Several weeks ago, I had a couple different commitments outside the home.  Both were ministry opportunities at my church – one on Thursday and one on Saturday.  Late Wednesday afternoon, my preschooler came down with a fever, congestion, and an extremely irrational mood.  So on Thursday, I had to

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Aidan (age 10) really enjoys secret codes, and we were thrilled to find this idea on Spoonful for making a spy decoder!  The fun part about this decoder is that it provides 27 different codes, making it difficult for someone to crack.  If you make two identical decoders, siblings

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I must confess, I have a love/hate relationship with sand boxes. My boys LOVE to dig.  It’s one of the main things that they want to do outside, and they can entertain themselves for hours digging. At our old house, we had a really huge awesome sand box.  Unfortunately,

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These wooden peg ninjas were such a fun craft to make!  I’ve been on a crafting kick lately since I’ve been forced to slow down and do more sitting.  I had some wooden pegs left over from our nativity set, and I decided to make them into ninjas for

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Here is a fun game for beginning readers that involves a great attention-catching element… slapping with a fly swatter! Owen (almost 5) has been very interested in learning to read lately, mainly to keep up with his brothers.  He’s not quite developmentally ready yet, so we’ll be taking it

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