Parenting

  • Pajama Walks & Dandelion Walks

    May 10, 2016

    A couple years ago, our family started going on “Pajama Walks” during the warmer months of the year. They’re not something we do on a daily basis, but maybe once every couple of weeks. Pajama walks are perfect for nights when the kids have been really good, dinner was on the early side, and you ...

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  • Road Trip Survival Kit: 10+ Activities for On-the-Go

    November 21, 2015

    Every Summer my family likes to take a 7-hour trip to the beach…well, the 7 hours isn’t exactly the part we like, but we do it and we make the best of it! I’m not a fan of giving my kids a screen to look at for the entire trip, because I feel there’s so ...

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  • April Fools’ Jokes to Play on Your Kids, Spouse and Coworkers!!!

    March 25, 2015

    APRIL FOOLS’ DAY is just around the corner! What a delightful day of the year — one of my favorites!!! Many of these harmless pranks are quick to throw together and result in silly fun and laughter had by all! Enjoy! For Little Kids: Fill your little ones’ shoes with buttons, beads or poof balls. Stick googlie eyes ...

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  • 10+ Silly Jokes for Kids!

    February 7, 2015

    The only thing better than a good knock-knock joke is watching your kids crack up at them! Give them something to smile about at breakfast with these 10+ SILLY JOKES FOR KIDS!     What does a cow wear? Udder-wear! Knock-Knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive you! (L made this one up. She think’s it’s hysterical!) Knock-Knock. Who’s there? Shoes. Shoes who? Shoes don’t talk! What do frogs order when ...

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  • It’s Tea Time!!! Tea Party Ideas

    February 1, 2015

    Over at Our Beautifully Messy House, we love a good TEA PARTY! We have breakfast tea parties and mid-afternoon tea parties, tea parties in a teepee outside, and tea parties on the kitchen floor! We have tea parties with friends and tea parties with fairies! There is only one rule in our house when it ...

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  • Sensory Bottles, Sparkle Bottles, Glow-in-the-Dark Bottles, and an Ocean in a Bottle

    January 18, 2015

    We love SENSORY BOTTLES at Our Beautifully Messy House and have been experimenting with them for years! There are so many things to do with sensory bottles and sparkle bottles…some people use them as “time-out bottles” to help calm down their toddlers when they’re having a meltdown. We like to play with our SPARKLE BOTTLES ...

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  • Warm and Fuzzy Jar

    December 27, 2014

    I don’t know about you, but sometimes we seem to be in a funk around Our Beautifully Messy House…everything seems to be going wrong. L and I butt heads non-stop, she ends up sitting in timeout repeatedly, I get frustrated and burn lunch, we start a fun activity and within seconds there’s crying, it doesn’t ...

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  • Reclaiming Quiet-Time

    November 4, 2014

    Over the past few months the afternoons have brought upon a lot of change in our house. L essentially dropped her afternoon nap when she turned 2…she took about one or two a month. We stuck to routine and put her in her crib everyday for at least an hour. Most day’s L bounced around ...

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  • Making Food Fun Again!

    September 8, 2014

    I don’t know about you, but we definitely have a picky eater in our house. L is not a fan of most fruits or vegetables, so we have to be creative to get her near any of them! While many parents get upset with their kids for playing with their food, I figure if my ...

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