All posts tagged: penguins

In My Brain Today: Coordinating Clothing with Curicculum

By Leslie Lindsay I have a thing with dressing my kids.  It started slowly and innocently enough when my first daughter was just a baby.  Yo see, I wanted to tame the red mohawk she seemed to be sporting most days of the week.  In fact, we lovingly referred to her as “rooster.” Arriving the baby section at Target back in those early days of parenthood in search of “baby clips” [for hair], is likely what started my “thing” with dressing my kids.  You see, I carefully would sort through the pile of hair clips in search for the perfect color in which to match her romper, sleeper, or whatever newborn “outfit” I had her in that day. Fast forward a year or so. I started shopping at Baby Gap in earnest, collecting reciepts in which I could save an additional 20% from the “regularly marked price.”  I made my way to Carter’s, too.  Gap Kids Outlet and now…well, now I have settled mostly on Gymboree. Now that my daughters are almost 7 (going on 25) and 5 years, I would …

Cute & Simple: Kid art collages

By Leslie Lindsay Looking for a quick way to lure your “bored” children away from the television set as summer draws to a close?  Do what we did–the kid art collage. I had been saving some of my kindergartner’s art work from the last 9 months for just this opportunity.  I purchased some simple gallery-style frames on sale at Michael’s and together, we developed a little theme.  Several pieces of art were about penguins–two from my “big kid” and one from my preschooler.  So we combined them into one piece of art. Another theme we discovered had to do with bees.  Again, mixed media in terms of the kid who created it and their artistic abilities.  I was amazed at all of the bee-themed art that came home over the course of the last school year! Finally, I framed just one piece of  art–those of intricately designed and colored mittens.  I love the cute simplicity of this art.  It would make a nice decoration come winter, or perhaps to give-away as a gift. I plan to …