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Fun Instagram Mom~Paper Strip Christmas Tree

Fun Instagram Mom~Paper Strip Christmas Tree @NotSoIdleHands.com

This Christmas craft is so easy and turns out very cute! My kids loved doing and didn't need a lot of help. All you do is cut out thin strips of different colored paper line them up and make each piece slightly shorter then the one before... Give the strips to your kids and let them glue onto a piece of card stock And always, ALWAYS, let them know that their bedroom door is the perfect place … [Read more...]

Are You Sure You Need dinner?

After preparing breakfast followed a few hours later by a snack then lunch and another after school snack and all the other STAH mom things in between (that I love but keep me incredibly busy) I dream one day that my husband and kids will answer my question "nahh, we talked about it and we just don't need dinner. Ever again." I don't enjoy cooking. I'm not one who can ad lib in the kitchen (a … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~Never Underestimate Your Kids

Fun Instagram Mom~Never Underestimate Your Kids @NotSoIdleHands.com

My daughter came to me after school one day and said she was writing a secret recipe. Then after she did she asked if we could make it... Normally I say no and I tried to dodge it this time too but she was so cute about it, so curious and proud. So we gave it a go, and it actually turned out! It wouldn't win any contests but it was edible and everyone kept their share down ;) Secret Recipe5 … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~Our June Nightmare

Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit…but this past June we had been dealing with Molluscum.  I have not met anyone yet that knows what that is and wouldn’t tell you what a hassle it is! I’m writing this because I hope to help someone, even if this helps just one person I would be happy…I have found something that worked incredibly fast for us.  I wish someone had it laid out for me when I … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~The Official Game of 4th of July

Fun Instagram Mom~The Official Game of 4th of July at: NotSoIdleHands.com

Can you guess what the most important item is in this picture? I know you’re looking at that frosting…  That’s right…the toothpick!  The Toothpick Game is absolutely the most fun game you can play in a pool.  It is highly competitive so if you are not, sit back, relax and enjoy the show because it is bound to be a good one!  The object of the game is to retrieve the toothpick out of the water … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~ Spring Has Sprung

Fun Instagram Mom~ Spring Has Sprung at: NotSoIdleHands.com

Spring Has Sprung!Spring, to me, means that it is just that much closer to the best season of all SUMMER!  But let's be real, in SoCal most days feel like spring or summer :) Just my kind of place.     I have had 3 old milk containers, rinsed out and sitting on my counter for weeks! My husband will be so glad I finally completed this project that took all of 5minutes.     We recently planted our … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~ From Jokes To Slow Pokes

Fun Instagram Mom~ From Jokes To Slow Pokes At: NotSoIdleHands.com

We (or maybe just me?!) had so much fun this April Fools day! It is my favorite holiday-I love a good clean funny joke or two, orrr three.      Here is a little of what our day looked like: While my sweet innocent babes slept I snuck into their rooms and colored on their faces.... Riley gave it a thumbs up, I was down stairs and heard her start giggling upstairs when she … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~Boys and Their Cars

Fun Instagram Mom~Boys and Their Cars At: NotSoIdleHands.com

  My kids have a lot of little hot wheels cars. They add up fast when they are sold in a 5 pack most places and my husband and I are always suckers to add a few more cool cars to their stash. (Santa tends to stuff them in their stockings each year too) Awhile back on Pinterest I saw a fun idea...just map out a road with painters tape around the house and let your kids drive their cars on it. … [Read more...]