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Fun family activity: Making peanut butter!

When it comes to food, I'm known around my parts as a gal who likes to keep things simple. I'm also a gal who likes to bake. Putting these two together, I've found myself in the kitchen, slaving over a variety of different "do it yourself" foods and...

Fun craft: Paint fireworks

If you live in The States, you're probably putting some hot dogs on the grill right now. And, if your kids are anything like mine, they're asking when the fireworks are going to start. While you're waiting for the food to cook, why not have some fun...

The joy of being silly

We have a lot of silly in our house. As I write this, I have a 17-month-old and a little girl that will turn three in a couple of weeks. Now that I think of it...we have more than "a lot" of silly. We have truckloads. Isn't that the great thing about...

Cool craft: Ice cube paintings

I like crafts. Crafts are fun. They help kids learn, help them be creative and can help with the humdrum of an average day when there seems as if there's nothing to do. But...when it comes to doing crafts with a toddler, I feel as if I am at a loss...

Unique ideas for Easter Eggs

Every year, come Easter time, I have high hopes of decorating eggs. If you could see into my mind, you'd see that I plan on having an egg that would make Monet proud. Instead, I end up with eggs that looked like they were created by a color-blind...

Planning a party: the candy!

I recently decided to throw a little get-together for some people I know in my town, women whose children are the same age as my daughter and also stay at home. I figured it would be a good way to get to know these people, especially since summer...

Planning a party: The invites

I love getting to play "hostess," especially when it comes to parties. Since we don't really have big birthday parties for our children, I have found that I enjoy throwing little parties for friends throughout the year. Since Easter is coming up and...

What to keep on hand for outdoors adventures

While everyone else is still knee deep in snow, it is now officially Spring here in Texas. We've been wearing shorts for about a week or two and all the doors and windows are open to enjoy the few weeks of nice weather before hot and humid sneak in....

Learning to just let the kids get dirty

I'm the first to admit that sometimes, I'm a lazy Mom. I have two very small children that manage to take up all my resources and sanity on a daily basis, so it isn't uncommon for me to go into "survival mode" during the day. While the rest of my...

Having children is making me a better person

I never meant to have children at such a young age as I did. My original plans had me becoming a Mom at 29 or 30 for the first time, not getting pregnant at 23 and having my daughter at 24. But, these things happen and I love my children, crazy...

Cornstarch "goop" is the ultimate activity

I'm always looking for quick and easy activities for my toddler to do. So, today I saw a link over at Kerflop for cornstarch "goop," I decided to give it a try. All you need is cornstarch, water and a place you don't mind getting a bit messy. You can...

Blogging Baby Size Six: Six things I have rediscovered

When you're little, you think that there will never come a day when you won't play with dolls or spend most of the afternoon in imagination. But, things change and you become a grown-up and toys make way for mortgage payments and jobs. Now that my...

Blogging Baby Sleepover post: Tuesday, October 24

I am always on the lookout for a sassy bit of a new blog to read. Since some of my friends are dimly aware that I string words together for pay, some of them willingly send me links to blogs they think might interest my warped sense of humor....

Tag! Nobody's "it" in Attleboro

Principal Gaylene Heppe of Willett Elementary School in Attleboro, Massachussetts worries about her students' safety. So much so that she enforces a ban on tag, touch football, or any other games involving physical contact during recess. She cites...

Tate Museum's new twisters

If you live anywhere near London, hie thee to the Tate Modern Museum. If you have kids, feel free to bring them along as an excuse, but I don't think it's necessary. If I thought I could do it and survive the return home, I'd hop a plane over myself....

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