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Great camping hack for kids – a bucket and rope!

When camping, I usually pack a bin with a few crayons and coloring books in case the kids need some activities beyond climbing rocks, hiking, and running around in the long grass. On our last trip, I decided to also … Continue reading

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Kids craft: crayon watercolor resist

We’ve been getting really into watercolor painting in our house recently. The kids love painting, and we used to use mostly tempera paints and our trusty easel. But tempera requires quite a bit of supervision, especially with Heidi, who tends to … Continue reading

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Arts and crafts to keep us busy over school break

Ahhhh, school break has arrived. At first, I will love the lazy mornings – no need to pack backpacks, or to rush around getting everyone ready, or to dash out the door to get to school on time. What a … Continue reading

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Conversations with our kids that made us laugh

Heidi has been cracking us up lately with all the funny things she says! Claire is definitely getting older, and her funnies seem to be few and far between these days, which makes me kind of sad and nostalgic. Here are … Continue reading

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The comeback can: a (mostly) easy project!

Here’s another fun and (mostly) easy project to keep your kids busy during the school break. Have you heard of a comeback can? It’s a can that you roll away from you, and when you call it, it rolls back! Okay, … Continue reading

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The easiest kids’ butterfly craft

It’s school holiday, and we’ve been working on keeping the kids busy and happy. I love getting the extra time with them both at home, but there are also moments when they’re fighting over nothing and making me crazy! We’ve … Continue reading

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Magna-Tiles: the best toy. Ever.

We got the kids the most amazing toy for Christmas – Magna-Tiles. They’re plastic tiles that come in different geometric shapes. All the tiles have a series of magnets around the border, so when you hold them next to each other, … Continue reading

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Kids’ crafts: How to Make Environmentally Friendly Birdfeeders

Claire and Heidi are really in love with the birds we have living in our garden. We’ve hung a beautiful Bakuli Blue bird feeder in the tree just outside the window in our dining room, and the girls love watching … Continue reading

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A fun (but ridiculous) project: 3D princess carriage cookies

A friend visited us from out of town recently, and she brought gifts for the kids. She handed them to the girls and whispered to me, “I hope you don’t kill me!” I was puzzled when I saw Claire open … Continue reading

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Things I love about home – the “SprayGround”

I adore living in Kenya, but every year when we visit family and friends in the U.S., I’m reminded of how amazing it is there, too. This morning we took the girls to the “SprayGround,” a FREE water play area … Continue reading

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