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Conquering Consignment Sales

I like a good deal just like the rest of the world, therefore I like consignment sale shopping. But there are few things I have to keep in mind before I start the hunt. Approach consignment sales with the right attitude. Meaning that it’s going to take some time and some digging. If you aren’t in the mood to invest the time or effort, skip the sale. Go early or go late. By this I...

Pumpkin Bars Recipe – The Best Ever!

Nothing beats a great pumpkin bar during the Fall.  This moist, creamy pumpkin bar recipe will have you wishing it was Fall all year round.  Give it a try, but a word of warning, you might just eat the whole batch up before you can share! Pumpkin Bars Recipe - The Best Ever! Author: Des Moines Parent Ingredients 4 Eggs 1-2/3 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose...

Language Development: Baby Sign Language

Something that I never thought about when it came to having children was teaching them sign language. When my nephew was born, my sister incorporated it in what she was teaching him. Most, like my mother or husband, thought it would hinder. It wasn’t until they heard my nephew speak as he got older that they realized how much it helped. That’s when I saw what a big help in speech development it can be....

Top 6 Halloween Sensory Activities

Sensory activities are common place around my house.  They are great because it lets kids get creative, have some fun and make a mess in a (somewhat) controlled environment.  Here are 6 sensory activities for Halloween that you need to try! Ice Ghosts from The Golden Gleam   Melting Witch Bag from Growing a Jeweled Rose   Halloween Gak from Mess for Less   Halloween Jelly Messy Play from Nurture Store   Simple Halloween Sensory...

Spooky Potions Halloween Fun

What better way to celebrate Halloween month than with some fun with "Spooky" potions.  Your kids will love mixing and pouring and seeing how the potions react with each other.  Plus what kid doesn't like playing with colored spaghetti?  You can go in a lot of directions with this activity so let the kids have fun and experiment. Here's a few things you will need: -dyed vinegar in tiny bottles and squirters (squirt on baking...