Energy Outlets for Kids


Children are created to be in motion! A fundamental right of childhood is to move – to run, jump, climb and dance, yet children are confined in small spaces more and more. Instead of moving they sit, they watch, they wait, and wait, and wait – it’s no wonder they’re…

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Target Beauty Box – May 2016


Hooray! It’s May and that means another Target Beauty Box arrived in the mail! This one was a bit more expensive than the previous two – $10 – but Princess says the samples are worth more. I’m not complaining either way, I’m just excited it arrived – and the day…

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Keys in Hand


My mom is one of the smartest people I know, and over the years I’ve learned a couple of things from her. Like: Always wear lipstick out of the house. When the sewing machine acts up, rethread it before trying anything else. “Pardon my French” excuses four-letter words. Hold your…

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Anniversary Picnic Invitations


Obviously the first thing you need to do when you’re planning a party is send out invitations. Otherwise no one would come, and a party without guests is just sad. Since early June is prime graduation and wedding season Mom was worried that people might commit to another event before…

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Our New Regalo Cots

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When I opened my child care in 1999 I had the children bring their own sleeping bags for nap time. It seemed like a good idea, but ended up being a huge hassle. The parents had to take them home to wash every Friday and didn’t always remember to bring…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter


Teacher is Italian. Well, mostly Italian. He’s actually got a bunch of different ethnicities in his background, including Italian, Native American, Irish, and others that I can’t remember. Sometimes I affectionately call him a mutt. Like Benji, but MUCH cuter! My ancestors all came from Germany, so my background isn’t…

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Homemade Mother’s Day Card 2015


Yes, I realize it’s 2016, not 2015. But just like the Mother’s Day Craft Keychains we made last year that I didn’t have time to write about, I didn’t have time to write about last year’s Mother’s Day cards either. But they were so cute I wanted to share them…

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