Author: MaryAnn Alderfer

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Simple DIY Ornaments for Kids

If the thought of Christmas crafts makes you break out in a cold sweat, this simple craft is for you! While these ornaments probably aren’t going to win any ornament fashion competitions, it’s a...

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Fun is Heading Your Way With Hedbanz™ Electronic!

The perfect family game night is heading your way with Hedbanz™ Electronic!   If your family is anything like mine, sometimes the idea of a family game night is better than the actual experience.  My...

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Mini-Pumpkin Bat Decoration

Mini-pumpkins are cute no matter what you do with them, but today the kids and I went a little “batty” with them!  The supplies for this adorable decoration cost me only about $5, the...

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Helicopter Activities for Kids

I love taking my kids to new and different places, so we recently went to visit a local helicopter museum.  The kids had a great time looking at the different types of helicopters, and...

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When Mommy Knows Best: Lessons I’ve learned from my kids

Perhaps a similar things has happened in your family.  Your child gets it in his head that he wants to do a certain thing that he thinks will be fun.  You have a different...

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Arrazzles: an Under the Sea Building Toy {Review}

I have two boys who are ages seven and nine, and to say that we have had a lot of different types of building toys in our house in the last five years would...

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Tortellini Meatball Soup

I’m not very creative in the kitchen, but I actually kind of made this  Tortellini Meatball Soup recipe up!  I combined ingredients from a couple different soups I like, and this was the result....

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Planning for Success: Getting the most fun out of your family vacation

Every family has their own traditions.  For some people, nothing says “vacation” like visiting a familiar location and taking part in annual traditions.  For others, it’s all about visiting a new location and having...

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{Review} The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New

As a Christian parent, I’m always looking for resources that will reinforce the Truth of God’s word in the lives of my children.  I read a book (for grown-ups) recently and the author said...

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Counting Eggs: A Springtime Preschool Activity

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of what I call “sneaky learning”.  You know, when an activity is fun enough that kids don’t really notice that it’s educational too!  And...