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Superhero Magnet Teacher Gift

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Superhero Magnet Teacher Gift

Since preschool is ending this week {sniff}, I was inspired to make some teachers’ appreciation gifts for the amazing teachers that put up with, snuggle with, teach, and inspire my kids every day. Of course the inspiration hit at 10AM on Monday morning when I had to come up with a craft for the week for the art room. I found this adorable magnetic clothespin craft at My Craftily Ever After, but alas, I didn’t have scrabble tiles available in my haze of procrastination. I then...

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Colorful Salt Paintings

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Colorful Salt Paintings

As you probably know by now, my kids are all over the place. Which means getting them to create 2-dimensional art with crayons and paper was futile when they were toddlers. They are all about big movements (and big messes). Toddlers like to experiment with different tools and see what happens as a result of their actions. That’s why this salt painting project is a huge hit. It mixes a bit of science with art and comes out different every time. It’s pretty cheap and simple to do, but...

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Smartphone Lego Puzzles

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Smartphone Lego Puzzles

If your kiddo is a self-proclaimed “Lego dude”  like mine, chances are your house is consumed with this tiny, colorful, creative yet maddening invention. My boys can spend hours on end putting together Legos. If you’re anything like me, you cringe when you hear the dreaded “Mo-om! Can you make me a ____________?” (Fill in the blank: batmobile, forest police station, space ship, super gunner fire engine, alien egg motorboat sword fighter, etc.) There. I said it. I...

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Sunday Funday – Zen.

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sunday Funday – Zen.

Sundays are the one day of the week that I usually have off. It’s a family day, and Baby T has nicknamed it “Sunday Funday.” This week, Sunday Funday began and ended with Zen. Don’t get too jealous–it’s the type of Zen that you get living with a 2 and a 4 year old. The nonexistent kind. Ok, so back track to Friday, when I Pinterested the coolest thing. Something I had never seen before. Something that totally intrigued me. Zentangling. If you’re not...

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Mindful Learning – Get Valuable Homeschooling Resources

Posted by on Aug 24, 2013 in Parenthood, Play, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mindful Learning – Get Valuable Homeschooling Resources

As parents, we think a ton about how our children learn, and what our role is in facilitating and guiding their education. That’s why I’m happy to be an affiliate for this new eBundle on Mindful Learning! The Mindful Learning eBundle holds 6 carefully selected learning and homeschooling resources, with a focus on early reading. This is a practical bundle with over 1,200 pages of learning fun and numerous printables. If you’re stuck in a homeschool rut, if your child keeps...

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Kids Art Wilmington NC: Sit Back and Relax

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in Play, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Kids Art Wilmington NC: Sit Back and Relax

I’ve probably mentioned this a thousand times: when it comes to kids doing art, less is more. So, so, so much more. Yes, it’s super cute when your kiddo comes home from preschool with their little handprint stamped on construction paper in the perfect form of a heart, with “I love you mom” written on it in bubbly penmanship. But don’t you wonder how much screaming (and how many baby wipes) it actually took for that piece of “art” to come home? Face it:...

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