Why I’m Not a Craft Blogger

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You know, when I first started blogging my craft-y adventures with my kids, I thought my blog might turn into a craft blog. That I might be able to hang with Make and Takes or Inner Child Fun. Alas, I have discovered that really, I’m just a crafty wannabe. I love all the Pinterest-worthy, etsy-licious […]

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Dragon Themed Books for Little Dragon Lovers

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One of my favorite parts of Dragon Week was the books! Oh, the books! We spent several hours at the library hunting for any and all dragon books. I taught Asa how to search by author and the Dewey Decimal system (ok, I may be a bit rusty at that part) and we had so […]

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Dragon Week

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After our first big day of Dragon Week (the Dragon Book and the movie), we spent the next few mornings working on new verses for our Dragon Book. At first I thought I’d focus on lying, complaining, arguing or harsh words. But after I started looking at more scriptures, I came across a few prayers […]

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Make Your Own Dragon Book: Dragon Week

Dragon Week at ohAmanda.com // Fun Bible activities and devotions based on James 3 and How To Train Your Dragon 2

Dragon week is here! Well, it won’t really be a whole week here on the blog, but it was a whole week with my son! Every day that my daughter was at camp, Asa and I did some kind of dragon-themed activity based on How To Train Your Dragon 2 and James 3! The first […]

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How To Train Your Dragon 2: Family Discussion Guide

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Earlier this year, when we started talking about sending Lydia to camp, I knew I’d have to come up with some awesome shtick to make Asa un-sad about being left out of the big camp experience. Somehow we realized that How To Train Your Dragon 2 was coming out semi-close to camp and I decided […]

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Preparing Your Anxious Child for Summer Camp

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Summer camp is one of my favorite things ever. There’s a fabulous mix of independence, fun adventures and new experiences. Coupled with God’s amazing creation it’s an escapade every child should have. But when you have a child that is fearful, shy, worried, anxious or sensitive, sending them off to camp might as well be the […]

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101…77…er, a BUNCH of Super Summer Activities

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Today was Lydia’s first full day at her first real spend-the-night camp. And I made it all through the day without sobbing or missing her too badly. (Are you proud of me?) I’ve got more send-your-kid-to-camp info coming up but I wanna go back in time to last week when Lydia had a fever for […]

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