Monthly Archive:: May 2012

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“But nothing happened. Not a sound.” – a Very Quiet Cricket activity

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring one of our favorite books by one of our favorite authors … The Very Quiet Cricket, by Eric Carle.  Two of our very close friends recently moved to a house on

DIY Coffee Filter Chandelier

 Crazy, right?  A dining room coffee filter chandelier?!?  But isn’t it SO cool … and it’s inexpensive and easy to make. Last fall when I was just started my Pinterest addiction at the same time I was preparing to move, I

PlayDrMom’s 2012 Summer Bucket List

The kids still have a couple weeks of school left.  Summer solstice isn’t until June 20.  But this weekend, this long holiday weekend … I believe to be the START OF SUMMER! Last summer was the first summer our family had

The ABCs of The Iowa Farmer’s Wife … and this week’s Kids Co-Op Linky

This week I’m featuring yet another wonderful mom blogger, The Iowa Farmer’s Wife.  She does a great job sharing her enjoyment of “livin’ the simple life” with her farmer hubby and two young children.  The blog is filled with beautiful photos

Honor’s Princess Party

My daughter, Honor has a great love for EVERYthing princess!  So, it was no contest to decide what theme her 3rd birthday party would be.  I had such a fun time planning this joyful event! The Invitations I was thinking about

making & using … A Sticker Countdown Board

If you know my daughter Honor, or have even seen the photos of her on this blog, you know that she is usually dressed in princess garb.  On rare occasions she will just wear play clothes, but more often than not

The ABCs of 52 Brand New … and this week’s Kids Co-Op Linky!

There are A LOT of kid-friendly/mommy blogs out there … but the idea behind my featured blog this week is quite unique!  In 2011, Danielle realized that she needed to reinvent herself … so she tried 52 new things (one each

Compost Cup Snack

By far not original, but oh-so-yummy and fun!  I took this spin on the well-known dirt pudding for Henry to bring as snack for kindergarten.  They have been learning about composting in class, so we figured this compost cup snack would

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2012

I’m a spoiled Momma!  My Mother’s Day was more like a Mother’s Long Weekend!!! Thursday – Honor came home with a present wrapped (in paper she had stamped herself!).  I opened it up to reveal … A Beautiful Butterfly! Friday –

Keepsake Questions to ask kids on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, … or ANYDAY

A few years back I found this list of questions that are terrific as keepsake questions to ask kids on a Facebook note (if anyone knows the original source, PLEASE let me know!). What is something mom/dad always says to you?

The ABCs of Mamascout … and this week’s Kids Co-Op Linky

So, after a week off for Screen-Free week I’m back to my weekly ABCs feature that coincides with my post of the Kids Co-Op Linky.  This will actually be my ELEVENTH ABCs feature.  If you’d like to see all of them,

Taking the time … for a nature walk

Henry and I had the most wonderful, impromptu experience the other day.  I took him with me to vote on a local school board issue since he was interested in the issue (it will directly effect him) and to help him