I don't know about you all, but when spring hits, so does new inspiration. I transform from a person in hibernation to someone new, energetic and inspired. With that comes a burst of creative energy and if I'm not...
I worked in a preschool for three years and then with kiddos on the autism spectrum for three years before I had my own children.  There were sensory tables EVERYWHERE, and they were always so much fun and a...
February Break in New England is upon us.  Long cold days and fidgety kids are looming. Trying to balance fun activities while not destroying your home, or sanity, is an art form. Here are some of my family's favorite...
My husband and I started dating in high school.  We used to go to dinner at Applebee's every Thursday night.  The first several months our parents had to drop us off and pick us up because we didn't even...
As January rolls around, what are the defaults most of us have on the weekends? Find new movies on Netflix? A baking project? More arts and crafts than we could ever display in our homes? What seems to go...
    According to my Facebook feed, moms and kids love doing crafts together. Bummer for me, because I truly do not have a crafty bone in my body. I'm not sure if it's my sub-par fine motor skills or just...
It’s officially summer! As romantic as that sounds, every parent knows what that really means: kids with lots of energy who need a way to have fun and cool down. No budget for an in-ground pool or to take...
When it comes to kids and art, there is one rule I live by at home and in the Developmental Playgroups I lead: it's about the process, not the product. This means that the value in encouraging art exploration activities...
If you're like me, you grew up dyeing Easter eggs straight out of a Paas kit. It was a yearly delight, but the experience was short lived and perfunctory.  (And using the metal egg dipper often brought frustration rather...
We are gearing up for another school year here in our homeschool. This year I will be officially teaching third, first/second, and preschool. Unofficially, we still have a sweet little toddler to try to contain during our time of...

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