Library Day: A Great Read Aloud Series for Boys

Library Day: A Great Read Aloud Series for Boys | My 4 year old son was actually able to sit still as I read him these books every night! |

This is only my second post in my Library Day Series, and all ready I’m loving how these blog posts are going! They’re quick blog post, and quick is a welcome friend when it comes to my blog since most of my blog is DIY tutorials which take FOREVER to edit photos for and write. See all of the Library Day Series by clicking the link.

So, here we are! Today, I’m excited to share with you a fun read aloud series of chapter books. The Mouse and the Motorcycle series by Beverly Cleary. They are great for boys and girls alike, but I found that my 4-year-old boy really enjoyed them.
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Library Day: Books by Theme

Library Day: Books by Theme | One fun way to pick out library books is by theme. Choose a topic and go to town finding all the best books on the subject! Read all my tips over at Elizabeth Ave |

Welcome to my new series about enjoying your local library, finding books your kids will love, enjoying all aspects of literacy and more! Inspired by all you readers, who have shown a great deal of love for my children’s book posts on instagram, I’m now bringing more depth to that here on my blog.

I’ve always loved going to the library ever since I was a little girl. In fact we often spent Monday Family Night at our public library, as all of us kids wandered the aisles of books. My parents probably loved it as much as we did, because basically we left them alone for a couple hours and everyone left happy! Now I find myself at the library at least once a week with my boys, and I’ve picked up quite a few tricks along the way which I hope to pass on to you.
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Host an End of School Year Movie Night

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Host An End of School Year Movie Night | Start off summer break with a fun movie night with all your kids and their friends. Download the free movie night invitation printable and grab some pop corn!  |

Schools out, but that’s not really a thing with us yet, since Travis won’t start school until this Fall. But a lot of people are celebrating and with a family full of teachers, I know the feeling! So I thought, having just moved to a new town, that we could go with the theme and invite a few new acquaintances over with their kids to have a fun “end of school year” movie night. What better way to make new friendships for us and our kids, right?!?! With our Walmart Family Mobile PLUS Plan we are able to get a free VUDU movie every month, making this party a cinch to plan! Keep reading for all the tips I have for planning an awesome movie night and a free “movie night invitation” printable to throw your own movie night this summer!

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Finding “Me Time” After Baby

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Finding "Me Time" After Baby | Being a great mom also includes making sure you have some time set aside for yourself, that's what I found out anyway. |

It’s been nearly 4 months since I stopped breastfeeding Sawyer. That was one of the hardest decision to make.

For weeks I went back and forth, getting frustrated with how nursing was going with him but also wanting him to have the best nutrition possible. Sawyer however ultimately made the decision for me, as I couldn’t just let him cry in hunger, unable to produce enough milk for his little growing body. So I began to supplement with bottles of formula, which turned to full time formula feeding only a couple weeks later.

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DIY Fringe Top Tutorial

DIY Fringe Top Tutorial | Learn how to refashion any woven top or dress into a cute, on trend fringe top. |

Well, guys, I mentioned in my post about family day trips that we’ve been living in Kansas and that there were some changes in the air for my family and me as far as getting settled down in a permanent location. And if you’re following me on Instagram or Facebook you may have already heard the news that we are moving to Oregon. I grew up in Oregon, so you can bet I’m over the moon. But as any move, let alone one across the country, it’s going to take some time to get life back to normal. This will be my last DIY tutorial for a few weeks until we get settled, get internet, get a couch…

You know, the essentials.

Check back Monday for one more special Mother’s Day blog posts, then it might be radio silence for a few. 🙂 Thank you for understanding!!!

In the mean time, you can work on making an awesome fringe top like mine or check out some of my other DIY’s and Sewing Tutorials to keep you busy!
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