Tag Archives: Play

Global Blogging #23

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Welcome back to #globalblogging. THANK YOU ALL so much for being a part of the link up!  For new people joining us this week, it’s so great to have you!! We hope to see you again!! 🙂 Meet your hosts!   Once again, we have amazing bloggers from all over the world!!! PORTUGAL / UK / USA / IRELAND / SOUTH AFRICA / SCOTLAND / GERMANY / CANADA / AUSTRALIA / EU-SLOVINIA / GUATEMALA / MALTA/KENYA / THAILAND We ask kindly that you remember to comment and share the posts… Read more »

Little Tikes – Product Review

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There is nothing more daunting than 4 months of snow. Trying to figure out creative ways to occupy children is enough to cause any mother to hide in her closet, while her minions release their pent up energy and destroy the home! Luckily for me Bettertoyz sent this mama some much needed time (sanity) savers by Little Tikes. We actually love… Read more »

Modeling Healthy Habits – Laura Boycourt – Guest Post

This week, One Messy Mama is kicking off our Guest Bloggers From Around the Globe line up with Laura Boycourt, We Don’t Do Decaf.  A freelance writer from the USA, and mother of 2 beautiful little girls.  Modeling and Encouraging Healthy Habits, and a Healthy Self-Image, for Kids: A Parents’ How-To Let’s face it; being a kid is tough business. Whether we’re… Read more »

Can You Find The Clues – Treasure Run – Review

Two weeks left until the school year starts…. We’re on the home-stretch and we’ve been running full steam ahead, trying to make it a fun and exciting Summer for the kids. And I’ll be honest… It’s been great! But 12 weeks is a heck of a long time to try and keep the kids occupied. So you can imagine my… Read more »

Muddy Puddles – Peppa Pig Style

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This week has been a most welcome reprieve from the heat we’ve had lately. It’s been raining on and off for the last few days. But along with the reprieve comes the unfortunate reality that a mom can only do so much to keep her kids entertained indoors… Boredom will hit!!! So, today I had one of those all-too-rare light-bulb… Read more »

The Invisible Friend.

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This is quite a peculiar topic, I’m sure, but it seems to be an ongoing theme in our household so I figured the time is ripe for me to write about it… Our little Bum has taken to a new friend, “Angie”, whom we’ve never met or seen before (and nor has she, really, but we don’t tell her that)…. Read more »

Summer Boredom Buster 2 – WATER

There is nothing more exciting in Summer than water. After our first winter here in Michigan. We were so EAGER (an understatement) to get out of the house! Coming from South Africa, where the weather is almost always sunny, we are so used to getting out and enjoying the sun. Our first winter was a little difficult for us, but… Read more »

Getting Down & Dirty

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Living in today’s “tech-savvy”, germ-a-phobic world. I find that children are spending less and less time outdoors. Understanding technology and taking care of oneself is incredibly vital, however, there is nothing more satisfying and enjoyable for a child (some children – let’s not forget that some ailments prevent many children from enjoying this experience) than getting down and dirty.  In… Read more »

5 Great Outdoor Activities that Encourage us to Play with Our Kids

When we were still living in South Africa, I bought a life-saving book, written by Dawn Isaac, titled “101 Things For Kids To Do Outside“. Not only did this book offer us ideas for hours of fun and constructive activities, it also saved my life (read sanity) during those LONG holidays. Now we’re in the twilight of our first Michigan… Read more »