Building a mini-marshmallow blow gun was a lot of fun and quite affordable. With some PVC pieces and an inexpensive cutter, you can craft one of these beauties.
As a holiday craft, my boys like to exercise their artistic skills to draw ideas for ugly sweaters. Here is a template that we use to get them started. Download Sweater Template
As a parent, sometimes it is difficult to motivate our children to do something. “Eat your crusts” is a classic parent command that often falls on deaf ears. I found myself using this phrase and trying to reason with my son why it is important not to be wasteful. I was less than successful, confirming […]
I have two young sons. I can’t believe how quickly their childhoods are passing before my eyes. In an attempt to savor this time I decided to begin writing down things about the boys everyday. I have been doing this consistently for one year. Some of the reasons I think I’ve been successful at this […]
Having small children leads to many thought provoking conversations. The most recent, sparked by a discussion of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, was about Leonardo da Vinci. (I honestly wasn’t going to include so many links but after linking to TMNT, I felt guilty not linking to da Vinci). Leonardo da Vinci was Really Smart When […]
It is tough enough to convince a one-year-old to take a nap on vacation, without the added disadvantage of a bright room. This year we took a contractor bag and painter’s tape with us on vacation. It made a perfect blackout shade. I could have developed film in that room. I’ve already added these items […]