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**PLEASE NOTE: Due to a logistical issue with the truck bringing the trikes, they postponed the Trike Riot until next Sunday, August 28th.

5K events are a fun way to get out, exercise and get a nice run in. There are various types of 5K that are more than just running those 3.10 miles. Some have obstacles, color throws or dirt & mud. But have you heard of the Trike Riot?

Trike Riot in St. Louis, MO

What is the Trike Riot, you say? It’s a family friendly race that takes 5K events to another level and it’s coming to the St. Louis area this weekend! 

This kid’s relay baton tutorial was written as part of my Let’s Play ambassadorship. Let’s Play is an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple Group that provides kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority by building and improving playgrounds and donating sports equipment to groups in need. Even though I am being compensated, I fully believe in the initiative. All opinions are my own.

Outdoor play is essential for kids. Active play lets kids release all that endless energy, plus it gets their eyes off the television and tablets. You can easily create simple activities and games outside with little or no toys needed. Simple play can be the best play.

Outdoor Play Idea - Kid's Relays + DIY Kid's Relay Baton

This blog post about kids’ independence is brought to you by VTech and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

It feels like just yesterday my kids were little babies depending on me for every single one of their needs. We all get that feeling sometimes right? One day we are rocking them to sleep after a midnight bottle and the next they are making their own lunch and off to school. If I had a nickel for every time I have said, ‘They grow up too fast’, I’d be a millionaire.

Using a Baby Monitor for Older Kids & Their Independence

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2 weeks ago as I was completing my August calendar, I realized just how busy we will be this school year. Between work schedules, soccer, tennis and two of the three boys in school, it’s pretty clear we will be on-the-go more than ever.

One-Pan Chicken & Bacon Pesto Pasta Recipe

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School starts a week from today. That’s only seven more days I get all three of my boys at home with me all day long. How did that happen? Where did summer break go? How is it possible I already have a second-grader and a kindergartner?

How to Make a  Washi Tape 'READ' Sign for Kid's Reading Area

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It’s no secret that my days are typically fueled by coffee. Hot coffee, iced coffee, mocha, cappuccino, caramel macchiato; they are all my friends. While I drink it often, I can’t help but try to find ways to add it into some recipes as well.

Mini Caramel Macchiato & Mocha Cake Donuts

This easy no-sew bean bag tutorial was written as part of my Let’s Play ambassadorship. Even though I am being compensated, I fully believe in the initiative. All opinions are my own.

As we are nestled in the middle of summer, the amount of times I hear, ‘I’m bored’ from my kids is exponentially increasing. The boys can be happily entertained one minute, then in the blink of an eye extreme boredom appears.

How to make easy no-sew bean bags with socks