Baby K and I are clear across the country visiting my newborn niece -- who is quite literally the cutest four-week-old alive. Since newborn-hood involves a lot of sleeping and lazing around, it was decided that energizer R would be better off back home -- where she can frolic noisily, have daddy days and receive… Continue reading monoprint-making for kids
Miss R has recently become interested in secrets. Anything promised to be insider information is appealing to her -- so much so that she'll often tell me she has a secret, motion me to come over to her, only to whisper gibberish in my ear. Her hope is that I'll play along and theatrically decipher… Continue reading Invisible Ink Painting
Marshmallows and summer -- they just go together, right? The promise of s'mores is one of the main reasons my kiddo wants to go camping this month! And ever since our Carnival Corral party, miss R has been requesting marshmallows every time she spies our leftover bags in the depths of the pantry. Even baby… Continue reading SUMMER PROCESS ART: Marshmallow Painting!
Summertime is in full swing over here. After wiping sweat beads away from my forehead, burning my legs on my car's black leather seat, and spewing insults at the heavy and thick 105 degree weather, I vowed to stay inside as much as possible. So here we are, cool and comfortable and messy -- making… Continue reading Marble Shake Painting
So, you know that paper-bowls-for-preschoolers post I was going to write yesterday before my mommy rambles took over? Well, here it is. This project was completed during R's last sick day with that malevolent belly bug that violently traipsed its way around our home. It's an easy project that generates delicate paper displays -- both the… Continue reading a preschooler’s paper bowl
As a mommy to two little girls, many of my moments are brimming with to-do lists from every tense -- past, present and future. When I first sat down to pen this post, the intro went something like this: "I'm still playing catch up following our travels and ailments..." I was then going to regale… Continue reading The Game of Catch-Up
Back in my school days (which I guess technically ended less than one year ago!!), I cared deeply about recognition. I loved getting the Headmaster's Award in Middle and High School and was thrilled to snag scholarships in college. Everyone can agree that it's just nice to be noticed, and my mom always instilled in… Continue reading It’s Rewarding, Being Awarded