All Blog Posts Tagged 'Activities' (28)

Ice Cube Painting and a little science

 

Today has been a lazy day, but we have had a great day. It is starting to look and feel more like fall out. The leaves are not changing color as much, due to lots of rain. They are however falling out of the trees, and the temperatures have gotten really cool and crisp. I wanted to share a fun activity with you, that is perfect anytime of year. It is especially good for those days where it is to cold to go out and play or when it is rainy. It will keep them entertained for at least…

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Added by Renee Michelle King on October 15, 2013 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Cooking With Kids This Summer: Taco Cupcakes From SimpleSolutionsDiva.com

Find the complete, written recipe at SimpleSolutionsDiva.com-Taco Cupcakes.

Each week, Laura Morey, your Simple Solutions Diva, posts videos, recipes and simple tips that help to make life easier!  Whether it is for the home, kitchen, garden, and more, Simple Solutions Diva focuses on "Keep It…

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Added by Laura Morey on July 13, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why Networking is Powerful, Even for At Home Agents

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 When you work from home you'll often hear talk about how important it is to join a group or community activity to interact with like minded individuals to help with the work at home blues. But it's…

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Added by Latisha McDougal on May 13, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Ways To Keep Kids Learning and Engaged in Summer

I know its still a little chilly out if you are in the Northeast like me, but wherever you are, now is the time to start thinking about how your children will spend their summer.  As my children were growing up (They are now 17 and 18 years old)  I had one important goal for Summer:  I did not want the time wasted.  I grew up with days spent playing and learning.  Most days of my youth were spent outside with friends and we only came home for lunch and dinner!  It was a great way to…

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Added by Moms Thoughts on April 6, 2013 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Color Scavenger Hunt

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This week Isabella and I have been exploring colors. We started out by going to the library and getting a few books on…

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Added by Brittany Morazan on July 11, 2012 at 11:02am — No Comments

Quick 'n Easy Greek Yogurt Finger Paint

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Added by Brittany Morazan on July 1, 2012 at 12:53am — No Comments

Hangin' With Miss Frizzle & the Magic Schoolbus at Impression 5

I was pretty darned excited when I heard that The Magic Schoolbus exhibit was at the Impression 5 science museum for kids in Lansing, Michigan.



My children grew up with Miss Frizzle and her insanely over-the-top field trip adventures into the curious and mysterious world of science.



We packed into my Magic Yukon and departed for the capital of Michigan, with (as my…
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Added by Jennifer L. Benson on May 4, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

Never Too Old for the Playground

After the nutty shaving cream fight on Saturday, Sunday was not measuring up on the fun scale.



I really didn't have anything planned but my kids' half sister, Gracie, was getting antsy as all first graders do.



The sun was out so I grabbed my camera and we loaded into the Yukon for a mini field trip to Ithaca's Woodland Park.  They have an updated safer play area towards the back of the park but I still…
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Added by Jennifer L. Benson on April 24, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

How I Met Your Father

My husband will hate that I’ve shared our story. I love him, but mostly I don’t care if this bothers him or not. It’s my story too. It’s the story of how we met.

When you are in high school, everyone wants to know when you will get your driver’s license.  When you are in college, everyone wants to know what you are majoring in. When you finish college, everyone wants to know where you are working. When you are working, everyone wants to know if you are dating anyone. When you are…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 7, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Life Labeled as a ‘Working Mom’

Hi, it’s me standing on my soap box. Yes… again.

Moms make difficult decisions every day: Should I buy the generic diapers on sale or should I splurge on name brand? Breast or bottle? Is my child crying because he really needs something or is he crying because he’s a little fussy? Despite the unsolicited advice and lectures I have endured regarding my…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 6, 2012 at 5:05pm — No Comments

I’m an Open Book

My name doesn’t describe who I am very well. Jennifer isn’t an adjective.

