Author Archives: AngelaMWrites

About AngelaMWrites

mom-of-two, fan-of-non-profits, can't-sit-still-for-long-kind-of-girl

Tie dying eggs – with actual ties

Once again Pinterest sucked me in for Easter. I’ve been waiting a whole year to try this one. Silk ties and boiled eggs. Here’s the link to instructions I pretty much followed: http://www.momtastic.com/diy/509547-dye-easter-eggs-using-old-silk-neckties/ The basics – silk neckties (I fetched … Continue reading

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Back to School – MOOC for Mom

It’s time to ship the kids back to school. And I’ve had a solid year of no homework since finishing grad school. So naturally I became jealous of the kids’ school supplies and was feeling a little bored. The most … Continue reading

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Traveling with the not-so-littles – 1200 miles in a car

I did it. We did it. 3 hotels, 1 condo, 8 days, 7 nights. 1200 miles in the car. Me, two kids, 4 states and the District of Columbia. My sanity and my data plan still mostly intact. It’s taken … Continue reading

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Easter egg hunt for tech kids – QR code hunt

As they’ve gotten older, the kids have turned the holidays into 10 minutes of frenzied activity and then a feast of chocolate for breakfast. Last Easter, I attempted to slow them down a bit through the use of technology. Once … Continue reading

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Easter egg coloring with shaving cream 

Ah the smell of vinegar and the hands of many colors – it is the time of coloring the Easter eggs. Last year we decided to deviate from the path and try something new. Pinterest idea – the shaving cream … Continue reading

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DIY Chalk Paint Attempt

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Festivals, Fairs, and Events – Oh My! Taking on Toledo

Oh look it’s snowing – again. Being as it’s Ohio and January, this is sort of like saying it’s Wednesday. The purpose of Ohio in winter is to be cold, snowy and generally all the reasons to stay inside. Still there … Continue reading

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Reusing Old Ornaments and an Old Frame – The Thrift Store Christmas Decoration

Once upon a time, several years ago – I had a lovely habit of crafting my way through the final weeks of a semester.  With the help of pinterest, I would channel my frustration and urge to procrastinate into something … Continue reading

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Liberate the Elves! (At least their hands)

Yes yes I’m one of those nutter parents who has adopted an elf and plans some of the more elborate antics of Diamond, our girl elf. Last year she wrapped the toilet in Christmas paper, got into my makeup and … Continue reading

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Trying to have a heart for Valentine’s Day

I don’t heart Valentine’s Day.  I don’t ❤ it, like it like it, or even just want to be friends with it.  It’s been a long standing mutual dislike – February 14th and I have never gotten along.  It has … Continue reading

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