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Paper Claws Your Cat will LOVE

I just posted a fun little tutorial on how to make these paper claws for your fingers. Your cat will LOVE these!  They are super easy to make if you just follow the step by step instructions in the video posted below.  You just need a regular sheet of paper to make each one!

Our cat Rocky was really enjoying an ultra-uber-mega-kitty massage.  Purrrrfectly content!

Here is the video below.  Please SHARE!!

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January 25, 2014   2 Comments

Fan Mail That Makes Me Blush

This letter from one of my readers literally had me all choked up!  Posted below is one of the kindest and most inspirational “thank you” emails I have ever received since I started Momsminivan.  I decided to reprint her letter in it’s entirety (with her permission) and include a link to her etsy shop so I can show her some support too.  And just so you all know, I could never have made MomsMinivan without my amazing readers, so I have to thank all of you too.  –Laurel (momsminivan)

Hi Laurel,
I’m a mom of four.  I am always looking for ways to teach my children creativity and how to have fun “unplugged”.  I didn’t learn very many of these things growing up because both my parents worked and I rarely had time with them.  When they WERE home they would often just sit in front of the T.V.  Now in today’s world, the computer can be an even bigger distraction than our generation had with television.

The internet can also be an amazing tool for good.  In desperation to find my children fun things to do besides video games I went searching for wisdom from other moms.

I am so thankful that I stumbled across your website!  From teaching my children string games, printable games to play in the car and making slime…  I’ve loved every bit of the fun things you share!!!

These are things that help us spend more time together as a family.  And quality/ quantity time with my kids is worth more than anything money could buy!  THANK YOU for making a wonderful difference in my experience of being a mom!

Alicia Rawlins
Come visit my shop: Christian Fine Art


Thank you for taking the time to write to me! I can’t tell you how much it means!  FYI, Some of the activities she’s referring to are from my Momsminivan Youtube channel. 


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January 21, 2014   2 Comments

Auto Insurance in Phoenix AZ

Drivers who need auto insurance in Phoenix AZ can choose from several insurance agencies and insurance brokers. The best ones place their clients’ needs above their own. They work hard to provide the service, stability and prices that drivers expect from an auto insurance representative.

Several factors can make it hard to obtain auto insurance in Arizona. Traffic violations, traffic accidents, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, auto insurance cancellation and young drivers are common examples. Fortunately, many agents and brokers represent well-known, national carriers that offer prime coverage at low cost rates, even for drivers who have trouble obtaining auto insurance.

Drivers with Internet access can get free auto insurance quotes online. Some insurance agents work with specific insurance carriers, while others agents and brokers work with a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents, for example, work with dozens of insurance companies to find the best rates and coverage for their clients.

Arizona insurance agencies shop multiple providers to find the best coverage for the smallest down payment and most affordable monthly payments. Because they are local, their agents can meet with clients in the office to provide service and answer questions. Many Phoenix agencies also have offices in Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria and other major cities. This gives drivers additional convenience, especially if they move or travel across the state.

Most agencies can provide drivers with inexpensive, SR-22 insurance quickly and easily by phone or office visit. An SR-22 form is a document filed with the state of Arizona that verifies vehicle liability insurance. The form is required when an Arizona driver has a car accident or is convicted of a traffic offense. A judge typically orders an SR-22 to prove a driver’s financial responsibility.

Whether drivers want minimum liability or full-coverage insurance, Phoenix insurance agencies can help them find what they need. Arizona law requires all drivers to carry at least liability insurance, and auto lenders require comprehensive coverage before they approve car loans. Insurance costs can quickly add up, so most drivers need the expertise of professional agents and brokers. With a little time and research, drivers can obtain the right insurance from a trustworthy company.

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January 21, 2014   2 Comments

Hearing Aids for Children

Hearing aids are a must for many people who have a hearing deficiency of one kind or another. A loss of of the sense of hearing can be complete, early-onset, later-onset, or gradual in conjunction with another disorder or condition. Irrespective of the disorder or the amount of hearing loss, there is a hearing aid that can benefit every person.

Hearing Aids For Children

Children who have hearing loss have difficulties in school, socializing with their classmates, and learning rudimentary sounds that other children can learn simply by being around adults and other children. Children who are hearing impaired need a chance to hear as clearly as possible, and the hearing aid cannot be cumbersome or difficult for the child to wear.

Hearing aids can be fitted to a child’s developing ear and allow for the child to continually get the hearing aid fitted as they grow. There is no reason for a kid to feel like they are different than the other kids, and having a fitted hearing aid hides the hearing aid, helps the child with self-esteem, and improves their performance in school. There’s no greater gift than allowing a kid to be able to talk to their peers and interact with their teachers normally.

Hearing Aids For Adults

Adults who may have recently discovered they need a hearing aid or have worn one their whole life can get a hearing that is going to last them the rest of their lives. However, that hearing aid can take on many forms. There are some adults who only need the hearing for conversation in loud places while other adults need the hearing aid all day long because their hearing deficit is quite large.

The adult who must wear a hearing aid for conversations in loud places needs the option to turn the hearing aid up and down as needed. Perhaps they need only a little correction when they are at work, but at a working lunch, they made need to turn up the hearing aid in order to keep up with the conversation. After they return to the office, the hearing aid can be turned back down.

More powerful hearing aids can be fitted to an adult’s ear in order to allow them to have enough correction throughout the day. These more powerful hearing aids can be measured and fitted to the ear just as the hearing aid for someone who needs less correction.

When children and adults alike need hearing aids, they can find the options they need in a fitted and small hearing aid that is not going to be noticeable. Anyone who wears a hearing aid deserves the chance to hear what is going on around them without feeling self-conscious about their appearance or the fact that they are wearing a hearing aid.

Find the best options for hearing aids and fittings at MiracleEar. There are many options for every child and adult who needs help hearing things a little more clearly in their day-to-day activity.

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