Day 21 - What's Next?

 I loved the TV show "The West Wing" for many reasons.Today, o...more

Gobble, Gobble.

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Mess-Free, Screen-Free Activities For Kids

Anne KimballLife on the Funny FarmToday I have a guest post for you from Nancy Parker. She has written up a wonderful post on Screen-Free Holiday Crafts for Kids. Take it away, Nancy!...more

Bangle Holder from Tiny Vases

I am starting off with a project that I made for T. When my sister visited us she brought lot of bangles for T and S. Thas a penchant for traditional Indian costume jewelry and loves to collect and wear them during our important festivals. My sister loves to indulge her and does not believe in saying no to her....more

Outdoor summer art activities

 The other day temps were in the mid 80's and the last thing the tot and I wanted to do was anything in the house. Sure, it's always fun to bring markers and crayons outdoors, but there are also lots of fun ways to get crafty with summer outdoor art activities that keep everyone cool. Along with helping hone fine-motor skills, these toddler tested (and approved!) projects can be done over and over and over and over.......more

Fine Motor Skills, Clothespin Style

Confession:  I haven't put a whole lot of effort into developing my kids' fine motor skills.  I figure, they can eat, they can play, they can tickle, that's good, right?  I mean, I never remember consciously working on my fine motor skills and I'm pretty dexterous.  So what if Jax can't put his clothes on or pull them off?  I guess we probably should work on that a bit....more

Sometimes you need to dismantle a book to really enjoy it!

 The other day the kids and I ended up at the bookstore instead of the library. There was a book there that caught my eye immediately, for the beautiful graphics and the color palette on the cover....more

Winter Tree Silhouettes

Have I mentioned that I am newly obsessed with Pinterest?  Well I am and you can follow me and my intrigue here, just so you can find fabulous crafts like this one....more

Why Moms Are THE Coolest

I think if you could major in "Arts and Crafts" in college, that would have been my choice.  I know, I know, I should have become a Home Economics teacher or something, but I'm not that smart!  Plus, unfortunately, in today's economy, those positions are among the first to be cut.  But oh how I love arts and crafts....more