treat or snack for St. Patrick’s Day? Here are some of the best Lucky Charms cereal treats and snacks for everyone in the family.  ~400 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

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Road trip game printable

Jul 1, 2019 Keep your road trip fun and exciting with these free printable road trip games the whole family can play together. ~300 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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Teaching kids about saving and spending in the digital age

Jun 17, 2019 In today’s digital age, how do we teach kids the value of money, and the effects of saving and spending when money is mostly invisible to them? We found an excellent helper app to do just that. ~2,900 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

Summer camp in Italy

Jul 25, 2018 This summer, our girls attended summer camp in Italy. Last week we packed our bags and headed to Florence, Italy where our kids spent a week at Canadian Island summer camp. ~500 words

Canadian Island Summer Camps

Summer camp in the heart of Tuscany, Italy

Apr 24, 2018 Canadian Island offers amazing summer camp experiences in the heart of Tuscany for kids of all ages. Kids spend the week learning Italian, horseback riding, experiencing art and drama, cooking classes, and of course swimming. While the kids are having a blast at summer camp during the day, adults can take their own time exploring the city of Florence. ~500 words

Hair Fairies for Lice

How to get rid of lice, let’s talk about it…

Mar 16, 2018 Up to 12 million school children ages, 3 to 12 will get head lice this year. These harmless but pesky bugs are hard to get rid of but here’s how to do it… ~600 words

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Our experience with a Toyota Highlander SUV

Mar 8, 2018 As our family keeps getting busier with sports, Girl Scouts, after-school activities, and playdates, and with friends and family coming to visit now and then, we’ve realized maybe it’s time to consider a third-row vehicle. While we’re looking for… ~600 words

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5 things to NOT say to a Girl Scout selling cookies

Feb 12, 2018 Here are five things not to say to a Girl Scout selling cookies, and a simple suggestion for what you could say instead. ~900 words

Girl Scout Cookie Trefoils

Why do Girl Scout cookies have different names?

Feb 1, 2018 We are in FULL Girl Scout cookie mode around here. We take our girls door to door and sell as many cookies as we can. Our oldest daughter has a very ambitious goal of 1000 boxes of cookies. Thankfully, our… ~400 words

Addie is wearing her CozyPhones headband headphones!

Packing light with CozyPhone headphones

Jan 30, 2018 CozyPhones are the new parent best friend and space saver for those of us who love to travel and need the extra space. We love them because they are really lightweight and washable. ~300 words

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Growing up Goofy is… Growing!

Jan 25, 2018 Growing Up Goofy started as a wedding website over thirteen years ago. My husband, Doug, has finally agreed to start writing here now and then. ~300 words

Chicken and rice soup

Easy chicken and rice Instant Pot soup

Nov 14, 2017 It finally happened. The week before Thanksgiving our house gets hit by the plague. Or cold season, depending on how you look at it. Anytime my children have to take sick days from school, it feels more like the plague… ~300 words

Girls Scouts bridging to the Junior level.

Why I love being a Girl Scout leader

Oct 10, 2017 Girl Scouts has been one of the biggest time commitments for our family. But here’s why I love being a Girl Scout leader and encourage you to do it too. ~500 words

Packing for Europe

Traveling to Europe: how to pack for a long vacation

May 18, 2017 We are just under thirty days away from our big trip to Europe. I’ve talked about how 2017 was going to be an adventure, and we’re actually following through with it. Europe, here we come. My mom will be taking… ~800 words