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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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Feb 28

February 28, 2017

Children's Museum

Family Activity – Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

Family Activity – Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum Visiting a children’s museum is a great family activity!  Last Sunday we had a great time at Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.  G2 was having a sleepover at Gramma’s and so our youngest daughter asked if we’d like to join her family on an outing.  My hubby and I, along with our daughter and her hubby took three of the Gs out for some fun! We didn’t know what…

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Feb 27

February 27, 2017

Who Should come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who Should Come First, Your Spouse or the Kids?

Who should come first, your spouse or the kids?  I did some quick research on this topic, and it brought up articles that gave conflicting advice.  “Put your husband first to preserve your marriage and thereby your children’s happiness.”  “By putting your husband first you teach children what it takes to have a happy marriage so they in turn can have a happy marriage someday.”  Other articles said the opposite.  “Remember spouses may come and go but your children will…

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Feb 23

February 23, 2017

Indoor Football

Family Activity – Salt Lake Screaming Eagles Arena Football Game

I’m excited to announce a new feature on Love My Big Happy Family today – Family Travels and Activities!  The posts will be about our fun family activities and the fun places we visit.  My hope is that it will give you ideas and inspirations for some fantastic family activity times of your own! The first family activity I’m going to share is an indoor arena football game.  In the State of Utah where I live, the Salt Lake Screaming…

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Feb 22

February 22, 2017

Why it's good for you to have your kids as friends.

Why My Kids Are (& always have been) My Best Friends

Every now and then I come accross articles that are titled something like, “Why I’m Not My Kid’s Friend.”  That’s definately not the case in my experiences as a child or as a parent.  Those articles make me feel sad for the parent who wrote them and for the children that they parent.  My very first friend in life was my mom and my dad was the second friend I ever made. My four kids include two biological daughters and…

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Feb 21

February 21, 2017

Electronic Cutting Tool Projects

Silhouette CAMEO® – My Top Five Favorite Projects

Last summer I was fortunate to be able to purchase Silhouette CAMEO®  electronic cutting tool to use in making my crafts!  One of my two grown daughters already had CAMEO and I had been wanting one for several months, so needless to say I was very happy when I got my very own CAMEO! My other daughter was the first to acquire an electronic cutting tool; but hers is a different brand. After using both, we all prefer Silhouette CAMEO®. …

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