Catch a Leprechaun with a Leprechaun trap

Catch a Leprechaun with a Leprechaun trap

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, my kids wanted to catch a Leprechaun, with a Leprechaun trap. They devised a plan that involved at trap and gold. I had them color regular printer paper with St. Patrick’s day themes, including “Free Gold” and we taped them onto a box. Then, my son grabbed a wooden spoon, placed some “gold” under the box, anything sparkly will do and I sent them off to bed. The next morning we found the trap had been sprung but alas, no Leprechaun, however, he did leave…

There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg

There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg

  So, as Easter approaches the time to dye Easter eggs is at hand, and while many might buy the packets of compressed colors at the box stores, the truth is, they do hinder the experience with color limitations, they call for the use of vinegar, which many people oppose, not to mention that there are those that are completely organic and using commercial dyes are out of the question. There is more than one way to dye an Easter egg and over the last 3 years the below are…

Make a Groundhog

Make a Groundhog

Who says Groundhog’s Day can’t be fun? Groundhogs are the only animals that have their own holiday here in the US, so whether it is Groundhog Day or a unit studying them or just because, they deserve a little wink and a nod. I think the little guys are adorable and this past Groundhog Day, the kids and I made a craft to celebrate. Maybe your kids will find this fun too!   What you will need… The small groundhog printable here, scissors, toilet paper tubes, crayons, popsicle sticks, glue…

There won’t be enough time… it’s ok

There won’t be enough time… it’s ok

  I wake up, late, to a sink full of dishes, laundry in the washer, dryer and on the kitchen table and as I look around, I see a few (a colony of) dust bunnies poking their heads out at me. My kids are in mismatched pajamas, refusing their breakfast, while running up and down the stairs because they think having the dogs chase them is hilarious. My husband hasn’t been home in 2 days because of his job and our home is in the middle of remodeling so we work and…

Valentine’s Day ideas, with fingers and toes

Valentine’s Day ideas, with fingers and toes

  Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and maybe you are still looking for something small but meaningful, to do with your little ones. Over the years I have done different things but when I can, I like to us their hand and foot prints to commemorate. It might seem redundant now, but some day when their hands are as big as ours, we will be glad we took the time! Here are 2 quick Valentine’s Day ideas, with fingers and toes! This little blue Valentine was done when my youngest was…

Food with Love

Food with Love

  Valentine’s Day is almost here and boy has it turned into a 3 ringed circus. From expensive jewelry to endless roses and gifts going to not just your sweetheart but to your children, their teachers and even pets, this holiday, which is originated from Bishop Valentine performing weddings in secret, has gotten out of control, however, you can still show your love, without going over board, and a great way to do that is food with love. Every year I freeze pink milk (dyed or strawberry) into a heart…

Groundhog Day facts

Groundhog Day facts

  Here are a few Groundhog Day facts… enjoy! 1. A groundhog and depending on your region, is also known as a woodchuck, whistle-pig, and a land-beaver. 2. A groundhog’s diet consists of lots of greens, fruits, and vegetables and very little water. Most of their liquids come from dewy leaves. 3. When groundhogs hibernate, and they are one of the few animals that do, they slow their metabolism and drop their body temperature to just a bit warmer than the place where they’re sleeping. Their bodies can reach temperatures as low as 30…

Making Mummies

Making Mummies

Halloween is here, well almost, and here is a cute craft that most can make, even little ones with a little help.  These mummies are super easy to make and don’t require many materials. What you will need; 1 can for every mummy, black construction paper or cardstock, googlie eyes, glue, tape, scissors and gauze. Special note: can edges can be sharp, please check cans before using. If cans are sharp, push as many edges in as possible and then tape an extra strip of construction paper or cardstock over…

Ghostly and Delicious Little Toes…Halloween crafts for kids!

Ghostly and Delicious Little Toes…Halloween crafts for kids!

  I love making art with my kid’s hand and foot prints, they are only small once and every year they grow. I can imagine someday my boys being men and showing their children how small their hand prints once were compared to the manly size they will become or my daughter tickling her daughter’s toes after showing her how tiny her mommy’s toes once were. Smile 🙂 Last year we made a family Halloween picture with our foot prints, yes when I say family I mean that the kids,…

They are growing up too fast

They are growing up too fast

They are growing up too fast…my husband and I catch ourselves saying that at least 3 times a week about our children, but in all honesty, it is very much true! I met my husband when his daughter was only 4 months old, she will be 11 soon, just started 5th grade and when we see her we can’t help but remember the chubby little thing she use to be. My oldest son is now 6, he was born 2 months early, was so small and when I see this tall,…