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Easy Turkey Craft for Kids

Easy Turkey Craft to Do with your Kids

Thanksgiving week is officially upon us - I swear we were just picking out Halloween costumes, but here we are mamas! I don't tend to do a ton of decorating for Thanksgiving, but having kiddos makes me want to make the most of every holiday. When my friend Jordan asked me if I wanted her [...]

Four Ways to Encourage Pretend Play at Home with your Kids

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Three is so fun! Challenging, but so, SO fun! The mind of a three-year-old is a truly amazing thing - I absolutely love watching Eleanor spin worlds make-believe. As her mama, I do my best to create [...]

Easy and delicious Halloween snack for preschoolers

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. This time of year is amazing for so many reasons - colorful leaves, pumpkin patches, crisp air, and Halloween! Holidays are some of the best parts of being a mama. There are so many awesome opportunities to [...]

Gift Idea: Personalized Books for Kids

I feel like I go through the same routine whenever I am in search of a gift... what can I get someone that means something? Every once in awhile I think of that perfect "something" to give as a special gift, and lately I've been on a kick giving personalized gifts to my loved ones. They're [...]

This Mommy and Me St. Patricks Day Play Date comes with book ideas coordinated with a special craft, snack, and fun Irish play list. Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers

Check out this Mommy & Me Play Date perfect for some St. Patrick's Day fun! I think one of the biggest perks of being a mom is getting to do creative, engaging activities with my girls, but sometimes I let the responsibilities of motherhood overshadow the FUN of this stage in life. I decided to start [...]

baby safe play space

baby safe play space

  The following post is sponsored by buybuy BABY  Eleanor's little 2 year old world was rocked with the birth of Everly in April, but little did she know, that was only the beginning... Eight months later, Everly is on the move and we've had to make some BIG adjustments in our house. Gone are [...]

cuddles and convos

The following post was sponsored by Stonyfield To say things have been busy around here lately is an understatement. As you're reading this post, Jeff and I have *hopefully* made the FINAL trip to our old house to move the rest of our things. It's truly amazing just how much stuff we were able to [...]

easy toddler ornaments

easy toddler ornaments

You guys, today's post has been a YEAR in the making! Eleanor and I made these as Christmas gifts last year, and I totally forgot to post about them. Better late than never, right? Last Christmas, my little lady was 18 months old, and the perfect age for some handmade Christmas crafting! Look how tiny [...]

a book a day december

personalized children's book

This post contains affiliate links - thanks for supporting Makingmine! If you're a long-time reader, you might remember my post about doing a Storybook Christmas Countdown. The basic idea is that for each day in December leading up to Christmas, you unwrap a book to read together as a family. The 25 books can be [...]

preparing your child for a live show

**Keep reading till the end for a grooooovy giveaway sponsored by the Rose Theater ;) Hello and happy Monday! If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that this weekend Eleanor went to her first performance at The Rose Theater (a local children's theater here in Omaha). Pete the Cat: The Musical was a [...]

7 reasons you should try infant massage

I did infant massage with Eleanor when she was little, but it's a routine I haven't started with baby Everly yet. After talking to Taron (our FAVORITE yoga instructor at Mommy Fitness who is also a Licensed Massage Therapist) about the benefits of infant massage, I'm definitely making it a priority again!  Just 15 minutes a [...]

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