Monthly Archives January 2014

Do Ugly Babies Exist?

Now some of y’all are going to have some issues with this post, but I’m not here to people please, (well, not entirely.) I’m here to tell it like it is and to tell the truth- and hopefully give you a chuckle. As a mother of an almost toddler with a new one on the…
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Baby Food!

I made my own baby food with Sprocket and wanted to do the same with Spark. I realized I never really documented any of it and wanted to put together a post that showed some of the process. The underlying theme is the same regardless of the food…cut, steam/boil, puree. $13.85 worth of produce
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Clothespin Math – Preschool Math Activity

I was in the grocery store recently and happened upon these brightly colored clothespins. I just loved them and knew I could use them for an activity. You don’t need to have colored clothespins for this preschool math activity. Any clothespins you have on hand will work. You will need: Clothespins 6 paint cups or…
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First Star

“Look, Mom! The first star of the night! I’m making a wish.” “Before you make your wish you’re supposed to say, ‘Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight.’” “No. I don’t think I need to that.” “All right. take…
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Easy Blueberry Muffins

I am a huge fan of warehouse clubs. The problem is sometimes I go overboard. I usually get more fruit than we end up consuming and I am stuck trying to figure out what to do with the rest. We freeze some of it for smoothies and use the rest in other recipes. This past…
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Keeping the Kids Busy while Cooking Dinner

Mini wants to be held by me all the time if I am with her. I love it and hate it at the same time.  It is really hard to get things done, so when I have to cook dinner, I need to keep her busy in a place that she can see me. I…
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Valentine’s Day Mobile with Tissue Paper Dyed Hearts

One of our favorite mediums to create art is tissue paper. We have used it for so many fun kids activities such as Tissue Paper Turkey Craft and Coffee Filter Flowers Made With Tissue Paper. So when I was looking for a Valentine’s Day activity for my preschooler, I went back to my trusty tissue…
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Potty Training Success: Three Turds at the Brewery

Potty Training is no joke. We had two ramp-ups to potty training that both ended in a crabby toddler and over-stressed parents. Last spring break we did the whole “lets just hang out naked and wait for the potty bell to go off every 10 minutes” approach. Sprocket was very confused by the pee coming…
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