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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 […]

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