Its Time for Halloween Crafts! First Up- Haunted Houses

I actually LOVE the fall.  And it is finally cold and cloudy here today!  That might not sound like a big deal, but for Seattle- it is.  80 days without rain.  That is unheard of for us, and frankly, I hate it. I love the fall.  The cold weather, the rain, the hot apple cider.…

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How to Take Better Pictures of Your Own Kids

Usually I write more about my kids, and what’s cooking around here, but today I thought we’d shake it up a bit.  I recently guessed blogged about this topic, and thought it was high time I shared it with all of you! I am a Children and Family Photographer, and have been for about 4…

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Olympics Themed Crafts and Games with the Kids

Anyone else obsessed with the Olympics?  It was a huge deal in my house growing up.  In fact, there was a year where my Dad got rid of the TV, but we got it back during the Olympics.  I think I watched the entire Olympics that year.  It was the 1988 Winter Olympics, I was…

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Library Day is Here!

Its library day today.  Hooray!  The kids are in a post vacation I-don’t-want-to-leave-the-house slump.  They are happy to sit around, play games, and ask me what we have to eat all day. I am not. But they will still get excited about library day!  Every Wednesday in the summer we head to our local library.…

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What To Do With Too Many Ideas

Last week on the way home from school one day I decided to count how many things my kids asked me to do.  Now this was only one kid, and it was a short ten minute drive.  I counted 20 things!  Twenty separate but equal things that he absolutely had to do, and all of…

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Wacky Wednesday Game

Yesterday was Wacky Wednesday around here.  Have you read that Dr. Suess classic yet?  It was written under his real name, Theo LeSieg.  Its a great counting and observation book, but mostly my kids just adore it because its so goofy. They laugh like crazy every time we read it over the house in the…

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Pumpkin Waffles- a breakfast we all can agree upon

We eat a lot of pancakes and waffles around here.  Its one of the few foods that we can all agree upon.  My oldest has always struggled with eating, but one thing she would usually eat when she was younger was Eggos. I couldn’t even count how many boxes of that stuff we bought over…

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Yeah, I Drew That… All by Myself

I just found this tracing paper buried in our basement.  I have never been able to draw well, so tracing paper was a miracle worker when I was a kid.  I couldn’t tell you how many tracings I made over the years, and how much better it made me feel about my “artistic self.” I…

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100 Days of Summer

Anyone else getting nervous that summer is almost here?  When I was little, I was giddy over summer.  Now, I have that feeling of dread wondering how on earth I will keep these three little ones busy and happy for three whole months!  Last summer, we kind of winged it.  Visited friends, went to parks,…

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