Welcoming a New Family Member

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My kids got a new baby cousin in the wee hours of April 13th, and all week long they asked when they would be allowed to meet her. We drove them out on Saturday, and they were so thrilled! Little V took hold of Emma’s finger, and Emma was so pleased! Johnny thought V was […]

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 […]