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Making a Plan…

Making a Plan…

Today I’ve been in spring-summer planning mode, thanks to a great article I found on The Savvy Source website called Planning Your Year. If you have a preschooler in your house, I think you’ll love this resource too. The article starts with an introduction to planning, and then highlights specific holidays and seasonal pass-times with links to specific crafts and activities for each month.  From doing coin rubbings this Monday for Presidents Day, to planting a … Read entire article »

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For the Love of the (picture of the) Couch

For the Love of the (picture of the) Couch

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve already read my essay about how I love my couch.  In January, Little Rock Family printed that essay in their “Family Chatter” section, accompanied by the art above.  While I wish I had put a little more polish on the essay, I am madly in love with this image.  I’ve never met Hannah Alexander, but somehow she looked into my mind’s eye and drew it.  … Read entire article »

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Supporting a Soldier (or two, or three…)

Supporting a Soldier (or two, or three…)

I recently sent a care package to my old high school buddy, Travis, who just started a year-long tour in Iraq.  I had never sent a care package before, and it turned out to be an educational project.  It’s a great project if you have middle school and older kids, too.  It gets them thinking about what everyday life is like for the soldiers, and of course there are the lessons in geography and politics … Read entire article »

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Ode to My Clothesline

Ode to My Clothesline

I love my clothesline.  You know, clothesline?  A string between two poles in your backyard with clips on it?  Your grandmother probably has one.  It’s totally making a comeback.  In fact, I was surprised when the topic came up among the moms on the playground a few weeks ago, and several moms professed their love for outdoor laundering. Some people imagine that hanging clothes out on a line to dry them is a lot of extra … Read entire article »

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