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I've go another easy open-ended winter craft today. (Maybe next year I should do a facebook activity advent every day in December?)

Here's the "pin it for later" link on making your own snowman activity tray: http://happyhooligans.ca/build-snowman-activity-tray/

#Christmas   #christmascrafts   #christmascraftsforkids  
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I so love +Jackie Currie 's site!  This is such a fabulous activity!
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I'm loving the look of these cute paper Christmas trees! I'm envisioning a whole cluster of them on my entry way table in different sizes but there's an image of the trees hanging mobile-style on the site of the tutorial that's pretty cool too. 

Wanna make some with me? 

Grab some green and/or white origami paper, scissors, and a few helpful kiddos and check out the full tutorial here:
Коледна горичка. Fold a fir tree. Dangling fir trees – light for hanging, and impressive when you look at them. Fold a fir tree. Хартиена елхичка с нагъване. 1 You need a square base folded by the middle and the diagonals (see how on the picture). Fold a fir tree ...
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FREE gift for MPMK readers- no clicking or liking required! Download it, pin it, and share it with your friends

A 24 page PDF packed with a mouth-watering Thanksgiving menu, full grocery list, hour-by-hour cooking and prep schedule and more!

Even if you already have your menu, check it out for the tips on thawing, brining, carving & making the perfect gravy.

You'll love all the Thanksgiving wine suggestions too - Happy Thanksgiving!
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Worried about kids starting to feel entitled from all the holiday giving? 

Check out our post today on using a simple family chore game to instill gratitude and work ethic in our kiddos.
Bet you didn’t think the words “gratitude” “chore” and “game” really went together did you?  With all the holiday stuff I’ve been doing lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about another word, one that can sometimes arise as a consequence
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Hey guys, don't forget I'm once again part of the Zparents chat on the CLIF Kid facebook page tomorrow at 9am PST/ 12pm EST! 

There will be prizes for all, including $500 to each of the two bloggers who have the most readers commenting (just have them add the name of your blog to the end of their comment)!

Come chat with myself, Monica Potter from the hit TV show Parenthood, Zina Harrington of Let's Lasso The Moon, and nutritionist and Dr. Oz contributor Kate Geagan.

We'll be talking all about festive, creative, family fun for the holiday season!
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We've got an extra-special (and healthy!) holiday lunch idea today. Use it as part of your advent calendar or just surprise the kids with it one day this month.

http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2013/12/an-extra-special-healthy-holiday-lunch.html

It's very simple to throw together - the snap pea trees are my favorite part!

#kidfood   #christmas   #Bento   #christmasfood   #christmasfoodideas  
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This is so adorable +Modern Parents Messy Kids !!!  I love it!
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How about an easy kid craft to make cute holiday decor for your house today?

This one looks straightforward and engrossing for the kids plus it would look sweet hung in the window!

Here's the link to pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/36239971975030258/
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Love this simple idea for the kids! Thanks +Modern Parents Messy Kids 
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How cool is this? Absolutely love this Kids yoga poses poster both for the sweet illustrations and the playtime uses! Yoga's great for active kids (or keeping kids active) - especially during the winter months.
A perfect gift for kids, helps to inspire little ones to try out a few yoga poses Yoga Poster for Kids A3 size 300 gsm  cream colour digital print signed by illustrator Cost £12 To order please email Karin Ekland  keklund@hotmail.com  
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This is so awesome!  Thanks for sharing!
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One of the best Christmas presents we ever gave our son was a photo ABC book I made with photos of him and all his favorite things and places - he still treasures it 3 years later.

Check out the full DIY at the link.
I first gave you a glimpse of the personalized alphabet book I made for C here.  He liked the initial inexpensive flip version so much that I decided to make a hard cover copy for his last birthday.  Today I
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Want to make a healthy Halloween lunch for the kids tomorrow? We've got 25 great ideas:

http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2013/10/halloween-bento-box-other-spooky-lunch-ideas.html
We’ve got another bento box post today from our new food contributor Wendy.  I’ve said before I could never be a mama that regularly Bentos (see how I made it a verb?). I lack the time and, more to the
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We've got another installment of "The Forever Home Project" today. We're adding in our new contributor Julee's forever home and taking a look at how she created a study space for her kids that doesn't overtake the family's living space.
I’m so happy to share with you guys that we’ve added another fabulous contributor to our team.  Like me, Julee has recently moved into what she considers to be her “forever home” and, like me, she’ll be sharing her journey
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From "Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life" to "The Make & Play Vault", Modern Parents Messy Kids is here to provide you with the best ideas for raising engaged kids and simplify your life in style.