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The holidays are fast approaching. Families and friends will come together for food, fun, and festivities. The kids will be excited to have time off from school, and parents will hopefully be able to spend a little more quality time with their children. Somewhere in between all the shopping, sledding, cookie baking, and house preparation …

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Are you all ready for Thanksgiving?  Our turkey is in the fridge dethawing, but we might have to pull the whole water-in-the-sink thing.  Ugh.  A few days ago, we made these Native American headbands so the kids would have something to show off as the family members rolled in.  Want to make some of your …

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You’re scrambling to get the turkey carved, the mashed potatoes mashed and the last of the drinks on the table.  The kids are whining and tugging on your legs because of course, Thanksgiving dinner has been scheduled at the exact same time as nap.   Need a quick, easy craft the kids can do without …

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Is it Dinosaur Week? I get asked this question almost every night at bedtime. No, I reply.  Dinosaur was 3 weeks ago.  This week is {insert theme here} week. “Oh”, I inevitably hear. “Can we do Dinosaur Week again?” “Sure.”  I agree, “We’ll do it again soon” Are you kids as crazy about dinosaurs as mine? …

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Last year, we began an annual family tradition of making turkey t-shirts for Thanksgiving.  I of course, found Chipmunk’s shirt adorable.  My husband asked if we were becoming “one of those families”.  What’s that supposed to mean anyway??My daughter fell instantly in love with the “chicken shirt” (as she called it) and asked to wear …

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Welcome back to a new week of Homeschooling ideas! Thanks to all of you who linked up last week. Click here to check out all the fun & fresh educational ideas from last week! Featured links from last week: 1-Marty’s Musings shared Lessons Learned in a Corn Maze– love it! She also has wonderful homeschooling & educational post. 2-Bowdabra blog …

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We drink a lot of Soy milk at our house.  Not only do the cartons make great bird feeders, but I discovered an upcycled use for the lids as well! They are the perfect size for little hands to practice numbers and letters.  Let’s get started! What You Need: Milk Carton Lids (10) Free Printable …

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Check out these D is for Dinosaur printable activity and idea! Learning about the alphabet is so much fun to do! Be sure to check out my other alphabet printables for even more learning fun. National Dinosaur Month! Did you know that October is National Dinosaur Month?  What a fabulous holiday, huh?  We’ve been packing …

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 Guess what!!! It’s family night! Time to get out a game and just spend some fun time with the family. Question is what game? Peaceable Kingdom offer several different kind of games that fit just about every need! The thing I love the most about Peaceable Kingdom are their cooperative game. I haven’t heard of cooperative games …

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