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Summer Survival: Parent Car Hacks

We normally discuss things that make life easier with our kids, but sometimes what makes life with our kids easy is our sanity. Now I don’t know about you But I LOVE my car. I am in my car a LOT. Especially when the kids are home for the summer. We go places to get out of the house and avoid boredom, we go on family trips, and we go back and forth to summer activities like swim lessons and playdates. My children destroy my car on a daily basis. I have learned to pick it up a little everyday. Get toys, food wrappers, books, etc out when I drop them off somewhere. But with them home all summer I find it more difficult to keep it clean because they are always with me.

I recently stumbled upon a few ideas that are helping me to keep my sanity this summer by ensuring my car is a lot more organized and I am a lot less stressed. I found this great blog post on I Heart Arts and Crafts and I am so excited to share it with you. Be sure to head over and check out her secrets to keeping your car clean this summer.

One of my favorite ways to keep my car clean is to keep a little vacuum with my all the time, after all kids + food = mess. I love this little guy from Amazon. I use it ALL the time!

I always feel better when my car isn’t such a mess. It is the same with my house, if it is organized I feel less stressed, and if I am less stressed I can spend more time enjoying my kids. I hope that some of these tips are helpful for you too! No one wants to be stressed on summer break!

Best Boy Books: Captain Underpants!

Captain Underpants is a huge fan favorite amongst young boys (and girls!). With the movie in theaters tomorrow, now is the PERFECT time to get your kids reading Captain Underpants. Check out the books first, or head out and see the movie to get those kids laughing and yearning for more. Right now the full 5 book set is on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in anticipation of the movie premiere.

Captain underpants

The books follow two friends that create the greatest superhero in comic book history. And then they bring him to life. His secret identity is so secret even he doesn’t know who he is. So many insane and hilarious events ensue as he saves the world and wrecks havoc in their Elementary school and beyond. It is full of jokes, hilarious situations, and that kind of humor that young boys just eat up. The books have been praised as a set that truly brings reluctant readers to the bookstore again and again.

The books are perfect for ages 8-13. But children as young as 5 can enjoy it with the help of a parent reading aloud with them. With the movie premiering tomorrow it is a great chance to draw in new fans by checking out the books before, or even after. You and your kids will love the hilarious situations everyone gets in to. And you will love how incredibly enamored your little readers will become. So be sure to check them out now.

Streaming For Kids: Shows for Toddlers without Television

Many of us have chosen to purchase streaming services for television and movies in recent years in order to avoid commercials, high cable and satellite bills, and to have better control over our children’s screen time.

In our house we have Netflix. Netflix has been great for us because it allows to have some level of control over what our kids watch. There are profiles for each family member, including a kids one section that allows our kids to pick fun and educational episodes of their favorite shows. Our kids have a few favorites that get played over and over.

Doki: This fun animated show features an anthropomorphized dog and his friends. The team travels the world discovering and investigating different science, math, and historical themes. They break down the things they investigate teaching the kids all about how it works, what it is, and why it does this. Its a fun show that has little ones everywhere investigating and singing along.

Super Why: This entertaining and educational show that follows storybook characters as they interact in famous literature tales where they find the story has been changed or doesn’t make sense. They use their super powers to fix the story through spelling, grammar, and storytelling.

Daniel Tiger: Created from the very famous Mr Roger’s Neighborhood tales, this show follows young Daniel Tiger as he grows up. He experiences moments all toddlers go through and helps them to understand how to grow, and handle these situations.

Other streaming services like Amazon, Hulu, and Roku are also available and allow you to control some more of your kids screen time. And maybe even save a little money.