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5 reasons families need backyard chickens (no, this is not a joke)
September 23, 2013 8 comments

5 reasons families need backyard chickens (no, this is not a joke)

    We love chickens. We really do. We love backyard chickens. As in, we love them thanks to two hens who came to us from Rent a Coop here ...

the rainbow loom: 5 reasons kids need it and parents love it
September 4, 2013 20 comments

the rainbow loom: 5 reasons kids need it and parents love it

Join over 5,000+ subscribers who receive fun, free ideas for making learning FUN and meaningful each week!     We are loving–and I mean loving–the Rainbow Loom. We’re bracelet-making, ring-wearing, ...

new fire safety law in maryland (and smoke alarm giveaway)
September 2, 2013 6 comments

new fire safety law in maryland (and smoke alarm giveaway)

    Did you know that this summer Maryland fire safety laws have changed and that most likely you are affected? Me neither. Here’s the law: As of July 1, ...

3 reasons all kids must see Disney's Planes
August 9, 2013 6 comments

3 reasons all kids must see Disney’s Planes

Our Owen was a Cars fan from the time he could crawl. He toddled around with McQueen and Mater in his chubby little hands, and when he turned three, he ...

try someting new: fishing with kids
August 1, 2013 1 comment

try someting new: fishing with kids

Maybe every other family in the world has tried fishing, but ours has not. That is, until this week. Now? We’re like total fishermen. Fishers of men. Fisherwomen. Fisherkids. Give ...

try something new with kids: coconut
July 17, 2013 2 comments

try something new with kids: coconut

We’re big fans of mixing up the fun and learning over here, always trying a little something new each week. We’ve done restaurants, foods, crafts, games, vacations, and more. It’s ...

classic toys with an educational spin: melissa & doug at toy fair 2013
February 15, 2013 5 comments

classic toys with an educational spin: melissa & doug at toy fair 2013

I practically just walked in the door from spending several days in New York City for one of the world’s largest toy events—Toy Fair. And though my feet are sore ...

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 ...

the papaya: totally new for our family fruit
January 12, 2013 20 comments

the papaya: totally new for our family fruit

We are always looking for new and exciting things to try over here, and this week, though it may seem boring, normal, average and everyday to your family, we tried ...

welcome, shoplocket: easy selling of anything, anywhere
November 9, 2012 7 comments

welcome, shoplocket: easy selling of anything, anywhere

This New For Us Friday, I’ve got a few things going on, and I’m betting that it will put a twinkle in the eye of many a crafty, creative reader. ...

teach your children about giving this holiday: #blog4cause
November 3, 2012 16 comments

teach your children about giving this holiday: #blog4cause

Welcome to #blog4cause 2012! * November & December 2012 * Inspiring speakers and a little conversation between creative minds at EVO Conference this summer has led us to #blog4cause, and ...