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Our Night at the Discovery Gateway Bee-Day Bash

Our Night at the Discovery Gateway Bee-Day Bash

Disclaimer: We received a family pass to attend the Discovery Gateway 40th Bee-Day Bash so I could share our experience at the celebration with you. All the thoughts and opinions below are my own. We had the chance last weekend to play at the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum 40th Bee-Day Bash! We look forward to this birthday celebration every year because they go all out and we always have such a great time. It's also wonderful to see the community come together to support this amazing resource for Salt Lake City families. They have tons of sponsors who donate generously...

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Easy DIY Play Grocery Store

Easy DIY Play Grocery Store

This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Our play grocery store was created to go with the Red Retro Kitchen that her grandma bought as a surprise. We decided to give our daughter a little marketplace so she could purchase the groceries she was taking back to her kitchen and we found an inexpensive yet effective way to create just that. The market was made out of IKEA shoe shelves and a $6 piece of wood, cut down for back supports and shelves along with $8 worth of L brackets and $10 worth of trays and baskets from the thrift store. It's not the fanciest but...

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DIY Glitter Walls, Coloring Walls, and Confetti Walls

DIY Glitter Walls, Coloring Walls, and Confetti Walls

Eva got a new bedroom for her birthday! She doesn't turn seven for a couple of weeks, but she asked for a pretty big present this year so we had to get started early. We gave her a choice this year of spending her birthday budget on either a party with her friends, a weekend trip for the family, or a room redecoration. Since we can't really do parties here at home, all of those options were going to cost us about the same amount of money and I was really happy that she went with redoing her room since...

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Homeschool History: The Ice Age and the Stone Age

Homeschool History: The Ice Age and the Stone Age

I love the winter holidays but I'm always so exhausted by then when they're finally through. The disruption to our schedule, the added mess in the home, the chaos of bringing in new toys and sending out the old...I don't know, man. I feel like moms need an extra holiday after the holidays and that one where everyone stays up until midnight doesn't count! We did manage to wrap up another history unit right before the holidays really got crazy. We had moved from dinosaurs to the nomadic peoples of the Ice Age and Stone Age. I had a hard...

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Learning About Dinosaurs at Home

Learning About Dinosaurs at Home

  Dinosaurs are always a lot of fun because there are so many things to cover, but it's also a little overwhelming because getting really into dinosaurs could fill up years of study. The nice thing is that under the classical education model, I know we'll swing around again twice more so I don't feel like I have to cover absolutely everything about dinosaurs right now. This is just to introduce them to the general timeline and really basic information. When we first covered dinosaurs, we took field trips to the natural history museum and another dinosaur park here in...

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