Posts By jenn0324

jenn0324I'm a WAHM to a 7-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. Left the full-time work field in criminal justice and mental health to be at home with my children. Haven't lost my sanity yet! :-)

Working Out Without Knowing It

While we were in New Hampshire last month, there was a great hill we had to walk up to use the neighbor’s pool. The kids ran up like it was nothing, and it reminded me how small people exercise without even realizing it. I had to wonder when that sort of ‘natural’ working out stops…
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Summer Reading

Admittedly, The Older dislikes reading. By “dislike,” I mean the roll-on-the-floor-screaming-when-asked-to-read  type of dislike. It’s one of the biggest struggles here at home, unless there’s a school competition going on or some way to earn things (like our local library’s Read Your Way to the Rays program). I struggle with this every year, so I…
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Magic School Bus

There was a Mamasource deal a few weeks ago that I spent a lot of time thinking about, and then I bit the bullet and bought it. It was for a discounted 12-month subscription to the Magic School Bus Young Scientist Club, and when I showed it to The Older, he went crazy over it….
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Easy Caprese Salad

I love Caprese salads, but I’m used to having them in their “full-sized version” with an entire slice of tomato, whole slice of mozzarella, and a basil leaf. In trying to cut back on calories, I came across a version that cut down on the calories and fat but NOT on the taste! I modified…
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Reusing Pasta Boxes

… to hold birdseed! I’ve had these old pasta boxes around, and I wasn’t sure what we were going to do with them. I had one on the kitchen counter from making baked ziti, and boy was I glad it was there when our bag of birdseed broke! I was able to salvage most of…
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St. Patricks Day Craft- Easy Pot Full O’Shamrocks

Since I am FINALLY over my bought with pneumonia, it’s time to return to the land of the living! I needed to start small and easy though, and I figured something with few materials and steps would be a good beginning. Considering I basically missed Valentines Day and the entire month of February, I decided…
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Valentine Butterfly- Easy Valentine’s Day Craft

The Younger still doesn’t understand what Valentine’s Day really is, so I’ve been doing little things here and there to teach her about the day. I don’t actually celebrate it myself, but I do like teaching her about different holidays and peoples’ beliefs. I decided on an easy valentine craft which I saw somewhere (can’t…
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Halloween Pumpkin Faces

I had this great pumpkin carving idea for my preschooler. See, in Florida you can’t just carve a regular old pumpkin and leave it on your doorstep, a reality I learned when I first moved here in 2000. All you get from that is a large, wet, moldy mess on your front porch, and that’s…
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Easy Ghost Craft

The Younger is fighting a nasty head cold, so last night we decided to say “no” to baseball and stay home. The kids are getting excited for Halloween, so I figured there would be no harm in starting our annual footprint ghosts a bit early. These are easy to do (this is my second time…
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Make Your Own Play-Doh

We had a rainy day/not feeling so great afternoon. Perfect recipe for a day of play-doh! I didn’t have any around the house (shocker, I know), so the kids helped me make some. It’s easy, and they can both help because there are enough ingredients for both of them to do something, yet not too…
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