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Nov06
Best Fall Crafts for Kids

Best Fall Crafts for Kids

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I am late with my Tuesday entry because we had a little trip this weekend, the first time I’ve gone away with my husband on an airplane to stay in a hotel in seven years. The trip tried to kill me because it centered around running and then recovering from the running. This is exactly […]

Oct30
Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

Another Halloween Tradition: Trunk-Or-Treat

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I swear, I moved literally one mile north and all the activities are different. First we encountered the Halloween Boo, now we’ve discovered the Trunk Or Treat event. Our last elementary school celebrated Halloween with a PTA sponsored party in the evening. This party was great fun for the kids with tons of candy, cupcakes, […]

Oct25
Great Halloween Crafts

Great Halloween Crafts

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You may not know this, based on the tone of my summer time Burning Daylight series. I like doing things with my kids I just don’t like doing things with my kids 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Which is what my kids think life should be like in the summer: a non-stop […]

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Jun21
The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

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I got this letter in my imagination. Dear Melissa Summers, I have amazing news for you. You have won a summer worth of sleep away camp for both your children, all free of charge because this is your imagination. Now, how will you label their belongings so they come home with what they take with […]

May15
Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

Best Children’s Outdoor Toys: Go outside and do something.

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We live in the suburbs of Detroit, I rarely lock my door and I feel pretty safe in our neighborhood. Safe from crime, I do not feel safe from the irritation of loud neighbors. So you’d think my kids would be living the same kind of carefree stay outside from morning until night life I […]

May10
Best Gifts for Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week– Hey! It’s almost over!

Best Gifts for Teachers: Teacher Appreciation Week– Hey! It’s almost over!

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Picture me as a chicken with my head cut off. Chickens with their heads cut off don’t run around multi tasking and getting things done. They run around wildly because their head is cut off and then they die. I’m not going to die but I am going to give myself a heart attack. This […]

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