A Note from your Publisher

A Note from your Publisher

Click HERE to go directly to the website.Hi everyone, How was your week? Buddy is feeling like himself again, so that is a huge relief! Although the kids seem to be getting into EVERYTHING! I think Honey is definitely ready ...

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Friendship 101

Friendship 101

When I was a kid, I had a hard time making friends. I was always made fun of because of my height (I am 6'3" now, so I was always really tall in school.) and didn't really make a lot ...

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First Day of School Pictures

First Day of School Pictures

With the first day of school right around the corner, I am sure you are just as busy as I am trying to get all the details ironed out. In all of the hustle and bustle, don't forget to plan ...

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A Handy Checklist Makes After School Time Easier

A Handy Checklist Makes After School Time Easier

Getting the kids into a routine after school makes the afternoon and evening so much more pleasant. Do your best to enforce every step of the routine during the first few weeks of school; with consistency, it will become a ...

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Balloon Fish

Balloon Fish

This is one of the crafts my students and I did this week during camp. The kids loved crafting with balloons! Supplies: Balloons Googly eyes Tissue paper Glue Scissors Craft stick (if you'd like to tie your fish to it). ...

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Ladybug Bites

Ladybug Bites

Ladybugs that you can eat! A fun snack your kiddos will love to help make and be happy to eat! Ingredients:Cream cheese Round crackers Grape or cherry tomatoes, quarteredSmall pitted black olives, drainedBalsamic glaze or black piping gel (gel can ...

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Wisconsin Explorer Program: Exploring the Extremes

Wisconsin Explorer Program: Exploring the Extremes

Program basics Wisconsin Explorer patchesMake tracks to the nearest state park, forest, trail or recreation area and ask for a free Wisconsin Explorer booklet. Inside you'll find nature activities, scavenger hunts, games, hikes and crafts to help you explore Wisconsin's ...

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Preschool and Baby Programming at OWLS Libraries

Preschool and Baby Programming at OWLS Libraries

If you have a child younger than school age in your home and haven't checked out the preschool programming at your local library, it's a must-do for this winter! There's a range of activities at most Outagamie Waupaca Library System ...

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Summer Throwback: "Classic" Outdoor Games

Summer Throwback: "Classic" Outdoor Games

Think back to the summer when you were eight or nine. Does it bring back memories of gathering with all the kids on the neighborhood and playing games in someone's backyard (or across several yards!) until the street lights came ...

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Enjoy the Sun Safely with these Sunscreen Reminders

Enjoy the Sun Safely with these Sunscreen Reminders

While sunscreen is important to use year round, the sun is stronger and we tend to spend a lot more time outdoors in the sunshine during the summertime, so be prepared and enjoy the sun safely with these tips from ...

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Nine Ways to Stay Cool and Hydrated

Nine Ways to Stay Cool and Hydrated

We all know the importance of drinking water daily, especially in the summer heat, but getting your kids to drink water can sometimes be a chore. Here are a few ways I have found help my kids to choose water. ...

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Tick Safety

Tick Safety

Summer is so much fun as we venture out on camping trips and hikes. Unfortunately with the fun of getting outdoors, we also have to be mindful of ticks! According to experts, as our climate has gotten warmer, ticks have ...

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How to Identify Poison Ivy and How to Soothe the Rash

How to Identify Poison Ivy and How to Soothe the Rash

We've all been told to look out for poison ivy. But would you know it if you saw it? Here are some quick tips to determine if the plant in question is friend or foe. As the old saying goes, ...

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City-Wide Rummage Sales

City-Wide Rummage Sales

I love city-wide rummage sales! Here's a list of the ones I could find in the area I cover with this newsletter. I'll add more if any come across my desk, so if you know of any I haven't listed ...

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Introducing the Macaroni Kid App - Macaroni Today

Introducing the Macaroni Kid App - Macaroni Today

Macaroni Kid is thrilled to announce that the latest advance in family fun-finding technology has arrived with the launch of the Macaroni Kid app: Macaroni Today! The Macaroni Kid app is an amazing (and free!) tool to help parents find ...

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