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Jun14
How To Spend Summer With Your Kids and Not Lose Your Mind

How To Spend Summer With Your Kids and Not Lose Your Mind

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Because ten seconds in, the kids are wrestling over a Pokémon card, it’s 112 degrees outside and I’m screaming my lungs out in the shower because it’s the only room in our house with a lock on it.

Aug12
Burning Daylight: Toothpick Sculptures

Burning Daylight: Toothpick Sculptures

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This week I was (as always) pressed for time since we went on our camping trip over the weekend. I usually work on the Burning Daylight series over the weekend but this weekend we were in “The Wild” as I called it every time I didn’t want to worry about something. For example, “Oh, sure…eat […]

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 […]

Jul29
Burning Daylight: Paper Bead Necklaces

Burning Daylight: Paper Bead Necklaces

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In summers past, I’ve spent a lot of the time moaning about the endless amounts of daylight I needed to burn with my kids. As evidence please see July of last year and the non-stop stream of craft projects going on in our house and being written about here at the Buzz Off. This summer […]

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 […]

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