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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 ...

how every family should celebrate martin luther king, jr day
January 17, 2014 1 comment

how every family should celebrate martin luther king, jr day

    I love the idea of doing some sort of service project for the community to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.  Imagine how great the world would be ...

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers
December 26, 2013 No Comment

easy, homemade new year’s eve shakers

Any time we can use recyclables for learning or play, it’s a win in my book. So each year as New Year’s Eve approaches, we clean out our recycle bin and ...

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition
December 18, 2013 2 comments

the polar express night: a holiday family tradition

    The following guest post is written by Karen Blake. Karen is a teacher, mom of three, and aunt of many.  She’s a lover of traditions and is quite ...

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps
December 16, 2013 34 comments

holiday card stencils and balloon stamps

Thank you Dollar Tree and the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club for making this post possible!   This year, we’re spicing our holiday cards up a bit. For the past ...

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition
December 12, 2013 2 comments

our cookie baking day: favorite family annual holiday tradition

Every year, one of our advent calendar activities reads: Cookie Baking Day!  And what that means is that no matter the day–it’s always a surprise!–the kids and I ditch everything ...

holiday cards that rock: minted
December 11, 2013 No Comment

holiday cards that rock: minted

I have found the holy grail of holiday photo cards: minted. Really. I love nearly every single thing about this company, because what once took me hours up on hours ...

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday
November 28, 2013 2 comments

k-cup advent calendar: make it a thoughtful, thankful holiday

      We’re longtime fans of the advent calendar and and longtime fans of coffee. When we stepped up our game last year and sprung for a Keurig, every ...

make a veggie turkey: kid-happy, thanksgiving dinner-ready
November 25, 2013 2 comments

make a veggie turkey: kid-happy, thanksgiving dinner-ready

It’s no secret that I have kids who usually love to be in the kitchen–whether it’s trying a new food or helping with a new recipe, my kiddos are usually ...

homemade tooth fairy boxes
August 28, 2013 8 comments

homemade tooth fairy boxes

    originally published as ‘tooth fairy, we’re ready!’ on October 13, 2009 If you check around the internet, dozens of sites exist with perfect, beautiful tooth fairy pillows. If ...

summer fun cards of 2013
July 8, 2013 No Comment

summer fun cards of 2013

Every year for the last few years, we’ve rocked out our Summer Fun Cards in the first few weeks of the summer. We choose an afternoon, we gather markers and ...