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[Giveaway] Make Playtime Stress-free and Simplified: Simple Parenting and Play Planner

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Hello everyone!

Prerna has generously let me come over here today to tell you about my  project just for moms.

I’m Melitsa and have the podcast: Raising Playful Tot helping mums to make the most of playtime with their young children.

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Fun and Frugal Ways to Keep Kids Busy While You Work

Fun and Frugal ways to keep kids busy while you work

“Mom, I need to find my {insert name of random object}”

“Mama, what are you doing? I want to do this too”

“Mom, I’m getting bored. Can I watch television?”

I’ve heard all of these from my toddler, no less and especially when I’m just getting started with either working on my business or finishing household chores. Have you heard these from your kids too?

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50 Books to Enjoy with Kids {Review}

 50 books to read with kids
One of the things that I intend doing as we simplify+soul-ify our lives at home and also nourish our minds as a family is to read more.
Manini is at this wonderful, wonderful age where she loves to read and read on her own. I just can’t tell you how proud this mama heart feels when it hears those almost 6-year old lips break up a word and pronounce it correctly and then, breaks into a delighted grin at having “done it!”
So, yes, encouraging her to read is definitely one of my must-dos. 
I’ve been curating a TON of age-appropriate as well as interest-appropriate books to get her on Pinterest but I also appreciate knowing how to expand that reading, learning and of course, nurturing.

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5 Favorite Go-To Resources for Summer Activities for the Kids

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If, like me, you’ve been reading all the articles and blogs about making the summer a time of “fun-filled activities” and wondering that’s all good but where do I get the activities from, this post will give you my 5 proven ways to never be without an activity idea this summer.

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