My Crafty Kid’s Shoebox Project

Have your kids every had a back-to-school shoebox project? Fun way to express themselves and share a little about themselves to their classmates.

My youngest son, in grade three this year, was tasked with the traditional shoebox project. I like this idea because it allows the children freedom to decorate their box however they like and choose three meaningful items to place inside it. They then present in front of their peers which… Continue reading

Finding my inner Martha Stewart: Duct tape bag, link to tutorial

I am hardly a crafty person. Cakes are one thing. But crafts are quite another. That’s why I have Laura. Last weekend we had our annual Griswold Family Secret Santa gift exchange with my dear friend and her family. We drew names, at random, weeks ago. The rules were simple:… Continue reading

Easy Teacher Gift: Potted Flower Cupcake, A Photo Tutorial

I’m not sure where this idea of having to give teachers gifts at the end of the year originated, but one thing is certain, as well-deserved as it is, the whole process can be as confusing as it can be frustrating.  We parents (OK, mostly the moms) face this dilemma… Continue reading