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October 29, 2019


The Witch who lived on Potion Lane was decorating for a Halloween party.

“I hope it’s spooky enough,” she fretted to her Spider Melvin.

Melvin crouched on the bannister frowning. 

He had a cold and couldn’t go out to trick or treat. 

His nose felt twitchy. When he sneez...

October 29, 2018

Halloween is just around the corner and for this month’s craft challenge we chose googly eyeballs.  My son Jake was fascinated with this great big bag of craft eyeballs. “What can we make with them”?  he asked.  Hmm, what indeed,  I thought.  I could just make a silly picture b...

November 17, 2017

Have some fun with Thanksgiving crafts, activities and recipes for kids this year. Cornucopia treats, mazes, turkey crafts and Charlie Brown Thanksgiving cups!

September 8, 2017

Growing up both my parents worked, but Mom was always home to make dinner and us kids always helped out.  Being in the kitchen was a daily activity. In the afternoons we made waffles, sandwiches, rice crispy treats and lots of other things.  Eventually I learned to follow recip...

September 1, 2017

Clean up your room!  What a mess!  Often, this can be the chorus of a parent.  I can’t find my markers; I can’t find my shoe – that can be the chorus of kids. 

     After 25 years of running a playroom,  I’ve stepped on my share of action figures and ro...

August 18, 2017

Super fun Craft Challenge:  Glue!

I don’t know whether it’s all the school supplies showing up in the stores right now but my son Jake is obsessed with them.  Maybe it’s the idea of going back to school, I’m not sure.   Jake has autism, and sometimes it’s tricky knowing the why...

July 27, 2017

I love the idea of a picnic- Lounging outside, kids running around playing, a nice shady spot and delicious food.  But I’ve been to plenty of picnics that are filled with sticky messes, no shade, bugs and something we forgot to bring – like the bottle opener for the drinks.  So...