Pool Noodle Fun

I was browsing Pinterest tonight, and came across this pin about A Bajillion Things to do With Pool Noodles, and I couldn’t pass up sharing! Pool noodles are cheap and in season right now – and you can use them for more than just a pool toy. My favorite from the list is the javelin game that you can create for outdoors.

Check out the full list here on the Rookie Moms blog.

Little Girls’ Hairstyles

Now that the weather is finally warming up, the kiddos are going to be playing outside and running around a lot more. If the little girl in your life has hair that falls in her eyes, here’s some ideas on how to get that hair up and out of her face! I did my niece Abby’s hair this past weekend with this simple dual braid ponytail.

Thanks to A Story of a Princess and Her Hair for all of these great ideas, I’ll have to try some more the next time I hang out with my nieces!

I’m Back!

Sorry for the absence, but I’m back now! I am going to try to post at least twice a week, now that I don’t have homework to worry about until August. I would have been back sooner, but I spent the weekend in Virginia visiting my niece, Ireland!

So, in the light of spending time with my family, I thought I’d offer a great article I found of 40+ Free & Frugal Family Activities! If you have a large family like I do, going out or going to an amusement park (something along those lines) can be expensive, so here is a list of activities that are either free or very affordable. It’s the simple things in life sometimes.

Thanks to Managing Your Blessings for the great find!

Little Swimmers

With the weather getting warmer, and summer right around the corner (well, hopefully, behind that icy, snowy corner that has been this year so far) it’s time to get ready for swim season! No, I’m not talking about getting your body in shape for swimsuit season, I’m talking about teaching the little ones to swim!

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My niece, Ireland, just took swim lessons the other day, which made me think: how many young children out there don’t know how to swim or are scared to swim alone – probably a decent amount. I was lucky enough to grow up with a swimming pool, and now my nieces and nephews have the same opportunity – my mom claims she just threw me in the pool one day with floaties on and hoped for the best (she wasn’t far away, obviously, in case I hated it). However, if you’d like to go about teaching your little ones to swim in a different manner, here is a great article from Junior Magazine that has tips and tricks for when you’re teaching the little ones to swim. If you start now, you could have them on Michael Phelps’ level by summer time.

Fun on a Snow Day

Oh boy, is it ever going to stop snowing? I don’t think so at this point, I’m pretty convinced it’s going to be winter forever! Now, I know my little nieces and nephew love being out in the snow, and I don’t know about all of you, but I’m sure you get a little exhausted after pulling them around on a sled and chasing after them for hours.

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Here’s an activity that can mix snow and art, and it doesn’t require you to trudge through the snow after the kids. Get a couple of spray bottles and fill them up with water and food coloring; kool aid works, too. That’s all you have to do, then let them create a masterpiece in your front yard. Join in the fun or relax on the porch with a cup of hot chocolate, you earned it.

I found this idea on Pink and Green Mama.