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summer fun cards of 2013
July 8, 2013 No Comment

summer fun cards of 2013

Every year for the last few years, we’ve rocked out our Summer Fun Cards in the first few weeks of the summer. We choose an afternoon, we gather markers and ...

driveway shuffleboard math
July 4, 2013 2 comments

driveway shuffleboard math

    It’s so funny how sometimes, sneaky learning shows up organically–completely unexpectedly–in our day. Driveway Shuffleboard Math is no exception. We were out front, enjoying a brief break in ...

summer learning resources: the round-up & our top choice!
June 26, 2013 No Comment

summer learning resources: the round-up & our top choice!

For months now I’ve been itching to create an infographic–a fancy, rockstar infographic that can be shared among friends far and wide. And the awesomeness of Summer Learning resources out ...

how to host a summer reading book swap event
June 25, 2013 No Comment

how to host a summer reading book swap event

Summer is almost in full swing, and for our family, there’s no better way to begin our summer fun than with a Summer Reading Kick-Off Party! Each year, we invite ...

5 ideas for sneaky learning and backyard fun
June 21, 2013 No Comment

5 ideas for sneaky learning and backyard fun

Hip, hip hooray! Summer is here! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous for us—not too hot and not too cool. It’s the spring we always seem to miss here in ...

smart summer fun ideas: 2013 calendar
June 13, 2013 1 comment

smart summer fun ideas: 2013 calendar

Hard to believe that in just a few days my kids will no longer be third, first, and Kindergartners and will instead be fourth, second, and first graders! UN-believable. Maddy ...

5 ways to get your kids psyched for summer reading
May 5, 2013 5 comments

5 ways to get your kids psyched for summer reading

Believe it—summer is around the corner.  Woo-hoo! Around the corner!  As in like just a few weeks away!  It’s May! Pools open in May. Weather warms in May.  Swim team ...

april fool's family fun: 3 no-fail ways to get kids laughing
April 1, 2013 3 comments

april fool’s family fun: 3 no-fail ways to get kids laughing

I’ve always found April Fools’ time a great excuse to sneak in a few extra laughs, some silliness, some second-glances, and some smiles.  I’ll even take eye-rolls if it comes ...

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! ...

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 ...

high school basketball games: why families should go
February 8, 2013 3 comments

high school basketball games: why families should go

Totally new-for-us this last month was something that I wish we would have done sooner, but I think our kids are finally at just-the-right age. Just like the ole days ...