All Blog Posts Tagged 'imagination' (21)

Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix is one of those snacks that you can eat almost anywhere whether at a party, on the go, or while you're sitting at your desk at work. It's not only tasty but healthy, too! Here is a simple but wonderful homemade trail mix recipe.

Homemade Trail Mix

  1. what you need:
  2. dried mixed berries, 5oz bag
  3. vanilla yogurt covered raisins, 5oz bag
  4. dried tropical fruit medley,…
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Added by Jazelle on July 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fun at the Park!

Some days, the hardest thing to do is to be in the house with rambunctious kids, yet finding something to do with them proves more difficult. Whether its the price, day, or time that causes the conflict; this can leave a parent hopeless and at the end of their sanity! How about a park? Finding fun at the park is easy to do!

Have Fun at the Park Have Fun at the Park

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Added by Jazelle on June 30, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois

14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois

The sun is shining and the warm breeze is blowing... this is the perfect time for water play! Sure, you can put the sprinklers on in your backyard... or you could visit one of these 14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois! No setup or cleanup necessary - music to a parent's ears!

CoCo Key Water Resort (Rockford, IL)

  • Indoor water park with 60,000 square…
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Added by Jazelle on June 25, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

12 FREE Activities for Dad

15 Activities FREE for Dad

Father's Day is a special time every year that we can celebrate that wonderful father figure in our lives, whether connected by blood or love. Make the day extra special by planning a fun activity to do together. Even better- a FREE activity. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to help out by providing 12 free activities for Dad on Father's Day. Choose one or more!

Breakfast…

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Added by Jazelle on June 18, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

5 Ways to Enjoy Rainy Days

It’s Spring and the weather has finally started to get warmer. Bikes are dusted off and children’s laughter can be heard up and down the street. Yes, life outside the house is ready to resume... until drip, drop, drip drip, drop drop... here comes the rain. However, instead of feeling…

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

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children

10 Date Ideas for Parents and Children When you first think of the word "date," it's easy to assume that it involves two individuals roughly around the same age who are in some type of romantic relationship, whether new or seasoned. While this may be true, "dates" can include kids, too. (preferably not in addition to the two individuals in a romantic relationship- that's what babysitters are for!) Special outings with just one child and…

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Added by Jazelle on June 11, 2015 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

A Collage for Daddy

lly and I wanted to do something special for Daddy, just to show him how much we love him. We sat down to brainstorm a couple ideas of what to do and finally settled on making a collage for Daddy. The collage would contain things that he really enjoys and something that describes him. Although our Daddy is one who likes to wrestle and roll around on the floor, he also really enjoys dressing up and looking nice! 

Check out our finished picture and see how you can make one…

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Added by Jazelle on June 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

imaginary friend

My imaginary friend

11/07/2013…

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Added by Cindi Walton on November 7, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Indoor Play Series

This is the first post in a series of indoor play ideas. Winter and cold, snowy, freezing rainy days are right around the corner (right outside???) and there are so many fun, education-through-play activities that can keep all ages from boredom and mass chaos (aka children) from tearing through the house...



for at least 10 minutes. Continue reading...… Continue

Added by Sugar Aunts on November 6, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Terrific Tuesday - Imagination

Terrific Tuesday - I love my imagination, it is terrific.

 
A few weeks ago a Facebook friend shared with me a Vlog she had done asking a group of women to name something at which they excelled. She talked about how the group of incredible women were reluctant to talk about what they thought was good about themselves.  I was intrigued by that idea and thus the idea for September's Terrific Tuesdays was born. Each Tuesday throughout the month of September I am going to…
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Added by Janeane Davis on September 4, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Women and the Art of Play

 

We all know about the importance of play for the emotional growth and development of children. It can enhance their imagination, increase social skills and boost self-confidence. So why don't we place more value on play for ourselves? According to a recent study by the Families and Work Institute, ½ of American women don’t have enough time to spend on themselves and the activities they enjoy.

