Why I Blog

“What is it?” Harry asked shakily. “This? It is called a Pensieve,” said Dumbledore. “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.” “Er,” said Harry, who couldn’t truthfully say that he had ever felt anything of the sort. “At […]

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For The Mom Who Is Discouraged By Art and Craft Projects

Life, like finger painting, is messy business. We learn as we go – from the experiences we have, the knowledge we choose to retain or dismiss, and the mistakes we make along the way. Over time, we figure out how to dip our fingers in the paint without getting it all over our clothes; glide […]

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Celebrate | Tree of Thanksgiving

We’ve been attempting to do our own ’30 Days of Thanks’ project at home with our almost-three year old this year. I thought it might help him wrap his inquisitive mind around what it truly means to be ‘thankful’.  If nothing else, it’s definitely been something fun to do together as a family, and pretty […]

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Kids in The Kitchen | Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles

  This one is for my little blue-eyed blueberry thief (see the photo in the top right hand corner ). A carton of blueberries will disappear from the fridge if I turn my back for two seconds while preparing a meal.  They’ve been my little guy’s favorite treat since he first popped one in his […]

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Play | Recycled Egg Carton Boats

This Project Teaches: The Concept of Recycling Basic Science Skills This Project Encourages: Creative Learning Through Play Recommended for ages 12+ Months I’d intended for this to be an Earth Day project, but it’s better late than never, I suppose.  Besides, I’d like to think that any day is a good day to recycle while […]

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