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Hi there! Welcome to 3 Boys and a Dog! My name is Kelli and I run a household filled with 3 boys and a dog. OK so technically there are now five boys, four dogs, and a TON of cats. However, when I started this amazing journey in 2006, I only had 3 boys and 1 dog.

Many of those boys are now basically grown and that little doggie has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. But, she gave us a couple of litters before moving on. We have 1 pup from the first litter and 2 from the second. Then, we have a huge teddy bear doggo who lives outside.

Anyway, you are not here to read about me! You are here to find out what this site is about and how to navigate it easily. Right?

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About 3 Boys and a Dog

3 Boys and a Dog is a popular blog that aims to provide valuable resources for busy moms and families. With a focus on homeschooling, homemaking, and family life, this blog offers a variety of practical tips, recipes, educational materials, and inspiring quotes. The blog’s founder, Kelli Miller, started the platform in November 2006 and has been actively sharing her interests and experiences ever since.

The blog covers a wide range of topics, including easy recipes that are perfect for busy families. From kid-friendly meals to quick weeknight dinner ideas and delicious desserts, the blog offers a collection of recipes that cater to various tastes and dietary preferences.

In addition to recipes, 3 Boys and a Dog provides valuable homemaking tips and advice. Whether it’s organization hacks, cleaning tips, or time management strategies, readers can find practical solutions to make their homes more efficient and functional.

The blog also dedicates a section to family fun activities, where readers can discover ideas for bonding, entertainment, and creating lasting memories. From DIY crafts to outdoor games and themed parties, this section offers a plethora of suggestions to keep the whole family engaged and entertained.

For parents who choose to homeschool their children, 3 Boys and a Dog provides a wealth of resources. From curriculum recommendations to learning strategies and educational activities, the blog offers valuable insights and support for homeschooling parents.

When it comes to celebrations and special occasions, the blog is a go-to resource. With ideas for party themes, decoration tips, homemade gifts, and planning checklists, 3 Boys and a Dog helps readers create memorable events that will be cherished for years to come.

To enhance organization and productivity, the blog offers printable planners and worksheets. These resources include weekly and monthly planners, meal planners, chore charts, and educational worksheets for kids, providing practical tools for managing busy schedules and promoting learning.

3 Boys and a Dog is a comprehensive blog that caters to the needs of busy moms and families. With its wide range of content, from easy recipes and homemaking tips to homeschooling resources and family fun activities, the blog aims to provide practical support, inspiration, and guidance for parents navigating the joys and challenges of raising children.

We cover a wide range of resources here but keep scrolling to learn about each of the main sections of our blog. Then…

simply click on the image of the one you are most interested in!

You can always get back to this page by clicking the “New? Start Here!” words on the top right of our blog. But also, each one of these sections is clickable from the small images over there —>>> on our sidebar.

This fun section focuses on making sure you have fun at all those important milestones and events throughout your life.

You will find parties, printables, guides, and even recipes for Baby Showers, Birthday Parties, & HolidaySeasons

We also have gathered up TONS of awesome gift ideas.

Plus, no more struggling with the perfect thing to say! Find all of our favorite inspirational quotes here.

Whether you prefer staying home with some hands-on crafts or boos or traveling around the USA, you will find the resources for it in this section.

You will also find tons of tips, tricks, and ideas for a family movie night and a family game night.

Finally, we have a big section of toys especially for toddlers: from the classic to unique – you are sure to find it here!

Honestly, when I made this category I had plans for it to be all things in the kitchen. Then, over the next 15 years, my recipes grew to almost unmanageable numbers!

Here at 3BD, we have somewhere around one thousand delicious, kid-friendly, mom-approved recipes!

So, clicking that picture to the left is going to take you to a crazy-long, sorted, labor of love!

Or, go straight to our recipe index.

This is where to go to find fun (but educational) activities for your kids.

You will find tips on homeschooling, after-schooling, and even “sometimes-schooling” your little ones.

We have tons of free printable goodies to keep your little ones busy and learning!

Most of our educational content is geared towards preschool through early elementary.

When it comes to homemaking tips, 3 Boys and a Dog blog is a treasure trove of valuable advice and guidance. Readers can find a plethora of tips and tricks, covering various aspects of homemaking such as organization, cleaning hacks, and time management.

Find tips on cleaning, decorating, and organizing!

Freezer cooking and menu planning, all covered here as well.

You will also find that info in this section because we use essential oils to keep our home clean and smelling nice as naturally as possible.

If you love taking care of your home and finding new ways to do just that, this section is for you!

One specific topic to explore on the blog is decluttering techniques. From tackling cluttered closets to organizing overflowing pantries, readers can discover practical strategies to create a more organized and clutter-free living space.

Meal planning strategies are another area of focus on the blog. Busy moms and families can benefit from tips on how to plan meals ahead, create grocery lists, and prepare healthy and delicious meals while saving time and money.

Creating a functional home environment is also emphasized on the blog. Readers can find advice on optimizing living spaces, creating efficient storage solutions, and incorporating practical decor ideas that enhance both aesthetics and functionality.

Overall, the homemaking tips section on 3 Boys and a Dog blog offers a wealth of knowledge on topics like decluttering, meal planning, and creating a functional home. By exploring these specific areas, readers can find practical solutions to make their homes more organized, efficient, and enjoyable to live in.

Finally, scroll past the comments and such to find a ton of menu links including links to our store & other websites!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you stick around for a long time!

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Melissa Spayde

Monday 20th of September 2021

Kelli, I came across your website from Simple Everyday Mom (Sam). I am a children's youth librarian and share story time with our youngest patrons. I put together craft kits for them to pick up here at our library. In those kits I also include fun papers such as practice scissor cutting, coloring pages, tracing papers, etc. all things to get them ready for kindergarten. I am writing to you today to ask permission to print off anything that I might be able to download to share or possible use one of your crafts with all the credit given to you. I give out between 20 to 30 depending how many might be coming in to pick up the kits. With Covid still here I am still not able to do in-person story time and have to do it virtually. The kits are a great way for me to still try to be connected with the kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you! Mitzi

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Welcome!! Thank you so much for asking permission, though I am a full believer in giving to our kiddos. Obviously, I wouldn't want you to profit off my work, but print and give out as many as you want! :-)