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Check out these alphabet activities for toddlers and preschoolers.   There were lots of great ideas shared last week.  Here are just a few:   Is your family going camping this summer?  From ABCs to ACTs shares 10 Kid-Friendly Camping Recipes. Check out this edible stamp art from View from the Fridge. What Do We Do All Day shares the Balloon Yo-Yo (inspired b … [ Keep reading… ]

World’s Best Spinning Top

World's Best Spinning Top

 Tops are one of the oldest and most beloved toys.   Clay tops have supposedly been found in the Middle East dating all the way back to 3500 BC and wooden tops in Egypt from as early as 2000-1400 BC.  These toys are the epitome of "timeless".   Spinning tops also defy continental and cultural boundaries.  My parents recently went to Nhowe Mission in Zimbabwe to work at the hospital that … [ Keep reading… ]

My Body Made Me a Mom


  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!


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, card stock, aluminum foil, a permanent marker, and a … [ Keep reading… ]