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1. Describe yourself and your blog.
My name is Ashley, and I have two busy boys ages 5 and 2.  I’m a lover of running, supporting fellow moms, and keeping it real.  We have moved all over the country, but have settled in Oregon, which we love!  I am currently a Stay-at-Home Mom but am a Speech-Language Pathologist by trade. I will go back to work at some point but am trying my best to enjoy these early years with my kids.  I have a blog called Look for Little Helpers (www.lookforlittlehelpers.com), where I write about gratitude, kindness, community service, and celebration of diversity with children.  I’m trying my best to raise compassionate, thoughtful, globally minded children who can make positive changes in the world.  My goal is to share resources and strategies with other parents.

2. What is the best moment you have had as a mom?
Oh, to narrow down all of motherhood’s amazing moments to a single one?? That is so hard!  From seeing those first smiles and belly laughs to watching your children learn, grow, and blossom into beings you never imagined could possibly come from you:  motherhood is just amazing!  But, I would have to say one moment stands out above most of the others.

Recently I took my oldest son out for a mommy-and-me date to see his sweet friend perform in the Nutcracker.  I had mentioned that when you go to support someone in a dance performance, it is nice to bring flowers.  He immediately clung to this idea and made sure we left early so we would have time to pick some up.  I had fully anticipated ordering the flowers myself.  However, I stood back and watched as my 5-year-old sports-and-dirt-loving son ordered a bouquet of flowers in pink and purple, with ribbons and sparkles, completely on his own.  After the play when he handed his friend those flowers, his look of absolute pride and the sweet exchange they shared just melted my heart.  He went to watch a dance performance, dressed up in his finest clothes without his baseball hat (if you knew my son, you’d realize what a huge thing that is), all to support and cheer on a person he cares about.  For a mom who wants her kids to be kind, this moment melted my heart.

Bigger than that, though, was the fact that I could see in my little boy a glimpse into the future.  I saw him all grown up for a split second, and it made me both sad and proud all at once.  It all is going to go by too quickly, but I am so glad I got to savor this sweet little moment.

3. What advice can you give to other moms?
My biggest piece of advice is to establish a good morning routine. Even when I don’t get a break, or life’s demands become heavy, having a good routine in the morning automatically sets me up for a better day.

  • I start by trying to get up before the kids.  I am NOT a morning person, so this was a huge hurdle for me.  But, I have learned that being able to sit in silence for even just a brief time with my blog and a cup of coffee is very centering.  When the kids wake up and chaos ensues, I am much more ready to take it all on, rather than scrambling straight from bed.
  • Before we rush off to school and responsibilities, I do one short mindfulness activity with my kids (breathing, coping strategies, meditating, etc.).  We don’t spend a significant amount of time (anywhere between 1-10 minutes), but becoming fully present and calm is amazingly helpful before we set off on our hectic day.
  • After dropping my son off at school, I end my morning routine by working out.  At least one of my kids is almost always with me, so I usually exercise with them.  I’ve learned to let go of the idea of a perfect workout because it doesn’t exist.  Someone spills a snack, crawls over me, cries, or needs a diaper change.  That’s just how it is.  What is important is that I do it anyway.  I find that even a choppy, interrupted workout makes me feel better.  As Raneir Pollar from my favorite Popsugar workout says, “If you learn to enjoy moments like this that are tough, imagine how fun the good times in life are going to be.”


4. What is the scariest part about being a mom?
The scariest part of being a mom is definitely all of the unknowns the future holds.  Will my kids be kind?  Will they be happy?  Will they get sick or be in an accident?  I have anxiety, so my mind often wanders away to the scariest of scenarios.  I do well with things I can control, but anything beyond my control is terrifying to me.  It will be hard for me as my kids get older to “let go” and allow them to make their own decisions.  However, I keep reminding myself that I am doing the best I can to give them the tools to make positive choices.  They are their own people.  They need to make their own mistakes and find their own successes.  I’m just working hard to guide them along the way without worrying too much or trying to control what I can’t.

5. Tell us a story about motherhood.
Motherhood has changed me in a multitude of ways.  I have always harbored a deep love of reading and learning.  I learned to play tennis and piano, I moved away and got a college degree in a field I grew to love, and I continued on to receive my Master’s Degree.  I worked in a variety of environments in the school system and gained as much knowledge about children, special needs, teaching, and teamwork as I possibly could in the five short years I worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  But, NONE of those even came close to giving me the deep and profound knowledge I gained by becoming a mom.

