Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas And LinkUp!

Elf season can quickly become overwhelming! Here are some ideas to delight your little ones on those nights when you just want to head to bed. 1. Did your family do any fun crafts recently? Your elf wants to see them. Stick him next to or on your latest holiday craft or decoration, your kids will get a kick out of his interest in family activities!  2. Definitely milk this for two days! We made a gingerbread house and after…

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Hilarious Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Hilarious Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Are you bored with your elf? Does he need to bring a little bit of life into your home? These hilarious ideas are perfect for older kids! 1. Wrap your tree… then your elf! Wrapping the Christmas tree is definitely a two-person job, but it’s worth it! After you’re done wrapping, use the extra tape to wrap your elf (it makes it look like he’s gotten into some crazy mischief) and leave a note saying that you need more tape….

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5 Clever Ways To Introduce Your Elf On A Shelf

Five Clever Ways To Introduce Elf On The Shelf

Our Elf on the Shelf, Louie, comes around every Thanksgiving Day. Though my 9 year-old knows this, he begins asking when he’ll see Louie in the summer. Mom, how do you think Louie is going to surprise us this year? Mom, do you think he’ll do something silly? Elf time is a fun time in our house, and it’s one that keeps him thinking throughout the year. We have about 30 fun ideas to come up with every year between…

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NickMom.com is hilarious!

Taking A Mid-Day Break With NickMom #MotherFunny @NickMom

 This post is sponsored by Collective Bias® and NickMom.com‘s hilarious new website. The content ideas and sarcasm are my own. Yesterday, I saw a Mom wearing heels. In Target. With a 4 year-old hanging off her arm. Seriously. She was being pulled around by her son and almost fell quite a few times. I smiled big and laughed a little. When I was in the next aisle, I laughed a lot. Because, seriously? You need to wear heels in Target? With your kid?…

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Tweens Are Funny! Tween/Teen tuesday

Tweens Are Funny! {Tween/Teen Tuesday}

  Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today we’re talking about how hilarious tweens can be. They understand what’s funny and are getting pretty good at delivery. Please share a funny story with me in the comments after reading about Jack! ___________________________________________ Did you catch Skywire Live last week? Nik Wallenda walked across the Grand Canyon on a rope. Or a wire. Whatever it was, it was crazy. Wallenda is a religious man and praying seemed to…

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Fun With Photo Booth

Fun With Photo Booth: Tween/Teen Tuesday Linky

    Welcome to Tween/Teen Tuesday at OurCrazyBoys.com! I’m doing my best to remind you to laugh a little when it comes to raising those not-so-little and not-so-big kids of yours. Today we’re having fun with Photo Booth. Please link your tween or teen posts in the linky below! Oh, Jack. You are not our shy child. You are likely to be in drama when you get a little older. You are the exact opposite of your big brother. And…

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JesusTotalWine

Jesus Loves Total Wine

Image courtesy of http://bit.ly/Xbt0kq Last week, Steve asked me to grab some beer on the way home. Total Wine is right next to the mall (where I may or may not have been with Jack), so we popped in there. We found the beer and walked to the register. As I was getting ready to grab my wallet, Jack said, “Mom, Jesus must love Total Wine.” The cashier giggled, and I was caught off guard. “What did you say?” Jack: “Jesus…

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Fun Family Photos

Holiday Family Photos With Tweens: Take 1-9

Getting that perfect holiday photo doesn’t get easier as the kids get older. I wish it did. Getting great holiday family photos with tweens can be stressful. You don’t want to be too serious, but you can’t let the shoot get out of control. You want to capture their personality without them photobombing the Christmas card. A couple weeks ago we set out for our annual Christmas card photo. We had a blast with last year’s photo and wanted to…

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Mini-Comedians {Tween/Teen Tuesday Linky}

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at OurCrazyBoys.com! I hope you’ll come share your posts about your not-so-little-but-not-so-big kids with me. Tweens are funny. They’re not little kids, but not big kids. They’re still learning their way and deciding who they are. This? This leads to funny conversations. Our pre-tween (ages 6-10 are considered pre-tween) is 8. And he is learning that he’s funny. Sometimes this is good… sometimes it’s bad. Last night, my husband was hanging a shelf in…

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A Fly On My Wall… Tween/Teen Tuesday

Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesdays at OurCrazyBoys.com! I hope you’ll come share your posts about your not-so-little-but-not-so-big kids with me. If you were a fly on my wall, you might hear me nagging, asking, reminding, and contradicting myself every 10 minutes. What’s going on with one boy is usually the exact opposite from what’s going on with the other one. Jack wakes too early – Michael sleeps too late. Michael needs to get up and move a little more,…

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Pitbull-Concert

Concerts With Tweens. Not What You’d Think.

This summer, I have had the opportunity to take both of my boys to concerts – separately, because Michael wouldn’t be dragged into Demi Lovato and I wouldn’t let Jack anywhere near Pitbull. My observation? Concerts with tweens are tricky – Concerts attended as an adult are completely different than concerts attended as the adult. Jack and I saw Demi Lovato and Hot Chelle Rae. Hot Chelle What? I love those boys.   We were having a blast and then, the lead…

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Why we LOVE Disney's Photo Pass!

Why I Love Disney PhotoPass+

Our time at Disney World was… I’m going to say it… magical. Lots of family time, and lots of being silly. We were spoiled by the amazing Social Media Celebration staff, and one of our generous gifts was a PhotoPass+. I’m sure if you have been to Disney, you have seen the PhotoPass photographers around the park. They’re at all of the park icons (the Hollywood Studios hat, the castle at Magic Kingdom, etc…) and in front of several rides….

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Michael-text

Using Technology To Tattle

I went to lunch with my friend Breanne yesterday, leaving the boys at home with their dad. Steve is nearing the end of his master’s degree program and is working on his capstone project, so I told the boys to behave and try to let Dad get work done. Jack is going through some crazy phase. A friend was playing with a boxing glove and bumped Jack in the nose playfully, and Jack said that “he punched me in the face…

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RNR_DisneyWorld

Five Signs You Went On Too Many Rides At Disney World

We rode and rode and rode… Our final estimation is that we went on our family’s two favorites – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror – a combined 25 times, and we found that there are downfalls of riding too many rides. You went on too many rides at Disney World if… 1. …you have random bruises all over your body: I have three small circles in the shape of a triangle under my arm and the inside…

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Why I Buy Crap When I Leave Town

I have been out of town three times in the last seven months, if you count next weekend for Blissdom. When I was preparing for BlogHer last August, I bought plenty of fruit and vegetables before I left. I washed them all and sliced them. I stored them in nice ziplock containers in the fridge. I made a meal plan and bought all of the ingredients that Steve would need to make meals for him and the boys. I packed…

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Text Signatures For Tweens

Text Signatures: The Tween Thing To Do

You may remember that Michael got a cell phone for Christmas 2010. After all of the stress I had over the decision, I’m glad that we decided to get him one. I feel better about letting him go places (like the park) without me and we get to interact in a different way, which is interesting fun. The one thing I don’t understand about kids and phones are the need to use text signatures. It probably has something to do…

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