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Homemade playdough – If ever there was a quintessential DIY this is it!  Parents and children have been happily cooking […]

Have you ever had a day you weren’t really looking forward to, for one reason or another, but actually turned […]

I’ve written before about how much I value outdoor time for kids.  Recently I’ve been thinking more specifically about the […]

It’s been a busy, busy weekend on the homefront.  Gorgeous weather led to some impromptu yardwork and spring cleaning along […]

Now that Easter has come and gone, I wanted to remind you of this post from last year on exactly […]

I’m at momtastic this week sharing my favorite new painting technique.  S and I picked it up at toddler group […]

Aren’t these water bead eggs cool?  They were unbelievably easy and inexpensive to pull together and I think the kids […]

I’ve been doing a lot of lamenting about C dropping naps over on the facebook page lately (which, by the […]

I’ve got some exciting news to share today.  A few month’s ago the folks over at FamilyFun Magazine asked me […]

I’m so over winter.  Seriously, I feel like we’ve done the cold and snow thing enough already – I’m jonesing […]

We were stuck inside the other day in an attempt to keep a case of the sniffles from becoming something […]

image via Childhood 101   Did you know I’ve been on pinterest longer than I’ve had this blog?  It’s true.  […]

This time of year can be so tough if you have little ones in the house.  Snowy weather combined with […]

Despite February 14th still being over a month away, re-posting last year’s shaving cream valentine has opened the Valentine DIY […]

  I know I typically focus on the younger set around here but, with Christmas Break looming, I figured you […]