Green Onion & Mango Noodles

Green Onion & Mango Noodles - A yummy combination of green onions, mango, noodles, and sweet chili sauce, optional fried tofu is a great addition for a simple yet delicious dinner!

I love Asian food!  Noodles, sesame oil, soy sauce, I love it all.   I really enjoy making different noodle dishes to try out.

Mango & green oinion noodles ingredients

Green onion and mango noodles
 
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Cuisine: Asian
Ingredients
  • 1¼ c of veggie broth (or I veggie stock pouch and 1.5 c of boiling water)
  • 2 tbsp. garlic
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 3 tbso Sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Rice Noodles
  • Optional: Fried Tofu
Instructions
  1. Boil water to cook the rice noodles.
  2. Cut up the green onion and mango.
  3. In a stir fry pan add ¾ c of broth, garlic, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.
  4. When it comes to a boil reduce heat and add green onions, sesame oil, and sweet chili sauce.
  5. Let it simmer while the rice noodles cook, as they are cooked use tongs and add them to the stir fry pan. Stir well to incorporate. Add mangos and stir well again.
  6. To add more protein to the dish cut up some tofu cubes and pan fry them. Add them to the noodles after incorporated with the sauce.
  7. Serve.

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This is a hit at my house.  The kids love noodles and mangos so this went over well for us.

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Epic Water Play Summer Edition

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As you can tell if you read my winter edition epic water play post, I am a big fan of water play.  It is a  great way to keep kids busy, help them practice different motor skills like pouring and scooping and also just foster their creativity and imagination by playing different things with the water.  You can really spark their imagination when you add in different toys, kitchen utensils, etc. so they can have a chance to make believe what they think it should be used for.

 

Here is my epic water play summer addition:

I think that setting up your outdoor play area is an essential part of summer survival regardless of what age your children are.  Summertime is the perfect chance to be outside and play.  You don’t necessarily need to have a lot of toys out there, but you need to be organized with activities and ideas of things that they should do out there to keep them busy.

I’m going on my third summer with outdoor play being a very important part of our summer plans.  Having a perfectly set up deck has always been essential for me.  Two summers ago I had a toddler and I was pregnant with my second child.  I had a lot of dizziness in my first and even into my second trimester, incredible vertigo where standing up made me so dizzy it was like I was drunk.  I wasn’t even safe to drive most of the time and trying to keep up with the busy active toddler was really difficult as all I want to do was lie on the couch and not move, as I am sure many people can attest to in their pregnancy.  I learned early on that summer how essential it was to keep my daughter busy outside while giving me a place where I could sit and watch her without having to move too much because moving made me dizzy.

I am sure it does not need to be said but you need to be cautious and ensure your child’s skin safety before you go outside to begin with.  When we go out I know we will be outside for a bit, so I try to put sunscreen on, then rash guard bathing suits with long sleeves so we can play outside for hours and not worry as much about getting burned.  None of us go anywhere without our water bottles either. I also try to set up the activities in the shade so they are not in the direct sun.

Toys I found useful for various activities in our backyard:

  • Little kids pools
  • Water table
  • Big swing set and slide
  • Toddler-size slide and climbing structure
  • Sports equipment (t-ball, foot ball, baseball, soccer ball, etc.)
  • Ride-on toys
  • Push toys
  • Buckets, cups, of various sizes
  • Random water or bath toys
  • Nets (like on a stick from the dollar store for catching stuff)
  • Bubble wands and solution

Water table

The water table may seem extravagant but for three years it has been a big part of keeping my kids busy outside.  My kids just love playing in the water.  Even though my son was only six months last summer, he loved the water table.  He figured out how to stand up and hold onto it and he could still play with it by “furniture cruising” around the ends of the table.
As with indoor water play, any kind of  waterplay is all about the set up.  If you can be really organized a few days ahead of time that is even better.  If you know the weather is going to be really really hot this is the perfect time to get organized for your waterplay battles.  Take some old yogurt containers and freeze some plastic animals inside.  I went to  the dollar store and bought a whole bunch of animals specifically for this purpose. I freeze the animals in the bottom of the containers of water (you can add food colouring for fun if you want) then when it’s time for us to actually go outside and play I put the frozen containers in some hot water so that it melts a little and I could get the ice out of the container.  I put all the frozen blocks of ice in their table and they can practice trying to get them out with hot water and tools or they can just practice letting it float around the table until the animals float free.  Either way they love the addition of animals throughout their water play to play with as well.

