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The best mom blogs for summertime ideas

Sarah Caron is a Connecticut-based freelance writer and editor. She lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable kids and two funny beagles. Check out her food blog at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

These moms know how to have fun

The web is filled with thousands of amazing blogs. But when you are looking for some amazing ideas for summertime, you want only the best mom blogs. We rounded up some of our favorite mom bloggers who are always sharing awesome new ideas for keeping your kids busy during the summer.

I Heart Nap Time

Jamielyn Nye - I Heart Nap Time

Jamielyn Nye created the DIY-heaven that is I Heart Nap Time. It's filled with recipes, crafts and more — perfect for the budget-conscious mama. Better yet, the beautiful projects are perfect for getting creative while the kids are off napping. Good timing, no?

Favorite projects: Soap Boat Races and Make a Sandbox with a Tire

No Time for Flash Cards

Allison McDonald - No Time for Flash Cards

No Time for Flash Cards was created by Allison McDonald in 2008 as a site to share her love of teaching and creating enriching activities for kids. The site now has a variety of contributors who write about a breadth of play and learning activities for babies, toddlers and children.

Favorite projects: 15 Nature Activities for Kids and Squirt Gun Volcanoes

The Long Thread

Ellen Luckett Baker - The Long Thread

The Long Thread was created by Ellen Luckett Baker, an Atlanta mom of two who loves homemade items. She's the author of 1,2,3 Sew and the forthcoming 1,2,3 Quilt. She shares her amazing project ideas, craft round-ups, DIY ideas and much more.

Favorite projects: 100 Summer Crafts and Custom Pet Tee

The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Melissa - The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Melissa, a mother of one and elementary school art teacher, writes The Chocolate Muffin Tree. What we love about her creations is that she often uses household items and things from nature to craft creative, interesting and fun projects and activities for kids.

Favorite projects: Recycled Bottle Flower Sun Catchers and Photography ABC Scavenger Hunt

The Iowa Farmer's Wife

The Iowa Farmer's Wife

Written by an Iowa mother of two, The Iowa Farmer's Wife is filled with cool DIY projects, good kid-friendly activities and some faith-based ideas too. But one of the coolest features? Insta Meal Mondays, where this mama writes about easy, mom-friendly recipes.

Favorite projects: Outdoor messy play date (so many great ideas!) and Build Your Own Nest Activity

Hands On As We Grow

Jamie - Hands On As We Grow

Jamie, a mom of three, loves hands-on projects with her little boys. She's the voice and creative force behind Hands On As We Grow. With a new craft or project posting every day, the site is packed with really awesome ideas for play and fun.

Favorite projects: 30+ Dirty Kids Projects and Preschool Game: Alphabet Ball

B-Inspired Mama

Written by Krissy, a former art teacher and mom of three, B-Inspired Mama is a go-to site for all things creative with kids. She shares everything from creative art projects (Krissy has a master's degree in art education!) to great advice on how to keep kids minds active all summer long.

Favorite projects: 15 Ways to Find Opportunities for Learning in Summer and 6 Summer Literacy Ideas
Krissy - B-Inspired Mama

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