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Aug 26

August 26, 2016

Back to School Sugar Cookies

Back to School Sugar Cookies

These delicious sugar cookies are easy to decorate for any holiday or season! Cookies – What You Need: 3 Cups of Flour 1 Cup of Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup of Butter (I use salted) 1 Large Egg tsp Vanilla Extract Directions: Mix together flour and baking powder. Using your mixer combine the sugar, butter (softened), egg and vanilla extract.  Mix well. Gradually add flour and baking soda mixture and mix until dough can be formed into a…

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Aug 16

August 16, 2016

Back to School - Is Your Child MENTALLY Prepared?

Back to School – Is Your Child MENTALLY Prepared?

I’ll never forget the day I delivered my youngest daughter Tarrin (Tara) to her second grade classroom.  We had planned and prepared for this day.  She was adorable in her new outfit!  Her shiny new backpack was packed with just purchased school supplies.  We’d talked about school starting every day for the last couple of weeks, we’d spent the previous evening making preparations and gotten into bed early.  We’d gotten up early and had a good breakfast breakfast, we’d delivered her…

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Aug 4

August 4, 2016

Jul 29

July 29, 2016

Summer Fun Coloring Page

Summer Fun Coloring Page

Here is a fun coloring page for the kids.  It is a free printable and you don’t even have to sign up for my newsletter to receive it.  Although I’ll LOVE IT if you do! Please sign up for the Love My Big Happy Family Newsletter in the sidebar to the right. Download your Summer Fun Coloring Page Here.  

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Jul 22

July 22, 2016

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand – Free Printable

Here is a free printable sign for your Lemonade Stand, just because I love my readers! You don’t even have to sign up for my newsletter to get it! Although I would LOVE IT if you did!! Please, sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar to the right! Download your Free Printable Here. Printable with Blank Price Here.   Read about a Kid’s Lemonade Stand. Here’s a Recipe for Flavored Lemonade.    

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Jul 21

July 21, 2016

Jul 20

July 20, 2016

Lemonade

Kid’s Lemonade Stand

One of summer’s big problems is bored kids!  Mother’s live in fear of hearing those dreaded words, “Mom, I’m bored!”   Mom’s often respond with words that are equally dreaded by kids, “I can find chores for you to do” or “why don’t you read a book?”  That’s not what they want to hear!  Kids just wanna have some summer fun and excitement! It seems that every summer, everywhere, kids and moms end up wracking their brains trying to come…

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Jul 19

July 19, 2016

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Flavored Lemonade!

Nothing says “Summer” like lemonade and fresh fruit!  These turned out so pretty and they were absolutely dee-lish!!  Whip some up to refresh your family on a hot summer day. I simply used Minute Maid frozen concentrate to make my lmonade, but if you want to make your lemonade from scratch I’ve posted a recipe below. Here’s What You’ll Need: 4 Cups of Water 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Lemon Juice (about 8-12 lemons if you’ll be juicing…

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Jul 18

July 18, 2016

Summer Sun Safety Tips

10 Summer Sun Safety Tips

  Summertime is in full swing!  The temps are soaring and the sun is blazing!  Time enjoy the weather and make some memories with the family! But nothing can ruin your fun in the sun like a bad sunburn, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.  Follow these 10 tips to make sure you and your family stay safe this summer. Avoid Temps Above 90 Degrees  – It’s usually safe to be outside in temperatures up to 90 degrees.  When the temp rises…

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Jul 14

July 14, 2016

Monopoly on Broadway!

Hit Board Game ‘Monopoly’ is Making Its Way to Broadway

Hit Board Game ‘Monopoly’ is Making Its Way to Broadway Photo Credit: Pixabay.com The classic board game Monopoly is without a doubt a part of popular world culture. It’s played all around the globe by families, adults, teens and kids alike, teaching valuable lessons such as handling finances and investments. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that the game was originally made to bring awareness about income inequality. Brief History The game traces its origins back to…

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Jul 13

July 13, 2016

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Wrynlee’s Birth

Today I have the honor of being present in the delivery room when my 5th grandchild, my 2nd Granddaughter, Wrynlee is born.  I had a similar experience two years ago the day her big brother Walker was born so I know the kinds of emotions the experience bring.  As I prepare mentally for this incredible and moving experience, I’m filled with awe and wonder about birth, babies, children and life. On that very first day when my daughter announced to…

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Jul 12

July 12, 2016

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15 Fun Activities for a Sizzlin’ Summer

Are you looking for ways to enjoy the Hot Summer Days?  Check out this list of 15 Fun Family Activities!!   Run Through the Sprinklers or Get Out the Slip & Slide Visit the City Pool or Splash Pad Go on a Picnic Have a Backyard Barbecue Take a Trip to the Zoo Make Homemade Lemonade. You could even Set Up a Lemonade Stand to offer your neighbors relief from the hot summer sun. Make Homemade Ice Cream Make Popsicles…

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Jul 11

July 11, 2016

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Playing Outside is Good For Children!

Playing outdoors is good for children!  It surprises me that so many parents don’t know this.  As a childcare provider for over 25 years, I’ve had many parents ask me to keep their children inside, either because it is “too cold” or “too hot”.  But, whether they are building a snowman or playing in the kiddie pool there are many health benefits to children playing outside.  Check out the list below. Some of the Many Benefits of Outdoor Play: Boosts the…

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Jul 1

July 1, 2016

Jun 20

June 20, 2016