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A Holiday Miracle Within Your Grasp!

Having noticed how much my soon-to-be 3-year-old enjoyed helping his daddy fix things around the house, I thought, “Wow, I should get C a tool bench for his birthday.” Soon, I settled on the perfect one made in France… completely of wood. Surely that’s better than adding another cheap plastic import to our toy collection…. Read more »

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A Fall Coat for My Littlest Pumpkin

This pattern whips itself into a jacket in a matter of hours. It’s the Casey Jacket from Children’s Corner, inc. I’ve been carrying around this fall tree fabric for about three years! I was not sure if it should be overalls, pants or a backpack. But suddenly, while I was pregnant with sweet Baby Q,… Read more »

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In Search of Settlers…

We are spending a lot of time reading about Thanksgiving, talking about the settlers and native americans, and I realized that all of it is going completely over my little one’s head. He gets the turkey, the pie, and family… but as far as why this feast came about… crickets. So I headed to Old… Read more »

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Fun Fall Cooking with your Kiddos

This recipe is a great one for your Thanksgiving meal or any autumn evening. The best part is it’s the perfect recipe for your kids to help with. Shopping List: Butternut Squash (two bags frozen or two large squash peeled, seeded and cubed) Note: Fresh butternut squash will hold their shape better – more firm,… Read more »

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Silly Spooky Spider

This craft keeps creepy on the fun side of Halloween. All you need is two inverted paper plates, some paint, construction paper for the legs and eyes, Elmer’s glue, hole puncher and string or ribbon. Paint the wrong side of the paper plates. Cut eight strips out of construction paper and fold accordion style. Cut out… Read more »

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Spooky Handprints that WON’T Make you SCREAM!

Here’s an easy Halloween craft! All you need is construction paper and washable paint. Meet our spooky spider – we painted the palm and four fingers and printed palm on top of palm for this arachnid. This is a great opportunity to have your preschooler figure out how many fingers must be painted to come… Read more »

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Type-A Recovery: 6 Easy Ways Your Kids Can Beat it out of YOU!

This weekend’s cooking/crafting project (almost typed ‘problem’ – Freudian slip) got me thinking.  If  you are a Type-A and realize this is mostly an obstacle when it comes to 1. Other people enjoying you or 2. Relaxing instead of fixating on your unfinished to-do list or 3. Raising laid back children – though they might… Read more »

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Sewing for My Plumpkin Pumpkins

I’m a little behind schedule on the holiday clothing production – so when I made Baby Q’s Jack O’ Lantern longall, I made it reversible so this outfit can last through Thanksgiving. It’s a decision that gave a certain neurotic mommy great peace of mind. This is my favorite Johnny Pattern from Children’s Corner, Inc…. Read more »

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DIY Jurassic Park

Want to make your very own Jurassic Park? Less frightening and much smaller than the actual Jurassic Park, this miniature dinosaur habitat is still capable of captivating your munchkins’ attention for DAYS. This could also be a great centerpiece for a birthday party and would also make a cherished gift at the holidays. I’ll walk… Read more »

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Groundhog Day!

Today, we are taking our art supplies and meeting under the trees. Our mission is to create a mural worthy of the animal friends that roam our backyard. Call it installation art, call it crazy, but once you read about who (or what) is taking note of this incredible art, you will be RUNNING to… Read more »

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