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The History of a Delicacy: Lobster
Lobster is hands down one of my favorite meals, yet this expensive delicacy is definitely a special treat given its serious price tag. So, it’s really hard to imagine that lobster was at one time considered a poor man’s meal.
While practicing math facts using coins, we noticed some very dirty pennies and decided to clean them. Using just a few household items in your kitchen, you can shine up your pennies, too!
Foam painting is such a fun project for kids of all ages and can be easily manipulated when designing as the consistency is thicker than normal paint. When it dries, it’s turns into a solid foam shape!
Bubble painting is a great activity for kids of all ages – and their parents! It’s easy and fun and can be done indoors or out, using just 3 ingredients from inside your home.
Homemade Fizzy Bath Bombs
These fizzy bath bombs are super easy to make, they’re fantastic gifts and make kids’ bathtime much more fun!
Homemade Sugar & Salt Scrubs
Using just a few everyday ingredients from your kitchen, you can whip up delightful sugar and salt scrubs for any occasion. Salt is a little more abrasive than sugar but either one will leave your skin smooth and soft.
Homemade Crayon Candles
If you suddenly find yourself with old and broken crayon pieces, instead of throwing them out, turn them into colorful candles! This is an easy and useful project that is sure to please even the non-crafty types.
Homemade Glycerin Soaps
What a super fun project that is also useful and easy to clean up. After all we’re making soap!
Crystallized Pipecleaner Ornaments
This is such a fun project to do in inclement weather or when your kids have a little downtime. Using a few household items, your children can create crystallized ornaments and trinkets in no time.
Time to Shine
I think it’s safe to say that right about now, every parent in the world is appreciating their kids’ teachers on a whole new level. Many of us saw the hilarious viral video of the ranting Israeli mom who, just days in, was completely overwhelmed by...
When personal interaction suddenly becomes prohibitive, we quickly realize how vital it is to our existence. Social media is teeming with posts and comments about acting responsibly and for the welfare of others.
Little Things Create The Best Memories
When we connect with children on their level by listening to a story, watching them do something they love, or meaningfully interacting with them to create, build or do something, it becomes a beautiful memory.
GOAL – PLAN – ACTION!
The New Year is an about fresh starts and new beginnings, resolutions and setting goals. As adults, we reassess our lives and create a plan for the coming year, yet kids are often left out of this process. But who says that kids can’t get in on the action, too!
Bring Back Basic Manners, Please!
Holy Lack of Decorum, Batman! What has happened to children’s manners these days? When Fred Astaire said, “the hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any”, I wonder if he was looking into a crystal ball.
The Balancing Act
Is it just me, or are kids overly programmed these days? Sometimes I feel like between our own schedules and our kids’ activities, it’s impossible to coordinate get-togethers, even on the weekends. That to me is sad.