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Laurie Smith
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Building His Kingdom One Project at a Time
Building His Kingdom One Project at a Time

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Craft: Therapeutic Rice Bags
I had hoped to write this post earlier in the month, but I am just now getting around to it, which gives me the chance to wish you a Happy New Year! Our fifth grader wanted to continue our tradition of giving her teachers a homemade gift for Christmas. Find...
Craft: Therapeutic Rice Bags
Craft: Therapeutic Rice Bags
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Slumber Party for Tweens, Part 2
Our younger daughter turned 11 this weekend, and she invited a few friends over to celebrate. This lover of art decided to have an arts and crafts themed slumber party. As we bumped around the internet for ideas, we came across momof6.com . This website pro...
Slumber Party for Tweens, Part 2
Slumber Party for Tweens, Part 2
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Holiday Party Idea for Students and Scouts
During the Reader Retreat I attended this weekend, author Becky Wade used M&Ms to illustrate the steps required in the creation of a novel. In this super fun activity, participants passed a bag of the colorful candies around the room. We each took one piece...
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Service Project: United Through Reading
With Memorial Day memories fresh in my mind, I look ahead and begin preparations for our family's 4th of July festivities. In addition to cookouts, parades, and sparklers, we will make our annual Independence Day donation to the United Service Organizations...
Service Project: United Through Reading
Service Project: United Through Reading
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The Kindness Diaries
Earlier this spring, our daughters discovered The Kindness Diaries as they scrolled through recommended show selections on Netflix. For readers who may be unfamiliar with this adventurous documentary, here is a description of the series: "Host Leon Logothet...
The Kindness Diaries
The Kindness Diaries
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Cupcake Club: March and April
This spring, the Cupcake Club at my daughter's school experimented with buttercream and flower tips as well as fondant. MARCH   Club members used Wilton Round Tip #3, Petal Tip #102, and Petal Tip #104, and Leaf Tip #352 to decorate these strawberry cupcake...
Cupcake Club: March and April
Cupcake Club: March and April
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#DuffleShuffle
While driving around town this morning, I heard a story on the radio about the # DuffleShuffle and felt inspired to share the movement with readers.  The number of children in out-of-home care in Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County (Ohio) due to child abu...
#DuffleShuffle
#DuffleShuffle
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Cupcake Club: February
The February Cupcake Club meeting happened to fall on Valentine's Day.  We  baked red velvet cupcakes, and members decorated them with three different designs: 1.  Sweet Heart Cupcakes   While I don't have a picture to share, there are beautiful examples pr...
Cupcake Club: February
Cupcake Club: February
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Additional Valentine's Day Party Ideas for Your Troop or Classroom
In the days leading up to yesterday's Valentine's Day party, I had mixed emotions, knowing this was the last time I would get to plan a grade school classroom holiday party.  But as they say, when a chapter ends, a new one begins.  I'm excited to discover w...
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"Cultivating Thoughts" With Your Scouts
My sixth grader and her classmates had to complete a special assignment modeled after Chipotle's "Cultivating Thoughts" essay contest.  In Language Arts, they read Fue Xiong's essay "Two Minutes About Sardines" and were asked to write a narrative story abou...
"Cultivating Thoughts" With Your Scouts
"Cultivating Thoughts" With Your Scouts
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