Another idea is to take some ice cubes and color them with food coloring before you freeze them, this will help the water get a dozen different colors.  They can also practice mixing different color ice cubes together and see what color it forms.  Random kitchen utensils also make a lot of fun, as do colanders, whisks (for some reason ??),  measuring spoons and cups.

Water table play

We have water toys dedicated for outdoor play to keep it fresh. I would just let them play for hours out there and they would have a blast. I even set up the blowup pool with cold water and the water table with hot water so they can experience the difference between temperatures. I would fill up parts of the water table with soapy water so they can practice giving animals a bath.  It is also a great way to get them to clean up their own toys.  Sponges are a lot of fun in the water table to see how much it absorbs and try squeezing it out.

All-around water tables are a great way to keep your kids busy in the summertime, especially when they are getting Squirrley towards the witching hour waiting for daddy to come home from work.  This is the best time to stick them in the water outside and have them play for a bit.

water bubble pool

I even fill up the kiddy pool with bubble bath and the kids can have a bath while playing in the pool!  Two activities in one!  We eat most of or meals outside in the summer too and before you know it you have been outside for about four hours enjoying the sun and making it so the fresh air will help them have a nice deep sleep that night.

Water kiddie pool

Some ways to keep the entertainment fresh with a kiddie pool:

  • Using a net scoop up plastic toys, or play fish.
  • Fill up watering cans and water the garden.
  • Scoop up water in cups and pots and pour it into a bucket/water table/etc.
  • Fill up with bubbles and use as a bath time.
  • Have the kids fill up the pool with the hose, it’s great practice aiming.
  • Plastic boats, squirt guns, tons of possibilities for play!

What is your favourite way to keep the kids busy outside?  What activities do you like to use to keep the kids busy?

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Monthly Crafting Book Club for July – Camping books

This month we decided to focus on camping books since so many are going camping!  Everyone gets to chose whichever children’s book they want to cover this month and do a craft or activity on the book.  We are lookig for bloggers to join us each month, you can choose whether or not to participate, you just need to come up with a craft or activity for kids based on the book and send me the URL and a picture to include in the collage by the 25th of each month.  Join our Facebook group to get updates and find out the next book.

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I chose to do Froggy Goes To Camp by Jonathan London, a personal favourite of my daughters.  It is a goofy book about a frog going to sleep away camp and it makes my daughter laugh and laugh.  In one of the scenes in the book Froggy and his teacher go kayaking, so we decided to do a kayak as our craft.

Kayak materials

Materials Needed:

  • Scissors, stapler, paint brushes, tape
  • Paint in three colours
  • Chop sticks
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Random animal or people to sit in the kayak (find them around the house)

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  • Have the adult cut a hole in the middle of a toilet paper roll so the creature has somewhere to sit.
  • Get your child to help you staple down the end of the toilet paper roll so it closes like the end of a kayak.
  • Have your child choose a color paint and paint the “kayak” their favourite colour.
  • Using the leftover pieces of the toilet paper roll that you cut out of the cockpit, cut it in two and shape it like paddles.  We chose to paint the paddle ends brown.
  • Let it all dry.
  • Once the paddle ends are dry use tape to tape them onto the ends of a chop stick as the paddle.
  • Put your creature in the cockpit (hopefully they fit) and have fun pretending to kayak!!

