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Crafty Ass Female Podcast Guest

Written on May 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm, by

Crafty Ass Female | Episode 25 | Crafting + Kids w: Megan Anderson

The amazing Amanda and my soul-lady BFF Kristin asked me to be a guest on their podcast, Crafty Ass Female. The episode Crafting + Kids is live today, and we’re talking all about crafting WITH kids, crafting for myself when there are tiny humans who need constant supervision present, … Continue

5 Ways to Teach Primary and Secondary Colors

Written on April 11, 2018 at 1:04 pm, by

5 Ways to Teach Primary Colors | The Nerd Nest 1

Ava is three and a half right now and stays home with me during the day, so this year we started on a preschool routine. Most of our day is spent playing, but we always try to get some direct learning activities in there. She likes to do “homework” (filling … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on April 6, 2018 at 11:38 am, by

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1. The Crafty Ass Female podcast has been my favorite thing to listen to this year, and I’m excited that they are now on Patreon! My favorite perk of supporting the show is “afterchatter” for the episodes.

2. The thing I’ve read that has freaked me out the most … Continue

Now the Kitchen is my Favorite Color–and Not Beige!

Written on April 4, 2018 at 9:19 am, by

Colorful Kitchen | The Nerd Nest 1

When we moved into our house seven years ago, all of the walls were painted a light matte beige. This was not ideal (especially for cleaning up after tiny humans–matte is not my friend), but paint is expensive and a bit tricky to do with toddler charges. I also thought … Continue

100 Days of Project Progress

Written on March 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm, by

100 Days of Project Progress

The official The 100 Day Project starts next week on April 3 and I’m playing along! If you don’t know about the 100 Day Project, click that link and see what the founders have to say.

There are also some great podcast episodes to get your wheels turning:

March is for…

Written on March 1, 2018 at 10:20 am, by

Happy March! I’m super excited that the hermit slump of winter is almost over and Spring is almost here. Here are a few things I have on the agenda for this month:

30 Days of Lists March 2018 | The Nerd Nest | List 1

Friday Favorites

Written on February 23, 2018 at 9:59 am, by

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1. One of our most used toys is the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set. It stays in our downstairs bathroom (which is science themed) so the kids can whip up “experiments” at the sink (I have to clean up a lot of soap scum). Yesterday the kids … Continue

Planet Comicon 2018

Written on February 20, 2018 at 12:47 pm, by

Planet Comicon 2018 | The Nerd Nest 1

Last weekend we went to Planet Comicon and I thought it would be fun to share a recap!

(In case you are also a fan, here’s my Captain Marvel jacket from Her Universe.)

Here were our favorite things this year:

Planet Comicon 2018 | The Nerd Nest 2

Jake really loved the amazing creations by the expert Lego … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on February 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm, by

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1. Despite the alarmist title, the article Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? has some really interesting insights into the effects of smartphone use on youth, using generational statistics. There’s a lot of things to consider in there for my fellow tween (and teen) parents.

2. Jake and I went to … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on February 9, 2018 at 10:16 am, by

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1. I’m so excited for my favorite challenge, 30 Days of Lists, to start up in March! Registration begins tomorrow (I’ll be sharing how I’m listing this round then). If you sign up for the 30 Days of Lists newsletter, you’ll know as soon as the registration opens up! … Continue