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Gym Built for Kids

It’s not a school.  It’s centered on one dynamic personality, but it’s not theater. Some parents silently pray, yet it’s not a church.  On some level, healing even takes place, although no one here claims to cure anything. Chances are, most people don’t even notice the modest storefront business in the Farragut, Tennessee strip mall.  […]

Colorful Flower Girl Dresses Brighten Wedding

Who wants to just be in the garden when you can also be one of the flowers?  That’s the way these colorful flower girl dresses brightened up the wedding!  In rainbow-colored strips of tulle, flowing flower girl dresses were a bright focal point, complementing the garden-bright setting.   The bride and her mother, as well […]

10 Ways to Play with a Cardboard Box

Hungry for my attention, my daughter showed up in the kitchen with the box that we’d recently opened when her new tights arrived. “This is my boat!”  she declared.  Push me!  Two crayons were her oars, where she’d punched two little holes in the flaps.  So my resourceful little boat captain encouraged me to push […]

Snow Day Pantry Art

Two scrappy sprouts, bursting with energy, can motivate a parent to find messy new solutions to snow day boredom.  On a day when the temperature was too low for even a little sledding, we raided the pantry and spice rack for an edible art project. I filled little containers with dried pinto beans, split peas and […]

Baby Steps, Big Leaps in 2014

Where are you and your family headed in 2014? Your little ones are growing, no doubt! They’re headed toward new learning experiences, new accomplishments, new heartbreaks and new relationships. Scrappy Sprouts will be growing along with you.  Have an idea for what you’d like to see here?  Let us know. Thanks for liking Scrappy Sprouts […]