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What to do with your old Christmas tree

In his book, Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Headaches?, birding enthusiast Mike O’Connor suggests that folks who purchase real Christmas trees place them along the fence in their backyard once Christmas is over to provide shelter this winter for local birds. That got me wondering, what else can you do with your tree once Christmas is over?

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Merry Christmas!

Well, you’ve gone and done it — spent another year reading Caterpickles. We’re awfully glad you did, and to show our appreciation, The Seven-Year-Old wants to share this poem with you: Santa   (by The Seven-Year-Old Howell) Snow is falling Gently down Around Your sleigh. As snow falls, I have…

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Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Caterpickles to all of you. May you find peace and happiness this holiday season, and throughout the New Year. Mommyo, Daddyo, and The Five-Year-Old

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A Very Special Two-More-Sleeps-Until-Christmas Message from The Five-Year-Old

Not that we’re counting down or anything… We hope your days this week are both merry and bright. And from Daddyo, a few links for your entertainment: Why Rudolph’s nose is red: An observational study (British Medical Journal) The BMJ’s Christmas issue*, which includes an expose on the Tooth Fairy…

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What to do with your old buttons, or Christmas crafts ALREADY?

In which The Five-Year-Old and I try to turn a stash of old buttons into ornaments for our Christmas tree.

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The Five-Year-Old makes a Christmas list

One night as The Five-Year-Old kicked up her feet in her favorite chair, her thoughts naturally turned to Christmas. The Five-Year-Old: “Daddyo, for Christmas I want an erector set, a typewriter, two kittens, and an alarm clock.” Daddyo: “Why do you want a typewriter for Christmas? I was really surprised…

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Mommyo gets bad news about her Christmas list and Other News of the Week

A few short hits today, cuz it’s Friday and I’m feeling depressed that I won’t be able to spend Christmas morning playing with my wicked cool Firefly LEGO set. Mars Rover Curiosity sends back first photos (Space.com) After a successful landing on Mars earlier this week, the Mars Rover Curiosity…

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“Can we hatch our own giganotosaurus egg?”

Four years ago, my daughter asked me if we could do an actually fun craft one day, like hatch our own giganotosaur. Today I finally got around to scouring the web until I found instructions for making your own dinosaur egg from common crafting supplies and household tools.

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Thank you for spending another year reading Caterpickles

My daughter didn’t have any new questions about Santa this year (sniff! she’s growing up), so here’s a collection of your favorite holiday posts from years past. Thanks for reading Caterpickles.

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What’s The Eleven-Year-Old reading this week?

This week, The Eleven-Year-Old raids her school library to bring home books about kids who have dogs and other kids who have siblings. This is why we read books, right? To read about experiences that aren’t our own?

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