  • Those early months with my first child opened up my brain and heart to a love so strong and emotionally charged that I can’t believe I ever thought I had known love before.  No, THIS is love.
  • Being a mom taught me that I’m stronger than I had ever believed.  Not only can I survive on no sleep for months on end, but I can also take full responsibility for another human life at the same time!  I can experience extreme pain and still want to do it all over again.
  • It taught me that I can adapt and grow in ways I had never imagined.  Just when I think I’ve got my children and this parenting thing down, these kids go and change it up on me and I have to start from square one.  But you know what?  I can do it: over, and over, and over again.
  • Motherhood taught me to let go of the small and insignificant things, to be less Type-A, and to go with the flow.  We really have no choice but to be the most flexible human on earth when taking care of little ones.
  • I have discovered that some of the most important learning we do is through experience.  No book I read fully prepared me for all I would need to know and do as a mom.  Every child is so different.  What works for one of my boys doesn’t work for the other.  What works one day doesn’t work the next.  Motherhood pushes us to the edge and makes us question everything!
  • I’ve learned that, no matter how hard parenting may be, I can still look at my kids at the end of the day and be proud.  I made them.  They are exceptional.  That’s pretty amazing.

6. Anything you would like to add?
Being a mom is incredible.  It’s the best thing in the whole world.  But it can also be lonely, draining and defeating.  So, I guess my final note would be this:  Let’s stick together.  Let’s lift each other up.  Let’s leave judgment out of it and support each other.  We are all doing our best.  We can give each other advice, help, love.  But we can also just let each other be who we are.  No one choice is the right one.  The best we can do is to make each other feel good.  Kindness and compassion is always the best practice.  Much love to you all.

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Being a working mom means that you need to balance life between working, family, kids, husbands, friends, and then wanting to do something on the side to empowers you and benefits everyone. Being a mom also means that you can handle multitasking at its best!

I am a working mom and I use my blog as my freelance business. There are many moms who run mom blogs as well, or sell makeup, Rodan + Fields, Monat jewelry parties, candles, books, wine, Tupperware, cleaning products, product for blogging, teaching products, virtual assistance, and so much more. Just because we work full time jobs, doesn’t mean that we are any less successful in freelancing, but there are some tips that can help you succeed in your business along with everything else we are juggling every day.

Being from New York, I was always someone who worked hard. That was the motto of being a New Yorker. After reading the Adrian Rubin interview, I could totally relate. He is quite the inspiration and I love hearing about freelances who are doing big and great things. Being a freelancer, it is important to has inspirations and goals, otherwise motivation can drag down freelance businesses. Adrian Rubin said that it took him about 5 years to become a successful freelancer, and that is an important point because many believe they can become successful overnight and when that doesn’t happen, motivation runs dry. Being consistent and confident in yourself as a freelance business is one key to success that Adrian Rubin pointed out in his interview.

Here are 3 tips to help working moms become successful in side freelance business:

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  1. Balance your time. Time management is so important as a working mom because you want to make sure you’re balancing between family, husband, work, side work, kids and your duties as a mom too, it gets a little tricky to fit everything in there and then sleep too!
  2. Get a planner. Trying to run a freelance business without a planner is stressful, especially where there are many other dates/times that you already need to remember being a mom and having a full-time job. There is a chance that you already have a planner for work or work home, this planner needs to be separate, so you can access it easily during your times to work on the freelance business.
  3. Designate times to work. With having so many things on your plate, it is important to have designated times that is set aside each week to spend working on your freelance, or there might not be any time at all.
  4. Stay organized. Find an area in your house that you can work and stay organized. This way you have a working area and are able to find your work. Designating a location in your home or a place that you can go to work is important for everyone in the family to recognize that your freelancing is not a joke. Being organized makes the time that you have set aside for the business more useful when you are working.

 

Looking for motivations to staying focused on your freelance business? Adrian Rubin does another spectacular interview where he provides helpful tips to fellow freelancers.  Freelance business is not a quick get rich business. Staying focused and driven are the keys to succeeding as a freelancer.

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With spring and summer on its way, more and more people are making their ways outside. Everyone wants to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. More motorcycles and sports cars start coming outside to play and that is when law enforcement starts seeing more accidents come across their radars. Then you add in the warm enough weather for boats, and if you wouldn’t believe it, there are tons of accidents on boats too.

