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Relaxing and Creative Fall Family Activities

Fall Family Fun

While most moms want to be creative superheroes with all of the energy in the world, it’s only reality that energy and motivation is bound to drop. When it does, relaxation is key – for both you and your children. Below are some great examples of both creative and relaxing fall family activities you can take part in.

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Mommy & Me “Iced Coffee” Bar

Mommy and Me Coffee Bar

Most little ones want to be just like their mama and drinking coffee isn’t excluded from this trend. Since handing a coffee over to your toddler is not a good idea, this “Mommy & Me Coffee Bar” is a great way to bond with your little ones while you all get to sip on a delicious iced treat - iced coffee for mom and iced chocolate milk for the littles.

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“Springing into Coffee” Craft: Coffee Beans and Filter Flowers

Mommee Coffee Coffee Filter Flower

What’s better than a craft combining coffee and springtime? The smile on your little one’s face when they finish a fun, educational project.

This craft isn’t just simple, it’s an enjoyable learning experience for your little one. Since many “Coffee Moms” have coffee beans and filters already at their home, why not add some construction paper, watercolor paints, and glue into the mix? This project is one that connects a mom’s love for coffee with their child’s excitement for creating and learning. 

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Painter’s Tape Projects: Saving Parent’s Sanity this Summer

Painters Tape Projects for Kids

If you’re social media savvy, you have probably seen all of the popular posts involving painter’s tape. Whether it’s just some crazy trend or a way to keep busy during quarantine – Moms don’t care as long as it maintains sanity and keeps their kiddos creative.

Below are some creative projects moms have been doing during this time cooped up around the house. Get ready for your windows, fences, and driveway to be colorful and bright this summer.

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Staying Sane During Quarantine – Part III: Educational Activities

Educational Activities for Children

Whether you’re figuring out homeschool curriculum or trying to entertain your little one in creative ways, one thing is for sure – it isn’t easy. It’s hard work playing the role of mother, teacher, and friend. What can be even harder is stepping into the role of teacher if you don’t fully understand what you’re doing or know what new ideas to plan for next.

Luckily, there are some clever mamas out there who have thought up some ideas for you. Instead of searching Pinterest, emailing your little one’s teacher, or turning on Frozen 2 for the seventh time that week, try some of the educational activities below. These are little projects you can easily make from items you have at home and will keep your kid’s brain moving so you can sip your coffee sanely.

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Staying Sane During Quarantine – Part II: Creative and Crafty Projects

Kids Crafts During Quarantine

At this point, parents all over the place may be losing some of the creative energy they had when this quarantine started… as well as losing some of their sanity.

Well, we are here to help!

Below are some easy, budget-friendly projects you can do with your little one(s) if you are running out of ideas. Most of the options below are projects you can do with items in your home – so you won’t have to Instacart or Amazon extra items.

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Bring Imagination Back: 3 Small Businesses Supporting Childhood Creativity

Curious Little Market

Though many parents try to limit the time their little ones spend watching television or swiping away on a tablet or phone, screen-time continues to engulf us – all of us. Many parents are often scrolling through social media timelines instead of snuggling with their toddlers and though this reality is sad, it’s happening.

So, where does this leave the growth of childhood imagination when technology growth is booming?

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Play Dough Ice Cream Parlor

Creative Play for Kids

So, for a while now I have wanted to set up some sort of a café or restaurant for my kids to play with. The older two were getting bored with the play kitchen and plastic food, but they love imaginative play. When my oldest daughter broke her arm and finally got her cast off the doctor said a good way to regain strength in that arm was to play with play dough, so it all started to come together. What would be simple to make out of play dough that all the kids would enjoy? Ice cream! You can never go wrong with ice cream.

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