Category Archives: The 52 Experiences

A Look Back at 2013

We really enjoyed our second year of trying new experiences as a family.  Here is a look back at 2013 in numbers. 50:  New Experiences.  We were so close to reaching our goal of trying 52 New Experiences.  The Type A side … Continue reading

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New Experience #50: Glass Fusing

“Glass fusing?  What in America is that?” Those were Luke’s exact words when I suggested we try glass fusing as New Experience #50 this year. When I told the kids that it was similar to our mosaic making experience from … Continue reading

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New Experiences #46-48: Holiday Lights and Music– Both Humble and Spectacular

Christmas is so much fun when you have children.  They really do make the season seem so much more magical.  I try to feed into their enthusiasm and find activities that we will all enjoy. The day after Thanksgiving, we … Continue reading

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New Experience #42: Dissected An Owl Pellet

I share an Amazon Prime account with my sister, so she finds out about my purchases very soon after I make them.  When she saw that I ordered a set of owl pellets, she said we might have to separate … Continue reading

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New Experience #35: Colored a Smile

Now that I am back to work full-time and the kids are in school full-time, I worry that we won’t always be able to find time for a New Experience.  I have decided that I can’t worry about what may … Continue reading

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New Experience #33: Mosaic Art

Sometimes coming up with an idea for a New Experience takes a lot of work.  Finding time in our busy schedules and thinking of an activity that everyone will enjoy is sometimes more time-consuming than the activity itself.  But, occasionally, … Continue reading

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New Experience #32: Walked on Eggshells

This was a super short, super easy new experience that the kids loved.  We walked across 5 dozen uncooked eggs! I found the idea on Pinterest, and it led me to Housing a Forest, a fabulous blog with lots of … Continue reading

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New Experiences #30 and #31: Fun on the Jersey Shore

One of the downsides of trying a new experience every week is that it leaves little time to repeat the ones we enjoyed.  I am a person who likes traditions, so it is sometimes hard to balance our time between … Continue reading

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New Experience #9: Pie Eating Contest

Some of our New Experiences are designed to teach my children about science or math or another important subject.  New Experience #9 was not.  Entering a Pie Eating Contest can only be classified as silly fun. Now, technically, I could … Continue reading

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New Experience #8: Maple Sugaring

You probably don’t associate New Jersey with maple syrup, but believe it or not, our maple trees can produce syrup just as tasty as Vermont’s maples can.  To be honest, I haven’t verified that statement with any maple syrup experts. … Continue reading

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