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Learning & Engaging

When I think of spring I think of two things: spring cleaning and spring showers.  So right now seems like […]

Getting kids outside in the cold and wet weather can be a challenge, we know.  But doctors and teachers agree […]

Space, the final frontier, has always been a source of fascination and awe for children.  Which is why the death […]

It’s gooey. It’s gummy. It’s like glue. It’s oobleck! I love activities that correlate with children’s books, and this is […]

Last fall I was absolutely delighted when the lovely Kylie of How We Montessori agreed to write a four part […]

I love activities that are cheap, easy, and entertaining for more than just a minute. This is one of my […]

The Summer Olympics begin on Friday, woot! (That’s right, I’m so excited I’m wooting.)  Do you guys plan to watch […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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