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Cool Kids Summer Camps around Newport News, VA

Here is my list of 2013 summer camps for Newport News, VA.   I have heard good things about them all, but the ones I expand on are ones I have personal experience with. Camp Invention (at Christopher Newport University) –  My kids have attended this camp for the last 7 years and have loved it. …

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Great Books on Building & Engineering for Kids

Want to get your child’s building and engineering juices flowing? Try these wonderful books.  I, personally, own each one of these books and use them with my own kids. Steven Caney’s Ultimate Building Book is one of the best ever building books for kids.  It uses very accessible building materials such as q-tips, newspaper, pasta,…

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Give Your Kids an Artistic Canvas In Your Home.

Since my husband and I are both software engineers by trade, we tend to immerse our kids in lots of techy things.  One of my goals is to keep my kids well-balanced, so I try to incorporate artistic outlets into their lives.    In preparation for summer activities, I was about to take down their…

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Kids Love to Personalize Their Room… Here’s a Great Way!

This past summer I was organizing our utility closet and realized I had an excess of plain builders socket and switch plate covers because we had replaced so many of them with more decorative plate covers.   I knew my kids would love to personalize the covers in their bedrooms, so my mission was to figure…