The Lazy Parent’s Wild Animal Birthday Party

September 11, 2013

My son, Augie, recently turned five and we threw him a wild animal birthday party. Here’s where I confess my dirty little secret: I don’t really like planning birthday parties. I really want my boys to feel special on their birthdays, but planning parties stresses me out. I hate trying to figure out where to […]

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Art Inspiration: The Day the Crayons Quit

July 26, 2013

My husband surprised the kids with a couple new books today, one of which was The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers. We sat down to read it after lunch and we giggled all the way through. The book is a series of letters listing out each crayon’s complaints, […]

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Summer Fun List 2013

June 6, 2013

I’m continuing my preparations for summer vacation this week by updating our yearly Summer Fun List. There are lots of repeats on here from last year (and the year before) but that’s because they’re summer standards — and because they were fun last time! There are also a few things we didn’t get to in […]

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Kids’ Self-Serve Art Cart

June 3, 2013

This is the last week of school before my oldest son is out for the summer and I am in full on organization mode trying to get ready for the long days ahead. This is the first year he will be home with me instead of going to preschool or camp and I have to […]

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Jungle in a Box

May 22, 2013

I received a Jo-Ann gift card to purchase supplies for this project and share the process with you. Summer vacation is almost here and I find I am constantly on the look-out for activities I will be able to use to occupy my boys in the afternoons. I’m browsing Pinterest, reading everyone’s summer fun lists […]

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Little Passports: Egypt!

April 29, 2013

Thanks to Little Passports for sending this kit for our family to explore and review. This post contains affiliate links.   This month Wyatt’s Little Passports package took us to Egypt! Somehow I always manage to make these kits all about me (see my last post about the Japan kit) and this month is no […]

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