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Make Your Own Magic Wand

Bring a little magic into your home! This homemade magic wand is a fantastic addition to any costume and makes for great imaginative play. All you need are a few items from around the house, and you and your little magic maker can create a unique wand for all their hocus-pocus needs.

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Egg Bake Cupcakes: An A+ Back-to-School Breakfast

Shake up breakfast with these easy egg bake cupcakes. Kids will love to make  — and eat — them! All you need are some common kitchen ingredients and you’re on your way to a delicious and nutritious breakfast that’s great for hectic school mornings.

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Creative Tips to Save Money on School Supplies

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Buying back to school supplies doesn’t have to leave you feeling broke. Here are five easy ways to save money on back to school essentials:

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Couponing with Kids

Put the kids to work helping with the grocery budget (if they can hold a pair of scissors they can cut coupons). Not only will cutting coupons help develop their motor skills, but it’s also a great lesson in saving money. Plus, with back-to-school just around the corner, you can have the kids keep an eye out for deals on school supplies they want! Encourage them to maintain their own coupon folder with their favorite things that they can pick out the next time you go shopping. 

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Sweet Treat to Beat the Heat – Gummy Bear Popsicles

Gummy bears and popsicles, what’s not to love?! These popsicles are made with only two ingredients and are a refreshing summer treat. The kids will have just as much fun making these as they will eating them!

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Afternoon Angst: Top 5 Strategies for Creating Peaceful Playtimes

By Jennifer Robertson, Founder and President of Chicago Kids Yoga LLC

People may think that the time after lunch (and if you’re lucky after nap time) is a breeze. Everyone is fed and happy and the afternoon is a mix of strolling in the park and chalking faces with great big smiles. And while sometimes it does work out that way, sometimes it doesn’t.

Either the nap wasn’t in the plan, or lunchtime was a battle of carrots versus cupcakes. Whatever the case may be, even when we try our hardest, sometimes the unexpected happens and we are all out of balance. The kids are fighting. They can’t be soothed. You feel frustrated. Everyone starts to lose their tempers…you know the story.

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Fourth of July Windsock

Feeling patriotic? Start your Independence day with a bang and try this crafty project to celebrate our freedom. This makes a fantastic 4th of July decoration and is super easy to make. 

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