Parenting

Let’s Give Teachers the Power to Change Lives

by Chrystal Johnson April 21, 2014

I have always been a huge supporter of teachers. I was very fortunate to have teachers throughout my education that inspired me to pursue my dreams. Even after being told time and time again by my mom that college was not realistic (even though I graduated high school with a 4.4 GPA), I pushed forward […]

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Learning Resources ViewScope Giveaway

by Chrystal Johnson April 20, 2014

Kids love getting up close to examine the things around them. So when Kaylee opened the Learning Resources ViewScope, she was pretty excited. She loves anything she can take on the go and she loves examining things outdoors. I love Learning Resources toys because they combine education with fun. The ViewScope offers early introduction to […]

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6 Good Reasons to Go Hiking with Your Kids {Plus a Huge Earth Day Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson April 17, 2014

This post was created in partnership with Green Child Magazine and Onya Baby. Spring is officially here. The snow has melted. The flowers are blooming. The birds are chirping and the squirrels are running wild. You can definitely see the change of seasons in the mountains. This is one of my favorite times of the […]

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Better Candy Choices for Easter

by Chrystal Johnson April 17, 2014

Every Easter, the girls look forward to the Easter bunny leaving them a basket of goodies to enjoy. We try to limit the amount of candy that goes into the basket and focus on fun toys they will enjoy. However, we “have” to include some candy, so I try to make better choices. The grocery […]

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Zoë’s Invention Convention & How to Get Inspiration for You Child’s Science Fair Project

by Chrystal Johnson March 22, 2014

This post was written by me as a member of the Netflix Stream team, for which I receive a complimentary Netflix subscription. It’s Science Fair at schools across the country. Since Zoë is in Kindergarten this year, I wasn’t expecting her to have to create a Science Fair project. However, she had to! Instead of the […]

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Learning Resources Shapes Don’t Bug Me Geometry Activity Set {Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson March 16, 2014

Welcome to the ShamROCK Your World Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by turning our prizes GREEN! That’s right – each blogger in this Hop has a green giveaway just for you – so be sure to hop around the rainbow linky and enter them all, including the […]

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Get Your Free Shopping Planner for New Moms (with Coupons) from ShopperIncite

by Chrystal Johnson March 4, 2014

When you’re a new mom, many things can seem overwhelming that you never would have imagined. It’s a challenge to get a shower every day, let alone make sure your house is clean and dinner is on the table. And don’t get me started on sleep (what sleep?). So, anything that can make that transition […]

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Showing Our Disney Side at Kaylee’s Birthday Party

by Chrystal Johnson February 24, 2014

My baby turned 4 on Valentine’s Day – I can hardly believe it! To celebrate her birthday, we held a Disney Side Celebration featuring Mickey Mouse! The girls have been sick since Kaylee’s birthday, so I’m just now getting around to sharing highlights from her Disney Side Birthday Party. There has been a lot of […]

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Creating a Sensory Bin Inspired by The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

by Chrystal Johnson February 21, 2014

Do you make sensory bins for your kids? We never did as much as I would have liked, but I love the idea of it and I know how much the kids love it. I also love how good it is for a child’s development. Since sensory bins engage all of a child’s senses (feel […]

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5 Kids Activities Inspired by The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

by Chrystal Johnson February 20, 2014

Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the crafts and put together some fun, interactive activities for the kids. The Lorax is a great opportunity to have open conversations with our children about the environment, and how each of our decisions impacts the Earth. I have put together 5 activities inspired by The Lorax […]

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