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Skip away!

Admit it- skipping makes you feel young and free, right? I can’t remember the last time I’ve skipped. Well actually, I took a few skips around after reading this article and it really does put a silly smile on your face! Turns out there may be some benefits to it as well. I came across this Huffington Post article and felt compelled to share. Here’s a blurb from the article: “Skipping and running are close cousins to each other. But if running generates from our fight/flight reflex in the brain, skipping originates more from our pleasure center. Running is akin to an animal intentionally moving away or toward an object; skipping is more akin to an animal frolicking in a field with unparalleled freedom and joy. Think about it — do you ever see
runners laughing? Usually they are grimacing. Skipping is exercise, but it is also play. The National Institute for Play believes that it is essential for play to be woven into the fabric of our social interactions, and that doing so transforms our personal health, our relationships, the education we provide for our children, as well as the capacity of our corporations to innovate in creative ways.”

It’s really a fun and interesting read so pop on over and finish reading the joys and benefits of skipping!

Christmas Crafts!

How stinkin’ cute are these trees? Hopefully the holiday shopping frenzy has calmed and you’re now at home relaxing before the weekend comes. If you are looking for something fun to do with your kids, here it is! We just love these trees! Thank you, Crate Paper for sharing. For full instructions on “how to” click here.