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Donella Crigger

Hi! I'm Donella. Welcome to Glue Sticks and Gumdrops, where I blog about crafts for kids, kid-friendly recipes, and meals for families with a bit of parenting and party ideas sprinkled in. I am a mom to one amazing (and active) little boy, and I'm married to a deputy. As you can imagine, our lives are hectic, but sitting down to a family meal or making a craft together is our way of connecting with each other.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip for Potato Skins

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackYourSnack #CollectiveBias Busy moms know that tasty and quick snacks are a lifesaver on those hectic afternoons between school and dinner. One of our favorite after school snacks is potato skins, and our snack hack to make them …

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Back to School Brownies

Make these fun back to school brownies with store bought brownies or your favorite homemade version. The kids will love finding these in their lunchboxes! If you’re looking for fun lunchbox treats for your child’s first few days of school, you can’t get much cuter than these back-to-school brownies from our contributor, Christine. My son …

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D is for Deciduous: Leaf Stamping With Pumpkin Pie Playdough

This alphabet sensory activity is a fun way to teach kids about deciduous trees in the fall. Members of the Kid Blogger Network are putting together an exciting series of Alphabet Sensory Activities. Now that September’s here, I just can’t help myself. I’m full-throttle into fall activities! Our letter is the letter ‘D’, and the …

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How to Deal with First Day of School Jitters

When your children are ready to start school, especially if it’s preschool, you’re both going to be nervous. Starting school represents a huge milestone for your kids and it’s natural to want to be as prepared as possible. Here are a few tips for dealing with the first day of school jitters… That goes for …

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