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20 fun candy alternatives for Halloween

Huge bags of individually packaged candy can be found practically around every corner in October, but finding fun candy alternatives for Halloween has been tricky in the past. I was delighted to see that our local Target has a huge variety of Halloween party favors this year that would be perfect for class parties or trick or treating.

Whether you are seeking candy alternatives for Halloween because of a food allergy, health reasons or simply personal preference, there are tons of great options out there.

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15 ideas for weeknight family fun

I don’t know about you, but after working all day, making dinner and checking homework, I’m kinda done. While I love to think of fun ways to connect with the kids, creating weeknight family fun time can be a struggle.

To help make things a little easier in our busy lives, I’ve created a list of 15 ideas for weeknight family fun. All take minimal setup and most can be done with things you already have around the house.

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Happy mornings made simple

Getting the kids ready and out the door for school on time was always a struggle for our family. I love that our kids have big personalities and strong ideas, but oh my goodness did that make mornings difficult!

Picking out clothes and keeping a cheerful attitude were our biggest challenges. That is until we made two tiny changes to our routine. Happy mornings are now the norm and we are out the door on time with smiles on our faces. Halleluja!

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Sunday Share

Happy Sunday, friends! This has been a wonderfully wacky week with Wild Man finishing kindergarten, day camp orientation and more activities in the last three days of school than I could have imagined. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some relaxation and a vacation. I bet you are too. This week’s Sunday Share covers things every woman needs in her life, summer books for grown-ups, parenting and a sweet song. I hope it brings you as much joy as each post brought me.

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Summer reading: Five kid books we love

Summer is here, friends! Yesterday marked Wild Man’s last day of kindergarten and we now officially have a first grader! We got a great packet of summer activities from his teacher, but the number one thing she wants him to do is practice reading.

Wild Man’s reading has really taken off in the last few months and today we are sharing five of his favorites. These are also some of Bunny’s favorite books, so kids of all ages should enjoy them. Wild Man’s favorite thing to do lately is to read to Bunny, which is super sweet and helps them both get their reading time in. Hopefully, your kids will enjoy reading these as much as ours do.

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