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how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve
April 11, 2014 1 comment

how to throw a rockstar frozen birthday party—snacks to serve

  Frozen is all the rage these days, so it’s no wonder that my Cora wanted a ‘Frozen’ birthday party for her 7th. So that’s what we did. Starting last ...

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)
October 8, 2013 2 comments

recipe reading (and cookie-eating)

    This post was originally published on December 12, 2009, but as I searched for our Iced Pumpkin Spice Cookie recipe, I found this oldie but goodie and realized ...

try something new with kids: coconut
July 17, 2013 2 comments

try something new with kids: coconut

We’re big fans of mixing up the fun and learning over here, always trying a little something new each week. We’ve done restaurants, foods, crafts, games, vacations, and more. It’s ...

the papaya: totally new for our family fruit
January 12, 2013 20 comments

the papaya: totally new for our family fruit

We are always looking for new and exciting things to try over here, and this week, though it may seem boring, normal, average and everyday to your family, we tried ...

how to get your kids to try new foods (and like it!)
September 29, 2012 9 comments

how to get your kids to try new foods (and like it!)

It’s hard to get kids to try anything new, especially when it comes to food. A lot of parents, myself included, aren’t always sure how to get their kids to ...

best of teach mama countdown: #1 -- candy sushi
January 14, 2012 2 comments

best of teach mama countdown: #1 — candy sushi

I know, I know. It kind of makes me laugh, but our how to make candy sushi post has seen quite a bit o’ traffic over the last year. As ...

best of teach mama countdown: #4 -- cooking with kids
January 9, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #4 — cooking with kids

Though our family has changed a ton in the three years that I’ve been writing this blog, one thing that has remained the same is my kids’ interest in hanging ...

best of teach mama countdown: #6 -- learning with recyclables
January 7, 2012 No Comment

best of teach mama countdown: #6 — learning with recyclables

One of these days I’m going to share where and how we store the recyclables that we manage to save from the big blue bin over here. But until then, ...

last minute treats: fancy, festive chocolate pretzels
December 22, 2011 6 comments

last minute treats: fancy, festive chocolate pretzels

Last week, the kids and I celebrated our annual Cookie Baking Day–something we all look forward to in the month of December. On the morning of our Cookie Baking Day, ...

we teach: holiday learning eBook -- free, fab, filled with ideas
October 17, 2011 No Comment

we teach: holiday learning eBook — free, fab, filled with ideas

Hip, hip, HOORAY!!  The we teach holiday learning eBook is hot off the presses! Filled with fabulous ideas from over 30 brilliant members of our forum, the holiday learning eBook ...

quick trick: have a. . . placemat party!
September 16, 2011 12 comments

quick trick: have a. . . placemat party!

Every. Single. Day. We’re rocking a Placemat Party over here. At breakfast. At lunch. And at dinners at the kitchen table (because the kitchen table is so less fancy than ...