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Fall Nature Crafts For Kids

I love doing crafts with Drake, and fall is a great time for them because there are so many crafts we can create with things we find outside. With the leaves changing colors and falling everywhere, as well as sticks, acorns, and rocks to collect, it’s the perfect way to spend the day with my [...]

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Engaging a Highly Curious, Active Child

Parenting is indeed the ultimate adventure, and it is especially so when you end up having a kid who is the polar opposite of both you and your co-parent. Mr. Carrot and I are the definition of low key people. We’re not very physically active (to our own detriment, but that’s another discussion), and before [...]

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48 Activities Inspired by Popular Children’s Books

I recently blogged about 8 Ways for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Children, and mentioned that one way to build upon their reading interest is to do activities based on books.  As I continued to work through how I’d make that more of a reality in my home, I decided to compile a list of [...]

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18 Acorn Crafts for Kids

Fall is here and Drake and I love exploring our backyard and neighborhood as the leaves change colors. Like a lot of kids, Drake loves collecting things and in the fall acorns are abound. Drake used to bring me acorns all the time when we were outside, so one day I decided to let him [...]

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DIY bean bag toss game

Last weekend, the girls and I put together this package for a friend’s birthday present. It was a fun and easy project and now I’m working on a few more –one for our house and some for gifts. If you can sew a square, you can definitely make these easy bean bags. Here’s what you’ll [...]

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16 Diwali Activities & Crafts

The Hindu festival of Diwali is coming up soon – on Oct 23! Diwali (or Deepavali, as our family and many others call it) is basically a celebration of the triumph of good over evil, and a time to be with family. As much as I would like to channel Kelly from The Office, I’ll attempt at giving a [...]

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28 Halloween Crafts for Kids

This year I am one of the class moms at Drake’s preschool. Our first party is coming up and it’s a Halloween party, so I have been scouring Pinterest trying to find a craft to do with his class before their party. I found some really neat ones I thought I would share here.

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