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Summer Lemonade Stand Free Printables!!

 It's just not summer without a lemonade stand, right?? Summer Lemonade Stand Free Printable Signs. Print off these free Lemonade Stand bunting and sign printables for an easy Lemonade Stand! We made a lemonade stand for the kids out of scrap wood. and some spray paint. And even if you don't have a stand, you can make a lemonade stand with a table and this free printable! Here's a shot … [Read more...]

DIY Outdoor Gravel Pit Play Area

Hi! I'm Meredith, and I blog over at Perfection Pending and I'm back with a fun idea for an outdoor gravel pit play area. I'm not much of a DIY'er and definitely am better at parenting tips, and fun essays on parenting, but I'm super excited about this idea my husband and I had for an outdoor gravel pit play area for our kids. Last fall, my husband was building a new gate and fence for … [Read more...]

How to Build a Little Free Library – Information and Ideas

How to Build a Little Free Library - Information and Ideas! How to Build a Little Free Library - Information and Ideas. Have you ever heard of Little Free Libraries? It's an awesome way to share the love of learning and books. I really wanted to build one in front of the 1905 cottage. I was hoping to make one that was a miniature of the cottage and I thought since the cottage sat … [Read more...]

How to Help your Kids Willingly Get Rid of Toys They Never Play With.

Hi guys! I'm Meredith and I blog over at Perfectionpending.net where I write about my life with 3 kids and all the imperfections that go along with being a mom. My blog is full of funny memes, parenting humor and tips, and essays to inspire the mom that doesn't feel like she is quite measuring up. (Don't worry....you are!) One of the things that I struggle with most as a parent is keeping up … [Read more...]

White Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables!

  White Cheese Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables! I think I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life and be happy. It's so yummy. So of course I love celebrating Cinco de Mayo with  a little party and food. Ella loves Queso whenever we go out to a Mexican restaurant. So I thought it would be fun to recreate her favorite queso recipe at home. We paired the … [Read more...]

Help Kids Get Creative by Taking Classes!

Help kids get creative by taking classes. I think I'm a life-long-learner. I enjoy learning new hobbies and skills. Maybe I have creative ADD? Some of the ways I learn new things are watching videos, reading books and taking classes. For me, I learn the fastest by hands-on learning. So taking classes is my favorite. This month as part of the #MichaelsMakers program we were asked to take a … [Read more...]

Put Mom in the Photo – my Mother’s Day Mantel!

Put Mom in the Photo - my Mother's Day Mantel. Thanks for all of your sweet comments about my post last week about putting mom in the photo. Putting ourselves in front of the camera is something I really believe in and something I am trying to be better at. I know it takes a little planning and effort sometimes. I find myself with second-day hair and in my yoga pants most of the time. But it was … [Read more...]

Curious George Frosted Banana Bars and Printable!

One my kids' all-time favorite books and shows has been Curious George. George's personality is so mischievous and his antics are absolutely funny. This week I have been talking about raising adventurous kids. And I like that each Curious George story shows kids how to explore the world in a creative and curious way. And yay – now all NINE seasons (that’s 109 episodes) of Curious George are now … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Raise Adventurous Kids

My oldest kids just turned 22 and 20 - I still wonder where the time went. Over all of these years of being a parent I feel I have learned a lot. One thing I have loved seeing is the wild spirit that kids have. Sometimes I think we as parents, want to take that wildness and tame it a little. That natural, curious need to explore and revel in the newness of the world is one of the greatest secrets … [Read more...]

DIY Picture Calendar for Preschoolers

Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! I'm Meredith, and I'm a parenting blogger over at Perfection Pending where I share inspirational parenting essays, humor, and parenting tips. I'm happy to be back sharing this fun idea for helping your preschool kids know what day it is. It's funny, because my youngest is four, but since he still can't read or tell time, and he doesn't know what day it is, … [Read more...]