Category: Family & Parenting

Treat Yourself to an Unplugged Day

It’s difficult to imagine life before smartphones, but I’m fairly certain it existed. Now our attention spans are shorter, our mental faculties – memory in particular – have been dulled like a knife used to cut frozen spareribs, and we let strangers make our decisions for us when they review products we’re considering purchasing or …

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Crafty Recipes: Paper Mache

I love, I mean LOVE, paper mache (aka papier-mâché) but unfortunately, my kids do not feel the same. For some reason, they act like paper mache paste is an acid that once it gets on their skin it will begin to burn. I’m not sure why this is, but the same kids that hate the feeling …

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Lunch Box Blues

When my first child started school, I became aware that on an almost daily basis his lunchbox was still full at the end of the day. There might be a bite out of the sandwich, maybe a few grapes missing or a few carrots nibbled on but other than that I was basically unloading the …

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Mind over Matters: The Right Mindset to Start School

The First Day Of School. A phrase that must be written like that, because it is such an important milestone for the child – and for the parents too. School is the place where a child may spend more of his waking time than he does in his or her home, not counting sleep. It …

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Frozen Yogurt & Coconut Banana Pops

Frozen yogurt, coconut, and banana make healthier pops Nothing puts a smile on your child’s face like an icy cold snack after a long day at the playground. Swap out the sugary snack for these homemade frozen yogurt and coconut banana pops. “They’re so easy and so tasty, your kids won’t even realize they’re eating …

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June 25th Birthday Love: Eric Carle

Happy birthday Eric Carle, born on this day June 25, 1929, in Syracuse, NY 🐛 “We have eyes, and we’re looking at stuff all the time, all day long. And I just think that whatever our eyes touch should be beautiful, tasteful, appealing, and important.” -Eric Carle

How to Learn Anything with Focused Practice

In June, it feels that summer will last forever. The next few months stretch out in front of us and as the weather heats up and plants burgeon in gardens and in the wild, a feeling of possibility closes around us. The days are longer, kids are out of school, and we remember that we …

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Father’s Day Craft: Father’s Survival Kit

With Father’s Day only being a few days away, I thought I should post one more craft to give you a few more to choose from. This craft is great for children of any age and you can actually tailor it to suit the Dad. What you will need: A box that can be opened …

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Math Worksheet: Bee Addition

This cute math worksheet is a fun way to practice addition with the kids, and also to celebrate World Bee Day! May 20th is a day to remember that bees are under threat from humans and that bees play an important role in our world! Click on the image below to save this free printable …

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Maze Game: Help the Bees Get to the Flowers

Help the bees get to the flowers in this maze game! This maze game is a fun way to raise bee awareness for your children. May 20th is World Bee Day, a time to remember that bees are under threat from humans and that bees play an important role in our world! Click on the …

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