Would you mind helping me out?


Would you mind helping me out?  Head on over here and vote for us for the Parents Magazine Best Craft for Kids Blog?   If you aren't already registered with Parents, it will take you just a few minutes...I know it's kind of a pain!  Sorry!  From what I can tell, there isn't an actual "prize" besides getting to word out on favorite blogs and exposure to new readers.   Thanks so much!   … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Why?

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Why do bad things happen?  Why do good people suffer?  Why does healing come to some who are sick but not to others? Have you ever struggled with these questions?  Yeah, me too. I'm participating in yet another amazing Beth Moore Bible study this fall...The Beloved Disciple:  The Life and Ministry of John. Getting a glimpse of Jesus' earthly ministry peering over the shoulder of the youngest … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


Once again, there were so many wonderful ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few... Homespun with Love created this "Before You Speak, Think" printable.  And it's free!  Head on over here to print this out.  I think I need this up in my house for my own benefit!! Art for Little Hands had the great idea to use playdough to create this beautiful sun catcher!  We will definitely be trying t … [ Keep reading… ]

The Secret Benefit of Fishing


Big Brother and Prince Charming went camping last weekend.  They both had a blast, but I think Big Brother might now be obsessed with all things CAMPING! Big Brother loved fishing while they were on the campgrounds.  Prince Charming, probably hearing that little safety voice of mine echoing in his head, promptly removed the hook...for now, anyway.  The thrill of fishing isn't really in how many … [ Keep reading… ]

Toddler Time: Off and On


This is one of Little Brother's favorite games.  He pulls up the stool and turns the light on and off, all the while I'm saying "On" and "Off" respectively. Simple?   Yes.  Emphasizing language development and antonyms (opposites)?  Yes and yes. Enjoy!     … [ Keep reading… ]

3-D Pumpkin Puzzles


Sometimes people ask me where I come up with my ideas.  I'm REALLY not a very creative person (I'm not even a fan of crafting, at least on the adult level...mostly because I am completely inept).  In all honestly, a lot of times I look at a piece of trash and wonder what I can do with it.  This activity was no exception. Here's what you'll need:  an egg carton, either an orange Sharpie or ora … [ Keep reading… ]