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Aug07
Best Shelves for Displaying Kids’ Books: Kids generally can judge a book by its cover.

Best Shelves for Displaying Kids’ Books: Kids generally can judge a book by its cover.

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The Burning Daylight Series remains on hiatus because I am frantically unpacking hundreds of boxes. This is fine because my children have managed to burn their very own daylight without instruction by creating an elaborate ‘Box Town‘ in our box filled living room. Which is riveting of course but I thought today we’d discuss easy […]

Aug02
Best Moving Announcements for Families: In Case The Entire Universe Hasn’t Heard My Squeals Of Joy

Best Moving Announcements for Families: In Case The Entire Universe Hasn’t Heard My Squeals Of Joy

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We’re taking a break from the Burning Daylight Series this week because the only daylight we’ve burned this week as a family is putting many things in boxes and then labeling those boxes. When the kids get really bored I give them markers to decorate the boxes but overall it’s not really a crafty week […]

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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, […]

Jul24
Treasured: “Rosa” &  “Pomar”

Treasured: “Rosa” & “Pomar”

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These one-of-a-kind cloth dolls are by Portuguese designer Rosa Pomar. I gifted my son with these last year hoping he would take to them over those plastic licensed characters that make the toy economy go round. No luck, but he does appreciate them and I get a small thrill each time he calls the left […]

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