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HOW RIGHT COLOR CHOICES CAN HELP YOUR CHILDREN: Expert Advice by Feng Shui Consultant & Best-selling Author, Karen Rauch Carter

MAKE FENG SHUI WORK FOR YOU Every time we’ve moved in the last ten years, I carried one important book with me – Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life: How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect, and Happiness by Karen Rauch Carter. The advice in this invaluable book has helped us live an adventurous…… Continue reading HOW RIGHT COLOR CHOICES CAN HELP YOUR CHILDREN: Expert Advice by Feng Shui Consultant & Best-selling Author, Karen Rauch Carter

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5 Simple, Fun & Educational Photo Activities for Kids Big and Small

Photography is a wonderful teaching tool. Through it, children can improve fine motor skills and learn valuable life lessons about patience, focus, editing, perspective, perseverance, timing, saving (not wasting) and decision-making. DIGITAL VS. ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHY One of the biggest things that was lost when the digital camera was born is that we rarely print out…… Continue reading 5 Simple, Fun & Educational Photo Activities for Kids Big and Small

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Ultimate List of Minimalist, Eco-friendly Gifts for Kids

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the idea of gifts for the upcoming holidays (or birthdays and other celebrations), then you might want to consider going minimal. You don’t have to adopt minimalism as a lifestyle, but just think about the following when buying or receiving presents: Will the gift add value or clutter to your…… Continue reading Ultimate List of Minimalist, Eco-friendly Gifts for Kids

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Mindful Moment: Suminagashi – The Japanese Contemplative Art of Paper Marbling

Are you looking for a calming art experience for your child? Do you want to introduce art to a child who does not naturally gravitate to art-making? Did your child have a difficult day and is in need of some art therapy? Or are you looking for a unique art activity to do together with your kids?…… Continue reading Mindful Moment: Suminagashi – The Japanese Contemplative Art of Paper Marbling

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Let Them Paint! – Why Messy Painting is Worth Your Clean-up Efforts

Do you avoid giving your child paints because you just don’t have the time for clean-up? Or are you worried that your kid will transform your walls into Jackson Pollock paintings? Well, let me ease your fears and give some suggestions about easy paint clean-up. But first – WHY SHOULD YOU LET YOUR CHILD PAINT…… Continue reading Let Them Paint! – Why Messy Painting is Worth Your Clean-up Efforts

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Best Art Paper for Creativity and Why You Should Care

It is important to experiment with different types of papers and see how your child can transform even ordinary ones (like printer paper, craft paper, paper towels, etc.) into something original. For example, we’ve had wonderful results with papers bought at supermarkets in Europe and my unused USSR sketchpads from childhood. However, when introducing paper to…… Continue reading Best Art Paper for Creativity and Why You Should Care

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Encourage Your Kids’ Creativity & Save Your House!

Did your toddler find a pen and draw on your walls, furniture, curtains, or maybe even your pet? Are you afraid they will destroy everything in sight? Here is my advice on how to turn your child’s new “destructive” behaviour into art: If your baby or toddler drew on something – CONGRATULATIONS! Your child is…… Continue reading Encourage Your Kids’ Creativity & Save Your House!