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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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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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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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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An Easy Recipe for Cloud Dough Fun

 

Easy Recipe for Cloud Dough from @FunAsYouGrowI am so excited to share this easy recipe for Cloud Dough! It uses ingredients you probably already have in your home.

Spring is already keeping us busy! Yard work, spring cleaning, and a lot of errands I put off all winter. Today I took some time for a different kind of activity.

If your family loves homemade slime or play cooking, you’re gonna love this!

Be advised it is a VERY messy activity but well worth the clean up!

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My Motherhood Story: Two Kids Strong

My Motherhood Story: Two Kids Strong by @FunAsYouGrow

Motherhood (and the many messes associated with it) are something all moms can totally relate to!

Of all the places on the internet to share your tiny moment of peace in the bathroom, you have somehow ended up here!

Although the fun is just getting started here, I wanted to start at the beginning and share my unpredictable journey through motherhood.

After having my son in 2011, I started sharing my stories and some adorable photos at a place I created called Mommy Huh. I shared it mostly with friends and family. Soon after, I discovered it was an outlet for me to also share my thoughts about motherhood with others. It was a much needed place for me to declutter my mind. I had something I could actually control, unlike the little human who was full of surprises for me.

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