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    Let’s Connect

    Originally called Camp Covid, Created by Kisha was started in the Summer of 2020 to share activities and ideas of things to do during the pandemic. Continuing with that theme, Created By Kisha shares recipes, activities, lesson plans, craft projects, and other family-centered ideas to engage in during the pandemic and beyond. Do one or all of the following to stay updated on the latest ideas/post Join our Facebook group and become part of our community of parents who share ideas and offer support on a host of family-related topics. Follow us on Instagram: to stay updated on the latest post.

  • Family Activities,  Reviews,  Travel

    A Winter Birthday Celebration at SoundWaves Waterpark

    *disclamier: This trip was taken in 2021 during the height of the pandmemic when mask wearing was still the norm. Mask are not required at Soundwaves or Opryland at this time. As we prepared to celebrate Ansley’s birthday in January, we searched for a unique and exciting destination to make her special day unforgettable. That’s when we discovered SoundWaves Waterpark in Nashville, Tennessee. This upscale waterpark offers an impressive range of attractions, catering to all ages and preferences. From thrilling rides to relaxing lazy rivers, SoundWaves became the perfect choice for a birthday getaway. A Birthday to Remember: Our adventure at SoundWaves began with a few of us trying out…

  • Recipes,  Weekly Menus

    Weekly Menu

    This week’s menu is filled with a variety of flavors and dishes that are sure to satisfy any craving. From hearty meats to light and fresh seafood, there’s something for everyone. We started off the week with a classic Sunday dish – Corned Beef and Sauerkraut paired with crispy fries. This comforting dish is perfect for cooler weather and hits the spot every time. On Monday, we had Loaded Baked Potatoes with broccoli, cheese, bacon, and sour cream. It was the perfect way to start the week and get us ready for the delicious meals to come. On Tuesday, we switched things up with a light and refreshing Pesto Salmon…

  • Camp Covid,  Camps,  Kid Activities

    Fall Break

    This week is Fall Break for 2 of my 3 kids. Because of the differences in their school schedules, we can’t travel this year. We’ve decided to take a few in-town field trips and spend our days working on some fun fall activities. This week we are going to skip the educational component that is usually included in camp weeks. While I love the opportunity to teach the kids new things, because school has been in session for several weeks, they could use the break and are really are not in the mood to learn. Highlights for this week include Creating Floating Cheese Cloth Ghost Going Apple Picking Taking a…

  • Camp Covid,  Camps

    Space Camp

    My little scientists love anything out of this world, so we are excited to host our own Space Camp! This week will take a close look at the moon, stars, and galaxy. We will read books about space, do space-related art and science projects and visit the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama. Highlights for this week include Creating Space Stained Sun Catcher Launching Bottle Rockets Watching Space Jam 2 Making Astronaut Ice Cream. As always, you are welcome to join us. The supply list and schedule are listed below. July 26-July 30 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Art/Craft Chalk Galaxy Pastels Space Stained Sun Catchers Make DIY Galaxy…

  • Camp Covid,  Camps

    Entrepreneur Camp

    With the exception of 2020, every summer, the kids start a summer business. This week we will work on developing an idea, building a stand, marketing, and selling their product during Entrepreneur Camp. In the past, Jackson has run “Pop of Jacks,” a popsicle stand that usually brings in roughly $75-$100 every day he goes out. From an early age, he learned how to use his charm and a few signature popsicle recipes to rake in sales, donations and create repeat customers. Due to probable concerns over the safety of homemade products, we will use those skills to launch a new business run by Jackson & Ansley. David and I…

  • camp toying around,  Kid Activities,  Reviews

    A Black Mom’s Review Of Babyland General Hospital

    Growing up playing with Cabbage Patch Dolls, I am sure I was more excited than Ansley to visit Babyland General Hospital, a showroom of original cabbage patch dolls, a birthplace for new dolls, and a store. While the visit started great, my excitement waned when I discovered one very disappointing fact: on the day of our visit, there was not a single doll of color in the Babyland Exclusive Cabbage Patch Doll Collection. We took the hour and fifteen-minute trek to Cleveland, GA, to visit Babyland during Camp Toying Around. Babyland is located in a picturesque southern white mansion sitting against the backdrop of the North Georgia Mountains. The grounds…

  • Kid Activities

    Tie-Dye Beach Towels

    Tie-Dye is definitely trending this summer. We decided to jump in on the fun by making our own personalized tie-dye towels. Using a spray tie-dye kit, large white towels, and craft vinyl, we were able to create colorful and fun beach towels that the kids couldn’t wait to take to the pool. Important Tip Using 100% cotton towels will ensure the brightest and most vibrant colors. The lower the cotton percentage, the more dull your final towel will be. Avoid polyesters as it does not absorb the ink as well. Directions Wash your towels before tie-dying. New towels are often treated with chemicals that may alter the dye’s ability to…

  • Kid Activities,  parenting,  stem

    Why Failure & Success Should Be Treated The Same

    As parents, David and I consistently push the boundaries of our kid’s self-perceived capabilities. This is especially the case when they take one look at something and decide it’s above their skill level. We gently remind them that they don’t have to succeed, but they have to at least try. And almost every time, they live up to the challenge. I will often present Jackson, age 10, and Ansley, age 5, with the same project. It seems a little daunting to Ansley at first. But, I think the challenge of keeping up with her two older brothers, coupled with our encouragement to try new things, motivates her. She more often…

  • parenting

    Preserving Boyhood

    A few weeks ago, we visited the Mini-Me factory where Jackson had the opportunity to memorialize himself as a 3d printed character.  After some careful consideration, he chose to dress up like Miles Morales / Spiderman from Into the Spider-Verse.  We were excited about this decision because we wanted to make a 3d rendition of him for two reasons.   First, making a personalized action figure during Camp Toying Around is seriously one of the coolest things ever.  Second,  these days, we are looking for any way we can to preserve something that is slowly slipping away… Jackson’s boyhood.   If you have a son, you understand that certain idiosyncrasies…