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What I Learned from being home ALL. BY. MYSELF. for 3 days!!

Somehow the stars aligned and I was given the opportunity to be home this past weekend without anyone else. For this mom of 5 kids, it was a welcome chance.  The older two went with friends on spring break trips and Keith took the 3 youngest to Texas to visit family....

Life is 50/50

Last April I was in a rut. We were over a month into the pandemic and the kids never went back to school after “Spring Break.” I was suddenly responsible for my regular motherhood responsibilities AND also was helping facilitate online kindergarten. My older three...

Gardening with Kids

Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be happier to be shaking off the winter doldrums and getting outside again. Since we’re planning on still spending more time at home this spring and summer, gardening is at the top of our list. We found a fantastic new book,...

Recycled Rainbow Garland

Thank you to Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Moms for sharing! Saving egg cartons is a great idea because they are a perfect material for kids crafts. This idea from Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Moms is super fun! Materials: Egg cartons; Foam board, cardboard, or any old box. Craft...

St. Patty’s Day Drawing Project

Looking for ways to celebrate St. Patty’s Day at home this year? We asked Kathy Chattoraj, owner of Future Picassos, to share a fun project for kids of all ages—see below! Older kids can use these to draw their own and younger kids can simply color in the template. To...

Rainbow Cheesecake

We love this colorful cheesecake for St. Patty’s Day, an alternative to a birthday cake or any time you need to mix up a little cheer. It does need to chill overnight, so grab these ingredients below and click through for the full instructions from food blogger and...

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