Category Archives: things to do with the kids

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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Springtime in Annapolis – Festivals Begin!!!

The Below the Line challenge ended just in time for the unofficial start of Annapolis festival season.  Today starts the Bar-Bay-Q two day fest at the Anne Arundel fairgrounds.  Music – lots of music, over 40 bands in 2 days … Continue reading

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Chances to Show Your Artistic Side

In the midst of my classes and building communications plans based on theories and models, it dawns on me that the thing that’s going to matter most is being creative.  Following all the formulas of “how to make it happen” … Continue reading

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Oh my sweet pepita

I did it – I’ve been saying every Halloween for years that I’m going to roast the pumpkin seeds and this year I finally did it. It is indeed ridiculous easy. Step 1 – find a small child who believes … Continue reading

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This week – The Buy Local Challenge

At this point I probably don’t have to give you all the reasons for buying local food.  I mean you already know it helps the local economy, small businesses that need our support.  It’s not hard to figure out it’s … Continue reading

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“Motherhood doesn’t come easy for everyone.”

“Motherhood doesn’t come easy for everyone.” I was working on a piece for Bay Weekly last week, the Mother’s Day story, and it was this quote that stopped me in my tracks. I kept rewinding the interview on the train … Continue reading

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The Easter Basket Dilemma

Over $30 in candy – nearly half of that is chocolate in the form of bunnies, frogs and chickies.  Over $60 is books, this year they are each getting their own “first” bible.  Some how I’ve managed to keep the … Continue reading

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Planting seeds with kids

Welcome to the first post of my blog! I couldn’t figure out what to begin with. I had all these great ideas… Calendars of activities in Annapolis… Dig deep into the soul of the blog and figure out widgets and … Continue reading

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