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Aug05
Burning Daylight: Button Necklaces

Burning Daylight: Button Necklaces

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Another week of daylight to burn, another few necklaces. I know I’m leaving my little boy out these last few weeks but he’s been the one with a million things to do each day and my daughter is the one who’s sitting around a little bored. We ended up making these button pendant necklaces I […]

Jul16
Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

Five Ways To Keep In Touch While Your Kid’s At Camp

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Do you have kids who go away to camp? Tell me what it’s like…to have kids who go away in the summer. And don’t need your constant attention or need you to keep them busy or want you to take them to the pool or feed them 3 or 4 times a day(!). I have […]

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 […]

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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