Children Need Free Time

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As parents, it is easy to worry about providing children with resources, but free time is the best possible resource you can provide for your child – and it is free! Children need free time to explore their world, develop ideas, and understand things that they observe. Giving kids free time is a wonderful way […]

Celebrating the Outdoors with Kids

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Getting outside is one of my April goals, and we spent most of our free time outdoors this week – mostly on after dinner walks. We also (finally!) tried out our local pool, and were surprised to find that it is heated to surprisingly warm temperatures. So we spent a few afternoons there. Hopefully the […]

Kid Quotes

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I love the fun things my kids say that make me laugh and give me a glimpse into the way their world works. Here are a few favorite recent kid quotes – hope you enjoy them as much as Mike and I do!   During winter break: Mike (dad): Do you miss school? Johnny (6 […]

Harry Potter Birthday Party

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This post includes affiliate links to products that we purchased for Emma’s Harry Potter themed birthday party. Items purchased through these links – whether they are the item linked or something else – may earn us a small commission. Thank you for supporting this site! Emma turned eight on Saturday, and we threw a Harry […]

Setting Goals for December 2013!

The kids and I have been busier than ever with Christmas preparations as we prepare for their first-ever Christmas with no snow! I think we’re compensating for being in a new place and missing snow (but not the cold that goes with snow!) We set up our tree early, and it’s been fun to see […]