The Ultimate December Bucket List for Families
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The Ultimate December Bucket List for Families

Get ready for a month of merry-making, cozy togetherness, and winter adventures! At this festive time of year, there’s an abundance of fun and meaningful ways to spend time with loved ones and get into the holiday spirit. Here’s a December bucket list filled with ideas to plan your holiday season and get inspiration for…

Creating a Christmas Countdown for Kids: 25+ Classic and Unique Ideas
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Creating a Christmas Countdown for Kids: 25+ Classic and Unique Ideas

The anticipation of Christmas is as magical as Christmas Day itself…maybe even more so. Making a Christmas countdown for kids is a fun way to celebrate this wonderful time of year. Start December 1st and complete a fun activity each day through Christmas Eve. A fun countdown doesn’t require giving 24 toys or trinkets. While…

10 of the Best Picture Books to Inspire Gratitude
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10 of the Best Picture Books to Inspire Gratitude

Designed to be read aloud, picture books are a wonderful way to connect with children. Today’s post features a ten of our favorite picture books about gratitude. The Joy of Seasonal Picture Books One of my biggest parenting pleasures is, and always has been, finding great books to share with my sons. I love researching…

November Bucket List – 52 Great Ways to Enjoy This Month
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November Bucket List – 52 Great Ways to Enjoy This Month

November abounds with opportunities to practice gratitude, gather with loved ones, embrace coziness, enjoy good food, and more. Here’s a November bucket list to offer you and your loved ones fun ways to connect and make memories this month. Enjoy! November Bucket List – Thanksgiving Ideas November Bucket List – Special Day Ideas November Bucket…

10 Powerful Reasons to Prioritize Family Traditions

10 Powerful Reasons to Prioritize Family Traditions

Why are traditions so important? We all strive for our families to be close-knit, loving, happy. While a ton of factors go into achieving that goal, traditions are a big piece of the puzzle. Saturday Means Pancakes explores ways to celebrate and connect through simple, meaningful, fun traditions, and today I’m telling you exactly why!…

Morning Rituals, Part 4 – Help Calm Before-School Anxiety with Pocket Rocks
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Morning Rituals, Part 4 – Help Calm Before-School Anxiety with Pocket Rocks

Some mornings it’s easy to get kids out the door. Other days, they might be worried, tired, sad, or angry. Today’s post features a morning ritual to ease your child’s before-school anxiety and nurture your connection in the process. Looking for other positive ways to start the day? Check out other posts in the morning…

Morning Rituals, Part 3 — Start the Day with a Morning Quote Jar
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Morning Rituals, Part 3 — Start the Day with a Morning Quote Jar

Do mornings in your household often feel chaotic? Mine, too. Find a moment to ground yourself and your kids by starting the day with a morning quote jar. This is the third installment of the morning rituals series. See these posts for other ideas! Part 1 – Morning Playlist Part 2 – Morning Hugs Why…

Morning Rituals, Part 2 – The Importance of a Morning Hug
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Morning Rituals, Part 2 – The Importance of a Morning Hug

Last week, I kicked off a series about morning rituals to add meaning and connection to the start of the day. We started with a morning playlist. Today it’s the importance of a morning hug. A WHOLE POST About a HUG? You might be thinking, “This blog post could be six words long: ‘Hug your…

Morning Rituals, Part 1 – Why You Should Add Music to Your Morning Routine with Kids
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Morning Rituals, Part 1 – Why You Should Add Music to Your Morning Routine with Kids

As you gear up for a new school year, you’re no doubt thinking about the logistics of your morning routine with kids. What time does everyone need to get up? Who needs a lunch packed? How do I keep this kid focused on eating breakfast instead of making a fortress out of the cereal boxes?!?…