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Food

Valentine Fondue

I love family traditions. As a child I remember how exciting it was to drink orange juice out of silver goblets on Christmas morning. As an adult, my favorite part of Thanksgiving isn’t the thanksgiving meal, it’s the oyster roast we have the night after Thanksgiving. Children in our family […]

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Creative Play

Cupid’s Arrows DIY

Looking for a simple and fun Valentine art project? How cute are these Cupid’s Arrows? They couldn’t be easier to make, they were a great fine motor workout, and they were really fun too! We also used items from our outdoor art space and the tinker cart, so, bonus, no […]

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Preschool Play

Favorite Games for Family Game Night

There are so many benefits to playing games with children, and for me, the biggest benefit is just spending quality time together. In my work, I coach teachers in the best ways to increase the number of interactions they have with children in the classroom because interactions are brain building. […]

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Creative Play, DIY

DIY Coaster Gifts

I love the idea of handmade gifts. Especially gifts my children can make themselves. Thankfully our family is appreciative of process art paintings, but let’s face it. Not everyone appreciates those quite like the grandmothers.  This Christmas I wanted to make something process oriented that wasn’t a painting. I have […]

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Toy Boat

If you follow me on Instagram you know how much I love being on the water. We were lucky enough to spend the week of Thanksgiving at my family’s river house. It’s my favorite place on earth- not fancy at all- peaceful, simple, natural. While there aren’t many toys, my […]

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DIY Wolf Suit

About a month ago, Mr. 2 decided he wanted to be Max from Where the Wild Things Are for Halloween. He is obsessed with this book. Obsessed. Making the costume was so much easier than I thought! Once I had all the necessary materials, it took about 15 minutes to […]