Camp Mama: Rockets

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   It’s the last week of summer for us in North Texas and we went out with a bang and a fizzle. How did we fill up an entire summer and leave so many things out? I guess summer is like vacations: you always want to leave something you didn’t do […]

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Camp Mama: Olympics

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   We love the Olympics! In our house we’re cheering for Team USA, Team Canada, Team Italia, Team Refugee, and, well — Everyone! It’s just so exciting to witness the indomitable human spirit. To keep contrast and opposition in the world I prefer to watch the Olympics while eating […]

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Camp Mama: Harry Potter

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   We have a great love of Harry Potter in our house, so the last week of July is reserved for celebrating the birthday of the Boy Who Lived. This year was even bigger than ever and I am really pleased with the way the week came together. This […]

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Camp Mama: Art

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   I’ve had “Art is an Imperative” as a mantra floating through my mind lately, ever since I realized that I had been craving art. There’s a full blog post devoted to it that I will hopefully write at some point, but in the meantime I’ve been feeding this […]

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Camp Mama: Robotics

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   This week could have alternately been called “I have Pinterest so I think I can do anything.” Unfortunately, instead of learning my lesson I learned that with the power of the internet I can really do almost anything. Delusions of grandeur beware. This week was a success, but […]

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Camp Mama: Japan

Crossposted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   Japan week was one of the first Camp Mama themes that came together in my planning sessions, so I was very excited when it finally arrived! Of course, as with every week, it didn’t go exactly according to plan. More than the others, however, it was a week […]

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Camp Mama: Economics

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   What’s that you say? A week focused around economics just doesn’t sound nearly as interesting as some of our previous themes for Camp Mama? Well in our family this turned out to be one of the easiest and one of the best weeks yet. (Okay, that last part […]

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Camp Mama: Junior Chef

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   My older boys are aged 9 and 11. They can (and do) prepare some basic foods, but they’re definitely old enough to learn some new skills in the kitchen. When I was 9, I was a little chef as I was independently baking all the cookies I wanted. […]

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Camp Mama: Vive La France!

Cross-posted from Cherry Blossoms The Blog.   This week was crazy. My middle son had Cub Camp all week, which is enough to wear out anyone and their family, but since our district organizes a twilight camp (afternoon-evening) I figured I could still get away with Camp Mama during the day. In addition to Cub […]

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