The Pirate Fairy on Pinterest

5 must follow pirate fairy boards

Disney has done a fantastic job of expanding on the world of Peter Pan. The adventurous, strong and fun fairies have become favorites in our house. We just started reading the chapter book series The Never Girls. M and M are both at the edge of their seat to see what will happen next. I can't wait to tell them about the all-new Tinker Bell Movie now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD. The Pirate Fairy is bound to be a HUGE hit at our house. As with any books or movies, we will definitely want to expand on the experience with some serious pirate fairy play! Where do I go when I'm looking for a certain idea? Well Pinterest of course!!! Continue Reading

Keepsake Spring Drawing for Kids on a Shower Curtain

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Whenever we can use kids art to make a keepsake I'm happy. Especially if I'm the one who gets to keep it. I am in love with the spring shower curtain the kids made. Every single time I walk in the bathroom it makes me smile. It was so simple and came together so quickly. I'm planning to label it with the date and store these special drawings to come out every spring! Maybe we'll even fill in a little more space next spring. Spring Drawing for Kids: Keepsake Shower Curtain This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting A Mom with a Lesson Plan. What you need: a shower curtain and permanent markers. I wanted this to be Continue Reading

a better bedtime routine – getting kids to go to bed

a better bedtime routine -- great post and TONS of info in comments (1)

{Awesome update! This bedtime routine has now been working for us for 2 years. I couldn't be happier. I hope you will find the same success getting the kids to go to bed and making bedtime a wonderful experience for everyone.} Ahhhh bedtime.  Peaceful.  Quiet.  The perfect time for parents to relax, recharge and reconnect with each other.  After the kids have smiled their last sleepy smile you close the door and drift downstairs ready to let the adult time begin. Doesn't that bedtime routine sound fabulous... and well UNREALISTIC?!?!?  I would have agreed until about 6 months ago.  I was in search of a way to fix our bedtime woes. The Continue Reading

10 must have camping supplies

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Oh man do I love camping. When M and M were little camping was really hard, exhausting and overwhelming. (We have a couple of runners and apparently they don't have a stop point. We learned that after taking turns chasing a 2 year old Big M for two days straight.) Now that they've gotten older camping has become so much more fun. It's time to start gathering camping gear. Our must have camping gear First up is always a tent! We love our Coleman Bayside tent. It even has a doggy nook and a cat door. The kids each have a Eureka! Kids Sleeping Bag. We love them for special nights on the floor, sleep overs and especially for last years Continue Reading

Let’s Go Camping!!! 50 ideas to make it easier (and more fun!)

Let's go camping! Huge list of camping resources (love the camping tips)

"Let's go camping" is one of my favorite things to hear (and since we live where the weather is beautiful all year long we can go camping pretty much anytime). Lucky us! I did a little internet searching and Pinterest digging and came up with an incredible camping resource. I found so many yummy camping recipes, activities to keep the kids busy, tips for successful camping, DIY supplies and even supplies I would love to buy that I had to put all these camping ideas in one place! Now I'm totally ready for the next time M and M yell "LET'S GO CAMPING!!!!" Yummy Camping Recipes Rolo Marshmallows  Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Foil Continue Reading

Let’s Go Camping with Kids!!! 40 Tips, Activities, Games and Recipes

Camping with kids - ultimate list of tips and tricks to make it awesome!

Camping is one of our favorite ways to spend time as a family. Camping with kids is so much fun (especially if you're prepared). I've shared my list for 10 must have camping supplies and 50 ideas for making camping easier, the tips in the comments are awesome too! I thought a camping with kids post just seemed like a good idea... what do you think? I've rounded up 40 tips, activities, games and recipes to make camping with kids just as fun as it should be! Tips for Camping with Kids Get the kids excited with some camping pretend play before you go. Pack clothes with easy dressing in mind. (The tent would stay so much Continue Reading

4 Ways to Revamp Mom this Spring

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Figleaves. This spring I'm issuing myself a challenge. I'm tired of feeling frumpy. I'm tired of feeling like I have no reason to get myself "dressed up". I'm tired of excuses... my own excuses for NOT putting in effort into feeling presentable. So this year's spring cleaning list is going to include something extra special... me. I'm fairly certain I am not alone, so while this message is directed straight back at me... feel free to use whatever part of it resonates with you. 4 Ways to Revamp Mom this Spring Stock up on pretty (and comfy) flats. Comfy flats just make sense Continue Reading