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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Welcome to the Jungle!

Welcome to this week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta! If you’re just joining us, you can read more about it here. Basically, since I can’t invite you and your children over to my home for a DIY summer camp, I’m presenting resources for you to do with your kids at your house. I’ve received some fun emails telling […]

Recipe for a Fun Friday Night

Ice Cream Sundaes! (Or Ice Cream Fridays, as the case may be.) Now’s the time for ice cream sales. I’ve purchased it as low as $2 a (almost) half-gallon in recent weeks. Raid the baking cupboard to see what kind of mix-in’s you’ve got available. Children – of all ages – will love piling on […]

42 Days of Summer Vacation

Even though we invested in cable this past fall, we tend not to watch it too often. For us the occasional forays into football, the Stanley Cup finals, Roland Garros (the French Open), Food Network, and the Disney Channel justify the expense for our family. It’s cheaper than taking everyone to the movies. One of […]

Teriyaki Chicken (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Camp Food)

Summertime is the time to pack up your stuff and head out to the great outdoors. Camping is one great way to do that. I personally am looking forward to beach camping this summer. I don’t know that I can make camping with a toddler and a baby a habitual thing, but I want to […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Come On the Safari With Me!

I must confess, I get really excited when I plan for these fun, theme-filled posts. Part of this is because I know how much my kids love to read stories and do crafts, but often I lack direction. Doing some research and creating a plan helps give me confidence to actually do fun stuff with […]

Camp Wannalafflotta: Meanwhile, Back on the Farm….

I hope that you had great oceans of fun last week with the first installment of Camp Wannalaffalotta. This week we head inland for farm-themed family fun. And what an important part of our heritage the farm is! Currently the kids and I are studying the American Colonial period in our history study. This past […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Oceans of Fun!

Welcome, Campers! Ready to make some waves? This week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta is focused on the Ocean and everything that swims, floats, or lives nearby. There is a wealth of enrichment activities out there that focus on the ocean and sea creatures. Just do an internet search and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve selected different […]

Something’s Fishy About These Hot Dogs

Years ago I read about how you could cut uncooked hot dogs in certain ways to make them form different shapes once cooked. I never gave it a try until I kept coming across ocean-themed hot dog ideas in my research for Camp Wannalaffalotta. So, we tried two different “recipes” this weekend: octopus and jellyfish. […]