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Trees Please: A Yoga Pose for Right Now

September is National Yoga Month and it’s time to celebrate! We’ve talked about the benefits of yoga for the entire family and know it can be especially helpful for children. From Yoga Cards, videos and games to a plethora of books, yoga really… Continue Reading →

PBS Crafts for Kids Video Series with Salsa Pie

We love our MT contributor Caroline of Salsa Pie, don’t we?! She’s always coming up with fabulously creative ideas for home and family here at Make and Takes. And over at her darling blog… check her out! Caroline has just… Continue Reading →

Raising Safe Swimmers for Family Fun

I started swimming competitively when I was ten years old.  Twenty five years later–after Country Club Meets, swim team in high school and a few triathalons in my history–I can also add more than 10 years teaching swim lessons as… Continue Reading →

DIY No-Sew Door Muff

Hello there! It’s Melissa from I Still Love You. I’m thrilled to be contributing on Make & Takes for the home! We just purchased our first home this summer, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to make it our own…. Continue Reading →

A Quick Fix to Help Us Get to School On Time

Our mornings tend to be slow going, I’m not much of a morning person :) The kids are usually waking me up, coming in for a snuggle. We talk about our day and then it’s up and at’em to get… Continue Reading →

Name Boards for Your Child’s Door

Hello friends! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I saw these mini chalkboards at Jo-Ann’s recently and thought they would look so cute on my children’s door. Now that my son is learning more about words, I thought it would… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: $100 Target Gift Card for Back to School Clothes

This giveaway is now closed. Thank to all who entered. The winner of the $100 Target gift card is Jordan R. I will email you for your prize. Have fun shopping. My kids are such good sports. I think I… Continue Reading →

School Lunches, Ideas and a Free Printable

It’s only day 5 of school and I’m already running out of ideas for my kids lunches. I know, seems silly, but I want to try to give them something other than PB&J everyday. So I’ve been doing a little… Continue Reading →

School Has Begun! How’s it Going?

School has begun! I have a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and my little 3 year old just started preschool. It was a big jump going from everyone at home for the summer to now the house is really really quiet…. Continue Reading →

Make a Kid-Friendly Terrarium

Guest post by Carrie of Little Big Terrariums are a great craft for kids because they are fun in all stages of development. Picking out plants, containers and little figurines to go inside can be just as fun as making… Continue Reading →

Summer Camp for Kids: Squiggle Drawings

Summer Camp guest post by Amy of Let’s Explore On a recent afternoon where there was more squabbling than playing, I knew we needed a quick and simple boredom buster. I grabbed a stack of large index cards and a… Continue Reading →

Encouraging Optimism In Your Family

The sky has been falling on a regular basis, in my home… “This cut will NEVER heal!” “I will NEVER figure out these Math problems!” “I CAN’T eat at that restaurant, they won’t have anything I like!” Oh, puh-lease, right? … Continue Reading →

Get Ready to Color with this Crayon Roll Tutorial

I know there are a lot of patterns out there for crayon rolls, but I love this Crayon Roll Tutorial by The Pleated Poppy, featured over at V and Co. These help the crayons fit so much better back into… Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Promote Independent Playtime

Even though our playroom is a pretty fun place to play, my kids still like to be right where I am. If I’m in the kitchen, they’re running around me in circles. If I’m on the couch, they’re climbing all… Continue Reading →

Vote, Volunteer, or Donate to the Members Project

I have a big place in my heart for kids and any type of organization that can help them succeed is amazing in my eyes. So when I first saw this commercial about the Members Project helping the Harlem Children’s… Continue Reading →

Playing With Trash: Mini Lego Playhouse

It’s so hard to throw boxes into the recycling. Not because I want to keep them, but because my sons always want to play with them! Boxes are such a great blank canvas for creative play, and kids seem to… Continue Reading →

Celebrate 2010 with Some Goofy Glasses

We’re celebrating the new year with some fun and crafty glasses. We’re getting excited to be heading into 2010 and will be sporting these spectacles as we ring in the new year on Dec. 31st. I don’t know if the… Continue Reading →

Giving Your Kids Choices

As parents, we want to know that we’re in control. But our kids tend to beg, plead, and whine about the choices we make for them. So I try to give my kids choices without letting them choose. This is… Continue Reading →

What Can We Do Today, Mom? Let’s Craft!

Here’s some fun and fresh crafty ideas I’ve come across for those, “What can we do today?” questions. (Click on the image for directions.)

Benefits of Learning a Second Language

Ever since my children were very young, I’ve had the desire to expose them to a second language. I’ve noticed over the last few years that they’ve been picking up phrases in Spanish, thanks to Dora and Diego! They can… Continue Reading →

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