All Spaced Out: Crafting With Kids

In case you haven’t heard, there will be the first-ever KamloopsParents.Com event tonight!

We’ll be checking out the observatory at TRU.  Space is limited so

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A Bloomin’ Garden Party!

A Wild About Party Packs spring-time idea

By Candace of Wild About Party Packs

The sun is shining and the bulbs are blooming. Do you have a child ready for a birthday this Spring? Are you tired of planning the usual party with whatever is “in” at the moment?

Why not plan a green thumb birthday party to help welcome the warmer weather and help celebrate them being one year older.  This party idea can be a wonderful experience for the children: different from the current trend and letting them get a little (or a lot) dirty and have some hands-on fun exploring Mother Nature.

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More than just a "Yum Bum": Delish Naturals Review

Recently (like really really recently), I got to test out the Yum Bum Butter from Delish Naturals.

What’s the first thing I did when I got it?  Why, open the can and take a whiff, of course.  And “Delish” is right.  The “LoveSpell” fragrance smells so good I wasn’t sure I wanted to put it on my baby’s bum.  But, I did.  And, I am glad that I did.  Smooth, not gucky, no greasy residue and no greasy white fingers!!

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Thoughts on Down Time

Since having my third child I have discovered something essential to my day: “Quiet Time”.

Every day after lunch, my daughter goes to her room for her nap, my son goes to his room to read books and I try to get the baby down for a nap, too.  This, occasionally, results in a little bit of time to myself.  Sometimes I get to use that time to clean up the mess from lunch, or go on the computer for a bit, but usually it results in quality one-on-one time with one of the kids.  If the baby does go down for a nap, I’ll get to hang out with my four-year-old for a bit… just us, or if he is agreeably reading in his room for a while I will get to really connect and play with my baby while my two-year-old sleeps.

Having that time with just one kid, or none that need my immediate attention, has really given me the ability to clear my head and feel

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Tuesday Tutorial: St. Patty’s Day Bucket Game

Dawnica Flatt (Early Childhood Educator and Stampin’ Up Demonstrator) brings you this great activity.

This paper bucket is easy to make and has so many uses!  Makes a great game for the kids to play too!

Bucket Portion

1) Take a square peice of paper.  Here I used a 12×12 sheet of patterend paper. (Fig 1)

2) Lay paper face down in front of you so that it is a diamond (corner at top and bottom). (Fig 2)

3) Fold bottom corner up to meet top corner creating a triangle.  Use

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