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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 ...

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 ...

new year's interview: fun family tradition
January 2, 2013 11 comments

new year’s interview: fun family tradition

It’s New Year’s Interview time! (I can hardly believe it!) This year, we made some minor adjustments to our traditional New Year’s Family Interview because as the kids get older, ...

fab ideas for new year's, organization and winter family fun
December 28, 2012 6 comments

fab ideas for new year’s, organization and winter family fun

Happy New Year, my friends! Let’s do what we can to get 2013 started in a fun, organized, and fresh way by checking out what the experts are doing–and you ...

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. ...

christmas eve tradition: family pajamas
December 18, 2012 5 comments

christmas eve tradition: family pajamas

One of my favorite nights of the year is Christmas Eve, and one of my favorite Christmas Eve family traditions involves something really simple: pajamas. I love any sort of ...

how to make a candy wreath
December 14, 2012 6 comments

how to make a candy wreath

One of my favorite challenges is finding a craft that doubles both as a fun family activity and a gift–especially during this crazy busy but totally festive time of year. ...

how to celebrate a golden birthday
December 10, 2012 16 comments

how to celebrate a golden birthday

Golden Birthday: that rare and exciting birthday when the date of your birth matches your age. Yes! It’s true! So special? It’s golden. You were born on February 10 and ...

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause
December 9, 2012 5 comments

take time to give this holiday: #blog4cause

We’re right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season, and it’s hard to slow down at this point. I totally get that. Believe me. But it’s so important ...

holiday fun fact AND joke lunchbox notes  (with hanukkah!)
December 4, 2012 6 comments

holiday fun fact AND joke lunchbox notes (with hanukkah!)

We are huge fans of the lunchbox love note over here, so we’ve revisited our ole faves and added a few new ones to the mix. Maddy, Owen, and Cora ...