When you are in an accident on a boat or a motorcycle, that is considered a personal injury. Most associate car accidents with personal injuries and forget that a boat and motorcycle are considered them as well. Many of my friends and family members go to Florida on vacation from the east coast, in fact my sister is there right now! Because of Florida’s gorgeous coasts and waterways, there is a huge community for recreational activity on the water, which in turn comes with personal injuries. The category is called boating, but “boating” also includes kayaks, jet skis, yachts, fishing boats, and canoes – basically anything that floats.

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When you are on vacation and an accident happens, there’s a big chance that the bills and case will not get resolved before you have to leave. Tons of families go on vacation to Florida and if an accident happens, you want the best help who specializes in that states rules and regulations. Personal injury attorney Tampa specialize in personal injury accidents, so if you have encountered this, you might want to consider getting an attorney.

Spring also brings out fast cars, convertibles, old showcase cars and reckless driving. Fast cars get put away for the winter and as soon as nice weather hits, they bring out the cars. No matter where you are, you know when the weather gets nice because you hear all of the motorcycles and sports cars out on the roads and highways. This is when many accidents happen due to reckless and fast driving.

What major problems occur after an accident?

-Medical Bills

-Hospital Bills

-Therapy

-Loss of Work

Debt

-Money issues

What to do when an accident occurs?

The first thing to do is make sure you and your family are okay. Then it is important to start researching ways to deal with the situation at hand. Many people believe they can handle it on their own, not realizing how much insurance companies do not help during this stressful time. When this happens, people take on more stress than they need trying to figure out a way to make their personal injury accident go away and more times than not, it not only doesn’t go away, but drags on for years before seeing an end result. Avoiding a common situation like this is crucial, and the way to avoid this, especially if your accident occurred in Florida, is by hiring an auto accident attorney Tampa. During an already stressful time, it is great to alleviate some of that stress by letting an attorney do the job for you.

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Do you ever feel a little overwhelmed by life? Like you have so much to do that you don’t know what to do first? That if you say yes to one more thing, your head might actually explode? If so, you’re not alone!

Our jam-packed schedules mean that we spend our days spinning in circles, rushing from place to place. We say yes to more than we should because we don’t want to disappoint and because we worry if we say no we might miss out. Always busy but never really achieving, we go to bed wondering what we accomplished that day. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’re constantly pushing ourselves to be the perfect parent, spouse, co-worker and friend. It’s no wonder the pressures of modern day life make us want to run and hide!

With life these days being so busy and so demanding, just how do we reduce the overwhelm and take back control?

It all starts with you…

Nine times out of ten, the overwhelm we’re experiencing is our own making. It might be hard to hear, but often we say yes when we should probably be saying no. We add items to our do lists that either aren’t as urgent as we think they are or don’t need doing at all, and we cram our days with obligations, commitments and extracurricular activities that leave us with little to no time for ourselves.

If we want to reduce overwhelm we need to learn to say no to the things that overwhelm us in the first place. Easier said than done? Not really. The reality is, that for the majority of things we take on in life, we have the power to choose whether we say yes or no. And when we’re mindful about what we commit to, when we set ourselves an upper limit and stick to it, life suddenly becomes a lot less overwhelming.

But what if we’re already at the point of overwhelm? How do we get ourselves to a place where life is manageable again? By figuring out what it is that’s overwhelming us and taking action to reduce the overwhelm!

So what’s overwhelming you?

It might sound obvious, but if you don’t know what’s causing you to feel overwhelmed, you can’t do anything about it. Spend some time thinking about which areas of your life get the better of you. Which areas do you wish were a little less complicated? Which areas do you feel you have little or no control over? Don’t forget to take a look at your habits too. Sometimes the way we handle daily life is as much to blame for our overwhelm as the things we say yes to.

Struggling to figure what’s causing your overwhelm? Here are a few of the most common causes:

  • Taking on too many commitments.
  • A never-ending to do list.
  • Never allowing ourselves enough time to plan or prepare things in advance, or
  • Leaving things to the last minute.
  • The feeling that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or
  • Filling every minute of our day so there’s room to spare.
  • A demanding boss, partner, spouse or relative.
  • A messy and/or cluttered home.
  • Taking on other people’s problems.
  • Never allowing time for ourselves to unwind, relax and recharge.

It’s time to take action!

