Want inspiration? Meet Kate Moore. She lived in the 1800’s and when her father was no longer physically able to do his job, Kate took over—-and became a lighthouse keeper—at age 12! She would go on to save twenty three lives. I’ve been researching her life for the last seven years. I mean digging through… Read more »Read More
‘B’ is for Boats. Really BIG BOATS
Portland, Maine – From the working fishing wharves of Old Port where lobster are sold fresh every day to the island ferry boat rides to the shipping channel for cargo and crude oil, our port is a busy one. It’s one HUGE adventure to small boys… and mom… and dad. But the first time my… Read more »Read More
Bring your picnic basket and kids here…
Charleston, South Carolina – There are many beaches to choose from in the Charleston area. And the more you visit or the longer you live there, you find that there is something special about each one. Surfing at Folly Beach, bike paths and wide beaches at Kiawah, etc., etc. But there is only one spot… Read more »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
Part 2: Building a Pirate Ship!
Hey all! I see the Pirate Ship blog yesterday was popular. Something about Pirates. The masts and rigging are much easier to make than I thought it would be. Okay, onward. The key to the masts is the wood plinth blocks I glued to the cardboard to hold the tie downs that clipped to the… Read more »Read More
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 »Read More
I Spy an Enemy Ship on the Horizon…
In our garage is what’s shaping up to be the most amazing pirate ship ever built… out of cardboard. Seriously, you are going to love it! At Camp Mommy, our week days have been filled with ocean exploration from crafts to science to reading, baking, and more. But on the weekends, it’s time for father-son… Read more »Read More
Temps High. Patience Low. Keep ’em Happy and Cool Inside!
This weekend, the temps here will reach 103 and it’s only JUNE! Okay, it’s almost July. But this is extreme heat even if it were August! So here’s a list of 10 things you can do with the munchkins inside! Here’s to keeping the mini-mes cool and happy so mommy or daddy doesn’t go off… Read more »Read More