Summer Games 2Can you believe we’re already halfway through summer? Are you running out of ideas on what to do to keep your kids busy and happy? Summertime is meant to be filled with fun and games, but it can be difficult to make the fun last for long. Kids get bored with doing the same thing each day, and bored kids can sometimes equal mischief.

Keep your kids happy and out of mischief this summer with something new. You’ll be amazed at how much fun your kids (and you!) have with these 12 games and activities.

Games, Crafts & Activities

Host a Summer Party with Free Printables ~Krystal’s Kitsch

Spray Chalk Kid’s Activity ~The Clever Pink

DIY Juice Box Puzzles ~Parenting Chaos

DIY Lawn Twister ~Stockpiling Moms

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I’ve been eyeing BabyHawk’s Mei Tai carrier since before my daughter was born, but never made the leap to purchase. I’m thankful I got to try this baby carrier because it’s a perfect mix of security for the baby, versatility as baby grows and it’s incredibly easy to manuever. Read the rest of Kara’s Deals & Steals’ review here.

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Meatless Monday Meal Idea: Madras Lentils Over Rice

by Chrystal Johnson July 22, 2014

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tasty Bite. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you ever have those days where lunchtime sneaks up on you and you had no idea what you’re going to serve the kids? We had one of those days on Monday, so I took the opportunity […]

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Dyson DC59 Vacuum Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson July 21, 2014

Welcome to the Dyson DC59 Vacuum Giveaway, sponsored by GiveItLove and co-hosted by The Parenting Patch. The Dyson DC59 is the world’s most powerful cordless vacuum. It features the same cyclone technology that has made Dyson the industry leader in vacuum sales. The DC59 Animal cordless vacuum cleaner is powered by the Dyson digital motor […]

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Natural Detox Bath Featuring Essential Oils

by Chrystal Johnson July 21, 2014

As much as summertime is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, there are also plenty of opportunities to slip up on our real food lifestyle. We try to live by the 80/20 rule and not stress too much about making unhealthy decisions when we’re out, but that doesn’t mean we’re not left feeling a need […]

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Win an Old Fashioned Snow Cone Cart

by Chrystal Johnson July 20, 2014

Enter to win an Old Fashioned Carnival Snow Cone Cart from Nostalgia Electrics! Hosted by Summer is here and what better way to cool off then with homemade snow cones! Bring the fun of the carnival home with Nostalgia Electrics Old Fashioned Carnival Snow Cone Cart. The cart stands 48” tall, has working wheels […]

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Hot Kids Toy: #Blobbits Giveaway {10 Winners}

by Chrystal Johnson July 20, 2014

Happy Mothering, all my favorite blogger buddies and the amazing people at invite you to enter for a chance to win a Blobbits Deluxe Kit valued at $24.00 from Blobbits! A Huge thank you to our sponsors at for making this sweepstakes possible! It’s time to have some blobbin’ fun with Blobbits. People search it […]

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Call for Submissions: August Natural Living Blog Carnival – Green Your School Year

by Chrystal Johnson July 20, 2014

I’m excited to announce the July Natural Living Blog Carnival, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! We will be hosting the July Natural Living Blog Carnival on August 21, 2014. August 2014 Submission Details Theme: Green Your School Year August is when families across the country start preparing for back-to-school. Our members are talking about how they are […]

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Fresh Squeezed Cherry Limeade Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson July 18, 2014

I love cherry season. There are always plenty of cherries at the Farmer’s Market, and you can find people selling them in front of stores for fundraisers as well. I definitely support cherry fundraisers over candy and cookie fundraisers! The girls will gobble down a couple pounds in no time at all. I can’t imagine […]

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10 of My Favorite Made in the USA Brands

by Chrystal Johnson July 17, 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Made in the USA. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about shopping for products that are Made in the USA. Stop by all of […]

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