There are few things in this world that make my blood boil quite like being called a “Pinterest Mom.” I actually don’t mind being associated with Pinterest, but I do mind the implied tone that comes with the “Pinterest Mom”...
By this point it’s no secret, I love to get creative with my kid. I also love sharing open-ended project ideas that aren’t intimidating with other parents. Today, I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favorite...
Every year for Thanksgiving, my husband and I visit his family in Massachusetts for a couple of days. It’s about a four-hour drive. Never one to sit idle on one family trip, I was looking for something to occupy...
My husband and I are both artists and we really enjoy being creative with our daughter. Recently, we’ve had fun with some easy fall art projects. In my most recent post, I highlighted ways to approach making art with young...
I recently polled friends and family on social media to ask their thoughts on creative projects with kids, and what keeps them from doing these projects with their young kids. Here’s what they said: “It’s messy.” “I wind up...
It's time to make a fun fall craft with your kids! My kids love to decorate for the different holidays and seasons. Since I don't like to spend a lot of money on items that either the kids or the...
My daughter is currently obsessed with bath bombs. A simple offer of a bath bomb with her bath can turn any bath time tantrum around. I get it! If I took baths, I’d like them too! After getting some bath...
I am a former wedding and portrait photographer with a dirty secret: I now take almost all of my photos with a cell phone.  My college degree is in photography, and for almost ten years after finishing my school I...
I have loved crafts my entire life. Now that I have children, I want to pass on my love of crafts to them. They are finally old enough to be able to do crafting activities with minimal supervision. I want...
I miss the days of my own childhood magical thinking. There was a time when I believed that when the lights went off and I fell asleep that my stuffed animals would come to life. That I couldn’t choose...
Chunky blankets, cozy pillows, and relaxing fragrances. I just described the perfect bedroom or living room atmosphere in my book and also according to the principles of Hygge. Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian term that refers to making...
‘Tis the season for crafting! We’re a project-loving household over here. I love to create, and my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Reagan, is no different.  Sprinkling crafts like these throughout the holiday months helps keep the festive magic going during the...
I am not talented when it comes to drawing or painting, but I love to craft! I scour Pinterest for hours looking for fun, inexpensive DIY crafting projects. Last fall, the pine trees in our backyard dropped thousands of...
The leaves have nearly finished changing colors which means we have to Pumpkin Spice-ify everything, right? Well, maybe not. I love a good pumpkin muffin, and I’ll usually choose pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, but keep your pumpkin spice out...

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Fishing with Kids in Vermont

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In Vermont, fishing with kids is both a pastime and a tradition. At one point, it seemed like every family did it.  These days, teaching...