Where there is darkness, cling to the light

Where There is Darkness, Cling to the Light via Justisafourletterword.com

In the past few weeks, I’ve been reflecting a lot about my life and life in general. As birthdays often stir up a naturally inward-looking assessment of the state of things, I found this year to be no different. What is different is a shift in my world view. I actually wrote this post last… [read more]

LEGO DUPLO Read & Build gets an A+

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I’m spending some time during the summer break with Calvin using our Lego Read & Build sets. That’s the awesome thing about Legos right? They never get old! Also, look at sweet little Oscar in that video. Melts my heart! Originally posted July 2012. Oh LEGO you know just what to say. Being the huge… [read more]

Reading comprehension for preschoolers {free printable}

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I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Summer reading is great! Use these sheets for books or TV time. Originally posted February 2013.  The other day, Oscar and I were reading a Fly Guy book on our Storia app… [read more]

Into the Mist is a great way to cool off at the NC Museum of Life and Science.

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I am sharing a few of my favorite summer posts while I am on blog hiatus. This oldie is still a great way to stay cool in NC during the summer! Originally posted June 2012. Yesterday, I had the chance to take the boys to preview an exhibit at the NC Museum of Life & Science… [read more]

Mr. Potato Head Travel Playmat

Travel Potato Head

If you are looking for an easy project to keep your kids quietly occupied on a summer road trip, read on! I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Originally posted April 2012. I have been looking online at quiet… [read more]

Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode V

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Wow! I can’t believe we are at the end of our Star Wars Weekends at Home journey already. I have SO enjoyed following along with the action at Disney Hollywood Studios and I hope you have had a great time making some galactic memories whether at home or away. We’ve made cupcakes, met Darth Vader, scored… [read more]

Need a fun Father’s Day gift? Check out Cooper & Kid!

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This week I am particularly thankful for my husband and father of our two sons. We had a great weekend away at the beach and on the last day, he got a nasty stomach bug. We thought it was food poisoning until the next day, when me and both boys all got it within hours… [read more]

Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode III

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I love following along with the Star Wars Weekends action at Disney World, but truth be told, every weekend is a Star Wars weekend in my house. We have a little superfan who makes sure of that. As a parent, it’s not hard to get excited about something the kids love so much. This weekend… [read more]

The mess will not break us

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Oh it’s an ugly phase I am in right now. School just let out, Calvin is almost three (and acting like a threenager), I have a job and a million responsibilities and to paraphrase a friend, that sound you just heard was me dropping all the balls. I recently said I just need a win.… [read more]