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Everything Kids #27

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Welcome to Everything Kids Link and Pin Party

I am so excited to announce that I am now a co-host for the Everything Kids Link and Pin Party! I have been linking up at this party since it started as Made For Kids and I am stoked to now be a co-host.

If you’re joining us for the first time this week, you may like to read all the details about how this hybrid link and pin party works. You can do so HERE.


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All About Everything Kids

What’s the Same

If you’ve been visiting our previous party, Made for Kids, you’ll find some things still the same. You can still link up the same types of posts, plus we’ve added parenting to the list. We’ll still be commenting on our favorites, and you still have a chance to be featured.

What’s New

The biggest change is that we’ll all be pinning your posts like crazy! Your hostesses will be pinning this week’s posts. You’ll be re-pinning your favorite 3 pins from last week. We’ll all be commenting on our favorites.

How It Works – From Your Point of View

You’ll link up your posts in inLinkz by clicking the blue button at the bottom of this post. Take a look at the new linkups and comment on your favorite if you have time.

Then, you’ll return to this page and click on the Pinterest link featured here. Choose and re-pin your favorite 3 pins, and if you have time leave at least 1 comment too. 3 Pins are required. Comments are optional but encouraged.

How It Works – From Our Point of View

We have two different Everything Kids Pinterest boards that we’ll alternate. I know, that seems, umm, a little unusual, but bear with me here as I explain.

Every week, we’ll go through the linkup and pin each post that fits our guidelines (listed below). We’ll pin them onto the board for the next week. The Pinterest board featured in today’s post features pins from last week (We used the final week of Made for Kids to start off).

We’ll look to see what has the most re-pins by the end of the week. Next week, we’ll feature the top two, plus two hostess favorites as well.

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Guidelines and Rules

We’d love to see your favorite posts focused on kids ages 0-9 that fit into the following categories:

  • Crafts for kids
  • Activities to do with kids
  • Learning activities
  • Family-friendly recipes
  • Parenting

We’ll pin most posts that have a vertical, pinnable image. We won’t be pinning homeschool printable packs, or anything religious or political, but you’re welcome to share them on the linkup.

Please Repin!
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We have some simple rules…

1. Link up to 3 of your own posts (that you haven’t previously linked up).
2. Re-pin 3 pins from the Everything Kids Pinterest board featured in this post (required).
3. Please follow your hostesses on social media.
4. By entering your link, you are giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs and social media. Proper credit will always be given.

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Product Review – Duo Diary: A wellness journal for baby and caregiver

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I am super excited to be reviewing this cool journal called Duo Diary.  It is a great journal that both mom and baby can use to help them keep track of their daily needs.

 

I was approached to review this really cool product called the Duo Diary.  Maybe I am just old-fashioned but I still love to write things down and find it easier to view in a journal.  After baby is born it is just easier to write things down in a book so everyone can see it, dad can write things down and keep notes too, as well as baby sitters, and it is easy to show to your midwife or doctor during checkups to see how newborn baby is doing.

 

I have had a lot of friends suffer from depression pre-baby, PPD (post-partum depression) with baby, as well as anxiety post-baby, which can be quite severe.  Trying to battle depression, or any of these illnesses is awful, especially with a new baby.  It can be so hard to function, your care and well-being goes down the toilet.  You focus all your energy on keeping this new lttle person you created safe, fed, dry, and preferably happy  (aka not cying), if you have older children too……. well…. life is not going to be easy for quite some time for you.

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When I first heard about this journal all I could think about was how AMAZING I would be for a mom suffering from PPD (or any of the above anxiety, depression, etc. I will lump it together as PPD for this post to make it easier than writing it out each time) Mom can easily use this journal, and even dad can help her fill stuff in if she is having a hard time with it, to help her track of her needs as well, making it easier to see what is missing and how badly it needs to become a priority.  Dad can look at the journal and see how mom is doing today too, has she only had 2 hours sleep?  Send her for a nap!  Not enough food?  Make her a healthy snack to munch on while being a human milk machine.  Did she get any exercise?  Maybe suggest a walk around the block?  And water, well I think anyone around a breastfeeding mom will make them forever grateful if they just always fill up her water bottle or bring a glass of water when she is nursing, nursing makes you super thirsty and you drink a massive amount of water, keeping her water full (whether with PPD or not) is an incredibly thoughtful and practical thing to do.

