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10 things babies need


The first 3 years the brain is the most flexible. How you touch and talk to a baby increases the synapses connections with a rich network of experiences. 784 more words

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Ground Level

Put your phone UP

and sit DOWN on the floor…

or on the grass…

or on the boulder…

or on the sidewalk…

or in the dirt… 91 more words

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Eat Dill Pickles

The summer pickle/mason jar

Don’t throw away pickle jars.

Here is what you can do with them…

  • Bug hotels (be sure to place some plant food and some sticks or items to crawl on)  You can cover the top of the jar with old screen and a rubber band or use foil and poke small holes. 
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When Food Was Fun...

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

Elsa Schiapirelli

Summer, Food, Friends…perfect fit!

The kitchen is the best place for mega fun! Here are some edible ideas for summer treats, eats and beats to boredom. 728 more words

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Nonsense Summer Days

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”  Roald Dahl

When I was a child my father would sing this little phrase before he would flip us on our beds. 470 more words

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"Say Lovin' Words" beyond...

Sticks and Stones can break my bones,

but words can actually destroy me.

Our children listen and watch. The way we speak about other people, issues, or living things; our choice of words, tone, and body language, will be picked up and mimicked. 173 more words

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That first “stupid” comes out of your angel’s mouth.

“Gasp! Where did they hear that?” We look around like we are s…

My dad had creative ways to alter big family squabbles and wrangles. 216 more words

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