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It’s time to Say Hello to Summer! We are giving away a Cedar Play Set PLUS other amazing prizes! Read below to find out how to EASILY enter for your chance to WIN! Hello Summer Giveaway! Win a Cedar Play set and MORE! Thanks to all the sites who donated to make this giveaway happen, helping summer […]

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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 is accessible no matter where you live – you don’t have to be enrolled in […]

Yes, I’m loving the plastic animal re-fashion craze! There are so many creative ways to upcycle these fun and fabulous plastic animals. A super cheap and easy way to decorate. I love this Gold Coated Horse from Suburble I came across at the Make and Takes Spotlight! More Toy Fun Here: Toy Bowling Toy Story […]

Have you ever played the game, Don’t Eat Pete? It’s one of our family’s favorite, my kids are begging to play it at least once a week! It’s a great time to really have some good ol’ fashioned family time, which can be hard to squeeze it in, especially with school having started. So once […]

7 Unique Painting Tools for Kids

by Amy on September 17, 2012

We have a good-sized stash of paint brushes, but my girls love the novelty of painting with various gadgets and objects from around the house. Whether we’re raiding the office supplies or the kitchen drawers, there are always interesting items that can be turned into painting tools. Here are 7 of our favorite unusual and […]

This Saturday, September 24th, is the Worldwide Day of Play, where we are encouraged to get outside and simply play. I’m a huge advocate of play, how we can promote it and encourage it. So I was happy to hear that GoGo squeeZ, an M&T Sponsor, is on the bandwagon for play, encouraging everyone to get involved. […]

Dress Up Wedding Veils

by Marie on April 25, 2011

My girls are having fun with their new dress up wedding veils. We’re singing, “I’m getting married in the morning“! These wedding veils are simple to make and fun to wear for playtime. I almost want to make a third one for myself! Supplies for Dress Up Wedding Veil: white headband 2×3 feet white tulle […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. #316 Jeanette is our winner. Have fun playing pretend under the table! I am in LOVE with these fabric playhouses by Julie of Miss Pretty Pretty. It’s such a great idea for a playhouse and her designs are absolutely darling. My kids are over the […]

I’m ready to move out into the mountains after reading Soule Mama’s post about their Adventure in the Woods. Her photos make me want to pack up the kids and head up the canyon this weekend. And this little stick house looks like the perfect place to cozy up!

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 over me. You might know what I’m talking about. But as summer is ever approaching, […]

I first wrote about “The Purpose of Play” and kid’s creativity when I was a guest mom at Design Mom last April. I feel it’s so important and am a huge advocate for children and enhancing their creativity, that I’m re-posting this video by Sir Ken Robinson (first seen at Bella Dia). It’s a little […]

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