Early on, girls tend to be collaborative, communicative and caring – you can see it…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on April 1, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Sometimes Money CAN Buy You Happiness

 

When your kids are eerily quiet for any extended period of time, nine times out of ten it's because they're trying to burn your house down.  But every once in a blue moon, the stars all align, and the pip squeaks somehow actually manage to..... *gasp*..... play quite nicely together.  Sure, you might have to pay them for that momentary bit of peace and quiet, but we…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Make A Little Summer Magic

Cheers! Summer is officially here. And based on the weather here, summer didn't want anyone to forget it.



It was H-O-T all week.



After weeks of back and forth warm-and-then-cold-rainy-days, summer is here full throttle. And I'm excited that our tall, seeding grass will die back soon, so I can perhaps breathe clearly again. Sniff sniff.



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Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 27, 2011 at 3:43am — No Comments

Surviving 5 Kids and Their Imagination

When talking with any sane adult, one can reasonably expect a conversation consisting of a chain of statements stemming from a comparatively small bank of possibilities. One might not know, for example, exactly how one’s colleague will respond to a business proposal, but rest assured he most likely…

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Added by Leigh Ann Wilson on June 8, 2011 at 8:54am — 2 Comments

Wishing I Was Upstairs...

And not because I like two-story homes. I actually told my husband many years ago that I NEVER wanted to live in a multi-story dwelling. They don't appeal to me. The extra space. The loftiness. The stacking of life. I'm not a 'bird' person. I like roots. Ground. Stability. Well, relatively speaking.



But whenever you utter the word "never" you get re-aligned by good old destiny. So this is our second home in a two-story. Not on purpose, mind you. It's not like we looked at a bunch of… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 16, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Providing the Environment

I grew up in the country. There were 4 houses in a row full of family which incuded aunts and uncles; cousins; grandparents; cats and dogs. On Sundays we'd take turns at which home we would all gather for dinner. In the summertime we'd join one another under my aunt's pine trees and share suppers. Afterwards the adults would sit and talk and my cousins and I would play. Actually we played outside constantly no matter what the season. In the winter we'd be skating on the frozen creek that…

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Added by Barbara Briggs Ward on October 20, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

How The Simple Act Of Creating Must Create Physical Health by Laura Koniver, MD





Artist (& homeschooling Mother) Laura Koniver, MD of HeartSong Fine Art posted this interesting piece on creativity & health to my blog recently



http://artsnark.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-simple-act-of-creating-must-create.html



You may or may not agree with her thoughts but I'd love to… Continue

Added by Stacey Merrill (ArtSnark) on July 11, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Monday Muse | The Beauty of Buttons

Buttons. Yes, a strange fascination, I admit. But I love them.



2010-05-31 - Monday Muse - The Beauty of Buttons



I’ve always loved buttons. Those colorful, textured little baubles from the past. And yes, I know, it doesn’t exactly match up with the whole de-clutter philosophy…but they do bring me such happiness. And…

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Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 31, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

It Runs in the Family and There is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of

I should have known my life would resemble tectonic plates not meant to hold still when my first sentence at the age of nine months was “eff routine”. I didn’t say it out loud, of course, or even know the words. But inside I felt their meaning. I couldn’t walk or talk yet, but I threw myself into the part. A restless method actor.



I knew, when at a year and a half, I reached over the top of my net playpen for the scissors my sister left too close to the edge of the dining room table,… Continue

Added by Amy Musing on January 28, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

Your Children Only Get One Childhood

I am the first one to say parenting is serious business. After all, I’m not only a mother and a grandmother, my work as an author is based on parenting as well. And like most parents, I focus on how and what my children learn, especially during their formative years. The formative years are the most important years in terms of the characteristics and traits they obtain and carry into their adult lives.



Parents place an enormous amount of energy on their children’s academic education,… Continue

Added by denny hagel on December 26, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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