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fall bucket list and why seasonal family bucket lists are the best

Before I had children of my own, I remember talking to a 5-year-old girl who went on and on about everything she was looking forward to from her family’s summer bucket list; it incorporated unexpected activities like getting to pick anything out at the dollar store and eating mostly popcorn for dinner to the typical summertime fun […]

The Case for Activities

I was a tomboy growing up and I did a ton of sports. I loved being on a team; I think that it really helped me build my confidence and I got to have a solid group of friends. I know there is a lot of talk these days about over scheduling your kids, and […]

Working as a team.

Summer berry picking with a toddler

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a bit sad about the end of the school year. H went to 10 hours a week of Parents Day Out and those hours helped my sanity so much this year. The prospect of keeping a toddler occupied all summer is very intimidating to me, and so I […]

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Have you been to your library lately?

In today’s digital day and age we automatically default to our mobile phones, computes, and e-readers for everything. However, there is something to be said about old school ways. Now that I have a son, I find myself going back to some of the more tried and true methods. Instead of my Kindle, I am […]

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25 Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

We hear it’s freezing in most parts of the US right now! It’s hot and humid here in the Philippines, but we’re still in full-on Christmas mode. We’ve decorated our tree, put up Christmas lights, have been listening to Christmas songs, watching Christmas movies, reading Christmas books, doing a Pokemon figure advent calendar, and planning […]

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6 Fall Sensory Activities

Here’s what we’ve been up to this fall! Apple Volcano – In the middle of our apple picking season, we had quite a few apples leftover that were going bad. So we used them to make these volcanoes, of course! This was much more a Scallop activity than a Pearl one (as she insisted on trying […]

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Have fun with Geoboards!

Geoboards are fun and educational materials. They are a great way to explore shapes. With younger children, you can start by making a square or a triangle. Older children might like to make designs like a house or a boat. Most of the time my children use the geoboard for free play, they make random […]

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