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musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game
January 30, 2014 No Comment

musical hearts: reading, moving, & crazy-fun kid game

      The snow and freezing cold temps has cause my three kids to be on energy overload lately. They need to burn steam. They need to run, jump, ...

pet poetry contest: calling all creative kids!
January 20, 2014 2 comments

pet poetry contest: calling all creative kids!

      As a longtime friend of PAL, Pets Add Life, I’m happy to share news about a cool opportunity for our students, teachers, and parents. Now through January 31, ...

game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO
January 14, 2014 2 comments

game design for kids: innovation and creativity with #intelAIO

My kids have long been interested in electronics and technology, but only recently have they been interested in trying their hand at game design. Right. As in my kids, 10, ...

how to keep your family sane during a kitchen renovation
January 7, 2014 4 comments

how to keep your family sane during a kitchen renovation

    It’s been pretty quiet on the blog for the last few weeks, but it’s been insanely busy on the home front. We’re undergoing a major kitchen renovation. Combining ...

new year’s eve bingo bonanza
December 27, 2013 2 comments

new year’s eve bingo bonanza

    Every  New Year’s Eve that we join forces with a few other families, we make Bingo our go-to game for the kids. And the kids—and parents–love it. But ...

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers
December 26, 2013 No Comment

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers

Any time we can use recyclables for learning or play, it’s a win in my book. So each year as New Year’s Eve approaches, we clean out our recycle bin and ...

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition
December 18, 2013 2 comments

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition

    The following guest post is written by Karen Blake. Karen is a teacher, mom of three, and aunt of many.  She’s a lover of traditions and is quite ...

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition
December 12, 2013 2 comments

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition

Every year, one of our advent calendar activities reads: Cookie Baking Day!  And what that means is that no matter the day–it’s always a surprise!–the kids and I ditch everything ...

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday
December 10, 2013 2 comments

holiday party kid activities: 3 secrets to success #mykindofholiday

As part of Target’s Inner Circle, a few of us are participating a super-fun holiday party series: Holiday Party 101. We’re writing about everything from invitations to desserts, hostess gifts ...

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats
December 6, 2013 4 comments

holiday baking with kids eBook: 15 kid-friendly, family-favorite recipes and treats

    It’s no secret that I am a crazy huge fan of getting kids in the kitchen. Early and often, let’s tie those aprons onto our littles, pull the ...

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday
November 28, 2013 2 comments

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday

      We’re longtime fans of the advent calendar and and longtime fans of coffee. When we stepped up our game last year and sprung for a Keurig, every ...