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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.

I treasure these pictures.  I love seeing how our family has grown and changed.

Fall Family activities

I absolutely cannot believe that it is already October. It seems like just yesterday we were swimming and enjoying our summer vacation. I am astonished at how truly fast time flies by. Even though I can’t wrap my head around what time of year it is, I found myself getting very excited and I couldn’t [...]

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