Updates and Encouragement (in Equal Measure)

Our Olympics Love-Fest Begins… with a flame

The Olympics begin on Friday! So, here at Camp Mommy, we must gear up for the opening ceremonies. While my 3-year-old knows nothing about the Olympics right now, once those games begin, he will want to know more! So, this is a preemptive strike. (Did I just say preemptive? Big word! Makes me so happy… Read more »

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The Leg Bone’s Connected to the…

When C was first born, some expert in the one of the 30 baby books I consumed said I should sing to my baby, give him a massage, establish a bedtime routine for baby and on and on and on. The advice is really endless and each missive more important than the next (you feel… Read more »

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Because Everyone Needs a Backbone…

Skeletons are really some of the first images of anatomy that we see as children, especially around Halloween. So this is a great jumping off point for us. What is a skeleton and what is the backbone? I found this great idea to help answer these questions and decided to get started! All you need is… Read more »

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A Toddler Anatomy Chart. Seriously.

When I started thinking about C’s interests in the heart and the brain (A.K.A.  bwain), I knew I wanted to put our contractor’s paper back to work. It’s the same resin paper we used for our ocean and beach mural. I had this vision of tracing the munchkin’s outline right onto the paper. I started… Read more »

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All I Need is the Air that I Breathe and to…

Oh… the title to this post! I just really did not want to suffer alone with that whiny Olivia Newton-John song repeating in my head. (My husband informs me it was a whiny Hollies song first.) It makes it more bearable somehow that you, too, will hear it drone on and on. Why is it… Read more »

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The Pay-Off!

When I look around our Adventure Room (formerly the bonus room), I have to admit, I get a little bit teary. Look at where we started…. And here we are today! And I have to say, that having all of you along for the ride, has made this experience even better. So, thank you! Today,… Read more »

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A DIY Ocean to Play In!

After weeks of oppressive heat, the rain is here. Great for our pitiful looking flowers. Bad for dispensing of a certain 3-year-old’s energy. It’s time to distract and engage him. At least I can wear out that active little brain! So, we are going to make a very cool ocean sensory bin. This “sensory bin”… Read more »

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Piratey Sails for our Ship

A great looking pirate ship needs great looking sails. And by great looking sails, I mean worn, torn and a little haggard… proof that they have, indeed, sailed the seven seas! TO THE LINEN CLOSET! I don’t know about you, but while we have a king size bed, we do not have king size pillows… Read more »

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A Manly Swashbuckler Needs a Feathered Hat

It seemed like such a simple plan. Cut two pirate hat shapes out of craft foam. Glue together. Decorate. Wear. All went beautifully until we got to the ‘wear’ part. It ripped. Immediately. The satisfaction of Crowley stenciling the Jolly Roger on the front of that hat was gone. Ugh. Ugh. And ugh. So it… Read more »

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