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Painting with Kids: 6 Tips to Get You Ready


Do your kids like to paint? Mine do. In fact, they love it. If you entered my house just after I said, “Let’s do a painting project,” you might assume I’d just offered ice cream for breakfast!  The shrieks of glee and wild happy dances vividly proclaim their excitement. And indicate that this is not an […]

Oatcakes for Breakfast {Family Favorite}


This oatcake recipe has been part of our family for a long time. I might have been making them before we had kids.  Maybe I started making them when I was trying to figure out what to feed two constantly hungry growing boys. I really can’t remember. The recipe came out of a cookbook that H. had when we got […]

How to Play with Playdough {+ Recipe}


Do you know how to play with playdough?  I’m sure your kids do, but do you? I don’t play with playdough very often.  But, every once in a while I do sit down and spend 20 minutes or so squishing that soft pile of flour and salt into all sorts of things.  Its a lot of fun! If […]

July 4th, 1776 – Declaration of Independence

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The Continental Army had been waging war with England for more than a year when John Hancock and Charles Thomson became the first two men to sign the final draft of the Declaration of Independence 238 years ago. Recognizing that reconciliation with England was no longer possible, a committee was formed to create a document that would detail […]

Favorite Audio Books (for road trips and around town)

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Have any long trips planned this summer?  Or just lots of errands around town?  You need some good audio books to help the miles fly by. Listening to audio books is one of our favorite pastimes while riding in the car.  Whether its a trip to the farm, a long round of errands or a trek […]