Valentine’s Day

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Once upon a time, I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening. Well, well, well my children have totally co-opted Valentine’s Day. And I love it. They’ve been counting down the days and planning away for our family Valentines Celebration. Valentine’s Day has become a day truly focused on the ones we love. And the […]


Valentines Cards - handmade activity for kids from

Each year we make handmade Valentine Cards for family and friends. Last Friday, I shared some of the ideas I have been collecting on pinterest with my kiddos. They picked their favorites and we began stitching away. We aren’t quite finished but I thought I’d show you a sample before Valentine’s Day has passed. Beware […]


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Looking for a yummy Valentine’s Day Treat? How about our Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches. They also make a yummy breakfast if you want to surprise everyone with a little berry love Valentine’s Day morning. Berry Creamy Heart Sandwiches FREE printable recipe guide Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread 1 tbsp cream cheese 1 tbsp blueberries […]

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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You Genevieve Cote Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes Portrait Drawing Lesson Portrait Painting Lesson Mixing Paint Lesson FREE printable color wheel Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You by Genevieve Cote Why we love this book: Look at these two little friends. […]


FREE printable Valentine Theme Materials, Books and Recipes

Valentine Theme FREE printables: Learning Activities, Materials, Reading Books, Songs and Recipes It Looked Like a Heart FREE printable shape book where children stretch their imagination to make pictures out of simple shapes. Original Post: It Looked Like a Heart Shape Explorations Valentine Sayings FREE printable Valentine Sayings Original Post: Handmade Valentine Cards Easy Valentine […]


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I learned something new this week. The sign language symbol for “I love You.” Ms Annie traced the hands of the children in her class and created this loving board for all of the parents. I know that Jeannine’s children are busy stitching homemade Valentine cards for friends and family. I thought this would be […]


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How about serving-up some heart shaped pancakes this Valentine’s Day. My kiddos thought I was immensely talented when I surprised them with heart shaped pancakes. But they’re actually quite easy! You don’t need any special gadgets, griddles or molds. If you have a tablespoon you’re all set . . . Use a tablespoon to make […]


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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You by Genevieve Cote Why we love this book: Look at these two little friends. Aren’t you already in love with them? They are just too cute to resist! Charming, gentle illustrations and simple text send a big message about friendship and individuality! Rabbit and Pig like each […]


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Once upon a time, before we had children, we celebrated Valentine’s Day like many other couples. We went out for a romantic dinner. Not necessarily over-the-top or fancy but definitely a night off from cooking, dirty dishes and cleaning. Even after baby MacGyver hit the scene, we managed to get a babysitter for the first […]


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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Gossie & Gertie and Gossie by Oliver Dunrea Why we love these books: We have an ongoing love affair with best friends Gossie and Gertie. Their friendship is so simple and yet so enduring. Through Gossie and Gertie’s sweet friendship, young children learn important lessons about sharing and the give-and-take […]


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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie Why we love this book: Toot & Puddle’s friendship is sweet. That’s the way it strikes us, just plain ol’ sweet. When we ran across this book, it just grabbed our hearts and made us think it would make the perfect friendship book for […]


Post image for It Looked Like a Heart Shape Explorations: Kevin Henkes Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: A Weekend with Wendell by Kevin Henkes and Chrysanthemum . . . and more mouse mayhem Storybook Treasures DVD by Scholastic (This DVD includes 6 stories: Chrysanthemum, Owen, A Weekend with Wendell, The Caterpillar and the Polliwog, Hondo and Fabian and Mouse Around) Why we love this book: Valentines, Love […]


Post image for Easy Hot Cocoa Mix: FREE Printable Recipe Guide for Children

I’m a bit of a fuddy-duddy when it comes to sweets in our house. Enter the picture my sisters. Aunt Jennifer and Aunt Joyce treat my children to all kinds of delicious sweets. On a visit to Aunt Joyce’s house last winter, MacGyver was served instant hot cocoa. MacGyver has been dreaming of hot cocoa […]