My Body Made Me a Mom

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  It's summer.   Which means that clothing is out and skin is in.  Nearly everywhere I look (online, on TV, and even out my bedroom window), I see people with tanned skin and fit bodies.  People who are running, exercising, and sunbathing...all while showcasing their near-perfect figures.   Having just had a baby 4 months ago, I am doing none of these things.  In fac … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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Be sure to check out 12 Ways to Learn with Balloons!  And you can even enter to win THREE $500 cash prizes!       There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:   The Jenny Evolution shares 35 Patriotic 4th of July Kids Crafts & Activities.         Check out 8 Tips to Prevent the Summer Reading Slide from Growing Book by Book. … [ Keep reading… ]

Star Spangled Slime

Star-Spangled Slime

  This is our first-ever attempt at SLIME!!!  Little Brother has been begging to make some "goop" ever since he first played with it at preschool this past school year.  I was inspired by the Polka Dot Slime from Fun at Home with Kids and decided that this star-spangled slime was the perfect way to start!   Here's what you'll need:  liquid starch, clear school glue, and star co … [ Keep reading… ]

Painting Fireworks with Straws

Painting Fireworks with Straws for the 4th of July

  We had lots of fun painting fireworks with straws!  I've been wanting to try this technique since first seeing these cute monsters from Raising Sparks.  It was definitely a hit with the boys, so I think we'll be doing it again!   Here's what you'll need:  Glitter glue (which we received compliments of CraftProjectIdeas.com), card stock, aluminum foil, a permanent marker, and a … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!

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Less than two weeks until Independence Day here in the U.S.  Here are several fun 4th of July crafts and activities!   There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few: Check out this amazing Portable Lego Kit from Mama Papa Bubba.       Powerful Mothering shares this taste-safe cloud dough r … [ Keep reading… ]

12 Ways to Learn with Water Balloons

12 Ways to Learn with Water Balloons

Water balloons are a quintessential part of summer.  But they can also be a great learning tool!  Check out these fun and fabulous ways to learn with water balloons.     BIG NEWS!!!  In celebration of summer, I've teamed up with my about a hundred of my blogger friends to offer THREE $500 CASH PRIZES to three of our lucky readers!  Be sure to check out all of the great posts included bel … [ Keep reading… ]