If names were meant to describe who we are, mine would be: Clumsy, Awkward, Forgetful

Or perhaps something powerful like this: MOM

It would be wrong to call myself clever. Clever implies an ability to problem solve. My attempts at problem solving never result in solutions. For example: I get a D on…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 3, 2012 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Freaking Out About Co-Sleeping

In case you’re wondering why I look a little taller today, it’s because I’m standing on my mommy soap box. Check out Mommy DIY if you don’t want to read my statement, otherwise, read on.

I want to be a good mom, I really do, but I have no idea what I am doing! While I was pregnant I studied parenting literature, questioned other moms, and prepared myself for baby. Lately, people just tell me what to do when I’m…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on February 2, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Adventures in Grandparenting

Grandparents are special people;

  • There are lots of t-shirts complimenting their generosity (If daddy says no, grandpa says yes).
  • We have special days to honor them with house plants & neck ties.
  • They are presented with global awards for their outstanding service (World’s Best Grandparent).
  • They are the most cost-effective child care option and provide a low grandparent-grandchild ratio to provide special…
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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 25, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Working Mom's Guide to Social Media

I talk about myself a lot. But then again, this is the place to do so. This is MY blog.

On Twitter I am known as DCWorkingMommy. Why? Because I am a mommy who works in Washington, D.C.  Clever, no?

I don’t talk about the specifics of what I do, however I share some of the drama that I sometimes encounter.

  • Driving in DC makes me CRAZY! Trying to avoid all social media until my chill pill kicks in.…
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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 24, 2012 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Dream a Little Dream of Bad Parenting

I’m aware of the fact that I dream every night, although I usually (and thankfully) forget the specifics. The subject matter has not improved with age. When I used to suffer nightmares about showing up at school naked, I now suffer nightmares about showing up at work naked. Must say, my post-breastfeeding boobs look pretty good. I still dream about running and not getting anywhere, falling out of the sky, and being trapped in a car underwater. This might be a cry for help, but mostly I think…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 23, 2012 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Snow: Everybody Panic!

Snow; a word that incites panic and excitement. Panic for the adults and excitement for the young and young at heart.

On Friday afternoon, there was nervous office chatter about the snow and wintry weather headed our way.  If you don’t know what that means in Washington, D.C., let me illustrate a picture for you. Although it is not necessary to stock up on toilet paper and water, it is necessary to conform with all the other panic-stricken zombies who are. Go to the grocery store…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 23, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

My Love Affair with Mr. Darcy

I remember that afternoon at the office water cooler. Two of my co-workers were discussing their summer reading lists. I jumped in to the conversation by admitting I couldn’t remember the last time I had read a book and I was curious if they had any recommendations.

When I was growing up, if I didn’t have a Barbie in my hand, I had a book. Yes, I was that kid. It started with an encyclopedia…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Drugs, Theft, and Bad Things Little Girls Do

I’ve already confessed to forgery. But I’ve done other hard crimes too.

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me or reads this blog that Barbies were an important part of my childhood. Not in a BFF kind of way, but more in a drug addict kind of…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 20, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

I Know My Humor is Around Here Somewhere

I can’t tell a joke and I probably won’t tell this one very well. I am that annoying person who has to go back a moment before the punch line because I forgot to mention some crucial detail. I’m obsessed with being punctual, but that doesn’t mean I have good comedic timing.

I gave all of my comedic timing to my son.

My husband, mother, and I were discussing the pool of republicans running for the presidential nomination. Party animals, right? My son was too busy thinking about…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 19, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Mom-Zombies Wear Aprons

I have a lot of things in my house that serve no purpose.I have them simply because I can. They might have been a good bargain or a well intentioned gift, but they serve no purpose in my life. Bath loofahs are a good example. I probably have 10, am always acquiring more, but never-ever use them.

I can take little credit for the meals which are prepared in our house. My husband is chef. I am cooking-assistant (yes, that’s what he really calls me). I peel potatoes, chop onions, boil…

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Added by Jennifer Stauffer on January 18, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

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