5 Easter Basket Alternatives

*This post contains affiliate links. Although not required, Brainfoggles.com appreciates any purchases made through affiliate links.* Are you tired of giving your kids the same Easter basket year after year? The ready made baskets you find on the shelves are usually filled with candy, chocolate, and cheap toys that get broken or your kids find boring in a matter of days. Most of those types of toys end up in the trash, the chocolate gets eaten, and the fun is over in a week or two at most.   ThinkFun Games-   Board games and card games make great additions to any Easter … [Read more...]

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The Wrath of Kindergarten Germs

Have you ever felt like your family was being taken over by germs? That's exactly how I've felt the last few months, and I'm so ready to be rid of all these Kindergarten germs. My 6 year old, Ellie, has been sick the whole school year. She came down with a cold a few days after she started Kindergarten, and the non-stop cycle has continued for months. Colds, pink eye, Hand Foot and Mouth (both strains), stomach viruses...you name it, she's had it. Of course many of the germs have passed through the family, and we have all had a rough Winter. With constantly sick kids, battling my own … [Read more...]

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A Fun BINGO Twist for Your Next Family Party

Family parties and family reunions are a great way to bring generations of young and old together, especially when family members have moved away and can’t get together very often. These types of gatherings often feature a large number of relatives and their children, and while it can be fun for adults children are often bored or uneasy meeting many relatives they may not know. We usually have a few smaller family gatherings throughout the year and one large reunion so those who live farther away have a chance to attend. I often notice children, especially my own, act really shy around … [Read more...]

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Cut Out Overwhelming Toy Clutter With Pley

What is the one thing that clutters your home the most? For us, it's the massive amount of toys my kids have amassed, especially after the holidays. This wasn't such a big issue when we only had 1 child and a play room. These days we have double the toys, plus the play room had to be converted to a bedroom leaving us with less space for toy clutter.And what's the worst part? My girls don't play with half of the toys they own on a regular basis. By the time we sort through everything they are either no longer interested in the toy we set out to find among the masses, or half the parts have been … [Read more...]

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When Preeclampsia Steals Your Family Plan

Isn't it amazing how you can make all the plans you want, but everything can turn out so differently? Nothing is ever guaranteed.  There are days when I'm so thankful for the life I have, but I still feel a bit of an emptiness over things that weren't meant to be. That's hitting me especially hard now that my last baby is closer to 3 than 2. When Ben and I were newlyweds in our very early 20's we would often sit down and discuss our "family plan". There were talks about how many kids we wanted to have. We began planning for 3, but knowing that there has only been 1 boy in each … [Read more...]

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