Monthly Archives: November 2010

Secular Advent Calendar Ideas

The Creek Kids love our Advent calendar, almost as much as I enjoy filling it’s little doors.  Sometimes we do very elaborate activities, but mostly it is one simple, but fun, thing each day.    I fill only a few … Continue reading

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The CPSC Gets it Right

Kudos to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and their stance on babywearing! I don’t usually sing their praises. I mean, afterall, these are the same people that send me weekly emails recalling another set of hooded sweatshirts because the … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, We’re Closed

I am so proud of Firefly’s math abilities.  I just needed to say that.  For all our struggles with reading and handwriting, it dawned on me the other day that he really does well with math and it makes him … Continue reading

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Ideas for Thanksgiving Activities

Thought I’d share some of the things we will be doing this week and next to learn about and celebrate Thanksgiving.  Do you have some others? Add them in the comments, if you don’t mind. Thanks for sharing! Lots of … Continue reading

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“Mom, I Wanna Go Outside!!!”

This was a different kind of week.  We did a lot of math (for us) and  a little bit of handwriting each day, and then we did this: While we were outside, we chopped up our rotting Jack-o-lanterns and Halloween … Continue reading

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Nature Sanctuary

A beautiful fall afternoon, my two boys running freely through freshly fallen leaves, exploring a new place, climbing, pretending, finding treasures.  Begging not to go home.  “Please, Mommy, please, can we come back here again soon?” Yes, we can.  Yes, … Continue reading

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Japan Festival, Creekside Style

The idea of having a festival came about because my kids attended one, of the fall variety, and started playing “festival” at home. So, sneaky momma that I am, I decided to incorporate that into what we were learning about … Continue reading

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