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Outlaw Mom Magic Heart Wands

{Homemade Valentines} Magic Heart Wands

If you’re like us, you’re scrambling to make one hundred homemade Valentines for your children’s classroom Valentine’s Day Exchange and need something quick, cheap, and fun. Lucky for all you last-minute crafters, we’re sharing our simple Magic Heart Wands that will help your child spread some love this Valentine’s Day. All you need is: A […]
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Outlaw Mom Forever House

Home Sweet Home

It’s been over 20 years in the making, but it’s finally happened. We just moved into our Forever House over Thanksgiving week. It couldn’t be more fitting that we moved that week because there is so much to be thankful for. We are right next door to the house I grew up in and the […]
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National Geographic Kids Weird Wednesday

5 Weird But True Facts About Us

Have you heard? Today is #WeirdWednesday. That means that today Austin, Texas, is being crowned by National Geographic as the inaugural “Weird But True” Town of the Year and all week long National Geographic Kids will be celebrating the results of its survey of kids across the United States who have shared what’s kooky, unique, […]
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American Girl Inner Star

Our American Girl Initiation

This week we were so excited to get a sneak peek of the brand new American Girl store that’s opening this weekend at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. I’m not totally sure why we were so excited because neither my daughter nor I had ever actually seen an American Girl doll in person […]
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Jason Mecier Mosaic Art

CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Love Candy Mosaic Art

This week (with Halloween around the corner), I’m loving Candy Mosaic Art, like the celebrity portraits made by local San Francisco artist Jason Mecier, who is famous for making these intricate works from candy. Some of his candy portraits take 50 hours or more and Mecier also uses trash as his medium, often from the […]
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Our First Homework Assignment

My pre-kindergartener just received her first take home assignment last week. Yes, I mean she actually had homework! I know there is a huge debate about whether homework is necessary or how much homework is too much, but I was actually pleased with her reading assignment which she had a full week to finish. If […]
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CRAVE IT. COVET. LOVE IT. This Week: Crave Artisanal Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

This week, I’m craving single origin, blended, and flavored artisanal bean-to-bar chocolate, like the to-die-for varieties we tasted at the recent Women’s Intellectual Property Lawyer’s Association networking event at Palo Alto’s The Chocolate Garage. The Habanero from Patric Chocolate was sinfully hot, sweet, and salty: If you haven’t visited The Chocolate Garage, they have tasting […]
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National Geographic Great Nature Project

Great Nature Project + Animal Photography Tips

How would you like to enjoy this weekend’s sunshine, get the family outside and up close with nature, and help set a Guinness World Records title? You’re in luck: National Geographic’s Great Nature Project is going strong today and tomorrow and just by uploading your photo of a plant or animal to Instagram, Flickr, or […]
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{Virtual Book Club for Kids} Bill Martin Jr. Inspired All About Me Activity

We took a short break from the Virtual Book Club for Kids, but we’re back for the start of the school year. I hope you’ll be joining us as we explore a new author each month! This September we’re reading books by author Bill Martin Jr. (All book links, including images, are Amazon affiliate links). Inspired by Panda […]
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Making Back to School Easier for Everyone

We had a seamless first day of school. But after that we had a few bumpy days within the first two weeks: crying, accidents, wanting to stay home with mommy. I’ve even had a few bumpy days myself as a mom. I think we’re getting into the swing of things now with a little help from […]
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2 thoughts on “

  1. Lindsay B. says:

    I just started following your blog and I’m addicted! Your post about making back to school easier especially caught my attention. It is always such a rough transition from playing at home with mom to hurried mornings and homework. Thanks for sharing your world! I look forward to reading more.
    Lindsay B.

  2. Hi Chrissy,

    I am so inspired by your passion to raise thinking kids!! And I love your “keep kids curious” post! Yes!

    I recently came across a children’s book, Seasons, Rhymes in Time, that has beautiful art, poems / songs, and an original music CD. The book was written by two teachers who are parents and they had fun, interactive learning in mind… I’d love to send you a copy to review!

    In the meantime, please check out the publisher’s site, http://www.chillincrowbooks.com, for more information about the book and for parent activities.


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