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20 Beautiful Baby Girl Bedroom Ideas

Preparing the baby’s room in the earliest months can take some considerable effort if you want to create a cozy sanctuary. There are lots of design options to consider if you’re planning for a baby girl bedroom. The nursery needs to be a calm environment for a baby so flashy colors are not recommended. Even…

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8 Practical Backpack Storage Ideas

If you have a large family but lack a lot of storage space, you’ve probably run into the problem of organizing backpacks and school bags used by the children. Despite your best efforts, it seems that backpacks somehow always end up on the floor or in some other place where they don’t belong. Whether you…

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Playing with Light Activities for Kids

In our busy, commercialized lives it can be difficult to slow down, be present and connect with our children. But when we finally allow our grown-up selves to put aside the “must get done” stuff and allow ourselves to play, we reap personal and familial benefits beyond anything we can imagine. Imagine getting lost in…

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How to Make Felted Soap? Felted Soap Tutorial

Looking for a solution to the tendency my children have of using too much liquid soap at bathtime, but not wanting gooey messy bars of soap sitting on the edge of the bathtub, we decided to make felted soap. This would solve our soap issues, and even give each child their own personal bar! The…

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Exploring Tools and Textures with Play Dough

I enjoy having a variety of creative hands-on activities tucked away for the long stretch of cold winter days. As a former ceramics instructor my heart always sings a bit when I hear “Mama, can we get the play dough out?” Keeping a little box of play clay objects, a small heavy duty canvas, and…

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Summer Nature Crafts and Activities for Young Children

The summer is a time for children to ‘breathe out’ after a busy year of focused work and activity. For this reason, I recommend keeping the season as relaxed and carefree as possible while doing your best to keep a healthy rhythm to your day that the children can depend on. This daily rhythm will…

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DIY Projects Gardens and Outdoors Kids

How to Make Simple Summertime Tents

Summer – throw off your shoes, open the windows, run outside and play. Then, when the day is hot and little feet are tired, lay under a simple sheet and daydream of fireflies and hollyhocks. Perhaps a tea party for a light refreshment? The days are long and energy abounds – come play with us.…

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Creating a Mud Pie Kitchen for Your Kids

When I was a child, my favorite activities involved being outdoors immersed in nature. Rather than spend my time playing with an indoor play kitchen, I preferred to make “real” pies from mud. Some of my dearest memories are of afternoons spent sitting on my grandparents’ back porch with a spoon and a couple of…

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No-Sew Rag Dolls Crafting for Children

My four-year-old daughter and I could create a hundred rag dolls and not tire of their charm. It’s impossible not to finger the softness of well-worn fabric given a second chance. And nothing is more easy or satisfying to make—no sewing required. With just a few minutes and a few knots, your hands can take…

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To Market, To Market Play Money Crafting for Children

Late one night last week, as I tucked a few coins in a wee envelope with a tiny missive from the tooth fairy, I reflected on the fact that my daughter would still be more excited about three nickels than one quarter. I cannot recall when I first learned the value of each coin and…