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cereal box straw charms

I’m kind of in love with this idea. Am I allowed to admit that? We need more self-love in the world. Or less of it, I forget which. But this is a simple, kid-friendly, practical party craft, so what’s not to love? My latest craft for Kix: Learn to make Cereal Box Straw Charms HERE. […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds AND the National Zoo

This week, on a day not sweltering and in the afternoon when the camp crowds were leaving (though summer still brings in lots of crowds), we headed to the National Zoo. We’re lucky to live a short drive from the zoo, and with free admission (and with our membership, free parking), we go there so […]



early finger foods for baby at Cheerios

As many of you know, I have two (miracle of science) daughters. The whole feeding thing has been a huge struggle, and not just because my job surrounds me with sugary foods babies can’t eat. My first is the universe’s most picky eater. Seriously. Think you know a picky eater? Let her be the challenge. […]



Just for Kix: Painted planet sandwiches

Have you ever tried painting bread with milk and food coloring? It’s so easy, and such a wonderful food craft to keep kids busy for at least a little while. I made some painted planet sandwiches, but you can paint anything. Find the how-tos for painted planet sandwiches HERE at Kix. Feel free to share […]



wednesday links: fun food and craft finds and the Civil War in DC

So I stole this photograph from my husband’s facebook page. And here, I’ll even steal his description because it’s easier than writing my own. (Now I know why there’s so much copyright theft on the interwebs. Because it’s easier.) I’ll at least quote him though, “150 years ago today, the only battle of the Civil […]