Today I’m sharing with you my latest DIY home improvement project.  Coat Hangers inspired by nature…and a mashup of a few posts I found on Pintrest.  This project is so easy and you can basically find the materials in...
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...
I am always a little bit sad in January when it's time to take down all the Christmas decorations and return to life as usual. After I put everything away in the attic, I am always left with a pile...
When I discuss inventions, I love to ask why it’s important to let kids take things apart: "If you were to design a drill to drill into rocks on Mars, how would you know what to build?" I’m an aerospace engineer,...
When I was little, my mom taught me how to sew. Since then, I have made many different items with fabric, but one of my favorite things to do is upcycle fabrics we already have into something new. This...
BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is part of a larger network called the City Moms Blog Network.  We have sister sites all over the country with teams of Moms doing exactly what we’re doing right here in Burlington.  Today, and now...
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...
"Mama, why is my drawing in the garbage?" Violet pouted from behind hurt eyes, her little toddler hand clutched around a scribbled-on piece of ripped-out notebook paper. "Oh, whoops! I'm sure it was an accident," I stammered, feigning surprise. If you have a kid in...
Happy November! Oh my how time flies. :) Lovely to be writing to you all again. Did anyone have a chance to try out the flash technique I talk about last month? How did it go? :) First off,  a BIG cozy congratulations...
As fall brings cooler weather, I realize that my kids’ coats and shoes are completely out of control. The haphazard pile of cold weather necessities is taking over my house. You see, there is no coat closet at the door...
My son loves art projects. I always had art supplies on hand for him to scribble with crayons or markers. Then we discovered the PBS show "Noodle and Doodle" where they always make a themed craft project with coordinating...
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...
This past school year, my preschooler was in school four mornings a week for about three hours each day. There were a lot of good things about that: he got scheduled time to play with his peers, he learned a...
It's day 2 of our local holiday gift guide, Shop VT 2013, and today we are bringing you gifts for the expectant mom and babies, gifts for kids, and gifts for the family, and the chance to win them...

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