Down on the Farm!

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in Fall

hay maze

This post makes me equal parts happy and melancholy. Melancholy because the season of hay rides and pumpkin picking—even though we didn’t actually buy any pumpkins this year—has drawn to a close. It symbolizes yet another chapter closing; one in which I can still pretend my kids are small-ish. You know, where I trick myself into thinking they’re just really tall for their age even though they tower over legitimately small kids. Continue Reading...

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13 Days of Halloween | Spooktacular Treat Bags

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

spooktacular treat bags - free printable for halloween

Spooktacular Treat bags
The party is ending, we’re feeling quite blue. ’Til next All Hallow’s Eve, we bid you adieu. But first a parting gift, a treat in a sack. For all ghouls return. Next year, you’ll be back.

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13 Days of Halloween | Halloween Tattoos

October 28th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

halloween tattoos from classic play

Temporary Tattoos
When ghouls and ghosts knock on your door yelling, “boo!” Don’t turn them away, offer a temporary tattoo!

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13 Days of Halloween | Skeleton Memory Game

October 27th, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

skeleton memory game

Skeleton Memory Game
In response to your games has anyone said, “It’s WAY too loud, you’ll wake the dead!” In this game it’s not noise that will get the job done, but wit and memory that raise spirits of fun.

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The Importance of Nature and Getting Kids Into It

October 27th, 2014 | Posted in Adventuring, Fall, Play + Learn

The importance of nature and 5 awesome outdoor activities for kids

Last week, the Washington Post posted this article about the importance of nature in kids’ lives. There were lots of fascinating takeaways like this one… Continue Reading...

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Happy Friday!

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Features

Oops!

Yesterday, in a fit of inspiration fueled by caffeine, I whipped up a newsletter and hit publish. Then I found a mistake. I fixed it, then sent it out again. Which is sort of funny in retrospect because the whole newsletter was about not knowing what I’m doing. Oh irony… Also, a reminder I should not be allowed near a “publish” button without direct supervision.

In other news…

-Have you been following #AYAsummit? Great source of information for the issues facing women and girls around the world and how you can help
-6 things Westerners get wrong about Africa via Camille Maurice
-Make something!
-It Takes Courage print and accessories now available …and what society6 stuff looks like in real life
-This documentary needs to be made
-costumes, crafts and more
-Halloween book finder for kids of all ages
-apple painting

Have an amazing weekend!

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The Instagram Effect

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Features

the instagram effect

Unless you’re living off the grid, you’re surely familiar with the ‘Instagram effect.’ The thing that happens when we all share small beautiful glimpses of our lives in square format.

There are bunch of different personality types/philosophies/styles that play into the Instagram experience. And there’s no shortage of strong opinions about it either. These are all snippets of conversations I’ve heard: Continue Reading...

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13 Days of Halloween | Spider Web Game

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Halloween

Classic Spider web Halloween party game from classic play

Spider Web Party Game
Arachnids, they’re spooky! Some give them the boot. But in this spidery game, webs end in great loot!

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