Muddy Monkeys

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Turkey Time at the Reading Table – 10 Recommended Thanksgiving Picture Books

Thanksgiving is coming around the corner! But what can you read to the kids this season? Here is a cornucopia of books that will teach about Thanksgiving, help with literacy, reinforce gratitude and even offer some laughs along the way.

10 Books To Be Thankful For

Children’s Picture Books for the Thanksgiving Holiday
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A Fantasy for Any 20-Something

Canada Maple Leaf

Canada Maple Leaf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I went to bed with one Canadian male in my house and woke up with three. The same could happen to you.

For any hipster in their 20s, that would have been one wild fantasy. Now, the wonderful world of Maple leaves, Canadian geese and free health care are making dreams come true. Continue reading

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Vaccinate Against Childhood Drama

Let me stabilize you!

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Scientists say they are getting closer to a lasting flu vaccine, according to the New York Times. Imagine a healthy family all winter long. But if scientists really want to impress me, how about creating a vaccine I could really use? Continue reading


Family Fun at Thanksgiving – Add Your Crafts + Ideas!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And as any parent, we’re looking for terrific Thanksgiving crafts and ideas for the kiddos. Add a link to your craft idea on your blog.

This list is now closed. But here are the entrants!


1. Kid-Friendly



2. high note



3. Fall Leaf Craft



4. ribbon turkey



5. Turkey Hands



6. StickyNote Hldr



7. Chalkboard Pain



8. BottleCap Turky



9. Pinecone Turkey



10. Gratitude Tree



11. Turkey Hunt



12. Pumpkin Dough



13. We Have It All



14. Edible Craft



15. Turkey Headband



16. Turkey Races



17. Turkey Feet?



18. Thanks Game



19. Rainbow Pumpkin



20. Bird Feeder



21. Fall Harvest Pa



22. Leaf Crafts



23. Fall Fun



24. Thankful Turkey

This linky list is now closed.