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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

sweet homemade santa cookie tray
November 30, 2012 11 comments

sweet homemade santa cookie tray

We’ve been all about getting crafty with wooden trays around here lately, so while Maddy, Owen, and Cora worked on their Thank You Trays, I skipped ahead to the next ...

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time
November 28, 2012 2 comments

advent activity calendar: fun, festive family holiday time

It’s that time of year again–time for our Advent Activity Calendar! Our Advent Activity Calendar is something we’ve been doing for the last four years, where we very simply plan ...