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Memorial Day Weekend Reminder

May 24, 2021

Memorial Day is coming up, so here is a little reminder: Please be considerate when wishing people a “Happy Memorial Day.” Yes, it is a weekend full of celebrations and you mean well, but for too…

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Volunteering with Kids

December 4, 2020

Over Thanksgiving break, Dustin joined me and The Wild Things at the zoo to help the zookeepers make animal Christmas Ornaments to sell as a fundraiser and to help sort and label animal ornaments for the…

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Let’s Talk About Germs

July 13, 2020

The idea of germs is a bit abstract, especially to a kid. We’ve read about germs and watched Curious George deal with Toots the germ. He grasps the concept but, to help give a visual and…

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Summer Camp at Home: Welcome to Camp

July 6, 2020
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If your summer is anything like ours, it probably feels like a bit of a let down. I’m grateful for our health. And, while I’m having to work less and juggle having a kid at home…

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Plastic Free July 2020 Eco Challenge

July 1, 2020

Have you ever heard of Plastic Free July? It’s a movement that dedicates the month of July to raising awareness for the ways we can improve the environment by reducing the amount of plastic (especially single…

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Birthday Bummer – Or Is It?

June 5, 2020

With everything going on right now, birthday parties seem trivial. But he doesn’t understand protests, riots or social justice. All he really understands is coronavirus germs are bad and a curfew means you must be home…

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FREE Animal Coloring Book

April 24, 2020
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Looking for some fun activities to do at home? Yeah, so are we! On nice days we’ve been enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous weather. There has been lots of frisbee, soccer, ladderball, corn hole, and even…

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Celebrate Earth Day 2020!

April 20, 2020
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Earth Day is almost here! Normally communities would be celebrating with beach and highway cleanups, festivals and expos, group hikes and bike rides, tree plantings, and other earth-loving activities. Not this year. Earth Day at a…

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We Do Not Like COVID-19: If Seuss Wrote an Opinion Piece on COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Thanks to coronavirus and COVID-19, these are some strange times we’re all living through. Stores and companies shut down, distance and virtual learning for kids. Parents juggling school and working from home. Endless binge watching of…

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Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 2: Tips for Acrylic Liquid Pour

July 1, 2019

If you caught the first part of the Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series, welcome back. If you missed it, check out Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started. Whether you are just getting started with Acrylic…

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Plastic Free July Eco Challenge

June 29, 2019

Last summer I participated in a challenge to go Plastic Free for the month of July. In reality, I didn’t really go plastic¬†free but I did spend the month using far fewer single use plastics. This…

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Sick Day Survival Crafts: Painting

June 27, 2019

Sick Day Survivors Log: Day 5 After four consecutive days of excess screen time and couch naps thanks to a 102 to 104 fever, a new fever has set in. I’m thrilled my little guy is…

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