 

This journal has a grid every day to help mom keep track of her food intake, sleep (or lack thereof!), exercise, and water intake.  Plus times for each entry.  There is also a blank section at the bottom for additional notes.  I would probably note  (or ask mom to make note of) when she gets to have a shower so anyone supporting mom can ensure she gets a shower as often as possible.  I know some people with depresson used little happy/sad stickers to keep track of their moods and you could easily put a sticker on the sheet to help mom track her mood as well.  For the first few days after birth it would also help track her painkillers (well can we even CALL Advil and Tylenol post-partum painkillers?) and any anti-depressants they are taking or other medications they may need to track.

 

On to baby, the reason I am sure this journal was primarily made, everyone has to keep track of baby stuff when they have a newborn.  The midwife or doctor will ask you almost daily for the first week how much baby is sleeping, are they feeding (whether breast or bottle), how many wet or soiled diapers they have a day, etc. You can track all this in your journal, plus a blank note section to calculate any extras you need.  I had issues nursing my daughter and had to keep track of whether she fell asleep at the breast, if I ended up using a nipple shield, etc.  This would have been a great spot to track our use of the shield and progress at getting her back on the nipple afterwards.  How does the umbilical stump look?  When did it fall off?  Are the poops still meconium or have they moved to the mustard seed kind yet? Any mini milestones?  All information you can track in your journal and information the doctor or midwife will need to know.

 

I had a 21-month-old when I had my second son, appointments with my midwife where chaotic to say the least.  Being able to just hand her this journal so she could see for herself exactly how we were doing would have made both our lives much easier.  Also, any question’s I had that came up I could write in the journal to remember to ask her next time we talked would have been great as well.

 

You get the picture, this is a really cool tool that can make a new mom (or a second time new mom’s) life much easier, keeps everything in the same place, helps dad understand what’s going on and any other caregivers supplying back-up to mom, and a BIG help to anyone suffering from PPD to make their life easier to track their symptoms and help ensure they are taking care of themselves too.

 

 

If you would like to buy this super useful journal  for yourself (not just for newborns!) or as a gift for an expecting mom in the future (especially if you know they have suffered with anxiety or depression before, make it easier from the start!), check out HERE where you can buy it.  I even have a coupon code FAIRIES10 to use at checkout and get 10% off (plus they are currently running a summer sale, 10% off in addition to the sale price).

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Breastfeeding Caddy

A gift for a pregnant friend: a breastfeeding caddy!  All things to help her while breastfeeding, a receiving blanket, nursing pads, newborn diapers, diaper cream, nipple cream, stretch mark cream, and a book and activity book to keep her toddler busy while she is nursing.  All held together perfectly in Thirty-One’s Double Duty Caddy and of course featuring the Duo Diary so mom and baby can track their habits easily.

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If you were going to use a journal after baby, what would you want to be tracking?

 

DISCLAIMER:  This is a sponsored post, I received compensation for sharing my opinion on this cool product.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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Seasonal Blog Hop Joy #2

