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Our Favorite Easter Basket Goodies

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Our Favorite Easter Basket Goodies

With Easter just a few weeks away, it’s not too early to start rounding up Easter Basket goodies. Here is a list of our favorite basket stuffers this year!

5 Busy Bags to Keep Toddlers Busy on the Plane

Posted by LUCY BAKER

5 Busy Bags to Keep Toddlers Busy on the Plane

Toddlers and plane journeys are just not an ideal mix, we know that from first hand experience. Over the years we've tried all sorts of tricks to make the process a little less stressful. One strategy that always works for us it to have some toddler-friendly busy bags ready for the flight. Here are five of our kids favorites, all of which easily store in our Mini SlideAway®.     1. Some Simple Art Supplies Nothing too crazy here, but art supplies never fail to keep our littles entertained, especially when there is something new to explore. Those arrow post-its...

5 Awesome Plane Hack Products for Kids

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5 Awesome Plane Hack Products for Kids

  Are you taking a vacation this Spring Break? Dreading the plane journey? We've got you covered with five awesome products which are sure to make your trip that little bit less stressful!     1. The Go Happy Travel Tray If like us you've ever travelled with kids on a plane, you'll relate to the frustration of toys and snacks constantly rolling off the seat trays. This cool travel tray attaches to the seat tray and has rimmed sides so that all those little loose parts stay on the tray. It's also easy to clean and store, making it...

Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Date Night Ideas for Exhausted Parents

With Valentine's Day coming up it can seem like a pressure to enjoy a big outing with your loved one. Reality is though, us parents are often exhausted and all we want to do is relax and unwind. We've got five fun suggestions of ways to enjoy some quality time with your spouse, minus the stress and huge expense. 1. Catch a Movie and Scoff All the Snacks! Yes, it's as simple as that. This classic date night never gets old and that's because you can sit back, relax and munch your way through all the snacks without having to...

5 Great Ways to Store Toys with Lots of Small Pieces

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5 Great Ways to Store Toys with Lots of Small Pieces

There are certain toys which are quite simply every parents' worst nightmare because they are so hard to store. We are talking about things like LEGOs, Barbie dolls and their accessories, and even Hot Wheels Cars. These are toys which are high in volume, and also high in annoying factor when found all over the floor. In this blog we share five of our favorite ways to store these types of toys and why it will make your life so much easier. 1. The IKEA TROFAST Unit and Bins This must be one of the most universally owned toy storage...

Let Gratitude Dictate Your Attitude by Dana Sue

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Let Gratitude Dictate Your Attitude by Dana Sue

This post is written by Dana Sue Hinkle, co-owner and founder of Creative QT and mom to five kiddos! Learn more about the Hinkle family and the heart behind Creative QT here. “We are so blessed.” That is what I feel like I am constantly saying to my kids, reminding them of how much we have. We have a roof over our head, shoes on our feet, and food on our table. We. Are. Blessed. But why do we always look to what other people have and get discontented with what we have? I honestly think, the more me-focused I...

Outdoor Play Essentials for Kids this Winter

Posted by LUCY BAKER

Outdoor Play Essentials for Kids this Winter
Outdoor Play Essentials for Kids this Winter

Don't let rain and snow stop you and your kiddos enjoying some outdoor play this winter! We've got five awesome pieces of key kids' kit that will help keep your littles warm and dry in all kinds of weather.

5 Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treats

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5 Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treats

5 Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treats

Halloween can be a pretty chaotic and sugar filled time for kids and we totally agree that candy is all part of the fun. We've found over the years that it can also be nice to hand out something a little different to our neighborhood kids. Here's 5 Fun Non-Candy Halloween Treat ideas if you are looking to change things up this year.

Pinterest Round-Up: 5 Amazing Homeschool Spaces

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Pinterest Round-Up: 5 Amazing Homeschool Spaces

Back to school can mean different things for different families. For some it means gearing up to return to local schools, and for others it means frantically scrambling to get homeschool spaces prepped and perfected. We've found five truly awesome learning at home spaces which are giving us all the heart eyes!

Best Backpacks for Back to School

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Best Backpacks for Back to School

Whether you are looking for your pre-schooler's first ever school backpack, or you need something robust and on trend for your high-schooler, we've rounded up the best backpacks on the market for back to school!

Top 5 Simple Play Accounts to Follow on Instagram

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Top 5 Simple Play Accounts to Follow on Instagram

It can be intimidating when you scroll through so many play based learning photos on Instagram. What on earth is oobleck, and how do I make sure we aren't swimming in it by the end of our play session? We've tried to take the stress out of the picture by rounding up our favorite 5 Simple Play Accounts on Instagram.

5 Fun & Free Adventures to Enjoy with your Kids this Summer

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5 Fun & Free Adventures to Enjoy with your Kids this Summer

The summer can drag, and it can also get expensive! Everyday of the vacation us parents are faced with coming up with new adventures to keep our kids entertained and happy. We've got five great ways to enjoy some time out of the house together without it costing money!