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Elijah and the Ninja Skills

Around Lape Haven, we kind of love silly. We thrive on imagination and creativity. We choose birthday party themes based on how costume-friendly they are. (We really do.)

But I have to say, sometimes, I am still amazed at how quirky my kids can be. They provide me with hours of…

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Added by Kishona Lape on October 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Write 31 Days - Day 4: Elijah and the Belly

This past year has brought a number of new babies to our family and close friends, so every few months, our boys were hearing about another baby being born. Either they were seeing those adorable newborn pictures in my Facebook feed, watching Mommy edit newborn pictures from the two sessions…

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Added by Kishona Lape on October 4, 2015 at 7:18pm — No Comments

KID MAGIC

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Added by Dea Lenihan on September 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Cinnamon Rolls for a Really Good Day

Some days I actually manage to get on top of all the craziness of life and check enough things off the to-do list that I feel accomplished and able to relax. Some days Josiah is sweet and cooperative, I am focused and ambitious, and we have a really great day.

That was Tuesday. I’d managed to…

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Added by Kishona Lape on September 24, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Easy Cheap Costume Ideas | Slacker Mom’s Guide to Halloween

Step away from Pinterest. Don’t even look at your Instagram. Slacker Mom is here with easy cheap costume ideas for kids or adults.

Slacker Mom's Guide To Halloween

It’s a brand new series for MomCave, called Slacker Mom’s Guide. In this episode, the MomCave moms throw together some funny easy cheap Halloween costumes…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on September 22, 2015 at 9:02pm — No Comments

Easy Bookmark Craft for Kids

Establishing a love of reading can be tricky sometimes. Children who would rather run around and be active physically may not see the "fun" in exploring through a story... at first. The key is to choose books that speaks specifically to their interest and personality. Allow them to select which books stand out to them - superheroes, all things locomotives, comedies, comics, holiday themed, etc. As they become excited about what they're reading, they'll want to do it more! Go a step further…

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Added by Jazelle on September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

To the Parents of the Missing Boy:

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You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but yesterday, I was looking for your little boy.  We had been swimming at a hotel down the beach from yours when a security guard entered the pool and asked for all of the parent’s attention.  There was a little boy, only three years old in a bathing suit bottom without a shirt, who had wandered away on the beach.  My heart sank. We were to keep our eyes open.

The hair raised on my arms and on the back of my neck and I felt…

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Added by Ellie Hirsch on September 8, 2015 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Creativity, Thinking & Education Tele Summit

We are so excited about the our new Tele Summit coming up September 8th, 9th & 10th...The most amazing people have agreed to talk to us and the variety is fantastic! Michael J. Gelb the author of the How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci was our first interview and I have to say within minutes I was totally mesmerized by this wonderful speaker and presenters. He even had a great story about being the opening act for the Rolling Stones as a juggler! He is followed by John Schaefer, who…

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Added by Patricia Rose Upczak on August 29, 2015 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Mini Pizza Recipe

Mini Pizza Recipe

Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack... Repeat. There are days when I’m not exciting about having to prepare another meal. Eating is important, I know, but its nice to have a break sometimes... even if its only for one meal. This is mini pizza recipe is one that the kids can completely make themselves! All you have to do is place it in the oven, set the timer, and take it out!…

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Added by Jazelle on August 27, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Let Them Be Little









To say that it had been a rough day would be an understatement. It was a day of continuous toddler tantrums. A day of saying the word NO at least a hundred times. It seemed that I had repeatedly picked up toys and laundry all… Continue

Added by Della Preston on August 25, 2015 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Bibi & Babu in Africa (Volume 1) by Bonnie Toews & John Christiansen.

When Bonnie Toews and John Christiansen decided to take their first holiday to Africa together in their 70’s, the experience was not only amazing, but life changing.

I read this book with my Grandsons and before they opened it, the first thing they wanted to know is “Who are Bibi and Babu? Of course I…

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Added by Susan Keefe on August 24, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

The One and Only... Maggie Daley Park

Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, IL

The one and only Maggie Daley Park is located in the loop or downtown area of Chicago, IL. It is a FREE public park and is 20 acres! The playground is near the Lake Michigan shoreline so not only are you getting great views of the city, you're also getting amazing views of the lakeshore.

Maggie Daley Park

The first thing you see when walking…

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Added by Jazelle on August 20, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

How often are you sick?

Before I had my son, I got a cold around twice a year. It would annoy me for a few days and maybe even cause me to take a day off work to rest at home. My husband would only get a cold maybe one time a year.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 17, 2015 at 6:28am — No Comments

Let It Go! Disney's Frozen On Ice

Mommy & Me: Disney's Frozen on Ice

Recently I had the privilege of taking Illy out on a date. We'd been talking about it for a while and were long past due for an outing, but there always seemed to be something else going. "Dates" don't always have to be a big outing, in fact, some of our dates have been a sweet treat and girlie movie. No BOYS allowed! ;) This time, however, I wanted to do something special and…

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Added by Jazelle on August 11, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure Pass

 

In addition to tons of books, games, puzzles, and family programs; the library is also the place to get your Museum Adventure Pass!

The Museum Adventure Pass is made possible through the wonderful partnership between local libraries and various zoos and museums. This partnership gives families an opportunity to visit each location at a discounted admission rate or for FREE!

So how…

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Added by Jazelle on August 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

One Recipe, Three Meals

One Recipe, Three Meals

My crockpot has become a dear friend over the past 6 years... Pretty much when I started having kids. Its so easy to throw all your ingredients in, cover, and the let magic happen. Whether you work outside the home or from inside the home, there's nothing better than to smell the wonderful aroma of your dinner cooking and to know that all you have to do is grab a plate and fork. Sigh. There are a plethora…

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Added by Jazelle on July 30, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

I walked into a store today to pick up a picture frame and other nicknacks. After gathering my items and getting in line, an older lady looked down at my children (who were bouncing around like a couple of sugar-high human jumping jacks) and said, “I have two just like that. Well, my son has two just like that. I really think they should just have school all year round. Being out for the summer…

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Added by Jazelle on July 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cheap Board Games for Kids

Cheap Board Games for Kids

One day after school, I took the munchkins out for a treat. It was a sunny day and, as you may know, sunlight can do wonders for a person's mood! We stopped for a snack of cheese fries and ice cream- not the healthiest snack, but it's nice to splurge occasionally ;) After we'd filled our bellies and satisfied our cravings, we walked over to a Goodwill store nearby. The plan was to find me a good book…

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Added by Jazelle on July 23, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Packing For Tomorrow

Packing for tomorrow

Last night, the kids and I had the opportunity to pack some lunches for the West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) organization. This non-profit agency gives emergency food and shelter to individuals and families in the West Suburban Cook County area. They operate a shelter every Tuesday night and provide lunches for the next day. There are many PADS programs available all over with some even supplying permanent housing and supportive services for their…

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Added by Jazelle on July 21, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Dance Party

dance party

It's a weekday and I don't feel like cleaning or cooking... although both of those things need to be done at some point! No, I feel the need to do something fun. Something that I don't really have to set up or tear down. Something that will make me laugh and possibly get in a little exercise at the same time. It's time for a dance party!

I have had multiple occasions when my children look at me as if to say,…

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Added by Jazelle on July 16, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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