The Day Our Play-Doh Died (and We Made More)

After a week of continuous assault (thanks to that awesome blizzard), my Play-Doh addicted child had finally squeezed the last ounce of life out of his crumbly play clay (which is now resting in pieces at the bottom of our trash can… and under the couch… and in tiny crevices all over the ding-dang house). When […]

Sentimental Sandbox… Turned Rockbox

Last night, I got a message from a mom at church asking if we might want their old Crabbie Sandbox. All three of her boys grown. One is in college and the other two are now in the youth group… and they have known Munchie since he was an itty bitty little guy (well, as itty bitty […]

DIY Fine Motor Sensory Play – Without Spending a Dime!

I’m not about to drop $20 on a toy to help teach my kid fine motor skills… and you shouldn’t either. Grab some small toys (like Legos, the tops of those baby food squeeze pouches) and a container with a hole in the lid (empty wipes containers, coffee canisters with a hole cut in the […]

How to Look Like You Have Your Sh*t Together in 3… 2… 1…

Sometimes I post pictures of my kid (and his pre-approved friends) engaging in some form of sensory play that makes it look like I’m running a mother loving Montessori school up in this hiz-ouse. Other moms see my pictures and make comments like, “Oh my goodness,you do such fun stuff with Munchie!” and “How do […]

Public Sandbox? Oh Yes I Did.

Yesterday afternoon, we met some friends at the park. It started off like any other park playdate… the boys were in the swings. The other mom and I were chatting about sunscreens that protect you from the sun, while leaching cancer causing chemicals into your skin that will slowly destroy your body. Pleasant afternoon conversation, […]

Homemade Crayons

Plain crayons are boring, tricky for little hands, and a freaking choking hazard (especially if your kid puts EVERYTHING in his or her mouth). If you don’t have any crayons, don’t worry. I didn’t have any crayons, so I just posted a request on Facebook. You know who has old crayons? Just about every person […]

Damn You Pinterest

As if we didn’t already feel like we couldn’t live up to the expectations of society, this freaking social media sweeps in and dangles genius ideas in front of us… ideas that would surely save us millions… if only we had the time. I’m talking about that “maybe one day I’ll need to remember this, so let […]

Idiot-Proof Sensory Play

I would like to preface this by pointing out that sensory play is pretty much idiot-proof. There is no way anyone can look at this and think, “Too hard! No thanks!” You literally take a container (I recommend a large, short, clear, storage bin… but ultimately… you could use a box… or for larger items […]

Pink Valentine Ooblek Bath

Ooblek… is it a solid or a liquid? BOTH! For those of you completely confused by the concept of such a scientific anomoly… just think back to your preschool days. Water + cornstarch (+ food coloring, in this case) = Ooblek! You may have called it slime, or gak… it has many names… but in […]
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