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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 ...

kid-friendly july 4th treat: flag cake
June 28, 2013 No Comment

kid-friendly july 4th treat: flag cake

One of our favorite summertime traditions involves sweets (big surprise). Every year for as long as I can remember, the kids and I have made a July 4th flag cake.  ...

how to teach the easter story to kids: resurrection rolls
March 29, 2013 9 comments

how to teach the easter story to kids: resurrection rolls

The Easter story is a hard one to wrap your head around. No matter your age, it’s a bit confusing and complicated. And scary and sad and uplifting and encouraging ...

simple, sweet butterfly birthday with awesome ME boxes
March 25, 2013 5 comments

simple, sweet butterfly birthday with awesome ME boxes

    Our Cora had a Butterfly Birthday Bash Playdate, which was fun and simple and beautiful and full of butterflies and perfect for ringing in numero seis. Our tiniest ...

local ethnic restaurants: a family food adventure
March 15, 2013 7 comments

local ethnic restaurants: a family food adventure

Before kids, my husband and I talked a good game. We had big plans. We’ll pack up everything! We’ll move across the world! We’ll teach at an Amerian school abroad! ...

read across america week: resources GALORE!
February 25, 2013 1 comment

read across america week: resources GALORE!

One of the reading and literacy world’s biggest months is just around the corner, so we’re kicking it off with a fantabulous twitter event–and we want you to join us! ...

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 celebrate a golden birthday
December 10, 2012 16 comments

how to celebrate a golden birthday

Golden Birthday: that rare and exciting birthday when the date of your birth matches your age. Yes! It’s true! So special? It’s golden. You were born on February 10 and ...

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time
November 28, 2012 2 comments

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time

It’s that time of year again–time for our Advent Activity Calendar! Our Advent Activity Calendar is something we’ve been doing for the last four years, where we very simply plan ...

kids baking for a cause: Shot@Life #blog4cause, week 2
November 17, 2012 4 comments

kids baking for a cause: Shot@Life #blog4cause, week 2

Week three has come and gone of our #blog4cause campaign, and we couldn’t be more thrilled at our participation! We know that as we move further into the holiday season, ...

develop strong reading skills early: skimming vs reading
October 17, 2012 13 comments

develop strong reading skills early: skimming vs reading

I realized something recently that I should have noticed way before now. Actually, I had an idea about it, but I wasn’t really for sure for sure. One of my ...