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Creating & Engaging

I’m guessing that knitting isn’t high up on most of your lists for summertime fun.  But I’m here to change […]

This is little Zee, 21 months old, wearing his paper cat ears and clutching a paper tail during one of […]

Today Kaley is sharing with us a very clever (and cute) way to get the kids involved in the cleaning. […]

I’ve been really inspired lately by a concept known as “invitations to play”.  The steps involved are about as simple […]

A few weeks ago C finished up his first year of preschool and they had a little carnival to celebrate. […]

Happy Monday everyone. I’m pretty thrilled to be able to announce today that Allison of All for the Boys will […]

I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday, short weeks always seem to wreak havoc on my schedule. Plus today was C’s last […]

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 […]