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Summer Science Fun: S’Mores Solar Oven (Easy DIY!)

How To Make Your Own S’Mores Solar Oven: Looking for some summertime fun activities for your kids? S’mores always ranks at the top of my kids’ favorite summer activities list. And making solar oven s’mores is where easy kids’ crafts meets summer fun activities for kids. With supplies you already have on hand around the …

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Your Summertime Rainy Day Cheat Sheet

It’s finally here: the week you’ve set aside for a family summer vacation. But the weather forecast calls for one rainy day after another. That would sum up our vacation last week. Or for whatever other reason, you find yourself confined indoors with children who are going stir-crazy for lack of adventures. Either way, you’re …

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Super-Simple Holiday Centerpiece

I admit, I’m addicted to home-decor magazines. I’m a sucker when I find myself waiting in doctor’s offices or checkout lines; next thing I know, I’m reading them cover to cover. I usually find their ideas for things like room makeovers and holiday centerpiece creations drool-worthy. But drool-worthy is one thing; realistic to replicate, especially …

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Top Ten Things to Do with a Preschooler in the Dead of Winter

Are you and yours going stir-crazy yet from too many snow days or not enough sunlight? Wish you had some new ideas for getting through the rest of winter with your preschooler? I know your pain all too well. Here’s a list I brainstormed last winter for stuff to do when you’re all going nuts …

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Cute Little Ladybug

What could be cuter than a little ladybug at Halloween?  A little ladybug costume that you made yourself! What You’ll Need: This DIY costume takes 1-2 hours to make, depending on how you do it. You’ll need the following: Black pants A red long-sleeved shirt or onesie Black felt, fabric, or duct tape, plus scissors …

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Easy-Peasy Jack-o-Lantern

The first Halloween costume I ever “made” the girls was an accident. My husband and I were set to take our infant to an outdoor fall social event for his work. Since it was a few days from Halloween, I got out Kimmie’s black pants and a jack-o-lantern T-shirt. The night before the event, I …

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