Yesterday was Easter. We don't do the Easter Bunny at our house although I see nothing wrong with him. I just was a bit obsessed with Santa and the Easter Bunny as a child and would rather my kids not be greedy little boogers like I was. I have two older brothers that were not as obsessed as I was, so it was all me, not my parents or anything else. It was all me. We do still celebrate holidays and our boys get candy and gifts. After seeing some of the HUGE Easter baskets in stores and [...]
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It is easy to keep your toddlers and younger kids involved on Easter with all those interesting activities and fun filled games. But, what about the older children? How do you keep them involved in the spirit of Easter and spend some quality time together? You will likely need to put in more efforts to plan out something special for your older children this Easter. After all, you cannot keep these bigger children happy with painting or hunting for Easter eggs. [...]
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Easter is a very special time for our family. We enjoy spending time together, going to church, and yes, even hunting eggs! After church on Easter, we love to sit down with a delicious Easter meal, which usually includes a ham, vegetables, and bread. I am always on the lookout for simple, easy to prepare foods that aren't full of unhealthy stuff. Last year, I read about Ecce Panis on one of my favorite blogs and we have been enjoying their products throughout the [...]
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The Captain and Baby D loved dyeing eggs with our eco-friendly kit!
Since becoming a parent, I've become amazed at all the candy and gifts we parents give our kids at every possible opportunity. We like to celebrate Valentine's Day, Easter, birthday, Christmas, Halloween, and more, all with candy and stuff our kids don't really need. Here are some of my suggestions for eco-friendly Easter gifts this year!
1. Nature's Magic Egg Dyeing Kit from Wee Can Too – $18 – I won this kit in a giveaway last year [...]
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Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you so much for being a Life With Captain Fussybuckets reader!
When looking for great gifts for any occasion, Hallmark is always the leader for unique, special, sentimental, and/or fun products. Valentine's Day gifts and cards are no exception! The Hallmark card selection is full of anything and everything you could possibly want. They always have cute character cards, as well, that my boys particularly love:
We were sent this "Until We Hug Again" bear to review and I wasn't sure what we should record [...]
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Valentine's Day has always baffled me a bit. I've read the history behind the day and am still baffled how it turned in to what it is today, but hey, that's okay! I think it's sweet for kids to exchange valentines and well, it's just a special day with an excuse to eat candy, right? I would feel a lot better about the massive amounts of candy that the boys will get for V-Day if there wasn't so much junk in them, which is why I was excited to use YumEarth Organics' lollipops to use [...]
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Everyone knows that Hallmark makes the most adorable and biggest variety of cards for any occasion. But before you just get a Hallmark card for Dad this Father's Day, consider the many other great gifts you can get at Hallmark for Dad! We were sent a couple of GREAT gifts that Dad can enjoy with the kids! First, check out Watson the raccoon and his book, "The Case of The Sneaky Stealer." Watson is an interactive story buddy who makes reading more fun when he comes to life with certain sentences from the [...]
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