Spring has Sprung — the definitive guide

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Do you find it difficult to know when Spring has arrived? Do the weather patterns confuse you? Are you looking for an easy, definitive guide for knowing exactly when Spring has officially begun?? Look no further — Here are seven ways to know, without a doubt, that Spring has sprung! 1. You live in a […]

Funny Kid Quotes

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Funny Kid Quotes Do you need a good laugh? Here are some funny kid quotes from my silly little ones to help brighten your day. Overheard from the living room one day. 4yr old (piling stuffed animals on the couch): Come on, kids! It’s time to go to IKEA. Vrrooom… Vrrrroooommmm… 8 yr old: What’s […]

A Guide to Hugs and Kisses

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FACT: There are many different kinds of hugs and kisses. Here at Inner Child Fun, we take our hugs and kisses very seriously. Consider this post to be your go-to guide for hugs and kisses! There are hugs that are so strong, they almost knock you over. There are Papock hugs that require a running […]

Planking in the Park

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Are the kids bored? Are you looking for something fun to do? Need a little excitement?? Try planking! Planking, in case you didn’t already know, is the act of finding a ridiculous place to lay completely flat on your face while someone else takes a photo. It’s totally addicting! We planked on the tennis court. […]

More Tips to Make Cleaning Fun

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Clara and I had a lot of cleaning to get done this week, so we filmed a short video with parenting tips to show how we make cleaning fun. You can watch it on our NEW YouTube channel. — 5 Ways to Make Cleaning Fun for Kids Pst! Be sure to click on the “subscribe” button […]

Guest Post By Mark: How to Be A Super Awesome Blog Husband

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Hello ladies.  I don’t usually write guest posts, but when I do it looks something like this: Leave Comments — The ladies love this. Of course this involves actually reading her posts and NOT JUST LOOKING AT THE PICTURES!  Guys are, for the most part, fairly competitive.  See if you can get the first comment. […]

Quick Craft: Silly Moustache Straws

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These are pretty self-explanatory…   ….but they made Emily and me giggle! Straws + black construction paper moustaches = Fun!! And just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Recipe for a Perfect Day

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The perfect day starts with a yummy breakfast.   Then, it’s time for a morning workout. The gym is sooooooo overrated. What you really want to do is jump in puddles!!!   LOTS of smiles!!       Once everyone has gotten cleaned up, it’s time to draw on giant sheets of plexiglass. Oh yes! […]

Guest Post by Emily — 10 Tips for a Successful Lemonade Stand

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Please give a warm welcome to my 8 year old, Emily for her very first guest post here on Inner Child Fun!! If you haven’t already seen it, be sure to check out her blog (and subscribe to her feed ’cause it would totally make her day) at TreehouseCity.com  Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m 8 […]

Sunday Snapshot — It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!

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It’s….. SUPER CLARA!!!! Wishing you and your family a lovely weekend!!

Birthday Party for Teddy!

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Need a reason to celebrate? Are you up for any excuse to party?? Then a teddy bear birthday party is for you! One of our teddy bears had a birthday to celebrate recently, and Clara was quite the party planner.   She sent out invitations to all of the birthday bear’s friends, and served plenty […]

Fountain of Youth

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Starting to feel your age? Looking for the fountain of youth?? Here are five of our favorite frugal activities to do with the kids — that help bring out the kids-in-us too! 1. Puddle Jumping!! — Always fun for the kiddos, but waaaaay more fun when Mom or Dad joins in too!   2. Be […]

Pretend Office

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Do you dread doing your taxes? Are the forms too confusing for you? Wish there was an easier way??   Now there is!! Call to make an appointment for Emily & Clara’s Tax Services, Inc. — the friendliest customer service, and most accurate tax returns ever!   They are the hardest working team in the […]

Curb Appeal on the Cheap

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Want to add some curb appeal to your home without breaking the bank?? You can! And in just 3 easy steps!! Step 1: Sweep up the sidewalk to remove any dirt or debris.   Step 2: Make some sidewalk chalk stencils with heavy cardstock paper (Hint: Old file folders or pieces of cardboard from empty […]

Sunday Snapshot — Elf on the Shelf

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A few years ago, Mark’s parents gifted us with an Elf on the Shelf. Emily named her Daisy, and this year she’s been very busy with crazy adventures!!   Do you have an Elf on the Shelf?? Leave a comment and share his/her adventures with us!

Cheap Thrills — Feeding Ducks

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For a fun time that won’t break the bank, visit your local fish hatchery to feed the fish and/or ducks. Ours sells bags of fish food for just $1. Not sure how to properly feed the ducks? Princess Clara will show you how — in just 3 easy steps!! Step 1: Sprinkle a bit of […]

Things That Make Me Smile

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A few things that make me smile… 1. Super Daddy and Princess Clara battling the rain to take Emily to the bus stop. No job is too small!   2. Beautiful (and delicious!) cupcakes at Molly’s Cupcakes in NYC — a portion of the proceeds goes to support local schools (awesome).   3. Watching Clara […]

How I Chose to Spend My Birthday

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My Birthday Manifesto (i.e. 5 Steps to a Perfect Birthday): 1. Ignore Dirty Dishes in the Sink. 2. Ignore Laundry Pile. 3. Turn Off Phone Ringer. 4. Procrastinate Errands. 5. PAINT stuff. Alongside the kiddos. ALL DAY. It. Was. Awesome.