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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...]

Organizing with Photos – Tween Look Book Printables

Sometimes it's hard to be a girl! Have you ever felt like that?? Especially when you are a tween or teen. I have a daughter who had the hardest time finding outfits to wear that she loved. And it made her late for school almost every single day. So we came up with this idea - a Look Book. Organizing with Photos - Tween Look Book Printables. I think this idea would be great for anyone … [Read more...]

25 Quiet Time Activities for Kids

I remember when my kids were younger how hard it was to keep them busy without electronics. I was always looking for activities that would help them play independently and give me a little free time to make dinner! While my kids are all grown up now, I thought it would be fun to share some great ideas from other moms for keeping their toddlers and preschoolers busy! Whether you've got a one … [Read more...]

27 Ways to Organize Your Teen’s Life

One thing I've learned from being a mom to older kids is that organizing comes a lot more naturally to some of my kids than to others. And helping them get organized is an important life skill! It definitely requires tools, tricks, and smart ideas like these! Here are the best tools, tricks, and ideas to help you help you organize your teen's life! DIY Command Station @ Tatertots and … [Read more...]