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10 Easy Sensory Activities for Preschoolers: Bins, Bottles, and Playdough

10 Easy Sensory Activities for Preschoolers: Bins, Bottles, and Playdough

Do you want to keep your preschooler busy and happy while learning — without spending a ton of money? Then check out these 10 easy sensory activities. What are the Benefits of Sensory Play? One of the benefits to you is that is frees you […]

Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie (with a magical secret ingredient!)

Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie (with a magical secret ingredient!)

It’s interesting how you can stumble upon something that takes your life in a totally new direction when you were never actively looking for it. I wasn’t looking for information on nutrition, or diets, or losing weight. At all. But in my other life I […]

Paleo Almond Butter Cookies With Only Three Ingredients

Paleo Almond Butter Cookies With Only Three Ingredients

I am no Paleo expert by any means. But I discovered a podcast I really like called I’m Too Busy for Nutrition and was really struck by what was said about simple carbs (which I eat tons of!) The way he described everything was so compelling […]

Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

            I wrote a few days ago about Rebecca roasting pumpkin seeds. She outlined her drawing on the pumpkin with a Sharpie marker before carving it.         It’s outside on our front porch, all ready for Halloween! […]

Alice in Wonderland Costumes for Kids

Alice in Wonderland Costumes for Kids

Do you have a kid who loves Alice in Wonderland and needs a costume for Halloween or another occasion? I found these five costumes of Alice herself, plus one of the Queen of Hearts and a cute Mad Hatter costume just for girls. When my […]

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Old Port Royale at Caribbean Beach Resort

Rachael and Rebecca and I are staying at the Caribbean Beach Resort at Disney World this week. The counter service restaurant there is Old Port Royale, and since we’re on the Disney Dining Plan and it’s close and we like the food, we’ve eaten there […]

Caribbean Beach Resort at Disney World

Caribbean Beach Resort at Disney World

This week Rachael and Rebecca and I are staying at Caribbean Beach Resort, which is one of the Disney World Moderate Resorts, and obviously has a beach theme. This is our first time here, and we love it. It’s very pretty and peaceful.     […]

Hurray for Magic Bands!

Hurray for Magic Bands!

  Okay, it’s official. We are never taking a Disney vacation where we stay off-property again. Why? Three reasons: 1) The Disney resorts are just beautiful, and you never have to “leave Disney” to go back to the normal world during your vacation; 2) Disney transportation […]

SUPER Easy Knitted Baby Blanket!

SUPER Easy Knitted Baby Blanket!

I mentioned in another post that my days of cross-stitching are over — perhaps for good. Instead, I have learned how to knit! To say that I’m a beginning knitter is an understatement. In fact, when I first started this several months ago, it was […]