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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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Following Baby Q’s Lead

The best thing a pediatrician ever said to me was to follow my children’s interests. He said to pay close attention to what piques their interests and then immerse them in as much information and related experiences as those little sponge brains can absorb! In my house, that extends to what I am sewing for them!… Read more »

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Easy Peezy PJs!

Call me crazy (and many have) but it seems like my 3-year-old grows out of his PJs quicker than any other garment in his closet. Not only that, but the color fades quickly and the pajamas go from precious to plain dingy. ICK! So, my answer is to make his pajama bottoms and pair them… Read more »

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When the Back-to-School Bug Bites Back!

WARNING: If you haven’t had children yet and still envision a Hollywood style life as Mom and Dad, STOP READING NOW! You know back in August when I was dreaming of back-to-school time, a little more time to myself to sew, write, etc… I’d forgotten about what happens when you send your sweet little germ… Read more »

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