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Tissue Paper Tape Resist Painting

Since we're still on our summer "holiday" visiting family back east, most of the time I'm responsible for only one of my two children. Right now, for example, miss R is playing a game with her MiMi while I sit in the sun room watching, listening to and smelling the torrential rain just outside the… Continue reading Tissue Paper Tape Resist Painting

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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 Carnival Corral Birthday Party

With a sick kiddo (who just swapped screams for sleep) beside me, I feel a bit paralyzed -- scared to get up without waking my tiny but mighty monster. Sooo, it's a pretty excellent time to reminisce about our weekend festivities. I'm pleased to report that we threw an awesome birthday party. The weather was… Continue reading A Carnival Corral Birthday Party

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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!

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Musings from a Mama-of-1-turned-Mama-of-2

For many months before that fateful Easter Sunday when K slipped and slid her way into this world, I listened closely to the jabber of other mamas-of-two. I'd jot down mental notes about the ways in which mothering #2 would be different than mothering #1. I heard lots of familiar tidbits -- you'll be less… Continue reading Musings from a Mama-of-1-turned-Mama-of-2

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One Mom’s Post-Election Reflection

There are a range of tones ringing loudly on my social media feeds today — from anger and rage to empowerment and frenzy. Like many others, my head is still spinning and it seems like each successive moment brings with it a new thought (whether revelatory, disappointing, shocking or comforting). Look, I generally don't engage… Continue reading One Mom’s Post-Election Reflection