Summer Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten with Avid4 Adventure Camps!

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With summer approaching fast, I, like most parents, am scrambling to make sure my kids have plenty of things to do to keep boredom at bay! For my older children, this is not as challenging. There seems to be million opportunities for kids over 7. However, for my younger kiddos, ages 3-6, I have a harder time finding camp-like activities that I am also comfortable sending them to alone.

My Preschooler is super smart, very curious, and easily bored…so we need some seriously great programming!

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Looking for The Best Colorado Summer Camp For Your Kids? Avid4 Adventure Is #1!

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One thing I fight with my kids about ALL year long, is screen time. It feels like as soon as they walk in from school or wake up on Saturday morning they are begging to watch or play something on a device!

Between the appeal of YouTube, all the gaming systems and their specialized games, Netflix, etc.  my “mom” activities simply can’t compete. Which means I am constantly shooing them outside and trying to come up with things that will keep them occupied, stimulated, and growing in various skills.

With 6 kids at home, this is something I cannot do on my own and why I am so happy to have Avid4Adventure Summer Camps in Colorado! Continue reading “Looking for The Best Colorado Summer Camp For Your Kids? Avid4 Adventure Is #1!”

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The Perfect Jewelry Gift for Mom This Mother’s Day!!!

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As a mom I have always wanted to immortalize my children, to keep them with me in some way at all times. I have thought of getting tattoos, or creating stepping stones with their handprints…well tattoos are expensive and PERMANENT! And as much as I love stepping stones I want something closer to my heart, something beautiful that everyone will comment on and ask about! Mama’s jewelry is the answer for me! From pendants or rings, to earrings and bracelets i can get beautiful jewelry with all six of my children’s  birthstones! I am going to order one for me and a special pendant for my Mother in law with 12 stones! One for each of her grandchildren!

Moms work hard 365 days out of the year, so why give them another predictable gift this Mother’s Day? With the exquisite collection of mothers rings from Mama’s Jewelry, you’re bound to make this the most unforgettable Mother’s Day yet! Each time she looks down at her ring, puts on her earrings or is asked about her necklace, she’ll remember just how much she’s loved.

Mama’s Jewelry has been designing rings and pendants for moms for 30 years, and we have no intention of slowing down! Our company is committed to creating exceptional mothers pendants, rings and earrings at affordable prices.


Incredibly, as soon as they receive your order, their CAD technicians and certified jewelers get to work designing and building your custom item while following strict quality control measures.

Most orders for mothers rings and pendants are able to be sent out within 3 to 5 days, reaching you about a week later. If you’re shopping at the last minute, Mama’s Jewelry will take care of you and ensure that you get a custom made item that looks like it took months to make!banner

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My Uterus, My Problem: But Seriously, How Many Kids Is Enough?

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I have six children, and a very obvious obsession with babies. When we had our fifth we thought our family might be complete. But a year went by and we both felt the tug at our hearts that meant we had more love to give.

All our children wanted another bundle of joy as well, so we went for it. Number 6 came along about six months ago and my husband and I both immediately questioned whether we would truly be happy if this was our last baby. 

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Break the Boredom of Summer with Avid 4 Adventure Camps!

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Winter is coming to an end, FINALLY!!

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to a break from the cold as well as the school grind as much, if not more than my kids! I love watching my children be adventurous during summer, experiencing and learning through play!

There is one thing about summer I don’t look forward to, however. Five whiny little voices complaining that they are bored; “There’s nothing to do!” “It’s too hot to play outside” “There’s nothing fun around here!”

Ugh! This drives me nuts. I want my children to play outside, to be adventurous and learn from their environment. I want them to scrape their knees, climb trees, make friends, and BE CHILDREN for Pete’s sake!

Thankfully, I have found the perfect solution! Aviid4 Adventure Camps throughout Colorado and California! These camps teach pre-K-12th graders the power of authentic outdoor adventure with climbing, paddling, biking, and hiking! I wish I was a kid again so I could go too!

Plus, I have a special offer for my readers at the bottom of this post! You can sign up at www.avid4.com or call 800-977-9873 Now!

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10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me As A New Mom

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Sleep when the baby sleeps; seriously just

f*cking do it

This is one of those pieces of advice that EVERY new mom gets and that EVERY new mom scoffs at.

“How am I supposed to sleep when the baby sleeps?! I have cleaning to do and laundry to drown in! AHHHHHH!”

I didn’t listen for the first few of my babies either ladies…And then one day after baby #4 I was so exhausted, so needed to heal my body and mind, that I said F*ck it and took a nap with my baby each day for a week.  Guess what? My house didn’t explode, my husband thanked me for not being an a crazy-sleep-deprived-wacko, and no one judged me that I had dirty dishes in the sink.

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That Time My Kids Touched The Elf

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The Elf On The Shelf is a tradition that….

drives parents crazy!

Sure this guy/gal is loveable to the children it watches over so carefully. However, it is also almost irresistable to the sticky fingers that so desperately want a tangible way to interact with Santa!

As we all know from the CAPTIVATING Elf On The Shelf move, our children, sadly, cannot tough their elves lest they lose the magic that allows them to fly home to Santa each night.  So what are parents to do when tiny fingers won’t listen?

We came across this problem when our Elf, Huckleberry Snow, made a particularly funny appearance for my daughter’s birthday.

The little jerk made chocolate turds in my wine glass!

Of course, my 4 and 2 year old couldn’t resist sneaking all the chocolate on the table. Totally understandable. However, when my four year old picked up the elf to pop more of his poops into his mouth…I called a halt and reminded him that Huckleberry Snow would lost his powers now.

Selfish/Stealing Child = Dead Elf

Why did I say that!? How was the elf going to lose his powers? I wanted to make my point about taking things without asking and also avoid breaking all their tiny hearts!

The solution? The elf turned up the next morning…

BROKEN!!!

That’s right. He propped himself on a cot on our tree and prominently displayed his bandaged leg to my kids.

He came complete with a letter from Santa:

My son felt so bad that he insisted on baking our elf cookies to help him feel better and asked for in writing an apology letter. my other children chimed in as well and helped bring huckleberry Snow extra Christmas cheer while he recovered!

Best of all?

we got a 3 night break from remembering the elf!

Have your kids ever touched the Elf?

If your elf ever forgets to move, check out this post, “10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night”! Or if your fed up with him/her, read this, “Daydreams Of Ending An Elf!”

 

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10 Fabulous Homemade Gifts For Teachers and School Staff!

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Our children’s teachers are not just educators. They are a part of our kids’ daily lives and a part of their hearts.  In fact, for many people, their kids see more of their teacher on any given day than they do their parents! For all their hard work, their patience, their devotion and personal and monetary contributions, teachers deserve recognition and appreciation from all of us. However, The holidays can be a difficult time of year for many parents. For us, with 4 kids in school and an already tight budget, it’s hard to find an appropriately appreciative gift that also fits our monetary constraints. Therefore, we often make gifts for our teachers. Here is a list of the best homemade gifts for teachers and school staff!

Book Page Apple

I love this idea from HymnsAndVerses.com. If you can find out the favorite book of your childs’ teacher you can order it used for only a few dollars. Or you can simply go the thrift store and pick up a book for a dollar or two! Bam! You spent less than $5 for a gift that shows a love for reading and for the teacher who taught you how!

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