Author Archive | Cary Stiles

LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGO Cleanup Hacks

LEGOS! The word strikes fear in every foot that has stepped on a brick. When my boys were toddlers, they received two large buckets of MEGA BLOKS. Our teenage babysitter had more success building with them. She built towers that my boys promptly destroyed. Gradually, they started to build small structures for their miniature cars […]

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I'm Raising a Cactus

I’m Raising a Cactus: Ways Gardening is Similar to Motherhood

Gardens are a lesson in life, especially life as a mother. A gardener — not unlike a mother — must have patience, must care for each plant, must listen and examine each plant and care for it as best as possible. Unfortunately, our kids don’t arrive with garden tags telling us whether they prefer shade […]

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TIE FIGHTER

Easy Cardboard TIE Fighter Craft

If you’re like me, then you may feel like you are reliving the ’70s and ’80s, and not in a good…disco dancing, rollerskating…kind of way. Nope. I’m talking about Princess Leia, Han Solo, Kylo Ren, Finn, etc. I think you get the picture. My boys have become obsessed with Star Wars. How about your kids? […]

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