Monthly Archives January 2012

Easy Math Game and Number Recognition for Preschoolers

Things are crazy here on the home front right now, so I’m trying to come up with quick and easy activities that will keep The Younger busy yet having fun. I came up with something today that fit the bill and wanted to share it. There is some great learning behind this! I gathered: Index…
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Balancing “Can” and “Cannot”

This little boy, I think, is always going to keep us guessing. The first question may be – what on earth? John and I have spent a few years, now, trying to figure out just how to parent this child…and many days, I feel like I’m still at a loss. It’s hard to know when…
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My Nana’s fudge

Growing up, my Nana used to send us massive care packages full of the most delicious treats – cookies, fudge, candied walnuts. I looked forward to these packages every year, and now as a parent to my own brood, I’ve been wanting more and more to pass on recipes to MY kids. This year has…
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They Say the Darndest Things

I keep meaning to write posts about the funny things Haeden says. Two is hard. I mean, really hard. But it’s also really freaking funny. That little silver lining coupled with his cuddles, kisses, and overall adorableness are what keep me from selling him on the black market these days. Anyway, since I never seem…
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Snowed In Fun: Indoor Snowball Fight

Jonah has been asking since October to have a snowball fight. He wants to go sledding, build a snowman, go ice skating, and above all: have a snowball fight. The problem is, we haven’t had much snow this year. In November, we were able to go outside and enjoy a light dusting; other than that,…
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Smacksy Sunday Links

photo I love books. I love bookstores. I love this. An artist creates these sculptures from old books. A Sunday move if ever I’ve seen one.
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Play-Doh Redeems Itself

If you’re like me and have ever thought you loved Play-Doh, then experienced the joys of a child smearing Play-Doh all over the carpet and it never coming off again, you’re probably already suspicious. We were in Target last weekend looking for something… Now I can’t even remember what. You know how that memory just…
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Using Song to Teach Your Child His Name

I remember when my daughter started calling herself by her first name. See, she has a “real” name (Esella), but from the time she was a baby well past her first birthday we called her by her nick-name Ellie pretty much all the time. After her first birthday, we made an effort to start calling…
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