Monthly Archives February 2013

Mishloach Manot for Purim

I love Purim, it has always been my favorite holiday.  Put very very simply; Purim is the story of the deliverance of the Jewish People in the 4th century BCE. It involves a King and a Queen {who was Jewish} and an evil man that plots to kill the Jews. All of the makings of an incredible…
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Fun Math Games: Toilet Paper Knock Down

If you belong to a warehouse club then chances are you’ve purchased an enormous package of toilet paper. We recently bought one that contained 30 rolls and when I looked at it, I started thinking of some fun math games my kids could play with it. As we got to exploring, I realized that my…
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Things in the Air

I should be perfectly used to the mercurial nature of the weather in Illinois, but believe it or not, I’m still gobsmacked every time Mother Nature pulls a fast one on us.  Last week we had mild weather followed by torrential rains followed by a healthy dumping of snow. Sure, it’s kind of fun to…
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Yesterday Morning

photo “Quick into the car. We don’t want to be late for school.” “Okay, Mom. Let me just move my backpack over the seat,” Bob said as we pulled out of the driveway. Then we hit a bump. “What was that, Mom?” “I don’t know.” And then I saw her: a big gray cat. She…
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The Best Damn Lactation Cookies You’ll Ever Eat

Now, I am the first person to admit that cooking is not my forte. In fact the closest my celebrity has ever come to a celebrity chef is being the warm up comic for a pilot that Paula Dean was a guest on. And just for the record she IS as sweet in person as…
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Valentine’s Day Paper Bag Crafts

Drab to fab paper bags in minutes!  I love how versatile paper bags are for crafting.  I am going to show you 6 Valentine’s Day crafts below! Your basic supplies for all of them is a paper bag, scissors and glue.
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DIY Easy Valentine Cards: Golf Ball Valentines

Contributing Writer: Kelly Griglione from the Notable Nest Have less than an hour to get together a set of Valentines, yet want them to be cute and unique? Well you’re in the right place! I’ve got just the craft for you, plus a free printable to make it that much easier. A couple weeks ago
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Hiding Places

“Bob! What is all this behind the couch?” “Oh… that’s just where I… um… put my broccoli and stuff.” “How long have you been hiding food back here?” “It’s not all the food, Mom. Just the stuff I don’t want.” “Yeah, I get it. I’ve got to tell your dad about this.” “Don’t tell Dad….
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Make Cards for Valentine’s Day Using Shaving Cream

We love to make cards using shaving cream. In the past, we made end of the year teacher cards using shaving cream. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have had lots of Valentine ideas bouncing around my head. I decided we should make cards for my kids classmates. I admit in the past I…
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