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how to make the most of a day trip to museum, farm, or amusement park
July 22, 2013 No Comment

how to make the most of a day trip to museum, farm, or amusement park

    Now that our swim and dive seasons are officially over, it’s time for a few good family day trips. And our close proximity to Washington, DC, Baltimore, and ...

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.  ...

quick, easy father's day surprise notes: kid-made and dad-approved
June 14, 2013 No Comment

quick, easy father’s day surprise notes: kid-made and dad-approved

Father’s Day is here. Like practically tomorrow. And with the whirlwind of the end-of-school excitement, Father’s Day often takes a back seat to. . . well, other things. Not this ...

how to write limericks for loved ones
May 11, 2013 No Comment

how to write limericks for loved ones

    Who knew that National Limerick Day was May 12? It’s true.  National Limerick Day is celebrated on May 12 to honor Edward Lear, the creator of limericks. May ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

st. patrick's day fun fact lunchbox notes: and non-fiction reading
March 4, 2013 7 comments

st. patrick’s day fun fact lunchbox notes: and non-fiction reading

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day– a holiday that my family loves to ring in with rainbows, scavenger hunts, and lots of silly little- leprechaun fun. But we also love to ...

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 ...

partner match: cool game for questioning, thinking, chatting, moving, and more
January 30, 2013 4 comments

partner match: cool game for questioning, thinking, chatting, moving, and more

It’s not easy to find games that get kids up and moving, engaged, excited, and thinking, but Partner Match is a winner in our book. And the cool thing about ...