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Toddler Bedtime Bingo

Play a game of Toddler Bedtime Bingo with your spouse. All the reasons why my kid is out of bed. Have fun with tiresome bedtimes by playing bedtime bingo!

Do your kids go to sleep easily every night? Never getting out of bed to complain about their blankets or the temperature? Yeah, mine either. I almost want to laugh when I wish them ‘goodnight’ because I know for a fact I’m going to see them at least 13 more times before morning. So let’s turn the struggle into a fun episode of toddler bedtime bingo instead!

Play a game of Toddler Bedtime Bingo with your spouse. All the reasons why my kid is out of bed. Have fun with tiresome bedtimes by playing bedtime bingo!

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Picture this: The busy day is done, the chaos is tamed, the toys are picked up and the wine is ready to be poured. The kidlets are getting their last song and goodnight kisses. You wish them a good sleep and tuck the blankets under their chins. You’re just pulling out the good snacks and turning on a trashy show when you hear “Mom?” from the top of the stairs.

And so it begins.

Another evening of hiding the snacks and pausing the show a dozen times while your little darlings come up with excuses not to be in bed.

We were going through an evening just like this a few weeks ago when my husband suggested we turn it into a game of bedtime bingo. So I did!

Might as well turn your pain into a game right?!

Introducing…

Bedtime Bingo – Toddler Edition

My boys are currently 5 and 7, and this version of the game is perfect for right now. I would say it would suit any kids between 3 and 8 ish.

There are 2 versions of the bingo card, so you can play with your spouse! Have fun choosing the prize for the lucky winner. Maybe the loser is on kid duty for the rest of the night? The winner has to provide the evenings snacks?

Basically if your kid comes out of their room or does any of the things on the card, you cross it off. Both cards have exactly the same items, just ordered differently. You can download the bedtime bingo cards for free below.

I was trying to find sassy mom life stickers or stamps you could use to mark off the boxes. It was tough though! Maybe I should just design some myself? A project for another day perhaps.

For now I found a couple fun options:

This rubber stamp is my fave and wildly appropriate for this particular game! 😀

This stamp set is a nice variety of PG rated family life quips.

 

Bedtime Bingo Cards

So here are the Bedtime Bingo cards. Just click on them to download for free. Or here for Version A and here for Version B.

Toddler bedtime bingo cards for exhausted parents. Turn tiresome bedtime routines into a fun game to play with your spouse.  Toddler bedtime bingo cards for exhausted parents. Turn tiresome bedtime routines into a fun game to play with your spouse.

 

And pretty please share in the comments if you play the game!

Happy Bingo-ing!

 

 

30 Journal Prompts for Moms Who Want to Live Their Best Life

30 journal prompts for moms who are ready to live their best lives! Dig deep with these soul-searching questions about life, relationships and your biggest dreams. Plus grab a free printable to tuck into your journal!

I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. A little dreaming, a little soul-searching, a little evaluating of my life in general. I want to figure out if I’m living my best life or not. And WHY I’m not, if that’s the case. Where are the limitations coming from? What is making me believe that my dreams are out of reach? How can I make daily changes that will help me reach my long term goals? That kind of stuff. I know, it’s heavy stuff. But at the end of it all, I want to be able to look back on my life and know that I did everything in my power to lead an amazing life. Here are some thought-provoking journal prompts for moms to get us all started.

30 journal prompts for moms who are ready to live their best lives! Dig deep with these soul-searching questions about life, relationships and your biggest dreams. Plus grab a free printable to tuck into your journal!

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I initially composed a list of 30 journal prompts for moms in this post. They are still totally valid questions and a great place to start. But I feel ready to dig a little deeper and I challenge you to do the same.

Grab the free printables from both posts here:

Are You Living Your Best Life?

Are you thriving in life or do you feel stuck in a rut?

For too many years I had this baseline feeling of disappointment that stayed with me. Disappointment that THIS was my life. That this life was everything I had always wanted, but it turns out it was actually kind of a let down. And then of course the crushing guilt about feeling disappointed. Lol. Motherhood is one crazy emotional roller coaster!

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Pros and Cons of Being a Work at Home Mom

Working from home is a dream many moms aspire to. Here are a few pros and cons to consider.

Being a work at home mom is appealing for lots of reasons, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is an easy option. While working from home is a dream for many moms, the reality may be a little different than expected.

Working from home is a dream many moms aspire to. Here are a few pros and cons to consider.

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Having the option to work from home is something that many moms strive for. Even if you work in an industry that makes homeworking possible, some employers may be reluctant to offer it to their staff. Worries about productivity and managing staff from a distance are typically the major concerns for employers. However, nowadays more employees are pushing for flexible working options to help get a better balance between their home life and work life.

The difficulty in finding work from home jobs is something that drives many moms to set up on their own home business, but what is it like to be a work at home mom?

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62 Free Birthday Party Printables

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

Recently, both my boys had their birthdays. We had a bowling party and a lego themed party. I like to DIY as much as I can when it comes to celebrations, both because I like being crafty and I like being thrifty!  So I went on the hunt for free printables. I hunted so much and I found so many great free birthday party printables that I had to write a post about it! There are free printable invitations, envelopes, cupcake toppers, banners, photo props and complete party packs.

Don’t forget to pin this post for future birthday parties!

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

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I vetted all of these free birthday party printables, they are all free and awesome! Most of them you just click to download, but some of them you have to sign up to an email list to get access to. It’s worth it though. 🙂 

Free Birthday Party Printables

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Free Bowling Party Printables

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

We had a bowling party for my now 7 (eek!) year old last weekend. I had a really hard time finding free bowling party printables though, so I designed a few myself instead. And I love to share, so you can download all of my designs below!

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

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My son’s party went remarkably well! No one cried or fought or anything! He had 10 school friends attend, plus his cousins and other family. And everyone had fun!

I only managed to snap a couple of badly lit and fuzzy photos during the party, I was super busy running around keeping everything running smoothly!

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