Preschool Fun: 3 Ways to Encourage Pretend Play and Imagination

3 Easy Ways to Encourage Pretend Play and Imagination in Your Child

Pretend play is incredibly important for child development. In preschool children it helps them develop their thinking, emotional, social, and language skills. Today I’m sharing three easy ways to encourage pretend play and imaginative play in your children.

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Simplify Your Cleaning Routine & Save with Finish Dishwasher Detergent & a Free Printable Cleaning Checklist & a $1 Off Coupon #SparklySavings

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Maintaining a clean house is a STRUGGLE for me at times, y’all. As my husband or any of my former roommates can attest, I am not a naturally neat and tidy person. Over the years I’ve tried to mend my ways with various techniques without a ton of success. Recently I created a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning checklist and it is really helping. I’m sharing it with you today as a free printable as well a $1 off coupon for #SparklySavings on Finish – the best dishwasher detergent. Work towards a clean home and a clean dishwasher at the same time.

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The Clean Air GoPro Giveaway Event: Win a GoPro HERO3 White Edition from Air Scrubber Plus

go-pro-button-finalWelcome to the Clean Air GoPro Giveaway Event, sponsored by Air Scrubber Plus and hosted by Happy Mothering. We all want to breathe cleaner air, especially in our own homes. We’re excited to introduce to you Air Scrubber Plus, a revolutionary new technology to help clean the air and surfaces of your home all year round, and offer you the chance to win a GoPro Hero3 ($199 value)!

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Create a DIY Outdoor Play Table for Kids from Reclaimed Wood

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We took back our yard last spring, fighting for control of the space against a formidible foe of Asian jasmine and ivy. Once we had established our dominance and set up an enjoyable outdoor room, it was time to bring in a table for the kids and some play structures. I’ve shared with you our DIY water table already, and today I’m showing our DIY wood table, stools, and play structure. We created them all from wood found in the neighborhood after a storm, for free, and will share how you can make them for your own family.

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Easy DIY Football Themed Halloween Family Halloween Costumes

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Last year was our first Halloween as a family of four, and I was so excited to dress our crew up in family Halloween costumes for the holiday. We go to a neighborhood Halloween parade in a friend’s neighborhood, and trick or treat in our own (mostly to meet and greet neighbors). I wanted our costumes to be simple and frugal, but still cute and made to fit a family theme. You can read about the Bear’s first Halloween costume here. When the Bear got a hand me down football jersey from his big cousins I knew I’d found it. Read on to find out how I pieced our costumes together quickly and easily.

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Visiting the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Florida #FamilyTravel

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The last week of our Southern Road Trip was spent in one of my favorite places, the Florida Panhandle. I grew up vacationing on the sugar white sands of the Miracle Strip and visiting the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. I had the opportunity to visit the Gulfarium again with my own children this summer and can’t wait to share our adventure with you. Read more about our beach vacation tips for families here, our beach week meal plan here, and activities for the kids at the beach here.

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Enter to Win the 4moms mamaRoo Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 4moms mamaRoo giveaway, sponsored by PishPoshBaby
and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro.

I’m so thrilled to bring y’all this giveaway because I’ve seen the mamaRoo in action, and it is so cool. PishPoshBaby offers top of the line baby gear with top notch customer service to go along with it. They strive to give you clarity, confidence, and comfort when making important purchases for your precious little one. Their team of “Mom Reps” will walk you through all your options to help you decide which piece of baby gear is best for your family. PishPoshBaby carries all of the best brands, like 4moms. Their mamaRoo has been called “remarkable” and for good reason. Read on to enter to win a mamaRoo for your family.

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Happy Family Review and Giveaway ~ Organic Superfoods for Babies and Kids #Ready2Pop

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Parenthood is a labor of love, so we are celebrating with the Ready to POP! Labor Day Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. Our prize today is prize package from Happy Family valued at $25. Each blogger in this Hop has a fabulous Mama or Baby prize for you to enter to win – so be sure to hop around to them all after you’ve entered to win the fabulous Grand Prize, featuring Buttons Diapers and Beautiful Earth. Read on to find out more about what Happy Family Organic Superfoods can offer your family in our full Happy Family review, and enter to all the fabulous prizes.

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Rodan + Fields Giveaway ~ Win the REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream {$60 Value} #Spa4Ma

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I am so excited to tell you about our Rodan + Fields giveaway today! If you’ve been around long, you know that I love Rodan + Fields products and I’m in the middle of an in depth review series of the REVERSE Regimen for sun damage repair and anti-aging. In the past I’ve shared a review of the REDEFINE line and my favorite lip products with you. With the help of my friend Debbie, a R+F independent consultant, I’m giving away the award winning REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream valued at $60. Read on to find out more about Rodan + Fields products, enter to win, and check out the HUGE Spa for Ma giveaway event.

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Trying the Rodan + Fields REVERSE Regimen ~ Skin Care Review

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I am the WORST when it comes to taking care of my skin. Years of sun bathing and a serious lack of face washing and skin care have taken a toll. I started using Rodan + Fields last year with the REDEFINE regimen, and fell in love with the anti-aging products. When I had the opportunity to try the REVERSE Regimen- geared toward repairing sun damage and anti-aging – I jumped at the chance. I’ve been using it for two weeks and will share how I feel about it so far with you today, a giveaway soon, as well as an update in one month. I have so much sun damage and really hope to see big results in the coming months as I bring you updates on this skin care review.

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