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Mother of the Year

Mother of the Year

There are days, and even weeks, when the conditions are ripe for me to make a rash of questionable parenting choices. For my family, the past two weeks have been chock full of reasons I will not be nominated for mother of the year. I wonder if I really should have… …taught the girls how […]

Teaching Kids the Magic of Color

The long cold days of winter are the perfect time to delve a little deeper into a few things I’ve been meaning to teach the girls. One such topic is color theory, and while the girls have known how to mix and make various colors since they were tiny, there’s always room for practice. We […]

The Great Christmas Caper

How does a family lose a giant box full of Christmas decorations?Well, I’m not really sure, but we did. I don’t imagine it’s an easy thing to do. I mean, a giant blue rectangular storage bin doesn’t just get swept under the rug. All I do know is that it’s gone. Our little treasure trove […]

Why I Won’t Look At The Calendar

I’m still here, and all is well. Just haven’t been here. The momentum of summer has taken over, and I find myself in places far away from the computer. It’s refreshing. In my absence: We found a rainbow I made a whole lotta circles The girls set up an outdoor living room, complete with a […]

Bringing the Oustide In

Come out for a tour of the girls’ bedroom, where butterflies alight, and doves fly. A place where roses unfurl no matter the season, daffodils bloom all year, and the sun shines every day. It’s a dreamy place to sleep and play

What To Do

We’re only a few days into summer vacation, and I have found myself scouring my favorite blogs and sites, looking for crafts to do with my girls a few times already. Turns out, there is a ridiculous amount of brilliant ideas and resources out there—tutorials, recipes, suggestions, and even more lists of things to do. […]

Book Art

The girls have a new tradition when we visit my parents. My mom takes them to the basement and they go “shopping”. To them, it’s like going on a treasure hunt. They come back upstairs with bags full of old Christmas decorations, various plastic serving dishes, and out-dated costume jewelry. I brace myself to see […]

The World’s Biggest Apple?

A few images worth sharing with you today: Mud puddle fun! A little project I have been working on. I’ll show you more, including what’s inside, soon. (It’s a gift, and I have to give it before I can fully share it) And, quite possibly, the world’s biggest apple. It measures six inches in height […]

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