Now before you start rushing off to hunt for a new job or a bigger house, know that the action you take doesn’t have to be that extreme! It’s ok for the changes you make to be small. Not only are smaller changes easier to implement, you’ll find that your overwhelm reduces far quicker than if you were to make one bigger change. Why? Because when we make lots of smaller easily-manageable changes across all areas of our life, they add up. On its own, one small change might not make much of a difference, but lots of small changes? Together they make a huge difference!

So what changes should we make? Here are a few very effective ones to get you started:

  1. Eliminate the unessential: Purge your to do list! Our to do lists are supposed to be our friend. They give us somewhere to write down what we need to do and when. But if they’re full of tasks we keep putting off or never complete, we begin to feel overwhelmed. Purge your to do list. Draw a big red line through anything that’s been on there for three months or more. Chances are if you haven’t done it yet, you probably don’t need to!
  1. Think before you say yes! Guess what? You don’t have to say yes to every request that comes your way! It’s OK to say no. Set yourself a limit of what you’re prepared to take on and when you reach it don’t be afraid to decline. The no doesn’t have be a permanent one. Sometimes no can mean not right now. There may be another time where you can fit it in and that’s OK.
  1. Be prepared. We’ve all heard the phrase fail to plan, plan to fail. But it’s true. If we don’t take the time to prepare for things in advance, we’re setting ourselves up for overwhelm. Take time to think about what you need to do and plan for it ahead of time.
  1. Build buffers into your day. The temptation is to block out every hour of our waking day. But things always take longer than planned. If there’s no time to spare we start to feel overwhelmed. Give yourself some breathing space and build buffers into your day.

 

  1. Take time for you. When our lives are full to the brim of doing things that serve everyone else but ourselves we become burnt out. Reduce the overwhelm by allowing time for yourself every single day – even if it’s only five minutes. It really will make all the difference.

 

Give it time…

Reducing overwhelm is possible but it takes time. Accept that it’s a work in progress. Stick with the changes you’ve chosen to make and over the course of a few weeks you’ll start to notice a difference. You won’t feel so pressured or frustrated and the feeling of being overwhelmed will begin to fade. It’ll never disappear completely because life will always have its overwhelming moments. You’ll just find them easier to manage.

About the Author:

Incredibly passionate about helping others slow things down, find more balance and create a life they love, Sarah is the founder of the blog A Simple and Contented Life. Her mission is to help busy, overwhelmed mums take back control, find more time for themselves, and live a family life that’s less stressful and more enjoyable. Proud mum of two and besotted wife, Sarah is also the owner of a Frenchie pup called Arthur. When she isn’t blogging she can be found in her favourite Starbucks, hazelnut latte in one hand, book in the other!

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Describe your business:
I am the owner of my own make up artistry company. I provide make up applications for special events, make up lessons and can help revamp your current look! I also feel I am a beauty influencer in that a lot of what I do and wear people generally want to mimic but in a way that suits them. That’s when I get to create!!
What is the most important piece of your business:
For me the most important piece to my business is being able to create and capture what my client wants to achieve. It’s so important to me to be able to have my clients leave feeling beautiful and better then When they sat in my chair!
Give some recommendations to moms from your perspective:
I would recommend not looking at social media as a standard of what you should look like. I believe we are all unique and should embrace and celebrate the features we each have that are not like anyone else..Create a look that makes you feel good that isn’t to complicated and that’s your own.
What made you decide to pursue this career path?
For me I’ve always loved make up and people.. I was born to be creative and have a sensitive soul to needs to help others. I wanted to combined the two and really help make people feel and see their own beauty.. As a teen I suffered from eating disorders and body image issues and after going through those things felt it was important to teach and show other woman and men that we are all beautiful and each of us has something unique to show case ( so to speak) so I took the two year cosmetic technique and business management course at Sheridan college and started on what’s been the most rewarding career of my life.
How can people start this same journey?
I have over 19 years of related experience and education. If your interested in starting your own freelance makeup company then you need to have an artistry skill obviously lol and really just know how to connect and listen to people. Most of my work now is referred to me through existing clients. I am also always updating my artistry skills to make sure I am on trend and still have that edge.
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Did you know that there is a subscription box for everything? My biggest go-to of subscription boxes is Stitch Fix for my clothes and I love Mama and Peaches for baby products, but what about mom products? What do I mean by Mom Products? Well mom products are items that we need in order to self-care for ourselves! Candles, lip gloss, funky socks, lotion, etc. Those are Mom Products!