I am participating in a fun family-friendly blog hop and here is a round up of the awesome posts.  Look, I was even featured last week!  SCORE!  I hope you enjoy and find some fun new blogs to follow too.
FAMILY JOYS’ PICK
GLOW IN THE DARK SCAVENGER HUNT  by Raising Fairies and Knights
Stop by and check out the Pinterest board…it is looking great!
To become a contributor on our Pinterest board GO HERE!
And now let’s share some joy…
1. FREEZER BEEF AND BEAN BURRITOS by Thinking-Outside-The-Pot
2. CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES by Thinking-Outside-The-Pot
3. SUMMER GARDEN SPAGHETTI by Thinking-Outside-The-Pot
4. SEASONAL BLOG HOP JOY #1 by Family-Joys
5. BROWNIE DELIGHT by Candy’s Farm House Pantry
6. ULTIMATE CLUB SANDWICH by Candy’s Farm House Pantry
7. LEMON ICE BOX CAKE by From This To That By Linda
8. JULY RESOLUTIONS: BOUNDARIES by Simple Summit
9. FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS CRAFT & ACTIVITY by Raising Fairies and Knights
10. THE TRAVELLING TULA by Raising Fairies and Knights
11. VEGETABLE DUMPLINGS by Raising Fairies and Knights
12. FUN SUMMER SNACKS by Family-Joys
14. HULA HOOP FOR FUN AND HEALTH by Pat and Candy
16. SMORE COOKIES by Pat and Candy
17. SOME MISTAKES YOU NEVER MAKE by Chronicles of a Lumpy Person
18. EASY DIY HOMEMADE BUBBLES by CraftyMama-In-Me
Thanks for visiting!~*
Arianne

 

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Everything Kids #26

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Welcome to Everything Kids Link and Pin Party

I am so excited to announce that I am now a co-host for the Everything Kids Link and Pin Party! I have been linking up at this party since it started as Made For Kids and I am stoked to now be a co-host.

If you’re joining us for the first time this week, you may like to read all the details about how this hybrid link and pin party works. You can do so HERE.


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When we weren’t busy putting together this new party this past week,
we were working hard on these crafts & learning activities.

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All About Everything Kids

What’s the Same

If you’ve been visiting our previous party, Made for Kids, you’ll find some things still the same. You can still link up the same types of posts, plus we’ve added parenting to the list. We’ll still be commenting on our favorites, and you still have a chance to be featured.

What’s New

The biggest change is that we’ll all be pinning your posts like crazy! Your hostesses will be pinning this week’s posts. You’ll be re-pinning your favorite 3 pins from last week. We’ll all be commenting on our favorites.

How It Works – From Your Point of View

You’ll link up your posts in inLinkz by clicking the blue button at the bottom of this post. Take a look at the new linkups and comment on your favorite if you have time.

Then, you’ll return to this page and click on the Pinterest link featured here. Choose and re-pin your favorite 3 pins, and if you have time leave at least 1 comment too. 3 Pins are required. Comments are optional but encouraged.

How It Works – From Our Point of View

We have two different Everything Kids Pinterest boards that we’ll alternate. I know, that seems, umm, a little unusual, but bear with me here as I explain.

Every week, we’ll go through the linkup and pin each post that fits our guidelines (listed below). We’ll pin them onto the board for the next week. The Pinterest board featured in today’s post features pins from last week (We used the final week of Made for Kids to start off).

We’ll look to see what has the most re-pins by the end of the week. Next week, we’ll feature the top two, plus two hostess favorites as well.

FEATURES

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Guidelines and Rules

We’d love to see your favorite posts focused on kids ages 0-9 that fit into the following categories:

  • Crafts for kids
  • Activities to do with kids
  • Learning activities
  • Family-friendly recipes
  • Parenting

We’ll pin most posts that have a vertical, pinnable image. We won’t be pinning homeschool printable packs, or anything religious or political, but you’re welcome to share them on the linkup.

Please Repin!
We feel that adding the element of Pinterest to our link party helps everyone by adding extra promotion! Please take a few minutes to repin three of your favs!

We have some simple rules…

1. Link up to 3 of your own posts (that you haven’t previously linked up).
2. Re-pin 3 pins from the Everything Kids Pinterest board featured in this post (required).
3. Please follow your hostesses on social media.
4. By entering your link, you are giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs and social media. Proper credit will always be given.

