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Summertime Art: Ice Chalk Painting

Here we are in upstate NY, in the home where Mr. T was raised in we were married. The family's beautiful country home is chock-full this week, as we all congregate from various countries and states for a family wedding. My kids are in a summer camp-like heaven -- in and out of the pool,… Continue reading Summertime Art: Ice Chalk Painting

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monoprint-making for kids

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

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a preschooler’s paper bowl

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

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A Day of Cloudy Heads and 3-Ingredient Fluff Slime

Scroll down for sliminess, because I first need to exhale. Today was a day! Just one of those days where I felt like my head was clouded and I found everything annoying -- like stomach tightening, blood boiling annoying. I'm usually an upbeat, fast-paced and positive person, so my tolerance for my own orneriness is… Continue reading A Day of Cloudy Heads and 3-Ingredient Fluff Slime

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An inaugural call to poison control 

I made it through exactly five years of parenting without one call to poison control. Bare in mind that my half decade of abstinence has no correlation to the amount of times my children have been in contact with potentially perilous substances -- I guess I just always intervened quickly enough and generally hate making… Continue reading An inaugural call to poison control 

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Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep

Hey there, dolls and guys! I decided to photo-blog a few of my in-process chalkboard signs and themed displays for the carnival birthday corral this weekend. Guess I'm trying to stay positive and not fret the forecast!  But first, here's what's doing in chez R and K (scroll down if you're here strictly for signage).… Continue reading Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep

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THE PERILS OF SLIME AND DIY BOUNCY BALLS!

I'll start with a disclaimer. This just may be my last kid DIY post wherein Borax is on the ingredient list. R just adores generating goopy substances with her own little hands -- truly, what kid doesn't? And so far Borax hasn't been an issue for us. R knows not to put her slime hands… Continue reading THE PERILS OF SLIME AND DIY BOUNCY BALLS!