Life After Coronavirus

Like many of you, my family’s world greatly changed in early March when local governments started urging people to stay home due to the growing spread of COVID-19. My family has always taken it very seriously and because I have a rare health condition, we will be staying in long after others start to adjust to a new normal. Today, I want to talk about five things that I can not wait to do once I finally do get to start leaving the house on a regular bases.

Travel

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We have an October 2020 trip to Walt Disney World and right before this all started, we had planned to take a totally random road trip over the summer. We had also planned to try to sneak in an adult only trip to Niagera Falls. At this point, it is likely that the summer travel will not happen, but I’m crossing my fingers that our fall trip will still go as planned.

Go Grocery Shopping

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I have not been grocery shopping since the very beginning. I never thought it would be something I missed doing, but it is!

Have A Picnic At The Park

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Our state has not closed all parks, but playgrounds are closed, so going to a park would be stressful for my toddler. When we can safely play, I want to take enough food and sunscreen to spend an entire afternoon at one of our favorite parks.

Enroll Our Toddler In Dance Class

My daughter is finally old enough to take part in a structured dance class and they are all closed! She has always loved to dance, so I am using this time to look at different studios online and pick one for the fall session.

Spend Time With Friends and Family

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I saved the best for last! I miss all of my family and friends so badly. As our state eases up on restrictions on gatherings, we will likely start to see family who do not have jobs that have a high risk of exposure. It sadly may be much longer before we get to see other family and friends.

I’d love to hear from you! What are some things that you are excited to do once this is all over?

The Best DIY Cleaning Product Recipes

Cleaning is part of everyday life. Did you know that you can make your own products that work just as well as what you can buy in the store? While I do still sometimes use store bought cleaners, I have also been making some of my own cleaning products for years now! Today, I want to share a list of home made cleaning product recipes!

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DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Cleaning Wipes

DIY Granite Cleaner

Non-Toxic Homemade Febreze

DIY Mold Spray

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DIY Grout Cleaner

DIY All Purpose Cleaner

DIY Dishwasher Tablets

DIY Cleaning Wipes

DIY Carpet Freshener

Photo Credit: Bitz & Giggles

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

Homemade Window Cleaner

DIY Laminate Floor Cleaner

DIY Bathroom Cleaner

Homemade Laundry Powder

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Paper Plate Globe Man

Earth Day is less than a week away. Today, we made This cute paper plate globe man that would be perfect to make on Earth Day!

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Materials Used

  • Paper Plate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Blue Paint
  • Green Construction Paper
  • White Paper
  • A Paint Brush

I started by flipping the paper plate over and having my toddler paint it with the blue paint.

Once the plate was dry, I cut out small rectangles from the green paper. Next, I had my toddler cut out four strips from the white paper. After everything was cut out, I gave my toddler a marker to draw a face on the paper plate.

Once the face was drawn, my toddler glued the green rectangles onto the paper plate.

To finish this craft, I flipped it over and we glued the paper strips on where arms and legs would be!

Book Suggestions

Littler learners often enjoy pairing a book with a craft!

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Save Time And Money With These Easy Spring DIY Projects

Spring is here and it is time for some fresh home décor and furniture! Since most of us are limiting our time in stores, I thought it would be great to share some easy DIY projects that can be done with materials you may already have laying around!

DIY Coffee Filter Flowers

DIY Scrap Material Wreath

Hand Painted Clay Pots

Red Painted Bench

DIY Spring Wreath

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DIY Sun Hat Wreath

DIY Doormat

DIY Floral Garland

DIY Pallet Outdoor Lounge

Floral Bookends

If these DIY ideas inspired you, please share them with a friend!

Easy Paper Chick

Beautiful spring weather has come to Ohio. To celebrate, today we want to share an easy little chick craft that is perfect for little ones who are just learning to use scissors!

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Materials Used

  • Construction Paper (White, Yellow, Black, and Orange)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes

I started by cutting out a big circle from the yellow paper, a triangle from the orange paper, and feet like shapes from the black paper. If you are doing this craft with an older child who already has good scissor skills, let them do the cutting!

Next, I gave my toddler the scissors so that she could make snips around the circle. Making snips is a great way to introduce little ones to scissor use!

I took the circle and folded the edges that had just been cut upwards. After that was done, I helped my toddler glue the parts of the chick onto the white paper. I always offer as little guidance as possible when we do crafts like this so that she can make her own creations.

To finish up, I gave my toddler googly eyes to glue on her chick.

Book Suggestions

Little learners often enjoy pairing a book with a craft project. If you want the book before Easter, make sure to double check the shipping date.

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Bake Like an Expert with These Easy Easter Themed Recipes

March is almost over and Easter is just a few weeks away! Given current events, Easter will likely look very different for most of you this year. One thing you can do to have some Easter fun is bake with your family! Today, we want to share a list of recipes that are easy enough for any family to make, even if you rarely bake!

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Personalized Easter Egg Cookies

Cookie Bowl Bird’s Next Dessert

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Butt Sugar Cookies

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcakes

Easter Peeps Marshmallow Cupcakes Recipe

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Chocolate Chip Easter Bunny Cookies

Peeps Easter Bunny Sugar Cookies

White Chocolate Covered Easter Cookies

Easter Resurrection Cookies

Gluten-Free Easter Bunny Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Vegan Mother’s Bunny Cookie

We hope these adorable recipes will inspire you to do some Easter baking with your family! If you like this list, please share it with a friend!