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Re-pin your favorites on the Everything Kids board on Pinterest.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this new format, or any comments at all about this all new link and pin party, please let us know, either in a comment below or via our social media.

 

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Toddler Friendly Avocado Pasta

Toddler Friendly Avocado Pasta - This easy toddler friendly avocado pasta is a big hit in my house! Easy to make, use what you have on hand, and get the kids involved to help!

My kids love avocados!  Being vegetarian we try to add protein into regular foods, and everyone knows how much kids LOVE pasta.  This is a big favourite in my house.  Super easy to make and really quick.  I can make the sauce as the pasta cooks and everyone demolishes it.  My three-year-old even helps me make the sauce, she can scoop avocado, and help measure ingredients.

Avocado pasta ingredients

Toddler Friendly Avocado Pasta
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-2 Avocados
  • ½ c plain greek yogurt
  • fresh basil (a few leaves from your garden if you have any)
  • 1 tbsp. hemp hearts
  • 2 tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • optional: 1-2 c spinach leaves
  • Cooked pasta
Instructions
  1. While water is boiling and pasta is cooking you can assemble the following in a food processor or blender.
  2. Scoop out the pulp from one or two avocado's into food processor. If you have any spinach add that in now, it is not essential but gives it extra iron and nutrients. Add in greek yogurt, hemp hearts, basil, almonds, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.

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I love to get my daughter involved in cooking as much as possible.  My daughter loves picking herbs in the garden, then helping to measure out the ingredients and push the button on the food processor. Everyone eats this dinner!

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What is your favourite go-to dinner with your family?  Do your kids like to help in the kitchen.

 

Toddler Friendly Avocado Pasta - This easy toddler friendly avocado pasta is a big hit in my house! Easy to make, use what you have on hand, and get the kids involved to help! Follow Raising Fairies and Knights’s board Vegetarian Yummys on Pinterest.If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

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Everything Kids #25

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Welcome to Everything Kids Link and Pin Party

I am so excited to announce that I am now a co-host for the Everything Kids Link and Pin Party! I have been linking up at this party since it started as Made For Kids and I am stoked to now be a co-host.

If you’re joining us for the first time this week, you may like to read all the details about how this hybrid link and pin party works. You can do so HERE.


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When we weren’t busy putting together this new party this past week,
we were working hard on these crafts & learning activities.

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 All About Everything Kids

What’s the Same

If you’ve been visiting our previous party, Made for Kids, you’ll find some things still the same. You can still link up the same types of posts, plus we’ve added parenting to the list. We’ll still be commenting on our favorites, and you still have a chance to be featured.

What’s New

The biggest change is that we’ll all be pinning your posts like crazy! Your hostesses will be pinning this week’s posts. You’ll be re-pinning your favorite 3 pins from last week. We’ll all be commenting on our favorites.

How It Works – From Your Point of View

You’ll link up your posts in inLinkz by clicking the blue button at the bottom of this post. Take a look at the new linkups and comment on your favorite if you have time.

Then, you’ll return to this page and click on the Pinterest link featured here. Choose and re-pin your favorite 3 pins, and if you have time leave at least 1 comment too. 3 Pins are required. Comments are optional but encouraged.

How It Works – From Our Point of View

We have two different Everything Kids Pinterest boards that we’ll alternate. I know, that seems, umm, a little unusual, but bear with me here as I explain.

Every week, we’ll go through the linkup and pin each post that fits our guidelines (listed below). We’ll pin them onto the board for the next week. The Pinterest board featured in today’s post features pins from last week (We used the final week of Made for Kids to start off).

We’ll look to see what has the most re-pins by the end of the week. Next week, we’ll feature the top two, plus two hostess favorites as well.

FEATURES

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If you are featured, please grab a button. You deserve it!

