How to play Golf: the card game

Playings Cards

Yesterday, I promised that I would tell you how to play a card game called Golf. Some friends from church taught us, and it’s a lot of fun. In Golf, as in regular golf, the object is to be the player with the lowest score. We play nine hands, like you could play nine holes [...]

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How to set up a treasure hunt


Whether it’s a birthday party, The Amazing Race, or just for fun, everyone loves a treasure hunt. It’s easy to set up a treasure hunt for your kids, and it’s a fun summertime (or anytime) activity. First, choose something to be the treasure. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate, because the hunt is really [...]

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It’s all thanks to my helpers

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The Christmas tree is all decorated, doesn’t it look beautiful? I particularly like how this side turned out, with the ornament from San Francisco… Hold on, what’s that orange thing back there? Can’t quite tell…a little closer… I guess Joel was helping trim the tree. Thanks, buddy! Nothing like half a toy carrot to really [...]

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Color Mixing Activity

I teach science at Sydney’s preschool once a month, which is a fun way to get to know her little friends and be involved in her school. This month, we talked about colors which is great at this time of year with all the fall leaves turning. This is such a fun activity that my [...]

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10 things to be thankful for when your kids have the stomach flu

Isn’t it awfully early for kids to be getting sick? Joel is starting up his now-annual cold-morphing-into-wheezing cycle, and this afternoon two of the girls started throwing up. I could start moaning about laundry, but that’s not going to get me through this night. Although I reserve the right to start moaning at any point. [...]

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For Labor Day

Here’s something fun for Labor Day. I got the idea from Kristin at We Are THAT Family. How long were your labors?Audrey: 10 hoursGeorgia: 10 hoursSydney: 25 hoursJoel: 8 hours How did you know you were in labor?Audrey: I was 8 days late and induced due to low fluid levels. She was born the next [...]

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Desperate for spring

Here’s a project we made today because we are so ready for spring! It turned out beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration, Allie!

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Picnic with a Purpose

I just love blogger meet-ups! Yesterday, I took Audrey and Georgia to a Picnic with a Purpose, hosted by Jo-Lynne and sponsored by Hebrew National. A bunch of Philadelphia-area mommy bloggers brought their families to eat, chat, and do a service project. The kids had a great time playing together on the playground. Audrey and [...]

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Georgia Gems

We called the girls frequently from San Francisco. Here are some snippets from Georgia: Daddy: How’s Sydney? Georgia: She’s upstairs taking a nap. Daddy: Is she missing Mommy and Daddy? Georgia: (pause) I just said, she’s upstairs taking a nap! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * [...]

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My Bag Meme

I have been tagged by both Theresa and Sarah to take part in the bag meme. Beth from Total Mom Haircut started all the fun. Here is my current bag. I bought it this fall when I was flying (by myself!) to New England for a friend’s baby shower. I wanted something that a book [...]

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