Welcome to the March 9, 2010 edition of all things family. This week’s roundup of some of the best family friendly articles, tips and ideas from around the web have a bit of a spring feel to them – here’s hoping the snow is starting to melt everywhere and spring will be here before we know it.
Crafts & Kids Activities
- Heather presents Crafty Dr. Seuss Ideas – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! posted at Croq Zine – The Blog, saying, “A roundup of cute crafty Dr. Seuss ideas you can do with your kids (like Thing 1 & Thing 2 wooden peg dolls) and yummy Dr. Seuss treats to make like green eggs & ham.”
- Char presents March Comes in Like a Lion… Maze at Printables4Kids although this year I think March is starting off quite lamb-like.
- YourLifEvents.com presents a Fun Kids Garden Project posted at Your LifEvents Lifestyle Blog
- Wendy presents Plant Life: How Do Plants Grow? posted at Craft Jr., saying, “This is a very useful set of printables including worksheets, games and a mini book to teach the plant life cycle to kids.”
- Wendy presents Flower Coloring Pages: Spring Flower posted at Fantasy Jr, saying, “I love these spring coloring pages!”
- Jen presents free personalized coloring page for Easter “a fun freebie from the Easter bunny you can personalize with your child’s name”
- Heather at Celiac Family has instructions for a super cute flower frame that would be a perfect spring gift.
- Linette G. presents St. Patrick?s Day Craft: Leprechaun Finger Puppet posted at The Kid’s Birthday Fun Review, saying, “Quick and easy St. Patrick’s Day craft idea, make a couple and have a puppet show.”
- TSW presents Nintendo Wii Review, Video Game System Pros and Cons posted at The Smarter Wallet, saying, “I discuss video games and its impact on family. Is the Nintendo Wii worth getting?”
- CJ presents the Little Miss Matched Sock Design Contest at Doll Diaries saying “let your inner fashionista loose on this fun design contest.”
- Linette G. presents Spicy Beef and Bean Enchilada Recipe posted at The Home and Garden Cafe, saying, “For nights when you want to add a little spice to your life.”
- Heather’s Chicken Enchilada Soup is light and perfect for cool spring evenings.
- Char presents the Ruby Slipper Cupcake at Celebrate It saying “This Wizard of Ox inspired cupcake looks too yummy!”
For the Home
- Ava Jones presents 50 Ingenious Ways to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter posted at Construction Management Degrees, saying, “Whether or building a new home or residing in an older one, those living in climates with particularly frigid winters need to ensure that their residences remain safe and warm from the elements.”
- Case Ernsting presents 3 Tips for Organized Family Togetherness posted at Home and Decor, saying, “A healthy family sticks together. Families have becomes too busy for family meals these days with sports and other hobbies dominating the calendar most nights. But many families are shifting their focus to the living room when it comes time to build bonds.”
A Parent’s Job is Never Done
- Sarah Clark presents We know you’re in there, Mom. posted at The Mother Load.
- Madeleine Begun Kane presents The Five-Second What??? posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.
- Morgan Schwartz presents 5 Ways to Beat Canine Cabin Fever posted at Pug Life, saying, “thanks!”
- Kevin presents Parenting a Teenager: 25 Telltale Clues You Are Living With A Teen posted at More4kids.
- Toni presents Juices for the Baby posted at Wifely Steps.
- Fred Lee presents 5 Great Bedtime Books posted at Parenting Squad.
- Karen Eisenbraun presents Now Hear This! Ways To Protect Your Hearing posted at Healthy Theory.
- Becca Glouzstein presents Why aren’t I a better Mum? posted at Inspiration for Mothers . Com.
- Cynthia Bateman presents Do You Know The Choking Game? posted at Blog About It, saying, “I knew about the choking game because I’d seen it on TV- probably one of those crime dramas, but I’m not sure which one. I thought it was just part of some exaggerated Hollywood plot twist. Then, two days ago I got a call from a friend, let’s call her Amy*”
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