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Holiday Baking With Kids: Candy Cane Crush Activity

December 22, 2012 in All Posts, Motor & Physical, Preschool

Are your munchkins feeling the stress of the holidays instead of blissing out like they should be during the holidays? Have I got the BEST stress-buster for your kids – and you! Candy Cane Crush Activity Materials Candy canes Ziplog bag Rolling pin or pestle Wooden cutting board How To Fill a bag with candy […]

New Home For The Holidays

December 19, 2012 in All Posts, Sponsored Posts

The holidays are crazy: trying to finish up last minute projects at work, trying to check everyone off on your holiday gift list, being up to your eyeballs in sticky baked goods messes.  Most people try to simplify during this hectic time, but I – of course – decided to throw more on my pretty […]

Creative Christmas Countdown: 24 Children’s Activity + Craft Ideas

December 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

It’s time – once again – for one of my favorite projects: the Creative Christmas Countdown! Alissa from Creative with Kids spearheaded last year’s inaugural virtual crafty advent calendar for kids (check out all 24 ideas again for more inspiration).  And she’s back this year with Maggy of Red Ted Art showcasing 24 more awesome crafts and […]

Thanksgiving Word Hunt Game

November 22, 2012 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Preschool Literacy

Happy Thanksgiving! I have a little sanity saver for you while you’re busy juggling the turkey, pies, and crazy Aunt Jean. Download this free Thanksgiving Word Hunt printable I’ve shared over at Kids Activities Blog and get the older kids out of your hair for a while.  It’s a great alternative to plopping them in […]

Preschool Halloween Art: Shaving Cream Swirled Pumpkins

October 9, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Art

Ever since seeing this shaving cream Eric Carle seahorse from I Heart Crafty Things and this shaving foam leaf from Little Wonders’ Days on Pinterest, I have been dying to try out some preschool shaving cream art with my preschooler. I don’t remember doing this as a kid – do you? This is a super fun way […]

Mama Knows Best + Back To School Tips

August 25, 2012 in All Posts

Well, the end of summer is here and the kids are headed back to school, so it’s time for a little bloggy break to rest, recharge, and get ready for the fall. When I get back, I’ll finally share the Polka Dot Birthday Themed Birthday Party from January, a Garden Themed Party from April, and a Dinosaur Themed […]

Kids Co-op Playdate #13

August 9, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate

Since our last playdate we’ve been to Pismo Beach Santa Barbara the San Francisco Zoo skipped camping and spent the day at Roaring Camp Railroad instead and I’ve been to Florida for work. Plus, I put together a wedding website for my SIL…here’s a little peak:    Phew! I can’t wait until it’s finally time to […]

{Bake} Quick Fourth of July Recipe: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes

July 4, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

Another Fourth of July quickie for you today: Red, White & Blue Cupcakes! All you need is box mix, food coloring + your imagination: As is always the case when we do side by side projects, mine was more organized in layers and Jane’s was wildly creative with splatters of color. It doesn’t matter how […]

After These Messages

May 16, 2012 in All Posts

Well, it’s time for yet another trip to Ireland.  (I know, it’s like I’m always there, isn’t it?) When I return, I hope to wow you with photos of my sister-in-law’s custom Vivienne Westwood gown and one-a-kind Christian Louboutin stems. Until then… Stay tuned for some new fun reading and math games, sensory play discoveries, two […]

{Live} My Trip to Paradise

February 28, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting

I never thought I would say this, but I left my kids and loved every minute of it!  Now, you know that I miss my kids even when I run to the grocery store without them, so this was a big surprise for me.  But to be perfectly honest, a full ten days without them […]