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Guidelines and Rules

We’d love to see your favorite posts focused on kids ages 0-9 that fit into the following categories:

  • Crafts for kids
  • Activities to do with kids
  • Learning activities
  • Family-friendly recipes
  • Parenting

We’ll pin most posts that have a vertical, pinnable image. We won’t be pinning homeschool printable packs, or anything religious or political, but you’re welcome to share them on the linkup.

Please Repin!
We feel that adding the element of Pinterest to our link party helps everyone by adding extra promotion! Please take a few minutes to repin three of your favs!

We have some simple rules…

1. Link up to 3 of your own posts (that you haven’t previously linked up).
2. Re-pin 3 pins from the Everything Kids Pinterest board featured in this post (required).
3. Please follow your hostesses on social media.
4. By entering your link, you are giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs and social media. Proper credit will always be given.

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Re-Pin Your Favorites

To kick off Everything Kids, we’ve pinned a bunch of our favorites from last week’s Made for Kids linkup. That way we get to “begin as we mean to continue” and it’s easier for you to understand what you’ll be doing every week.
Re-pin your favorites on the Everything Kids board on Pinterest.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this new format, or any comments at all about this all new link and pin party, please let us know, either in a comment below or via our social media.

 

We can’t wait to see and share all your posts!

 

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Kidloland App Review for toddlers and preschoolers

Kidloland App Review - A review of Kidloland App, a nursery school rhyming app for toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect to keep the kids busy guilt-free while learning.

I was approached by this company to try out their new app on my Android phone (but apparently they have iPhone apps too) and I jumped at the chance.  My three-year-old daughter is obsessed with phones and apps, when she was younger I used them to keep her busy so I could get a few extra minutes of sleep (don’t judge, I barely get any sleep to begin with!).  Now that she is older, I need apps that are more age appropriate so she is actually learning while she is playing on my phone.

My 18-month-old son is also learning the appeal of phones.  He knows how to steal it, open it and try to hit apps.  He doesn’t exactly know what he is doing though.

Both of my kids love nursery rhymes, Mother Goose Club is a favourite show, so I liked the idea of an app filled with nursery rhymes to help them learn and keep them busy.  I am not necessarily an advocate of using technology with kids, but I believe there is a time and a place to use them.  Trying to keep them quiet and occupied in the doctors office is one way (when we go its for a triple back to back appointment session and we are there for 2-3 hours) that I believe apps can be super useful.  On car rides to keep one quiet while the other is sleeping or try to keep them awake in the car so they don’t fall asleep, to get some sleep in the morning, and distract them while I am cutting their nails, there are tons of reasons technology can be a lifesaver with kids and using an educational app makes me feel better about it.

This app has tons of cute activities for kids to use to learn, nursery rhymes, alphabet, shapes, vehicles, animals, birds, insects, letters, fruits, veggies, animal sounds, lullabies and activities with cute little songs to go with them and teach the kids about them.  My daughter can maneuver around the app easily and choose which songs and activities she wants, my son loves to just watch it like a tv, so I can put it on and hand it to him and he will just sit there and hold the phone and watch the nursery rhymes.  I love how each child can use the app in age-appropriate ways to learn, and stay busy so I can get stuff done I might not be able to otherwise.

My daughter now uses any excuse to ask for “special time on mommy’s phone” and even asks if she can use her Kidloland app.

What I liked about this app is how much you can get on the one app.  My daughter can learn and explore so many different sections and get a lot of variety.  I cannot have a million apps on my phone, and frankly I don’t want a bunch of kid apps on my phone, so I like the idea that with the one app they will be able to play with a variety of topics while enjoying songs.

 

Kidloland App Review - A review of Kidloland App, a nursery school rhyming app for toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect to keep the kids busy guilt-free while learning.

What is your favourite app to share with your children?

 

Disclaimer:  I was given a free version of this app to try out with my kids and see how I liked it.  I was not paid for this post and no compensation exchanged hands.

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A mom of two trying to stay sane while running a household, working part-time from home and looking after her baby, toddler and husband.