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baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help
April 21, 2014 No Comment

baby shower decorations, treats, & games: 3 ways to get your kids to help

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s.   My three kids were the first grandchildren on both sides of our ...

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids
April 17, 2014 No Comment

easter egg pattern match game: for kids, by kids

Easter is right around the corner, and we’re psyched. Not only does Easter mean egg painting and candy, family time and spring flowers, fresh starts and new hope, it means ...

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count
March 30, 2014 No Comment

springtime easter sensory bin: egg hunt and count

Huge thanks to Lauren, of Tutus & Tea Parties, for writing this smart and totally cool springtime craft post.  Lauren is a certified elementary educator, and she writes about the ...

april fools' pranks and jokes for kids
March 26, 2014 2 comments

april fools’ pranks and jokes for kids

      Seriously, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite holidays, and I know that’s not normal. I just think April Fools’ Day gives us a good excuse ...

april fools' candy bugs: funny trick for families
March 19, 2014 4 comments

april fools’ candy bugs: funny trick for families

 originally published in 2011     April Fools’ Day is practically upon us, and I thought that before I served the kids jell-o in their juice cups tomorrow (seriously, how funny ...

lent ideas for kids and families
March 6, 2014 No Comment

lent ideas for kids and families

      Lent is here. And this year, rather than have Lent be a time when my kids complain and moan because they can’t have dessert every night, I ...

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool
February 11, 2014 2 comments

secret message valentines: homemade, candy-free, totally cool

    Longtime fans of the ole homemade Valentine, I’ve had to get a little more clever and crafty as the kids get older. But I still want them writing, ...

black history month: resources for kids and families
February 8, 2014 No Comment

black history month: resources for kids and families

    We often talk about race in our home, but lately my kids have become more and more curious about the struggles that many so many groups have faced–African-Americans ...

valentine's day class party ideas, 2.0
January 31, 2014 6 comments

valentine’s day class party ideas, 2.0

       For many years now I’ve been roped into being Room Parent for my kids’ classes, and though I do love the opportunity to meet other families from ...

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, ...

25 ways to play with puzzles
January 24, 2014 No Comment

25 ways to play with puzzles

Get those puzzles out, my friends! It doesn’t matter if your kids are 2 or 12–puzzles are a super way of flexing those brain muscles, practicing fine motor skills, and ...