Category Archives: childhood

Ideas for the summer

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I just saw this article in mothering and wanted to remind myself of these things for the summer. I thought I would post it here for easy reference.

PLAYFULNESS

It’s almost summer now and those warm endless days and nights are near. Here are some ideas to encourage playfulness:

Go bike riding.

Take a walk at night when the moon is full.

Gaze at the stars.

Go on a bug safari.

Make some large cardboard appliance boxes available.

Give your children a video camera to use.

Make a detailed map of your yard, your house, your neighborhood.

Have a scavenger hunt.

Put on a treasure hunt.

Invite the neighborhood over for a circus.

Make boats from wood scraps and corks with paper or fabric sails and sail them down a creek or in the gutters.

Decorate each other’s faces with face paints.

Fill a toy box with old clothes, skarves, jewelry, hats, and shoes.

Make an outdoor obstacle course or par course.

Fill walnut shell halves with candle wax and a tiny wick. Light them and place them around the garden or on a pond at night.

written by -Peggy O’Mara
Peggy O’Mara founded Mothering.com in 1995 and is currently its editor-in chief.

bubbles and chickens

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I had posted the other day about testing a couple outfits and even had a picture of one of the finished ones. Sometimes getting the pictures done can be difficult. There are distractions like chickens, finding an uncluttered spot, and impending storms. It is usually a frantic ten minutes hoping for a decent picture. 

The first set of pictures is the sunny day suit from whimsy couture. I skipped the interfacing in the bib and HIGHLY recommend it if you make it. It kept scrunching up and I kept pulling it back.

The second set of pictures are the rhianna ruffle pants. I did capris. I loved these little pants but getting V to take pictures was particularly hard that day. I felt like I was running after her.
*NOTE TO SELF- get good camera fixed!!!

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these moments

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{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to your ‘moment’ in the comments for all to find and see.
from soulemama.com

I can’t follow the rules today.REBEL! I have three photos I want to remember from this week. I am sure you all understand.

scout ceremony

scout ceremony

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Blog Love

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Lately, I have discovered two blogs I am really loving. They both happen to be from Australia, which I find interesting. I don’t know much about their culture but I am interested to learn more.
http://www.theroadishome.com//– which is about a young photographer and her family.
The next one is about childhood and imagination.http://blog.imaginechildhood.com/
Check them out and let me know what you think.