The danger of doing anything with older kids is that you’re automatically volunteered to do the same things with their younger siblings. It is for this reason that I find myself the leader of both my older daughter’s Cadette Girl Scout troop, and my younger daughter’s Daisy troop. I don’t mind, actually. I find it’s […]
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I just wanted to share a quick Girl Scout game. I actually love this one because it requires NO materials (no last minute trips to the store before meetings! And free! woo-hoo!) you can play it with any number of girls and any age range it’s great for early-on meetings where the girls don’t know each […]
I’m really excited to share one of our latest toys with you. Actually, are they toys? Projects? I’m not sure how you’d categorize them. But…look how cute!! These are Kindness Elves. They’re special friends who love sprinkling kindness and joy. And my daughter is in love with them. Her favorite part is the tiny mailbox […]
Lemme be clear — I don’t think it’s my job to entertain my kids all summer long. I plan to have some days where we all pile in the car while I pretend I can’t hear the whining, and we all go hiking. I plan to have some days at the pool. I plan to […]
This is by far one of our favorite Easter crafts to make. These dioramas just look so cool! And the kids like decorating the dioramas — they’re almost like little fairy gardens, because you can put figurines or little toys or eggs in there…and switch them out and play with them and…oh, they just love these.
Part of the reason I love living in Colorado is that we can get outside almost every day of the year. Sure, it snows here, but it’s a pretty snow — usually around just long enough to be fluffy and sparkling but melting before it gets packed down and dirty. It can be 28 degrees […]
St. Patrick’s Day always sneaks up on me. We do a few fun things around here (corned beef and cabbage! Weird leprechaun pranks!), but it’s a pretty laid back holiday and not one we spend days preparing for or anything. So there have been times when, at 8pm March 16, I’ve realized that one of […]
This was a fun post to write because goodness, there are some creative people out there doing some really cool stuff with their kids. St. Patrick’s Day science? Yeah, man!
I think I’m a traveler by nature. I’m a road-tripper, for certain — a lover of car excursions both long (like weeks) and short (we like driving 3-4 hours in a day to visit stuff around here). But sometimes? We just need to sit and stay put. I have to wash everyone’s underwear and read the […]
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