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  1. Make a Puzzle Countdown Calendar

    Gresham is turning 4 next Sunday!! He is so excited. He wants to have a dinosaur birthday party. I told him a little over a week ago that his birthday…

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  2. Easy Cookie Cake

    When Aidan was an infant, I figured that as he grew, we would teach him to do lots of "boyly" type chores. Oh sure, he would need to be able to…

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  3. ABC Poster: Fun with Cutting and Gluing!

    Yesterday, I needed something constructive for Gresham to do with scissors. He LOVES to cut. And glue. We had some magazines lying around, so we decided to cut out alphabet…

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  4. A couple math games

    We have a 2nd grade math curriculum that I really like, but I am supplementing with some additional hands-on activities. Children learn so much by doing and exploring. Worksheets are…

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  5. A few thoughts on boys and weapons...

    Since I just posted about making a weapon, and I'm sure we'll post about lots more weapons in the future, I thought that I would post our family's thoughts on…

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  6. Making a Story with Digital Photos

    One thing that my boys enjoy doing (and that we really should do more often) is using their toys to make a story. We pose the toys and take pictures…

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  7. Helping Kids (and Parents!) Deal with Anger

    We did not work on any fun projects in the frugal house today... :( We had some character issues and "training moments" come up today that delayed everything! Actually, I…

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  8. $80 for a pet gate? We'll make our own!

    It's a goooood thing this puppy is so cute. This morning, his crate was dry when we went it to get him, but I could tell by the smell that…

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  9. Homemade Cleaner that Neutralizes Boy Bathroom Stink!

    For months, I have been embarrassed by the smell of our hall bathroom. It's the only bathroom that the boys use, and the only bathroom that we have to offer…

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  10. Make Your Own "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" Book

    Today's idea is courtesy of a college professor who really impacted my development as a teacher, Dr. Jimmie Russell. Dr. Russell taught future teachers at OBU until she lost her…

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