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Wednesday Links: fun food and craft finds AND Obama isn’t Beyonce

So I always lead my Wednesday Links with a little bit of “life in DC.” This week’s is quintessential DC awesomeness. As I’ve mentioned before, my daughter attends the Inspired Teaching School, a public charter school, in DC. This year, we moved (amid construction dust) to our permanent location in the NE neighborhood of Edgewood. […]



How to Throw a Cookie Decorating Party for Kids

It’s really so much easier than you’d think to host a cookie decorating party, and I feel confident using the term “universally adored activity” by kids. In all my years of decorating cookies with kids–at festivals, at parties, at school, at home, wherever–I never met a kid who didn’t join in the fun with glee. […]



The best VEGAN cut-out cookies and icing. Also, allergies and decorating cookies with kids.

I feel rather confident declaring these the best vegan cut-out cookies and decorating icing in the universe, not having ever left this world, because my picky daughter gobbled up about five of these. And she’s REALLY picky. And they taste good, especially with the icing. AND, they keep their shape beautifully. Gorgeously. Amazingly.  I made […]



easy Cheerios birdfeeders with printable instructions

Ever the supermom wannabe, I of course volunteered to help out with the Family Fun Day at my daughter’s school, even though we couldn’t attend said Family Fun Day due to a family event up in Jersey. The day was garden-themed. My tasks were to turn pieces of cardboard into signs and to come up […]



pencil cookies for teacher appreciation with free printable

So I have a kindergartener. She goes to a public charter school here in Washington, DC. I’ll spare you all the charter school talk, since I’ve waxed on about it before. (To read more about the charter school system in Washington DC, click HERE and HERE.) These pencil cookies are for all the superfantabulous teachers […]