I went on the search for other subscription boxes, since they are my new favorite thing, and I fell upon TheraBox. TheraBox is a monthly subscription box founded by a practicing therapist! This quote directly from their site was what sold me on how amazing this box was: “Each box is curated using research inspired therapeutic activities + health and wellness products (or, ingredients as we like to call it) to improve your life and boost happiness.” Does that not sound amazing? That is what I call Mom Products! This is exactly what I needed. Different products coming to me monthly for me to try out and find new ones that I like or would never have found prior to the box arriving at my door.

What makes this box even better is that you don’t have to have it all for yourself – you can give this box as a gift to another mama you know needs this! There are different monthly plans for boxes, you can start off with 3 months and move to 6,or 12 months and they are very reasonably priced! Some boxes come with eye masks for better sleep, candles and beauty products. Each month the boxes have different names.

My box was called the “Winter Wonder” Box from December. Below are items that were in my box. It came in a really cute box, really nicely packaged and all of the products were nicely put into the box for great presentation. Then I opened up the box to find these wonderful items. I was pleasantly surprised to find just cute items in the box and how nice everything was! I love things like this – getting new items in the mail, not sure what to expect and loving every minute of it! Being a mom I don’t get to enjoy stores that often so this is a great me time when I get my box in the mail!

Here are some of the items I received in my box:

Check out the other boxes that you could get for yourself moms! Want to sign up for your own TheraBox? Click here to get yours! But before you go, have you visited The Happy Shop yet?

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The bunny is one of the major symbols of Easter, so what better way to celebrate the holiday than to help your child become the Easter bunny! This bunny mask is a super cute project your little one will love doing. The furry texture and cute marshmallow nose bring the mask to life. Once it’s done she’ll be eager to wear it and hop around showing it off to friends and family.

WHAT YOU NEED:

White poster board
Cotton balls
Glue
Scissors
Hole punch
Ribbon
Pink construction paper
Black construction paper
Pink marshmallow

WHAT YOU DO:

1. Cut out a mask shape from white poster board.
2. Measure it against your child’s face and trim it according to size.
3. Cut out two holes so your child can see clearly through the mask shape.
4. Have your child cut out two bunny ears from the poster board.
5. Using the pink construction paper, help your child cut out two shapes that are the same size as the bunny ears.
6. Let your child glue the pink strips onto the poster board ear shapes.
7. Glue the ends of the bunny ears to the back of the mask shape right above the eye holes.
8. Let your child rip apart cotton balls until the fabric becomes flat.
9. Help her glue the cotton onto the entire front of the bunny mask.
10. Continue gluing cotton onto the edges of the ears so the pink shows through the middle.
11. Let your child cut out four black whiskers from the black construction paper.
12. Have her glue them onto the center of the mask, putting two on each side.
13. Ask your child to glue a pink marshmallow onto the point where the whiskers meet.
14. Make a single hole punch on each side of the mask.
15. Tie a piece of ribbon through the holes on both sides of the bunny mask.
16. Let the mask dry overnight.
17. Tie the bunny mask around your child’s head and let her hop around!

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March 8th is International Women’s Day across the globe.

This day is celebrated in order to showcase all of the achievements women have accomplished throughout history. I believe it is important to showcase and support our fellow women’s businesses and blogs out there in any way that we can. We are all trying hard to make it and get our products and writing out there, so today take some time to do that. Read a blog, buy local, visit Etsy, download a free printable, repin a pin on Pinterest. Today I am focusing on a company that I have followed throughout the past year and loving their products, who recently rebranded. They are called Bets and Emy. 

Bets and Emy have chemical free wipes that are made of 99.9% water and .1% citrus. Many moms use baby wipes for things other than just cleaning a baby bottom  – cleaning their face, wiping up spilled food, boogers, etc. But did you ever consider the chemicals that are in regular baby wipes? The list of chemicals is disturbing! I had been using regular baby wipes as my makeup remover when I first heard about chemical free wipes. Not until I realized there was a different, did I start doing some research and then ordering right away!

Watch this video:

Dangerous preservative found in baby wipes - YouTube

Once I switched over to the chemical free wipes, my face was still getting clean but there was not tingly feeling or dryness from the wipes. It is something you wouldn’t realize until you had them in comparison. Using wipes as makeup remover should be just as safe as using it for wiping your babies bottom. Did you know that in the first year you change diapers 3,000 times? That is a lot of wipes and chemicals that you would be wiping your child with.

