Samantha Hixon

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Root Beer Float Cakes - Desserts in Jars

These cute and tasty <i>root beer cakes</i> make portable <i>desserts in jars</i>. <i>Root Beer Float</i> Cakes are a festive way to celebrate summer, or any season!<p>Everyone …

12 Yoga Poses for Moms

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, it's so full of funny that it's almost too good to be true! But on the other hand... …

Glow in the Dark Bowling

Glow sticks are the secret behind this nighttime game that the kids will love! It’s perfect for summertime fun and great for a family camping trip. …

Sweet! No. 2 Pencil Cake Push Pops

Perfect for back-to-school, these pencil cake push pops look almost too cute to eat. But if you’re like us, the emphasis is on the almost!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>frosting<br>• Ghiradelli Chocolate Chips<br>• Vanilla Cake<br>• Push Up Pop Containers<br>• Pink food coloring<br>• Black food coloring<br>• Non-serrated knife<br>• Yellow food …

Use Crayons to Create Color Block Candles

We know that July was the month of color block, but we can’t help ourselves when it comes to a good hack. Consider this a late but worthwhile entry into our color block category. Introducing <b>Color Block Crayon Candles</b>!<p>While we’ve seen crayons used to create candles before, most of the projects we …

TotTude Tattoo-Sleeve T-Shirts For Kids: Ga Ga or Gag?

We have to admit, we did a total double take when we first spotted photos of TotTude's Tattoo Sleeve Tees on Etsy. We've seen plenty of temporary tats for kids, but an entire arm's worth!? Luckily, we quickly learned that they're not the real deal and instead just an incredibly realistic take on …

Twenty-five fabulous Back To School Lunch Ideas!

Hands up if you are looking forward to back to school? I am totally ready to get back to a structured household - although our routine will be very …

Crazy Calm Down Jar

More than just glass jars full of glitter, these calm down jars by <b>Momma Owl’s Lab</b> are a meditation tool and a way to help over-excited kids calm down.<p>…

26 Gifts Your Children Will Never Forget

You love your children. You want them to have a great childhood, and to live a happy and fulfilling life. As parents, this is 100% your …

How much sleep does your child really need?

My five-year-old started kindergarten this week. The low-key summer — which he spent digging in dirt and running through sprinklers — is over, and …

Sleep

36 Things You Obviously Need In Your New Home

I saw this article on BuzzFeed and felt it was <b>definitely</b> worth re-blogging. Enjoy 🙂<p>1. A Fire Pit IN THE POOL<p>2. A Door That Turns into a Ping-Pong …

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50 Pizza Treats That Aren't Pizza!

I absolutely adore pizza ... In fact, I think it's my favorite food. But pizza's certainly not limited to tomato sauce and cheese on a crust, as …

Unique ways to get your child reading

This school year, your child will be expected to practice reading at home. If your child struggles with spending quality time with books, try these …

Kids

Get Organized!

Pinterest is our go to place for recipe ideas and book recommendations. But recently, we can’t help but notice all of the great organization tips it …

How To Clean Your House: "Tidy Time" vs Tidy All the Time

My tidying the house strategy, for the longest time, has been this: it gets messy, I let it get messy, I have an epic cleaning day to clean it up. …

be happier in your home

Found this list on apartmenttherapy.com and was inspired! Hopefully it will inspire you t00!<p><b>1. Make your bed.</b><p>The book <i>The Happiness Project,</i> explains …

One Mom's True Story: How I Stopped Spoiling My Kids

When I got divorced last year, my three sons -- Chase, 11, Spencer, 10, and Logan, 7 -- took it really hard. They're very close with their dad, who's a kid at heart (which, coincidentally, is one of the reasons that our marriage didn't work out), so, for them, it was like losing a friend or a …

‘shake-it’ confetti wrap

I really like this gift-wrap. It’s a perfect way of using up paper scraps and there are no bows to get squashed. The best bit is that it moves around …

40 Awesome Crafts for Kids!

Are you looking for some cute crafts to do with kids? I have gathered 40 of my favorite kid projects ideas for you to craft with you kiddos!<p>30. …

Children of nine and beyond 'need bedtime stories' to boost academic achievement - but fewer than ever are read to at night

• <b>Parents play vital role even after children learn to read, new study says</b>• <b><br>Separate research says children who read to better at maths and …

How To Raise An Artist

<i>All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. – Pablo Picasso</i><p>Today I’m talking about creating a home that …

Don't Buy That! 10 Foods You Should Make at Home

Some very delicious packaged foods have some seriously disgusting ingredients (who knew ice cream’s dirty little secret?). Others are ridiculously …

Skillet Cookie Sundae

Ingredients<p>2 cups (184 g) sifted fine-ground blanched almond flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking soda<br>• ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt<br>• ⅓ cup (80 ml) raw honey<br>• ¼ cup …

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …

Helping Children Learn to Write + 8 Activities to Get Them Writing

I love seeing Immy turn to writing again and again as a means of communicating. As her confidence as a beginning writer grows so do the number of …

Fun Halloween Quiet Activity Craft for Toddlers - Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

Easy Halloween Activity for Toddlers – a Magnetic Shapes Kit to Make<p>For long car rides, religious ceremonies or other times when we need our kiddos …