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Which board games are the best for boys
Boy Mom Hacks

Board Games for Boys, More Like BORED Games for Boys

Ah, game night. What a wholesome, thoughtful and meaningful way to spend time as a family. I mean, what could be more Rockwellian than our humble little family of four, sitting ’round the dining room table, rolling dice and spinning spinners until we collectively cheer for the deserving winner of one…

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Easy Christmas party ideas
Boy Mom Hacks

How to Throw a Mediocre Christmas Party

Every year my husband and I have the same exact Christmas party conversation: Me: “Should we throw a Christmas party?” Him: “If you want to!” Me: “Hmmm… It’s always a lot of work. Nah, I’m gonna skip it this year.” Five minutes later… Me: “Actually, would the 14th work?” And…

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Christmas gift guide for boys
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Christmas Gift Guide for Kids: What Not to Give

I love Christmastime. I love the baking, the lights, the incessant drone of Bing Crosby’s baritone. Read Christmas gift guides, the wrapping paper, the tinsel. The whimsy, the magic, the child-like wonder. It’s all just utterly delightful. Well, most of it is a treat, but there is one part of Christmas…

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easy chocolate chip Christmas cookie recipe
Boy Mom Hacks

Immaculate Holiday Treat: Organic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

This recipe for chocolate chunk cookies is sponsored by Immaculate Baking Co. While waiting for his big brother at the bus stop yesterday, I noticed that my 3-year-old was hopping up and down around our driveway, like a Superball down a linoleum hallway. I couldn’t quite put my finger on…

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indoor activities for Christmas time crafts games ideas
Boy Mom Hacks

How to Avoid Cabin Fever: Winter Activities for Kids

Just a quick heads up friends, we were gifted the Mazda CX-9 to drive during the week of our week of fun winter activities for kids. While it was provided at no cost to us, all thoughts and opinions are my own and I never share about products that my…

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How to Make a DIY workbench
Boy Mom Hacks

How to Make a DIY Workbench for Boys

This DIY workbench for boys tutorial can be completed in one afternoon and for less than $50! A couple of years ago I found a tiny vanity-thingy at an antique shop for less than $10 and I bought it. Now, I go antique-ing almost as often as we elect a new…

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