Category: Family & Parenting

Thanksgiving Figurines Cardboard Craft Project

This cute craft project is fun to make and only requires a few inexpensive supplies.  The kids will love making these adorable figurines for Thanksgiving! This is a great time to discuss how sharing, thankfulness, and making time for loved ones are at the heart of the Thanksgiving holiday. You can you these steps for …

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Healthy Halloween Treat: Green Apple Monsters

These healthy Halloween snacks won’t leave you feeling guilty after serving them at your child’s Halloween party! They’re mostly fruit and peanut butter, and make for unique & tasty Halloween treats that are festive, but not too scary. Green Apple Monsters Ingredients: Green apples Sunflower seeds Peanut Butter Strawberries Edible googly eyes – you can usually …

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Theorists of Child Development Part Three

If you can remember far enough back, I wrote both part one and two of this series on Theorists of Child Development.  My first post was about Freud and my second was about Erikson.  Today, I am going to take us closer to the end of this series and discuss Piaget.  If you are not sure who Piaget was, …

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Crafty Recipes: Face Paint

With Halloween a little over a month away, I like to start planning out some things for Halloween. It is a great time of the year, one of my favorites and in a few short weeks, if you celebrate Halloween, you will be getting costumes ready and all the other little goodies that are involved. …

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The Last Days of Summer

Today it was official, we took down the pool so it has to be the last day of summer. Okay, maybe the last day of summer is officially on September 21st and the last day of summer vacation isn’t until Monday but you can definitely feel the days winding down into a new schedule. Already …

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Between Parents: Lamenting the Loss of a Tooth

I was all set to write about that horrible stage in development when you need to have “The Talk.”  You know the one about the birds and the bees but then I was making dinner last night and my oldest son yelled out, “My tooth is really loose!” Oh, no! I knew that this day …

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Theorists of Child Development Part Two

If you remember a few weeks ago, I started a post on the Theorists of Child Development and by the end of a pretty long post, I had only covered Freud and some of his theories. I did hint that I was going to move on to Erik Erikson in a few weeks and today you get …

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Cheap Summer Activities: Hiking

With school either over or almost over at the end of the month, many parents and children are gearing up for some holidays and a few short trips. There are tons of amusement parks, zoos, and venues to go to and they will all mean a lot of cash just to get through the front …

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Storing Breastmilk

If you breastfeed your baby, chances are there will come a time when you need to store breast milk. This can be when you return to work or even if you are only planning a few hours out. Storing breastmilk can be one of the most confusing things for new mother’s and it is good …

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Failed Experiment: The Praying Mantis

Well, it has finally been decided that my experiment with the Praying Mantis egg sac has failed. We didn’t get any Praying Mantids running around and I think the kids were a little disappointed. I mean, this has been an ongoing project for over 6 months. Still, even with the failure of the experiment, there …

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