3 Simple Beauty Tips for Busy Moms

Simple Beauty Tips for Busy Moms from @FunAsYouGrow

Beauty tips for busy moms are a great way to look your best without investing time you don’t have to spare. When I look bad on the outside, I kinda feel bad on the inside.

Before I had kids, I used to have an image in my head of what a ‘mom’ looked like. She was a fashion trend or two behind the times and more worried about the next toddler tantrum than her personal appearance.

But there are a few simple ways being a mom can look more fabulous and less frazzled.

Beauty tips for busy moms can help you look your best in a flash!

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What You Really Need to Know About Fevers in Children

What you really need to know about fevers in children from @FunAsYouGrow

Fevers can be scary, but what do you really need to know about fevers in children?

Tis the season for fevers! Our family has been suffering for cabin fever since November, but today my son has a fever of a different kind.

As a concerned mother, I thought it was important to share a little info about fevers in children to help you make the best decision for your child.

Although I am no doctor (and nothing I have to say is more important than what your doctor will tell you), I have taken it upon myself to better understand fevers.

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Family Friendly Romantic Movies

Family Friendly Romantic Movies from @FunAsYouGrow #movies #film #family #entertainment #animation #romanticcomedies

Family friendly romantic movies can be great for everyone in your home. They often share messages of love overcoming obstacles because love is the greatest superpower there is.

Our family usually prefers comedies or some brightly colored cartoon. Kissing in movies grosses out our 7 year old who would rather watch a good battle. Our toddler likes characters with big bright eyes and my husband usually only has time for sports and news. Romantic movies are definitely underappreciated and overlooked at our house.

Family friendly romantic movies can tell a good story and deliver a good message.

As a parent, you can make the best judgement call for what is or isn’t appropriate for your kids. Here’s a list of family friendly romantic movies that you and your sweethearts can enjoy together!

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10 Simple Sick Day Activities for Kids

10 Simple Sick Day Activities for Kids from @FunAsYouGrow

There is absolutely nothing fun about being sick! It’s even worse when are kids are not feeling well. A few sick day activities for kids will ensure their recovery is a happy one!

Little bodies need rest and nutrition to fight nasty germs (and you should consult a doctor, not me, for medical advice), but don’t forget that laughter is the best medicine! Entertaining our kids is a great way to make the most of an agonizing sick day!

Being sick can be scary for our little ones, but there are plenty of ways to distract them with a few fun sick day activities for kids.

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How To Not Go Crazy During a Road Trip With Kids

How To Not Go Crazy During a Road Trip With Kids from @FunAsYouGrow

Is it possible to stay sane on a road trip with kids? The word travel makes me think of one thing; ARE WE THERE YET?

Surprise! Our family is taking an unexpected road trip in less than 36 hours! With little time to prepare, I’m wondering how crazy this road trip with kids will make me! We haven’t had months to plot out every potty along the way or strategic stops at various attractions along our way.

Tomorrow I’ll pack. But tonight, I’m putting the time into how can we make the most of our time together in the car.

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10 Entertaining Winter Reads

Entertaining Winter Reads by @FunAsYouGrow #books

Books… remember those? The rectangle thingies that were made out of paper. The weather can be brutal but entertaining winter reads can take you away from your cabin fever.

Although books were a very big part of my childhood, it seems that younger generations have replaced them with electronic gadgets. I really wanted to share some of the books that I love and hope to inspire a little winter reading!

If I had thousands of children, picking my favorite book would be like picking my favorite child; I like them all for different reasons. These entertaining winter reads are some of my absolute faves!

The books on this list weren’t just entertaining. They changed or had a major impact on my life.

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Easy No Bake Cinnamon Ornaments

Easy No Bake Cinnamon Ornaments by @FunAsYouGrow

Our family loves giving gifts that are both thoughtful and personal. I have a simple and inexpensive recipe for no bake cinnamon ornaments that makes this a thoughtful, fun, and fragrant gift. The holidays are already stressful, but this project is all fun! This is a much more enjoyable experience than shopping.

I have the bad habit of pinning a lot of recipes and projects that aren’t really practical. They’re just pretty. No bake cinnamon ornaments are easy, kid friendly & fun!

The holidays are all about family for us. My Mema never waited for special occasions to bake. Cinnamon ornaments were a way for her to give a gift that was handmade with the same kind of love that she baked into her cookies. It’s the same kind of love that has me revisiting her recipes all these years later. I love sharing my traditions with my children. I also hope that someday, they’ll do the same with their kids.

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Why Mom Gets Nothing Done

Why Mom Gets Nothing Done by @FunAsYouGrow

When my husband asks what I did each day, I always reply like  an angsty teenager. “Nothing,” I say with a shrug. Each and every moment of time was devoted to must-dos, leaving little to no time for those want-to-dos that get overlooked. The reality is, there are plenty of reasons why mom gets nothing done. Poor woman can’t even find a moment to go to the bathroom alone.

Mom gets nothing done from her to-do list but what she thinks is nothing, is just what the family needs to be happy and functional.

I couldn’t tell you what day of the week it is without looking at an electronic device, but somehow another year has happened. At a time when everyone else is reflecting on their accomplishments, I’m assessing all of the things that I didn’t do this year. My shameful to-do list often consists of tasks which have carried over from previous days, weeks, and months of neglect because of other higher priority tasks. Mom gets nothing done despite her exhaustion. Geesh, adulting is hard.

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5 Helpful Tips for Any DIY Project


5 Helpful Tips for Any DIY Project from @FunAsYouGrowI have 5 helpful tips for any DIY project that I use to go from inspiration to completion.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I love pinning pretty things. But honestly, I am not likely to even attempt duplicating most of the DIY projects I pin. I lack the skill and time to ensure the projects I attempt look anything like the projects I see on Pinterest.

My 5 helpful tips for any DIY project are applicable to all sorts of projects. Up-dos, crafts, hacks, and kid-friendly activities.

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10 Things Around the House Kids Want to Play With

10 Things Around the House Kids Want to Play With from @FunAsYouGrow

Save your money because there are plenty of things around the house kids want to play with. You know every parent has some version of the same story. Their kid asks for an expensive gift. Someone buys the expensive gift. Kid is more interested in the twisty-ties holding it in the box.

While my husband was away on business, he sent a fun gift. While our son enjoyed the pricey toy, our daughter was amused with the packing paper. They both got the same amount of fun, but not for the same price.

You might have an entire room or two devoted to toys in your home, but that won’t prevent kids from complaining they are bored.

Our family has two children; 6 year old boy and 9 month old girl. They may not have much in  common, but they often enjoy playing together. When I paid closer attention, I noticed they had a mutual enjoyment for stuff that wasn’t toys.

Save your money because there are plenty of things around the house kids want to play with.

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