Bubble gum book chart: A printable reading chart for kids

Reading is such an important part of our kids’ education, but sometimes it’s hard to find the right motivation. Until now! This bubble gum book chart is the perfect printable reading chart for kids. They’ll actually get excited about reading. Check it out.

Bubble Gum Book Chart ready to be filled in
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20 cheap or free places to visit in Costa Rica with kids

Costa Rica is amazing! But, it is also very expensive. That’s why I put together this awesome list of cheap or free places to visit in Costa Rica. Plus, if you have kids, all of these places are kid-friendly as well. So, gather the whole family, you won’t be disappointed.

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Our family sitting in front of Verde Malakita Waterfall in Costa Rica
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5 reasons to try 100% Aventura: The best Costa Rica canopy tour

You can’t go to the rainforest without experiencing a Costa Rica canopy tour. This country has arguably the best ziplines in the world and we found the best one of them all. It’s called 100% Aventura Canopy Tour in Monteverde. Here’s why it’s so amazing and how you can do it too.

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My eight-year-old ready to go on a zipline.
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Airplane packing checklist for flying with kids and a baby

Flying with kids can be super stressful but it doesn’t have to be. It’s all about packing the right stuff BEFORE you leave. Trust me, your hard work and preparation will pay off when you’re relaxed and stress-free on the airplane. Here’s the ultimate airplane packing list to get you started.

Our family standing next to all our suitcases, ready for our flight.
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Are online piano lessons right for you?

We’ve all been there. We want to give our children the opportunity to learn how to play the piano. But many times there isn’t a piano teacher who lives nearby or they already have too many students. That’s why online piano lessons are becoming increasingly popular. Here’s three reasons why this option might work for your child. Check it out!

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Our piano in our home.
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Boredom buster: Giant ice block filled with gift cards

You’ve probably heard of toys inside ice, but this is a giant ice block filled with gift cards! It’s guaranteed to entertain all of your older kids and is the perfect summertime activity on a hot and sunny day. Check it out.

Giant ice block filled with gift cards
Giant ice block filled with gift cards
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Capture memories with this DIY newborn shadow box

They grow up so fast. So why not capture all those adorable memories of your new little one with a do-it-yourself newborn shadow box. You display it in your home and then give it to your child when he or she moves out. It will be a treasure in your family for years to come. Here’s how to do it.

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Newborn Shadow Box
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25+ kid-friendly and easy April Fools Day pranks the whole family will love

Oh my heck. April Fools Day is the best excuse to play some harmless pranks on the ones you love. But you don’t have to go to elaborate lengths to pull a prank. Here’s 25 prank ideas that even your kids can help out with. Everyone will be in stitches. Check it out!

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The easiest birthday present that every kid will LOVE

I run into this dilemma every time my kids get invited to a birthday party: What do I get for the birthday present? Well, I finally found a solution that is practical, affordable and is a guaranteed hit. Every child loves this present every without fail. So check it out.

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One birthday present every child loves.
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