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 a little basketball and bocce. Thanks to Amazon, I was able to upgrade the backyard with a hammock. And…

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Celebrate Earth Day 2020! - RushandRamble.com

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 Distance Even though the usual festivities and activities are not an option thanks to coronavirus and social distancing, you…

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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 starting to feel better, but cabin fever has taken over. There’s not much hope as we are essentially in…

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Teachers. The amazing people who help us raise our kids while stuffing their heads full of useful information and good habits. While I will gladly take as much of the credit as I can get for raising an outstanding kid, I would be remiss to not acknowledge the teachers that have had a hand in…

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It’s time for Easter crafts! Last year I shared how we substituted cool whip for shaving cream to make marbled Easter eggs. If you haven’t dyed eggs yet this year, I highly recommend giving it a try. We haven’t gotten around to trying the “whipped topping” again this year, but it is on the to-do…

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Did you play with play dough as a kid? I know I did. I was the kid that loved play dough but could not handle mixing the colors together. Once they got all mishmash together it was just wrong and I had to go. The other thing I vividly remember about play dough is getting…

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Easter is next weekend, which means egg hunts, Easter baskets, commemorative photos of terrified children and giant bunnies, and yes, dyed eggs. This is my first year letting my son near the dye so I thought we’d make it extra special try something different, cool whip Easter eggs. I got the idea after someone showed…

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Squirrels can be real pests, so why make a squirrel feeder? My son loves animals. We spend a lot of time visiting the zoo and learning about the animals that live there. We’ve pet penguins and stingrays, fed giraffes, and seen tiger and elephant training. But you know what animal always lands near the top…

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