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digital and hand-drawn bookmarks: modern kid masterpieces
May 29, 2013 No Comment

digital and hand-drawn bookmarks: modern kid masterpieces

The Washington Post’s KidsPost is hosting a bookmark design contest for its Summer Book Club. So between shoving Cheerios and oj in their faces at breakfast on Tuesday, Maddy, Owen, ...

how to make butterfly pens: a sweet spring garden gift
April 28, 2013 4 comments

how to make butterfly pens: a sweet spring garden gift

For Teacher Appreciation Week, for Mother’s Day, as a birthday party favor, or for any occasion, these butterfly pens are indeed a sweet spring garden gift! No glue, no sewing, ...

quick and easy inexpensive thank you gifts for teachers
April 27, 2013 6 comments

quick and easy inexpensive thank you gifts for teachers

No matter how or when you do it, it’s an important time of the year to offer a sincere ‘thank you!’ to teachers, especially with National Teacher Day and Teacher ...

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 ...

beautiful, easy homemade flower barrettes
March 22, 2013 6 comments

beautiful, easy homemade flower barrettes

While we were at the craft store this past weekend, picking up some supplies for Maddy’s after school club and for Cora’s Butterfly Birthday Playdate this weekend, we stumbled upon ...

an easy-to-build stage for the performers in your family
March 6, 2013 7 comments

an easy-to-build stage for the performers in your family

That’s right. A stage. So your kids can totally rock it out during your spring break Staycation.  Or so your house becomes THE house for playdates.  Or so you and ...

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! ...

homemade Scratch Art bookmark valentines: easy, cool, kid-happy
February 1, 2013 10 comments

homemade Scratch Art bookmark valentines: easy, cool, kid-happy

affiliate links are used in this post It’s that time of year when hearts and love and pink and hugs and candy and kisses are in the air. So the ...

how to throw a rockstar valentine's day class party
January 28, 2013 12 comments

how to throw a rockstar valentine’s day class party

It’s not easy running a class party–for any holiday–but with the right help and planning, any Room Parent (and his or her small army) can pull one off with ease! ...

our happy face and flower valentines
January 19, 2013 2 comments

our happy face and flower valentines

originally published on 2/5/2010: —————— There’s something about creating homemade Valentines that makes my heart skip a beat. So as long as I’m able–and my kids are willing–I hope to ...

homemade name necklaces for girls and boys
December 21, 2012 11 comments

homemade name necklaces for girls and boys

For months and months and months and months, Cora has asked for three things: her name on a cup, her name on a shirt, and her name on a necklace. ...