Category Archives: Activities

58 Ways to Make Reading More Fun

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Getting kids to read on their “own time” can often be a challenge.┬áIn my house, I have one child who LOVES to read and one child who thinks I’m trying to break his arm when I ask him to pick out a book. The latter child tends to be a little on the dramatic side…can […]

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Not Your Mama’s Sack Lunch

Project Real Mom: Meow! A fun way to enjoy lunch!
Lunch boxes have come a LONG way since the days of brown paper bags and those metal lunch boxes with the latest superhero or cartoon character on them. Today’s lunch boxes are more like beautifully colored and styled insulated lunch bags, some even have your initials monogramed on them. We have reusable plastic containers, BPA-free […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

Project Real Mom: Snow paint recipe for a fun winter day! http://www.ProjectRealMom.com
Winter just WILL. NOT. END. here in Minnesota! It’s been ridiculously cold all winter long. The kids are going stir crazy, mama is going stir crazy! I’m pretty sure the kids have been sledding down the hill in our backyard at least 10,000 times this winter and it’s pretty much lost it’s appeal now. In […]

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The Ones Crazy Enough to Change the World

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“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently – they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things – […]

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Fun Halloween Treat for Classmates

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My kids go to a school that requires all treats and food that are brought into the classroom to share with other students must be store-bought. I understand the reasoning behind this but it requires some extra creative thinking on my part! For Halloween my kids wanted to bring a treat for their classmates. This […]

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