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10 Ways to Make This Your Best Year Ever

10 Ways to Make This Your Best Year Ever

Every year, around the first of January, people sit down and make some pretty lofty New Year Resolutions. They try to set goals to help them become better people and/or to try to live better lives. They want to be able to look back and feel […]

10 Mindfulness Exercises to Do With Your Kids

10 Mindfulness Exercises to Do With Your Kids

A few mornings ago, as we stepped outside in the chill of the early morning air, my six-year-old son stopped in his tracks and said— “Smell that! Take a deep breath.” “It’s so fresh,” his brother followed up. And my heart stretched a little on both […]

Life Lessons from my kids

Life Lessons from my kids

You know that famous saying, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” ? Well, today I am declaring a new famous saying, “All I really need to know I learned from a kindergartener”! Seriously, I learn so much about life spending time […]

Signs of Spring: Great Expectations

Signs of Spring: Great Expectations

We’ve been keeping pretty quiet around these parts, but not for lack of life or love. I’ve been finding my footing on this brand new ground, and I’m almost ready to plant my feet and spread my wings. Times they are a changing ….

World Oceans Day for kids

World Oceans Day for kids

Today is World Oceans Day. A day to honor and explore the oceans and it’s inhabitants. One easy way to get children excited about World Ocean Day or any environmental effort is to make learning fun. Through playful learning and connecting your child with nature, […]

Found Things

Found Things

The kids and I have found a new favorite activity. I know it is a favorite because every night when I lay them down to sleep and ask what their favorite part of the day was, they say FOUND THINGS!!! We’ve been preparing for our […]

Wintertime Family Fun

Wintertime Family Fun

Today wasn’t just the shortest day of the year {the winter solstice} or only the official first day of winter, but it’s also the first day I’ve started to notice my mom friends stressing out. Their kids are all home, they are starting to wreak […]

Nature Rocks

Nature Rocks

I am happy as can be to tell you about several new ventures taking off on at Kids Stuff World over the next few weeks. One of them being our shiny, new title – Nature Rocks Ambassador. What’s a Nature Rocks Ambassador you say? A Nature […]

Picking Berries

Picking Berries

Last week was one of those weeks when the whole world seemed right and our place in it made beautiful and perfect sense. I took full of advantage of the magical feeling and packed you kids into the car early in the morning. We had […]

It’s a Rainy, Rainy Day

It’s a Rainy, Rainy Day

It’s a Rainy, Rainy Day but that’s OK, We’re gonna have fun ANYWAY! On this rainy, rainy day We’ll laugh and play It’s a Rainy, Rainy Day Couldn’t help but take the opportunity to act out one of Sweet’s favorite songs today ~ Rainy Day […]