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Valentine’s Trees and “Junk” Dip

Yes, it’s the beginning of February and the “Tree Formerly Known as Christmas” is still up in all its glory. Although I know you would NEVER judge this slight holiday oversight (in the midst of a pandemic, mind you…), but I somehow still feel the need to make excuses and explain myself. Here goes… My partner in crime in all walks of life, my husband, has been stuck overseas since Thanksgiving and we missed out on spending Christmas together–hence the

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Marie Kondo and Photographs

Okay, okay, so I’m a little late to the game this month.  But there are still two days left and we’re all just trying to keep our heads above water, aren’t we?  And in an effort to gain some control over my life, I resorted to cleaning and organizing—a task that also proves how short my attention span has become (or how cluttered my mind is!).  I did, however, stumble across some old photographs in an album that sparked the urge

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From Trash to Treasure and Junk to Jewels

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We all know the old adage. But in a world of Amazon, Walmart, and online shopping constantly at our fingertips, do we ever really find that treasure? As a Midwestern girl growing up in the 90s, I looked forward to every summer when my mom and aunt would organize our family garage sale.  We drove around and pounded signs lined with gold tinsel into the ground, and I spent hours perusing the folding

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No-Share November, or Is Grateful Dead?

What a wild time we are living in currently. If you’re like me at all, you’re fighting this constant battle of worrying that you’re doing something wrong. Not knowing what is expected of us at every turn can create anxiety that either envelopes us into avoiding any interaction or bubbles up inside until it explodes into anger at the drop of a hat. So many of my friends have forgone social media because of the constant negativity that seemingly seeps

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Happy October!

Welcome to the inaugural month of kodomo kids! We have just launched our new YouTube channel (YAY!) and will bring you new workshops every Monday. If you don’t already subscribe to our channel, please do! And make sure to follow us over on Facebook and Instagram for weekly updates, fun ideas, and more! Now that the shameless social media plugging is out of the way (phew!) we can delve into the meat of this month’s material. October’s name comes from the

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Learning through doing…

Learning Through Doing: The Role of Creative Play in Kinesthetic Education “Movement frees the dog.” It was a saying my dog-training father always told my mother whenever she’d come home complaining about her kindergarten class’ unruly behavior—or when our German shepherd would get antsy in the back of the van on road trips. Take them outside and let them run. Put on music and have a dance party. Play. It is a word we, as adults, all know the meaning and

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