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The Importance of Conversation.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

The Importance of Conversation.

The importance of conversation. That’s what CreativeKrate is all about, after all. Quality time with your children will help immensely later in life. Not only will you have better relationships with your children, but studies have shown that children who spend more quality time with their parents tend to do better in school, as well as a whole bunch of other awesome benefits. But how can you make sure you get that quality time? What do you...

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The Picky Eater Patrol

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

The Picky Eater Patrol

We’ve all been worried that our toddlers, who can’t seem to finish even half a cracker, aren’t getting enough food. We’ve also all been exasperated trying to get those same toddlers to try new fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it’s hard to get your kid to eat, so what can you do? There are a few things I always did with my kids, and they worked like a charm. Maybe they’ll help you out, too. One, always give your children a new food...

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CreativeKrate on NIREC News

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in CreativeKrate Updates | 0 comments

CreativeKrate on NIREC News

CreativeKrate was featured on NIREC for Start Up Weekend Elko! We’ve discussed our founding before, but NIREC gives you a really good idea on what went into CreativeKrate and why we’re doing. We can’t be grateful enough for NIREC to feature us. We spent over 40 minutes on the phone in an interview! It was a ton of fun and we’re looking forward to more meetings like that one! To read the full article, you can check it out on NIREC’s...

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Self-Inflating Balloon

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Activity Ideas, Creative Projects | 0 comments

Self-Inflating Balloon

    I’m sure we all remember doing this one in our elementary school science classes. They were fun then, and they’re sure fun now. So, in case you forgot all the elements, here’s a quick guide to making your own self-inflating balloons!         What you’ll need: A plastic bottle One balloon 2 teaspoons of baking soda 1 tablespoon of vinegar Put the two teaspoons of baking soda INTO the balloon. That’s...

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We Are Packing Our First Boxes!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in CreativeKrate Updates | 0 comments

As of this week, CreativeKrate has begun to build our first boxes! This is hugely exciting, and let me tell you, what we’ve got here is truly special. We’ve spent hours upon hours printing, stuffing, and developing these awesome packages (and a little bit of playing on the side–hey, we don’t have to be totally grown up all the time!). These introductory boxes are really phenomenal, and we can’t wait to send the first few out!...

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Make It Rain

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Activity Ideas, Creative Projects | 0 comments

Make It Rain

Remember sitting by the window on a rainy day, watching the water drop down the glass and sighing, wishing you could be outside instead of cooped up in your living room? When I was growing up, I was always outside, and finding something fun to do on a rainy day that didn’t make my mom want to pull out all her hair (I guess it wasn’t cool of me to leave my toy horses all over the stairs) was always tough. Here’s something you can do with...

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Fun out of the sun.

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Activity Ideas | 0 comments

Fun out of the sun.

Today’s article is influenced mostly by the sub-freezing temperatures in my neck of the woods, but in thinking about it, these tips are really good for any time of the year in any kind of weather. From not wanting your kids out in a thunderstorm to keeping them out of the sun’s harsh rays, finding things for them to do inside that don’t involve video games or TV is an excellent way to keep them safe and stimulated. Best of all, I’ve...

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The New and Improved CreativeKrate

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in CreativeKrate Updates | 0 comments

The New and Improved CreativeKrate

As you may have noticed if you’ve visited our website between last week and yesterday, we’ve made some pretty big changes, and they look pretty snazzy if I do say so myself. With more time and energy devoted to CreativeKrate by our amazing team, we’ve revamped our look, our logo, and our message. All of that has been reflected in the website you’re browsing through right now. It was too much about the kids, and here at CreativeKrate,...

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My piece of parenting advice.

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Parenting | 0 comments

My piece of parenting advice.

When I was having my first child, a son, I got advice from everyone and everything. My mom. My friends with kids–my friends without kids. Books and teachers. Random passerby who saw my pregnant belly and thought it was their duty to chip into the conversation. I got so much advice I can’t even begin to remember all of it. Some of it was good. Some was bad. Some was just weird. (I mean, seriously, peanut butter and pickle sandwiches do...

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