Category Archives: Kids

The Universe and me – a love/hate relationship

When I was a kid, I often looked up at the stars at night and wondered what was out there. It would get me thinking about what it would be like to be alone in this world, with no other … Continue reading

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8 talks you should have sooner rather than later

we need to talk

I recently had to go to Holland for a funeral. My lovely aunt Ria died at age 78. She was one of 15 children (yes, 15!) and as she took over the role of leading lady after my grandmother died, … Continue reading

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How to turn an old pallet into a hanging garden


If you live on a tight budget but you still want to have a cozy home and garden, there are many creative projects you can do (especially with the kids) to create a comfy home at little costs. Below I … Continue reading

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How delaying rewards makes you more successful

“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable pre-requisite for success” – Brian Tracy If you put a marshmallow in front of your … Continue reading

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Who is your Shero?


When I grew up, I loved heroes. But most of all I loved Sheroes. I could identify with the female heroes better than with the McGyvers of this world. Below are a few of my favorite sheroes. Pippi Longstocking Red … Continue reading

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How to make creative photos

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Give your camera to your 5 year old, and here’s what you get. It also gives you a whole new perspective. If you don’t have a 5 year old, try your granny, or your neighbor…

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8 wonderfully creative adult activity books

wreck this journal

Keri Smith is the author of several books about creativity including the bestselling Wreck this Journal. This book is so successful that it now exists as an iPad app. If you google Wreck this journal, you will see the creative … Continue reading

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Top 5 creative Ipad apps for kids

Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure An amazing maze/hidden object game app that will keep your kids entertained for hours. Children will need to find their way by driving a car, walking, flying, skiing or rafting through 16 screens and find numerous … Continue reading

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Top 5 creative children’s books


Today I want to share a few books I recently discovered and that my kids just adore. I want to highlight them here because they are no ordinary books but have a very creative side to it. The Fantastic Flying … Continue reading

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Don’t imitate. Create!

be different

I recently read The educational value of creative disobedience on Scientific American’s blog. Reading this article made me really glad because it is exactly what I try to do and teach my kids. Imitation versus creation: In school we are taught, … Continue reading

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