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Starter Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are all over Pinterest, but at 16 months old, I don’t think Amelia is quite ready to be unleashed upon a huge bin of rice. But we’re at a phase where most toys last approximately 2 minutes until she’s onto the next (and the entire toy box has been emptied across the living… Continue reading Starter Sensory Bins

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Throwback Thursday: Christmas Craft Round Up

Last year my excuse was moving, and this year my excuse is a new baby… but in the days of yore I spent who-knows-how-many hours making crafty decorations for the holidays. I wonder if I’ll ever have that much time on my hands again? But of course, one of the best parts of making decorations… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Christmas Craft Round Up

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#TBT Project Pinterest: Black Out Poetry

An oldie but a goody for today’s Throwback Thursday: Black Out Poetry! A few years ago, I was a Pinterest fiend. These days I’m not quite as addicted but this one still sticks in my mind as one of my favorite Pinterest Projects. (And completely coincidentally, this post is from almost exactly 3 years ago in… Continue reading #TBT Project Pinterest: Black Out Poetry

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#TBT: St. Patrick’s Day

When I worked in a school environment, it seemed like the year revolved around holidays, big or small. If it was President’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day or Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I would be rounding up books and writing lesson plans and looking for activities that would tie into each one. Even after… Continue reading #TBT: St. Patrick’s Day

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#TBT: Family Yearbooks

In 2012 I made my first “family yearbook” inspired by Pinterest, and that project became one of my most popular posts! I made two yearbooks – 2010 and 2011 – chronicling our first two years in San Francisco. And for 2015, I finally made another! Pics below, but first some Throwback Thursday action. Here’s what… Continue reading #TBT: Family Yearbooks