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! :-)

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks

The Younger is sick, so I haven’t been able to do much in the way of posting. I thought I’d pull out an old one from the archives to share for now 🙂 I’m trying to get a jump on the next holiday!  The Oldest loves the idea of leprechauns and magic, so this is…
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A Personal Moment

I don’t usually share a lot of personal stuff about my family on this blog. I do, however, share things that I have experienced and think may be helpful, especially if it’s something I think other families may be struggling with. One such situation happened this weekend, and I wanted to share it because it…
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How to Make Your Own Bird Feeders

It was freezing here in Florida today, so I really wanted to do things inside with the kids. I decided to incorporate something that I’ve wanted to have here at the house with a project both The Older and The Younger could do, so we made kid-friendly bird feeders! I started with an empty soda…
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Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids

I had so much fun with this. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was looking for when I went to Dollar Tree, but I got some ideas while I was there. The first one was this: Different sized paper plates of any color (I chose red and pink) Either construction paper for cutting shapes out…
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Random Thought

Someone said something awhile ago, and I didn’t even really notice it until someone else pointed it out. I didn’t “get it” at first, but with our new way of economizing, it’s made a lot of sense to me, and it’s helped me change my thinking and my emotional reactions. “I choose not to spend…
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Bubble Wrap Valentine’s Day Craft

We have this big roll of bubble wrap here in our garage, and I’ve been trying to come up with a way to use it. I’ve heard great things about painting with bubble wrap, so I decided to try this today with The Younger. I cut some bubble wrap into a square and then set…
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Using Real Oranges

I do not like fruit. The only fruit I can tolerate (usually) are green apples, and even then it takes a lot of convincing for me to eat them. I asked on Facebook for advice about how to get more fruit in my diet, and a few people who responded advised me to try smoothies….
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Valentine Heart Craft for Kids

I wanted to get a jump on Valentines Day, because lately I seem to be surprised when holidays roll around. This year, I’m hoping to do handmade valentines for The Older’s classmates, and I thought about what would be easy and fun for him. This seemed like an easy Valentine’s Day craft for preschoolers and…
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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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Handmade Salt Dough Ornaments

We made our first batch of salt dough ornaments this week. It was a real trial and error event, but it was fun nonetheless. The kids had a blast, and they never noticed mommy’s gritted teeth or silent cursing. The dough was easy to make: 4 cups flour 1 cup salt 1-1/2 cups warm water….
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