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Jul08
10 Great Activities For Your Block Party

10 Great Activities For Your Block Party

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It’s Block Party season across suburban America. Although, those of you in bigger cities, do you have block parties or are those called “Street Fairs”? My neighborhood is kind of known for the activities they put together. “Happy Hour(s) Fridays” throughout the summer, “Pancake Breakfast” for the Fourth of July, “Group Grilling” events…. If you […]

Jul01
Making Camping With Kids A Little Easier

Making Camping With Kids A Little Easier

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Earlier this year a group of families from the school we moved to, invited us to go camping with them in August. I’ve always thought of camping as an activity meant for people who are not me. To me, camping with kids seems like the exact opposite of a “vacation.” But then you see I […]

Jun17
The Best Outdoor Games For Kids

The Best Outdoor Games For Kids

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As I mentioned before, my goal for the summer is a lot of old fashioned fun. I’m tired of buying into the idea that kids need to be involved in classes and camps and museum trips and carnivals all summer. Yesterday was the first day of Project Summer Won’t Suck For The Summers and it […]

May27
Summer Fun For Kids: Five Goals For My Kid’s Summer Break

Summer Fun For Kids: Five Goals For My Kid’s Summer Break

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This weekend we saw perfect weather until yesterday when we were hurled headlong into the most sweltering days of August. Spending the day outside sweating got me thinking about what I want out of this summer for my kids. It’s no secret I have mixed feelings about summer. It’s hard for me to work with […]

May20
Great Gifts For Teachers

Great Gifts For Teachers

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In just a few short weeks school will be over for the year. If you’ve been reading The Buzz Off for any length of time you understand why there is a black X on my calendar marking the last day of school. Still, even though I wish our school went year round, the end of […]

Apr29
Great Handmade Gifts For Mother’s Day

Great Handmade Gifts For Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is once again around the corner. Holidays have a way of doing this, coming around each year, don’t they? Last year I shared some fabulous last minute gift ideas for moms, you can see them here. This year I’ve come up with five reasonably easy and still lovely gifts you can help your […]

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