This morning we made salt clay porcupines. I got the idea from The Little Hands Art Book by Judy Press. We mixed up the salt clay (recipe below), and each of the kids formed it into an elongated ball (like a potato). I broke popcicle sticks in half to stick in the bottom for feet. They poked … [Read more...] about Salt Clay Porcupines
Have you ever heard the phrase, "God won't give you more than you can handle."? In the past I probably would have believed this statement. It sounds good and right. But after having 4 children in 4 years (and soon-to-be 5 children in 5 years) I now know that God sometimes does give more than we … [Read more...] about More than I can handle
Sometimes it's just crazy around here. Right now my 5 yo is walking around with a kazoo singing "Jingle Bells" at the top of his lungs. My 2 yo just put on a piglet costume with an adult-size flight helmet. Sometimes I wish it were a little quieter, but it's always fun! … [Read more...] about Craziness!
I'm finally feeling more energetic (I'm 18 weeks pregnant) and am trying to take advantage of it. I've been cleaning and organizing different areas of my house, for one thing. I finally hung up some pictures that have been waiting for about 6 months. And this afternoon I cleaned the top of the … [Read more...] about Energy = Cleaning and Field Trips
Here's a new one from today's Chicago Tribune: "With expulsion of preschoolers high, mental health experts tackle behavior issues." There is apparently a "new but growing group of professionals known as early childhood mental health consultants." They travel to preschools and child-care centers … [Read more...] about Preschool Expulsion