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  • Reading the Word with Children

    The other day I was browsing Pinterest and I stumbled on this great little blog post with tips for teaching and reading the bible with children. I thought to myself, “How great! I should totally do a post on reading the bible with little ones. Something I am sure some parents wonder about, and if not, great to know anyways! Great find.” Well, lo and behold, I didn’t pin it. So mad at myself! I can’t find it anywhere (cue …

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  • Holiday Fun in the Valley!

    Wondering what to do for fun in the Valley this Christmas season? Here are some fun FREE things to do with the family

    Nightly snow fall at Desert Ridge Marketplace, Westgate Entertainment District, and Tempe Marketplace through December 24th! Free ice skating at Desert Ridge November 29th, 30th, and December 1st, at Tempe Marketplace on November 29th, 30th, and December 1st, or at Westgate November 27th, 29th, 30th, and December 1st. Free Carriage …

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  • Gobble ’til you Wobble!

    This isn’t just a turkey as you can plainly see. I made it with my hand which is a part of me. It comes with lots of  love especially to say, I hope you have a very, Happy Thanksgiving Day! Turkey day is coming up soon… Belly’s full and family near! A fun way to decorate the house is the kids’ art work!! Who doesn’t LOVE to hear about your child’s, niece’s or grandchild’s beautiful art work? I am going …

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  • Elf on the Shelf

    Whether you are “believer” or not, Elf on the Shelf is kind of a brilliant idea. An elf who flies down from the North Pole to keep his/her little eyes on your kiddos and then he/she reports back to Santa…seriously, brilliant. I can’t lie to you guys, I may not have always been the biggest fan…that elf is kind of creepy interesting…didn’t say creepy. But, alas, that little rascal has grown on me.

    For those of you who may not …

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  • Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves One is Orange,  Two are brown,    Three look yellow      On the ground. Three are green,  Two bright red,    One just fell       Upon my head! Attention fellow bloggers! Are you as excited as I am that we get to start pulling those super comfy scarfs out of the closet and warm boots!? Well I also love when the trees change colors and the falling leaves on the ground… I was inspired to …

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  • So That’s Why

    If you are a parent of a 2 year old or a preschooler, one question you hear more often than not, I’m sure, is “WHY?” Every parent’s favorite question, right Especially when they ask you questions you actually don’t know “why.”  At times you may find yourself saying “it is what it is” to a child and that may not quite satisfy them!

    A couple quick suggestions for you when the oh-so often asked question, “WHY” arises in your household! …

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  • Itsy-Bitsy Spider

    GHOSTS & GOBLINS, SPOOKS GALORE SCARY WITCHES, AT YOUR DOOR! JACK-O-LANTERNS, SHINING BRIGHT WISHING YOU A HAUNTING NIGHT!! Halloween is upon us! What a cute decoration you can do with your kiddos! Materials: * Orange or White Construction Paper (what ever color you would like behind your spider!) * Black Paint * Paint Brush * Paper Plate (for paint) * Googley Eyes (A helpful hint is to have either wet wash clothes handy or a sink handy to wash their …

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  • What I Have Learned From Children’s Books

    Have you ever re-read a story from your childhood and realized there are so many wonderful messages hidden inside?

    Obviously I love children’s books. And I love what they have to say! Especially reading them once you’re older and finally understanding the meaning behind the words. Recently I have been pinning tons of quotes that I see on Pinterest and realized, duh, I should blog about them. There are too many great quotes not to share. So …

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  • Paper Pumpkin Craft

    “Round and ’round Across the ground Makin’ a thumpin’ Bumpin’ sound Came that Thumpety, bumpety, Thumpin’ Bumpin’ Round and Roll-y Runaway pumpkin! During this blog sesh, I was in the fall spirit! I don’t know about you but fall is my most favorite time of the year!! I mean what is there not to like??!! Well, as I was thinking “fall,” I thought of making pumpkin decor for hanging around windows or in the kids playroom. You will see that …

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  • Classroom Safe Candle or Night Light

    This can be a project for either preschool OR elementary! It can be used as a friendly classroom candle, or a comforting night light for a preschoolers nap time. I personally love to do crafts using mason jars. There are so many different ways you can use them! I was just going through the house and found flameless candles and they just happened to be next to my extra mason jars. And an idea popped into my head!! Make my …

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