“Family Sleepover” : One Parents Perspective

Kylie, mom of four little rascals, chimes in for this fabulous idea!  Thanks for sharing, Kylie!

I am not the best housekeeper around, nor am I the greatest cook! The thing that I really pride myself on is making my children feel loved! I want them to feel like I enjoy the time we spend together. It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life, I love doing things that help me to slow down, relax and enjoy my kids!

One of my all time favorite activities to do is the ‘family sleepover’! We don’t invite any of their friends over; this is just for me and the kids! We started our sleepovers almost 3 years ago now. I can see it will be a tradition that will continue for a good long time yet! This is a chance to just stop, and focus on our family. It’s always a truly enjoyable time for all of us.

Here are the rules of the ‘family sleepover’:

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Family Friendly Music (and Parents too!):
Why your kids should listen to The Beatles

You would be hard pressed to find an adult who doesn’t have some level of awareness of who The Beatles are. Heck they probably even know John, Paul, George & Ringo by name. So why should you go out of your way to feed Beatles songs to your children at an early age?

One simple reason: They created simple, beautiful, quality music and a child who loves singing along to the Octopus’s Garden when they are 5 is probably more likely to appreciate the wide range of complexities music offers later in their lives. In short they are more likely to become a music lover.

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Why your kids should listen to The Beatles

Skor Bark: Kidz In The Kitchen

Tamara, mom to one with a little bun in the oven, reports with this drool-worthy recipe.

Skor Bark


35 regular salted soda crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cute kitchen helper (optional)

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Art-spiration (Good Enough To Eat): Crafting with Kids

I search online for art projects to with my little people.  Sometimes, I find projects that are totally awesome and that I know my kids will love!  In fact, with the right conclusion, I feel pretty sure that my students will love them too!

I want to draw your attention to a fabulous resource for any teachers or early childhood educators out there, and also a terrific resource for parents, too.

It’s called Art Projects For Kids

This lollipop drawing project is just the sort of thing that my sweet-

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