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PlayDrMom's White Christmas Mix

White Christmas Mix: a sweet (& addictive) treat

I’ve been making this recipe … and giving it as a holiday gift … since I was in High School.  It’s come to the point that when I don’t make it in mass quantities to give away each year friends and
PlayDrMom makes and paints some ice rocks

Making & Painting Ice Rocks!

My fingers are finally thawing out, so I can finally write a post about one of the fun activities I did with the kids when the Polar Vortex hit here in Michigan. The kids had already been out of school for
books about snowmen

Frosty Friends: Books about Snowmen

Frigid temperature and lots of fluffy flurries make for some great snowmen weather … but when the temps are too low and the snow isn’t right for packing the next best thing is reading books about snowmen!  Here are some of
Books about Penguins

What’s black and white and read all over?: Books about PENGUINS!

I love penguins.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  I collect them … well, not REAL ones (I learned that wouldn’t be a good idea from reading Mr. Popper’s Penguins as a child!).  I have a Pinterest board dedicated to them (Penguins!).  
wonderfully wintery class party

Winter Holiday Class Party

Last year I was one of 3 room moms for my son’s 1st grade class room, here’s the wonderfully wintery class party we put together! There were 8 stations for the kids to go through.  There were 24 in the class,
SnOw Much Fun!

SnOw MUCH FUN!!! … round up of PlayDrMom’s snow posts

I haven’t lived anywhere else than Michigan, so SNOW has always been a part of my life (at least for 1/4 of the year!).  Unlike many others, I really enjoy snow (except driving in a lot of it).  Here’s a round
added the faces

DIY Snowman Snow Measurer

I saw this fabulous idea from Pink and Green Mama on how to turn a paint stick into a super cute Snowman Snow Measurer.  We finally had a chance to give it a try. I took a couple of extra paint
exploring snowflakes

Exploring Snowflakes

I found some great books the other day while at the library that really inspired us to learn a lot more about snowflakes.  These are the books … Widgets Snowflake Bentley, by Jacqueline Briggs Martin … tells the story of
the indoor snowman

Make a Styrofoam Snowman

My daughter, Honor, wanted to go out and make a snowman.  However, (epic momma fail) the snow pants that I ordered for her (way too late) had not come in yet.  And it was WAY too cold and wet to go
playing with snow inside

Bring it Inside! – exploring snow indoors

Snow starting falling where we live right on the Winter Solstice (December 21).  It melted but made a beautiful return on Christmas Eve … and we’ve had snow on the ground ever since.  My kids were SO excited to go outside
Tin Can Snowman

Simple Snowman

  Isn’t he cute? We haven’t had a lot of snow around here until the last day or so, but earlier in the month my son, Henry (age 5), and I made this one.  I just took a tin can …
my Christmas Journal!

My Christmas Journal: One of my most prized possessions

In 1998 my mom got me a Christmas Journal to record each Christmas. I LOVE THIS BOOK.  I am using it now to prepare for Christmas for the 13th year.  It is EXTREMELY helpful to keep track of Christmas card and