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Aug30
Ideas for Traveling With Kids: The Best Car Activities, No Electricity Required

Ideas for Traveling With Kids: The Best Car Activities, No Electricity Required

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In about 15 minutes we are going “Up North”. Everyone in Michigan refers to going anywhere north of where you are as going “Up North”. However, there’s up north and there is Up North. We are going to the upper peninsula, so far into the upper peninsula it may as well be Canada, without the […]

Aug23
The Best Kid’s Outdoor Games

The Best Kid’s Outdoor Games

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Last week the kids in the neighborhood sent a three-year-old little girl to the hospital with a dislocated elbow after a not particularly rough game of Red Rover. You realize what this means, right? NO MORE NEIGHBORHOOD OUTDOOR GAMES! Not really but it did get me thinking about finding some alternative games which hopefully won’t […]

Jul31
Teaching Your Kid how to Ride a Bike: You never forget how to do it, I’ll never forget how hard it is to teach.

Teaching Your Kid how to Ride a Bike: You never forget how to do it, I’ll never forget how hard it is to teach.

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I have two children, a very vague understanding of statistics might suggest to you one of them would be more physically inclined than the other. Apparently I am so very non-athletic there are some very strong ‘non physically inclined genes’ countering my husband’s soccer playing, marathon running genes over here. My son is 6 and […]

Jul30
Weekend Project: a Rainbow Library

Weekend Project: a Rainbow Library

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Weekend Projects sound very, um, daunting. Weekends are for rest and relaxation, right? Yep. I agree. Though a weekend project need not be stressful, but a small and delightful task. And, why not kill two birds with one stone and (try to) get your child in on the fun. Other benefits, at least for me, […]

Jul26
Burning Daylight: Vive La Ice Cream! (or, making ice cream with kids)

Burning Daylight: Vive La Ice Cream! (or, making ice cream with kids)

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Isabel sent along the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball for the kids and I to play with assuming this would give us at least a few hours of burnt daylight. She was right. I love how the site is called ‘Ice Cream Revolution’ which is by definition accurate (2 a : a sudden, radical, […]

Jul12
Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight– The activity to end all activities.

Painting Projects for Children: Burning Daylight– The activity to end all activities.

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I decided to suck it up, stop being as anally retentive and try painting with my kids this week. Even though I believe painting is against my religion, even though I believe painting is why God invented preschool, even though I am actually incredibly anally retentive. I sucked it up, covered the kitchen bar in […]

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