Features:

-Soft

-Chemical Free

-No Fragrances or oils

-Made in the USA

-99.9% Water

.1% Citrus Extract

Are you ready to buy now? Click here.

In celebration of International Women’s Day , we have a wonderful giveaway for you too!

We are giving away a combo kit for the giveaway.  2 60ct. packs, and 2 travel packs! Click the picture to enter!

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It’s no secret that being a mom comes with tremendous responsibility. You are in charge of keeping a living, breathing person healthy and well. And furthermore, you’re in charge of keeping yourself healthy and well so that you can be the best mother to your child!

Motherhood is a juggling act; you’re constantly doing something whether working, cooking, cleaning, or spending time with family. There are probably certain tasks you do on autopilot – like shopping. It seems easy enough to select your go-to laundry detergent, bathroom soap, or baby lotion; you might consider factors like cost, scent, or effectiveness. Little do you know – many of these normal, everyday items can contain chemicals harmful to your family.

What’s The Truth About Conventional Products?

The sad truth is, there is no regulation on cosmetics and household products; there is a short list of prohibited ingredients, but otherwise, we, as consumers, are putting our faith in many companies whose sole purpose is to make money. Even companies that market themselves as natural or green may be ridden with toxic ingredients because they know …no one is watching them!

It is up to us to research our products to ensure what we are using in our daily lives is safe for our family. We must empower ourselves to research ingredients because no one is doing it for us. There are many wonderful resources online to find out more about ingredients.

Recommended Resources & Products

EWG.org and the Think Dirty App are great places to start for your ingredient research.

Zoe Organics: Diaper balm, baby oil, nipple balm, belly butter.. Oh my! This is a wonderful, baby-centric brand whose products feature minimal, pure ingredients geared at getting the job done!

Erbaviva: Another mom & baby gem with unique items like Baby Sniffles Chest Balm, Kids Buzz Spray, and sunscreen.

Puracy: A plant-based brand that covers all the bases with laundry detergent, hand soap, and personal care items.

Dr. Brite’s Kids Toothpaste: Yummy tasting, fluoride free toothpaste loaded with activated charcoal and coconut oil. Plus, there is an adult version, too!

P.S. Get crafty! The beauty of choosing natural products is that natural, DIY recipes are endlessly available online!

 

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Winter is a hard time to figure out ideas for kids entertainment. It’s cold and it’s snowing – both of those limit the amount of things that you can do with children, especially outside. Parent’s need ideas of what to do with their children during this time! It is a great thing to have options when trying to find things to fill into a long day. Looking for some entertainment during those snow days or long winter days?

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Parents, if you don’t have a plan, this is what is going to happen to your house! Here are the top 5 things to do at home with kids for entertainment:

1. Typing Games– Being a teacher I see so many kids coming into school that have no clue how to type. They are able to navigate an iPad but they can only use one finger on a hand when typing on a keyboard. Practicing typing at home would be extremely beneficial to your children and a fun, educational game as well. Not only does this site provide with many different leveled games for kids of all ages, but it gives other fun resources for typing games on their site as well. Not only is this entertainment but this is educational as well! Having kids jump on the computer for an hour a day to work on their typing skills but having fun with it, is helping to curb boredom and they are learning!

2. Build a Fort – Building a fort can be hours worth of entertainment! Creating a fun location where kids can go and read with a flashlight, watch a movie on an iPad, hang out with their friends or siblings, is always a great time! If the fort is made in the right location of the house, it could potentially stay up for a few days, providing long-lasting fun.

3. Crafting – Crafting, drawing, painting, coloring – these are all ways that children can bond with one another and use their creative side as well. Find a location in your house that would be great for being artistic and then have a location on the wall where they can hang up their work whenever they make something.

4. Visit the Library for books and movies – Even outside of winter you should be utilizing your local library. They have so many resources for parents and kids! Movies, computers, DVDs, games, books, magazine, events and more! Check out their calendar for local events too. Taking kids to the library allows them to pick out whatever books they want and then get excited for reading.

5. Make a treasure hunt – This is such a fun idea and can be a game for the whole family. The parents and children can each create their own and then hide the prize to see which group finds them first! This could be a really fun weekend event for your household.

Hopefully these ideas will help conquer the long, winter days of boredom and provide some fun entertainment for your kids.

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