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Mar 31

March 31, 2017

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #12

Welcome to Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #12 Starts Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Tuesday, April 4 at 11:55 pm Blogging Grandmothers Link Party Hosted By: Grammy Dee with Co-Hosts MiMi Clearissa and Grandma Candy Please welcome our newest Co-Host Gramma Lori REALLY SIMPLE RULES: • This party is for grandmother bloggers only • You may share any new or old, family friendly posts, no limit • By joining the party, you are giving the…

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Mar 30

March 30, 2017

Getting Your Child to Trust You

Earning Your Children’s Trust

Everyone wants their children to trust them and to believe the things they say.  Some parents just take it for granted that their children have faith and confidence in them.  Others wonder why their kids sometimes express doubt and fear about whether or not they can count on their parents in a given situation.  This is certainly a topic of importance that warrents some careful consideration from parents.  Parents who want to earn their children’s trust will follow these  ….

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Mar 28

March 28, 2017

DIY Wooden Castle

Castle Play Set – DIY

Castle Play Set. The Grands love this play castle I made for them.  They play for hours with the Castle, Knights, Fairy Princesses and Dragons (who mysteriously disappeared before this photo shoot).  With this fun play set and their imaginations my grandkids visit fairytale lands where amazing and magical things happen! Everything you need to make your very own Castle Play Set for your little ones can be purchased at Michael’s Craft Store.  They also sell Safari Toobs, (tubes full…

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Mar 23

March 23, 2017

April Fool's Day Fun

April Fools Day Gags and Gifts!

April Fool’s Day is right around the corner. With a little planning it can be a day of fun and laughter for your entire family!  Here is a collection of gifts and gags I put together to help you make it a special occassion.  Just click on the photo or the description link to be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase these fun items! A Round Tuit Everyone has those jobs that they’re planning to do when they get…

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Mar 22

March 22, 2017

Dress up Fun!

Fairytales, Dress up and Make Believe!

Fairytales, Dress Up and Make Believe! Everybody (if they’re honest) likes to play dress up!  There’s something so magical about pretending to be a Princess or a Knight, a King or a Queen, or even a dragon and imagining your very own fantastical fairytales. For as long as there have been children, there have been games of make believe with larger than life characters, and beautiful forrests, castles or palaces!  This kind of play helps children learn about the world…

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Mar 20

March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring

Happy First Day of Spring!

First Day of Spring! This Spring Quote from Mark Twain is my absolute favorite! You might also like Ten Early Signs of Spring! Here are some related products from Amazon that you might like.  Just click on the photo or the description to be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase the products. 60 Days of Tulips Mixture!! 50 Tulip Bulbs – Tulipa Triumph Garden Gloves for Women (2 Pairs) Small, Nitrile Coating for Protection, Soft and Breathable Nylon ROBERT…

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Mar 20

March 20, 2017

Developing Kid's Hearts to Give

Teaching Children the Power of Giving

Giving Thank you to Jenny Silverstone for writing this guest post!  You can find more great things from Jenny on her blog Mom Loves Best. Practical Tips to Combat Selfishness in Your Children Every parent wants their child to grow up into a kind, compassionate, and generous adult. But if you’ve ever been around a two-year-old declaring “MINE” over a treasured toy, it becomes clear just how selfish children are wired to be. The truth is it takes effort to…

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Mar 16

March 16, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Cast;e

Disney Castles & A Spectacular Real Life Castle!

Disney Beauty and the Beast Premiers Today!! Disney – Families everywhere have been anxiously awaiting the release of the Disney 2017 live action motion picture Beauty and the Beast.  Little ,girls (and big girls) have been dreaming about Belle and her georgeous yellow ball gown.  Children are imagining fairytale worlds fillced with castles, knights and princesses! In celebration of Beauty and the Beast I thought it would be fun to feature some castles from Disney movies.  So check out the…

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Mar 14

March 14, 2017

Me Time

Self Care – Making Time for Yourself

Self Care Everyone deserves some “Me Time” once in a while.  But, if you’re a mom it‘s probably a very rare moment indeed when you find yourself alone with nothing you have to do.  It’s important to make a point of arranging time for self care.  You’ll be a happier, more productive person if you do,  So, plan a night when your hubby will be away and send the kids to a sleepover at a friend’s house or to grandma’s…

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Mar 14

March 14, 2017

Fairytale Castle, Knight and Princess Printable!

Castles, Knights and Princesses – Coloring Pages!

Castles, Knights and Princesses – Coloring Pages   It’s Fairytale Week on the Love My Big Happy Family Blog!  Who doesn’t love a good fairytale?  Kids love fairytales and coloring, so here are four pages to print for lots of fun for you and your little ones!  There is a Fun Castle with towers, a draw bridge and flags.  There is a Brave Knight all decked out in armour and ready for battle.  A Beautiful Princess wears a pretty dress…

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Mar 13

March 13, 2017

Stay in a real castle!

Sweepstakes – Win a Stay at Duns Castle!

Sweepstakes – win a stay at Duns Castle HomeAway is celebrating Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” by running an awesome sweepstakes – the grand prize is a stay at Duns Castle for you and 20 guests! 14th Century Scottish Castle with 12 bedrooms, sleeping up to 23.  Plus, five runners-up could win a HomeAway® vacation. Here is what HomeAway’s website says about Duns Castle. “Duns Castle, located in the Scottish Borders just one hour south of Edinburgh, is the centrepiece…

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Mar 10

March 10, 2017

Model Train Festival

Festival Fun – Hostlers Model Railroad

  Festival Fun – Family fun at the 2017 Hostlers Model Railroad Festival!  Last Sunday we had a great time at this festival at Union Station in Ogden, Utah. G4 fell in love with trains awhile back when he played with a train set at Barnes and Noble.  He cried so hard and was so sad when he had to leave that Aunt Hill took him to Target to buy one.  Thus began a love affair with trains that has…

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Mar 6

March 6, 2017

Children's Books for St. Patrick's Day.

Books for Kids – St. Patrick’s Day!

Kid’s Books Reading is so good for kids!  I love this picture of my little granddaughter reading a book all by herself.  I have a collection of books about holidays and seasons that I like to put out for my grandkids to read when they come to Gramma’s house!  They like to read them and learn about all the fun activities and events associated with the different holidays and the changing season.  Of course, it’s always a delight when they will…

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Mar 2

March 2, 2017

Checklist to Better Health

Healthy Lifestyle – Daily Health Checks

Healthy Lifestyle – Daily Health Checks Would you love to feel better, have a more positive mindset and accomplish more every day?  Who wouldn’t, right?  Well, if you’re serious then you need to set some goals to live a healthier lifestyle!  Love My Big Happy Family’s free printable helps you record and keep track of those goals.  It helps you track five components of a healthy lifestyle every week with daily checklists Healthy Lifestyle – First Things First See Your…

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Mar 1

March 1, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Coloring Page

Puffy Paint Leprechaun!

Puffy Paint Leprechaun! March is the time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  From the Love My Big Happy Family collection of Puffy Paint Coloring Pages, here is a fun Leprechaun that you can use with Puffy Paint! Kids love to use puffy paint because it adds so much fun and 3D texture to their paintings. We made orange paint to use on Mr. Lucky’s beard! This is a perfect activity for your St. Patrick’s Day Party.  Make one to hang…

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