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Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Follow Not Just Baby Brain’s board Valentine’s Day crafts for kids on Pinterest. Valentine’s Day in on Sunday and we’re up to our elbows in crafts around here! I was able to help out in my oldest daughter’s grade 1 class  one afternoon last week and my task was to help the children create yarn hearts. It was messy, and sometimes a little frustrating to get the yarn to stay put when we were trying to create the heart shape, but the project was a hit over all and this is how my daughter’s heart Read more […]

Making friendship a priority with a girls weekend!

This picture was taken in the summer of 2014, when my oldest friends, Amy in 613 (though we usually just call her Amy), Amy and I had our first girls weekend. Actually, I suppose that’s not entirely true. We’ve been friends since ninth grade (and they’ve been besties since they were 4!), and we shared an apartment in university, so we’ve had our fair share of adventures together, but that was the first time since I had my daughters that we had all gone away somewhere together. We chose the gorgeous Read more […]

2016: The Year of Yoda

Last year, I decided to try using one word as a guiding principle for the year. I chose ‘thoughtful’ and while I wouldn’t consider it a huge success, since I rather forgot about it in the last quarter of the year, it was a good way to focus my thoughts and I want to try it again for 2016. I spent a few days thinking about it, trying out different words and phrases to see what seemed to fit the way that I’d like to see this new year go. One phrase kept coming to mind, which will not surprise anyone Read more […]

Remembrance Day Activities for Kids

I have always tried to do seasonal activities and crafts with my daughters, but Remembrance Day was not something that we ‘celebrated’, per say. I explained the significance of the poppy to them and always make a point to buy one – and try not to lose it – each year, but I’ve never done any crafts or special activities leading up to it. Now that my daughters are in school and I’m a Sparks leader, I need to up my game and I found some crafts that focus on the poppy and the idea of peace that are perfect Read more […]

Our “Odd” Halloween 2015 Costumes

Halloween is definitely in the top two holidays in our house. I prefer Christmas but my husband is all about Halloween, so it works out pretty well. The girls decided a month or two ago that they wanted to be “Odd Squad” agents after their favourite PBS Kids show, Odd Squad, so I found some navy blue blazers, bought them white collared t-shirts and navy blue pants (which they can wear to school anyways) and made clip on ties (cut some red fabric and used my glue gun to attach them to hair clips) Read more […]

Easy Halloween Crafts

Only a couple of days left until it’s (finally) Halloween! Since it falls on a Saturday this year, I’m going to need a lot of activities to keep my daughters occupied until it is finally time to go trick-or-treating. Thank goodness for Pinterest! Check out some of the easy kids crafts I’ve pinned below. Follow Not Just Baby Brain’s board Halloween on Pinterest. What are your plans for Halloween this year? Read more […]

Our New Normal

Did you think I’d disappeared? As I mentioned on the Not Just Baby Brain Facebook page, we’re still getting settled into our new routine now that school has started. Both of my daughters are in school full-time, and I expected to be bored and lonely while they were there. After all, I have roughly 5 hours between when I get home from walking them to school and when I leave to walk back and pick them up. That’s a lot of time, right? Well, it turns out it’s not as much as I had anticipated. I Read more […]

Books for Star Wars and DC Super Friends fans

If you live with a little Star Wars and/or DC Super Friends fan, like I do, then you’re going to be pretty happy with this news! While on vacation in New Brunswick this summer, we stopped in at Comic Hunter in Moncton to look around and came across a Star Wars book written just for young readers. I’m sure you’re familiar with Little Golden Books – the childrens books with the golden spine? Well, they have released a Star Wars collection that summarizes all six of the currently released movies Read more […]

I love to kayak. Who knew?

I have never been what anyone would classify as “sporty”, but I do try to stay active. I’m not a big fan of going to the gym or doing exercise DVDs (although I do them out of necessity). What I really enjoy are ways that I can be active, but also spend time with my family. Something like biking. Recently, after years of talking about it, we finally took the leap and bought two kayaks! We live about a 30 second drive from a conservation area that has a public boat launch dock, so when the end of Read more […]

Off the hook: my crochet projects with pattern links

It’s been about a year since I taught myself to crochet and quite a while since I’ve posted pictures of my projects. I’ve been keeping a pretty steady pace and wanted to share! I had to remake Rowan’s hat that I linked to above because she grew and it didn’t fit anymore. This picture was taken in January – I really hope it still fits her this fall! I’m pretty sure that I used this shells baby hat with earflaps pattern but I made a different flower. I made Ashlyn a doll blanket using the Moogly Read more […]

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