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Barefoot Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Introducing a delicious and parent-approved smoothie that is creamy, sweet, and even has vegetables… The Barefoot Carrot Smoothie recipe! Feeding a family with diverse nutritional needs, food allergies, and preferences is a challenge. And while my kids aren’t the most adventurous eaters, I usually have success getting them to eat lots of fruit and at […]

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Garden

4 Magical Fairy Garden Ideas

When it comes to imaginative play, fairy gardens are one of the most fun ways to spend creative time outdoors. Today I want to share 4 magical fairy garden ideas that will inspire more time playing outside. There’s a wonderful sense of connection to the Earth when playing around plants. And building fairy gardens helps […]

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Art and Activities

The Best Baking Soda and Vinegar Science Experiments

Of all the activities and art projects, there’s one in particular that my kids always love and ask for repeatedly, baking soda and vinegar science experiments! Full disclosure and fair warning, this activity is messy. But I have a few tips and tricks to minimize embrace the disaster and have fun.  The great thing about baking soda […]

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Peanut Butter Rainbow Popcorn

My family absolutely loves popcorn. And recently we came up with a new fun and delicious way to enjoy it, Peanut Butter Rainbow Popcorn! My kids are treat obsessed. So I often try to find ways to make our treats healthier with more nutrient rich ingredients. And, since we are managing multiple family member food […]

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Art and Activities

Simple Easter Basket Crafts for Kids

Easter basket crafts are a fun and easy way make decorations and celebrate spring! A bit of backstory… I’m always on the hunt for fun ways to recycle and reuse things in our art and craft play. We get the most delicious local strawberries from the nearby fruit stand and I’ve been saving the green […]

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The Best Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

Fluffy, delicious, gluten free, and vegan pancakes are a rare unicorn. I’ve tried a lot of different recipes and eaten a lot of edible, but not incredible pancakes. But the search is over! These Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are absolutely delicious! One day I was researching pancake recipes and found this promising Pancake Recipe from […]

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Art and Activities

Rainbow Crafts and Activities for Kids

There is something truly magical about rainbow crafts and activities for kids. Rainbows are a fun way for young kids to learn their colors. And they make a great first drawing/painting that kids can easily master. But beyond that, they are scientifically fascinating. They really are one of the most joyful things to create and […]

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Art and Activities

How To Create Beautiful Nature Chalk Art

Nature chalk art has become one of my favorite ways to create with my kids (and one of my favorite ways to create solo too). The general idea is that you draw a picture with chalk and then find flowers, leaves, rocks, and other items found in nature to further embellish and decorate the picture. […]

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How to Host an Outdoor Flower Tea Party

Flower tea party, fairy stew, nature soup, witches potion, wizards brew, dinosaur punch, or turbo fuel. Whatever you call it, this simple, fun, and creative activity is one of our all-time favorites. The Setup The setup takes less than 5 minutes, it gets the kids outside, and most importantly, they stay entertained for a long […]

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Healthy Banana Cream Pie Milkshake (Smoothie)

I have always loved a good Banana Cream Pie Milkshake! And Banana Cream Pies in general. Growing up, my mom and grandma made a delicious Banana Cream Pie with pudding and whipped cream. And then whenever we’d hit Sonic Drive in on road trips I’d order a Banana Cream Pie Milkshake. There’s something about the […]