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Happy Friday everyone!  I’m holed up in my home office furiously trying to make sense of all the cleaning schedule info. I’ve collected from everyone while the in-laws entertain my kids.  I hope to have the goods for you Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Until then, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve been talking about over at momtastic lately:
  • First is this week’s roundup of family friendly finds.  Doesn’t that homemade baby food look divine?  It reminds me of something Iron Chef Morimoto would whip up.
  • From baking to blocks, I’m also covering lots of easy ways to sneak a little math into playtime.  Bonus: a few of the links even have free printables.
  • Speaking of playtime, here are 5 Easy DIY Toy Projects to Try at Home.  I think the glockenspiel is my favorite.  On second thought, I just really like the word glockenspiel – the fairies in a jar are my favorite!
  • The Academy Awards are this weekend.  If you’re thinking of entertaining, or just want to have a fun family night, then you have to check out this amazingly comprehensive DIY Oscar party.


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