Jane Brosseau

Jane was born and raised in Wilmington, DE. She met her husband 20 years ago and settled in Fairfax, VA in 2004. Jane is an only child turned big family mom of 10 kids ages 15 to newborn. They are the family next door just supersized. Jane considers herself an expert in free and low cost family friendly activities in Fairfax County and DC. Jane has battled Hypermesis Gravidarum (HG) in 7 pregnancies and Postpartum Depression last year, she is an advocate for awareness and support of HG and PPD moms. Likes: a good cup of Earl Grey tea, working out or walking with friends, exploring new parks and activities with her family, and reading travel websites. Follow Jane on IG at @10busybeesfamily or FB at @10busybees.
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4 Easy, Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Snacks for Kids

In honor of our daughter's birthday, who was born on St. Patrick’s Day, here are our favorite fun and easy St. Patrick's Day crafts and snacks for kids. Every year on March. 17th we...

The Importance of Playing Board Games with our Kids

We love playing board games and card games with our kids. There are usually some tears and disgruntled players, but also lots of laughter and fun. As a child I loved playing board games...
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5 Ways to Support the Anti-Racism Movement From Home

When George Floyd called out for his mama, I felt that I was called too. I have been listening, I have cried, and I know that I must do better going forward. I am...

10 Quarantine-Friendly Summer Ideas for Families

This Quarantine Summer is going to be very different for us. Our neighborhood pool is closed, some summer camps are canceled, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that our beach trip won’t be...

3 Budget-Friendly Family Meal Ideas

Looking for some budget-friendly family meal ideas that your kids will actually eat? I have 3 meal ideas that my family loves—and hopefully, yours will too. With our large family, our grocery bill is...
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5 Fun Family STEM Projects

One way that we have been transitioning to our new quarantine homeschool life is by doing family STEM projects where all the children, teens through toddlers can participate. STEM is an acronym for Science,...

Our Family’s First Tinkergarten Class Won’t Be Our Last!

I recently took two of my kids (ages 3 and 4) to a Tinkergarten class and I could not wait to share our experience with local moms. Not being familiar with Tinkergarten and their...
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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids

Roses are red, violets are blue. My kids love sweet treats how about you? My kids love Valentine’s Day and all the sweet treats that come with it. When I was creating this post...

10 Inside Activities for Kids on Long Winter Days

Honestly, winter is not my favorite time of the year. Having 10 kids indoors for days on end makes for a long season. Over the years, I have come up with some easy indoor...
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Fairfax, VA Neighborhood Guide

We are grateful for the sponsor of this guide: The Royster Hearth Group. This Realtor Group are experts in this area. Please be sure to check out thorough details about their practice below. We are...

A Hidden (Free & Family-Friendly) Gem: The Marine Corps Museum

Our favorite free family friendly museum isn’t located on the National Mall (we love those museums too). It is located 36 miles south of Washington, DC in Triangle, VA. The National Museum of the...

Halloween Food for Kids that is Fun, Easy and Healthyish

In our house, my kids start planning their Halloween costumes in July, seriously. Our neighborhood goes all out with spooky decorations and haunted cul-de-sacs. On Halloween, we meet up with neighbors and walk the...
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10 Ways to Get Your Family Back to School Ready

Do you remember the old Staples back to school commercial with the dad running through the aisles gleefully with “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” playing in the background and the kids...

Hand-Me-Downs are a Lifesaver for Our Family

Hand-me-downs have been a lifesaver for our big family. With now 10 kids we LIVE off of hand-me-downs, no exaggeration! We are really lucky to have a large circle of friends and neighbors that...