“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


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    In the Kitchen

    A Playing Dough Kind of Day

    It was a play dough making kind of day! With a gray chill in the air, my little guy and I decided to hole up at home, crank the heater and have a little fun.  My son requested orange dough the other day, so I snagged a cheap box of said-colored gelatin during my last grocery shopping trip and was thankful to have it on hand. My little guy loves to mix all the ingredients for this gelatin-based recipe and even stir for a bit, but it doesn’t take long for his little arms to get tired and relinquish the spoon to mama. I really don’t blame him; even my arms get tired before the…

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    Craftiness

    Make a Love Bug With Your Little One

    My five-year-old son and I have been getting a little crafty for Valentine’s Day this year, and I just had to show off these cute little love bugs we made for his classmates. They were super simple to assemble, but you do have to factor glue-drying time into your crafty equation. Materials: small foam hearts medium pom-pons small google eyes faux flower stamens craft glue Instructions: Glue a pom-pon onto a foam heart. Let the glue dry. Fold a flower stamen in the middle. Put a dab of glue at the middle and poke into the top of the pompom. Let the glue dry. Place two dots of glue on…

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    Saturday Sparks — Kid-Made Christmas Ornaments

    Somehow we have found ourselves with an entire unscheduled weekend in the heart of holiday season. Go figure. So after doing a quick round-up of some fun ideas on Pinterest this morning we decided to take at least part of the day to create some homemade Christmas ornaments. I came up with some rather festive ideas during my search, all of which are kid-friendly, which means they should also be appropriate projects for the man in your life if the whole family wants to join the fun (It had to be said). While some of the ideas may be a bit difficult for younger children and adult supervision should be used with all these projects, I think you’ll…

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