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HOW TO RAISE MONARCH CATERPILLARS

There’s something pretty special about monarch butterflies. They start as tiny, almost insignificant eggs laid on the bottom of country weeds. And after a few weeks of eating and growing, they transform – first into a beautiful chrysalis and then into arguably one of the most lovely butterflies.  And if you are like us, you may […]

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SPRING FLOWER COOKIE GARDEN PUZZLE

This post was republished with permission from Ally’s Sweet and Savory I recently had the honor to bake with Bob’s Red Mill premium Organic All-Purpose Baking Flour.  As a person who kinda goes a bit head-over-heels when it comes to baking {ahem, me}, I was super excited! Their Organic Unbleached White Flour is milled from fresh red wheat […]

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BIRTHDAY BUBBLE POSTER

This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted? There is a new trend among parents to spend $500 – $1000 on a child’s first birthday. $1000 people. Now, before I get accused of “mom shaming” let me say this; my only wish for everyone in this world is to be happy. So […]

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JELLY BEAN BRACELETS

 This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted? With St. Patrick’s Day and Easter being so close together this year I didn’t have much time to plan Easter activities. (Insert the feeling of failure and a touch of mommy guilt.) This week I’ve been racking my brain for some quick and easy craftivities […]

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MOMMY HACKS…FOR REAL THIS TIME

“How to clean without any effort.” “World’s easiest dinner recipe.” “Tricks to make toddlers fall asleep fast.”      That last one is my favorite. What do these all have in common? They’re all things I’ve googled. Things I’ve tried to “hack.” With New Year’s resolutions piling on my to-do list, life can seem extra […]

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TODDLER ART SUPPLIES BOX

TODDLER ART SUPPLIES BOX

My daughter LOVES to create masterpieces every day. She pulls down her box of supplies and demands to color any time she enters our kitchen where our box is stored. I thought today I would share some of the toddler friendly supplies we have in ours!   Crayola Color Wonder Markers and Books These are […]

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KIDS’ ARTWORK: KEEP IT FROM TAKING OVER YOUR HOUSE

Little did I know when my heart swelled with happiness with my son Charles’ first scribbles from daycare that one day these same projects and papers – this childhood artwork – would literally take over my house. I won’t lie, I still love looking through my boys’ papers, however, then, I want to recycle 99% […]

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