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Delicious Honey Citrus Fruit Dip Recipe

A creamy, sweet and versatile dip made with grapefruit and cultured cream cheese for a probiotic boost. It’s also a fun and great way to introduce children to cooking, with this super easy, and completely yummy recipe! Thankfully, getting {my} children to eat fruit has never been a challenge. In fact, the only challenge I face […]

Crispy Rice and Oats (Healthier) Treats Recipe

This is the perfect little Valentine’s treat to make for and with your little sweeties made of crispy rice cereal, oatmeal, peanut or almond butter and more! It’s a much more nutritious version of Rice Krispie Treats since it contains no processed marshmallows and has an added punch of protein. We traded in the processed […]

12 Recipes for Paint

Make your own paint using common household items with the help of these recipes from the lovely Rachel of KidsActivitiesBlog.com (Thank you, Rachel!) If you haven’t already seen her site, it is loaded with plenty of inspiring crafts and activities for kids! Favorite Kids Craft Ideas Egg paint Fizzing sidewalk Paint – this paint is […]

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes for Families

A slow cooker recipe roundup from some of our talented contributors, all family tested and approved in our households! If you are a busy mom, then you know a slow cooker can be your best friend. It’s useful for many occasions – like for busy weekdays with crazy schedules when you won’t be home until […]

Simple Science- Ice Experiment

Do your kids love science? Even the simplest of experiments can be exciting activities of discovery and this ice experiment falls into that category. It’s very simple to put together, but also a lot of fun for kids to explore.  Ice Experiment: Which added material (variable) will melt ice the fastest? What You’ll Need: Ice […]

Slow Cooker Tacos

This is the easiest way to bring a Mexican restaurant straight into your home – using your slow cooker! A Mexican dinner delight that’s tasty and fun for the whole family. Know what I love more than Mexican food? Going to a Mexican restaurant with my girlfriends, sipping on a margarita, mindlessly eating chips and […]

Top 10 Posts of 2012

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday, my friends! We are spending lots of time with family and friends, and cherishing these special moments together. I thought it would be a good time to reflect back on the last year, with a little list of our top 10 most popular posts from 2012. 10. DIY […]

7 Creative Uses for Pool Noodles

Do you have pool noodles sitting around at home collecting dust from last Summer? Wish you could put them to use with something other than a pool for the Fall and Winter months? Need a few creative ideas for inspiration?? Here are seven of our favorite ways to use pool noodles: 1. Hammer Time — […]

Apple Tree Song

Today is Music Monday and we are sharing another video from Angelique! We are immersing ourselves in all things fall, and this apple tree song was a fun way to start our day. This is a short song that gets kids singing along, so don’t be surprised if your child wants to watch it more […]

How to Preserve a Spider’s Web

  As the Autumn equinox drew near, my children and I were struck by the changes outside. We started to spot crows flocking, squirrels frantically gathering, and beautiful spiders webs covered with dew on our daily nature walks.  This week we found so many incredible webs that we wanted to find a way to keep […]

Autumn Leaves Song

It’s officially fall! And  Angelique has a wonderful video to get you in the autumn spirit. This video shares a beautiful song about autumn leaves and would be a wonderful video to watch with your kids. Watch and sing along, and if you like this video, you can subscribe to Angelique’s YouTube channel for more […]

Learn with Play Dough

Play dough is an incredibly fun activity, and often a favorite among kids. But not only is playing with play dough fun, it is also a wonderful way to get in some hands on learning! The benefits are many and it’s one of my favorite ways to encourage learning through play. Making Play Dough   […]

Daily Routines and Learning Life Skills

Fall is often a time for new routines and schedules as families say goodbye to carefree summer days and head back to school. Setting up a routine is a wonderful way to welcome in the season while allowing children to learn and practice valuable life skills. This video from Angelique shares a few daily activities […]

Our Favorite Summer Moments

Like every Summer, we started off the season by making a “bucket list”, but some things just could not have been planned. Here are some of our favorite Summer moments! 1. Making a Bucket List — It was so nice to have a list of things to do with the kids before the end of […]

Hot Air Balloon Window Display

It’s time for a new window display! (If you’re new to our blog, you can see our previous window displays here, here, here, here, and here.) This time we painted up coffee filters with watercolor paint! I love how these painted coffee filters each have a unique look. The filters hold up very well to […]

Outdoor Nature Discovery Lab

During a recent trip to the dollar store, Emily asked if we could spend an afternoon creating a “nature discovery lab”. I thought that was a great idea, and as it turns out, we were able to use a few inexpensive items from the dollar store to make our nature discovery lab even more educational […]

Fun with Frozen Yogurt Containers

Does your family eat a lot of frozen yogurt? Do you have several empty containers? Looking for fun things to do with them?? Here are our 3 favorite projects using empty frozen yogurt containers. Also?? We LOVE the new Stonyfield frozen Oikos! Have you tried it? It is Ahhhhh-mazing! Highly recommend the superfruits flavor…. and […]

BIG Play in Small Spaces

Recently I posted a list of What to Do with the Kids this Summer with 10 simple ideas. A lovely reader (Hi, Judith!) commented to say that she lives in the city and is looking for play ideas that don’t require a lot of space. So I reached out to some of the most creative […]