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The Big Kids Are at School…Now What?

The first day of school was an absolute whirlwind. After the first day pictures, and buttoning my oldest two boys into their handsome first-day outfits and the school’s adorable tradition of the kindergarten “clap-in”, my youngest son and I sat quietly in the car together….alone. Now what? With my middle son starting full-day kindergarten, my […]

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The Gathering Place: A Magical Wonderland For All

Best. Day trip. Ever. Recently, the kids and I embarked on an adventure to see my sister and her girls in Tulsa.  That Saturday just happened to be opening day of The Gathering Place, a new riverfront park Tulsan’s have been anxiously awaiting since they broke ground in 2014. It was absolutely worth the wait.  […]

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5 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom in OKC

When my oldest son started school, I quickly realized that with the busyness of the school year, there wasn’t a lot of time to make magical memories and I became a little bit obsessed with squeezing all of the special activities I could think of into our ten weeks of summer vacation.  Cue the exhausted and […]

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“Made with love by…” Kid’s Art Projects Worthy of Holiday Gifting

Are you searching for holiday gifts that are unique, meaningful, hand-made, and low cost? These four art projects are fun for any age and produce beautiful works of art that can be given as gifts to friends and relatives! Images below show the finished projects. All instructions are in recipe card format so that they […]

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Three Ideas to Help Keep that Back-to-School Buzz Alive!

“Back-to-School” season is one of my most favorite times of the year.  Stores are lined with rows upon rows of school supplies—new notebooks, fresh pencils, perfect crayons!  Ah, my teacher-heart could burst!  And while going back to school might be both a celebration and lamentation for some parents, more often than not, the kids are […]

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Stocking Your At-Home Art Supplies: Affordable and Versatile Art Making Materials for Kiddos 18 months to 8 years

The back to school shopping season is upon us all. While you’re out browsing the aisles, look for these affordable and versatile supplies that can be used all year long to encourage creativity and exploration through age-appropriate art making. I teach art for kiddos from 18 months through early elementary. These are my art supply […]

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