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Magic Tree House Series
Magic Tree House Series

New York Times best selling Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne has been our library favorite for months! We embark on a new adventure with it’s main character’s Jack and Annie every week. Each chapter brings us on an adventure when Jack and Annie find a Magic Tree House that transports them back […]

Vegan GF Cheese Crackers
Vegan GF Cheese Crackers

Finding savory vegan and GF recipes that actually taste good are quite the task for a busy mama! Alas, Cara from one of my favorite vegan and GF websites forkandbeans.com is making food restrictions a little easier one recipe at a time. Thanks Cara! Just had to share this one with a few minor modifications […]

Brobo the Nightlight
Brobo the Nightlight

The cuddliest nightlight stuffy’s around and you can take them anywhere! Can’t go wrong with this one. Dryden adores his so much he insisted we buy one for a friend’s birthday, he even drew the picture above. Here is a link to the real deal.

Sponge Balls
Sponge Balls

Sponge Ball DIY: Materials: Large Scissors Elastics 2 Sponges for every sponge ball needed Directions: Cut two sponges into 3 or 4 strips, layer them back together making two equal layers. Tie an elastic around the center and voila! Sponge balls. You can mix and match colors and use them for all kinds of fun […]

Birthday fun and a live Piñata!
Birthday fun and a live Piñata!

Dryden’s robot and WALL-E inspired 5th birthday was a huge success! The live Piñata (above) was dad with a robot head. We told the kids he stole the loot bags and they had to use the sponge bombs to soak him before he would give up the goods. I must admit, it was a special […]

My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro

This is the newest movie on rotation at the Wolfgang residence and we ALL love it! It is brilliant and most appropriate for any 5+ year old with a wild imagination. My Neighbor Totoro is a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The movie is about 2 young sisters who move […]

Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen
Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen

If you haven’t heard the term “dirty dozen” before, take a peak below. It’s a list of which fruits and veggies have the most pesticide residue on them and are the most important to buy organic. Since buying all organic produce to avoid pesticide contamination is not always possible, or affordable, the list was put […]

Mother/Daughter Collaborative Art Work
Mother/Daughter Collaborative Art Work

Professional illustrator, Mica Angela Hendricks, collaborates with her 4 year old. Beautiful!! For more examples of their charming work check out her blog here.

One by Kathryn Otoshi
One by Kathryn Otoshi

The author, Kathryn Otoshi, has written a story on the subject of bullying in such an imaginative and compelling way. Both Dryden and I couldn’t even wait to turn each and every page. Synopsis; BLUE is a quiet color. RED is a hot head. RED likes to pick on BLUE. YELLOW, GREEN, PURPLE, and ORANGE […]

The Littles
The Littles

Behind the walls of the George W. Bigg home live the Littles, a family whose tallest member measures six inches. The Littles is a series of children’s novels by American author John Peterson, the first of which was published in 1967. The Littles has been a favourite around here for the last few weeks. As […]

“Spiritual Parenting: Evolving Your Lineage”
"Spiritual Parenting: Evolving Your Lineage"

A dear friend of mine recently shared this talk with me, “SPIRITUAL PARENTING: EVOLVING YOUR LINEAGE”, by Elana Brower. It was so powerful, I now feel compelled to share it with everyone. In this talk we learn about limbic resonance, inspired by a general theory of love and how our every mood is shared with […]

Jim Henson on Making Puppets
Jim Henson on Making Puppets

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, screenwriter, film director and producer. You may remember him as creator of The Muppets and voice behind Kermit the frog. Such an innovative man! Below is a video with various simple puppet making tutorials. Enjoyed it so much, thought I should post and share….

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