Why a Babysitting Co-op is the Best Thing Ever

What is a babysitting co-op? A babysitting co-op is a group of parents (often moms) who arrange to be available for babysitting co-op services based on a point system. Parents agree to babysit in exchange for their own children being babysat at a later date. It is more flexible than a one to one person trade because with more babysitters Read More…

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How to Get Something Done When You Really, Really, Really Don’t Want To

Have you ever wanted to get stuff done when you really don’t want to? This is me multiple times a day! But I’ve learned a lot as I’ve tried to focus my distracted self and find ways to get stuff done that I really don’t want to do. Man, I sound like one of my kids! But adulting is hard Read More…

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Mario Party Food and Goody Bags

Mario Party Food For our Mario party food we kept things super simple and low key. Seriously. After doing lots of kids parties I’ve learned that kids like it simple. Well more they don’t care much. I did a big spread for our train party and it was a bigger spread because it was more of an adult/kid party. We Read More…

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Mario Party Games and Activities

One of the things my boys wanted to do for the Mario party games was to do an obstacle course. We looked around, figured out what would work best in our yard and how we could make it work so here’s what we came up with for our Mario party games and activities. First off at each of the different Read More…

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Super Mario Party Decorations

Cause you can’t have a Mario party without Mario party decorations! Ok, you totally could but I love the decorating. I love that you can totally transform a regular everyday room into something fun and I love seeing my boys faces. Usually we’ll do some decorating for a party the week leading up to it but then I leave a Read More…

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Super Mario Birthday Party

Ever since his last birthday Mr. Max knew he wanted to have a Super Mario birthday party. I’m not exactly sure why because he hasn’t really played much Mario but he loves it for some reason. So we looked around and brainstormed lots of fun ideas about what do do for it. So during this week I’ll share more details Read More…

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Mario Castle Cake

A Mario castle cake. This was the request of my soon to be 5 year old for his birthday. So a Mario castle cake he will have. In our family we do a big birthday party every other year. With friends, decorations, food. The works. It’s kind of big and crazy but I love planning, decorating and all that jazz Read More…

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Easy DIY Monster Valentines Box

This Monster Valentines box took less than an hour making (not including paint drying time). It was super simple, we didn’t have to buy anything to make it and is a simple craft project for kids. In our years of doing Valentines boxes we usually tend to go super simple. This year it was decided it was going to be Read More…

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Valentines Coupon Book (with Printable!)

I have been wanting to make this Valentines coupon book for years! One of my boys favorite things they got for Christmas a few years back was some gift cards for things like staying up late, watching a favorite movie or making a favorite dinner. I actually found them at the dollar store and have used them for several years Read More…

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The Ultimate List of Valentines for Boys

Ahh Valentines Day and time to think about class valentines. There have been lots of different ones in years past. Cars, superheros, homemade catapult (it was awesome btw and everyone loved them). I have yet to show my boys this ultimate list of free Valentines for boys (or girls) which are some of my favorites I thought they might like, Read More…

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