About Leanne

Wife, mom and the woman behind the scenes of the DLTK's Crafts for Kids websites. The websites are a terrific hobby -- run by (me) Leanne, a mom with two girls as my official craft testers and my husband as my technical support. DLTK are the first initials of each of the people in my family (I'm the L!) Whenever we send out little cards or whatnot, we sign 'love DLTK' ... when I started the website I used the initials. Had I known the website would get actual strangers visiting it, I would have picked a less mysterious name but we're all stuck with it now!
Website: http://dltk-kids.com
Leanne has written 8 articles so far, you can find them below.

Parenting Thoughts: Introverts and Extroverts

Guitar I’m an introvert. My daughter, Tasha, is an extrovert. Darren and Kaitlyn are more “in the middle” – a little on the introverted side, but less so than me. I’m going to start off by clearing up one giant misconception: introverts aren’t all shy and extroverts aren’t all friendly. I’m an introvert AND I love […] Continue reading →

Hot Air Ballooning in Arizona

A view from the top of the balloon as it is inflating. Another Family Travel Adventure with Kids. Darren, Kaitlyn and I went hot air ballooning and we had a WONDERFUL time. All of us would definitely go again. And we all agreed that we wouldn’t recommend it for young children (I’ll get to that in a bit). The Hot Air Ballooning Experience We went first thing […] Continue reading →

D and K Get Detained!

Heading into overtime in game 5 at the Honda Centre. Another Travel Adventure with Kids Background: Darren and I swapped days this year just for kicks – we celebrated Father’s Day on Mother’s Day and we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in June. It just worked out better to treat dad in May plus it was a fun and silly thing to do. So for “Dad’s […] Continue reading →

Multigenerational Travel

victoria-butchart Welcome to the sandwich generation! No, Darren and I are not PB&J addicts — we’re middle aged parents with dependent children and grandparents who need a little of our help too. Our exposure to this new type of lifestyle has just begun. It started when Darren’s dad passed away a little under a decade ago. […] Continue reading →

Setting Travel Expectations

mickey-and-minnie The first time I learned the importance of reasonable travel expectations. Tasha, age 5 and Kaitlyn, age 1 On the first and worst trip to Disneyland that we ever took as a family Darren and I pulled the typical young parent stunt of surprising everyone with a gift of a trip to the “Happiest Place […] Continue reading →

Dog-Sledding in Canmore, Alberta

view-from-the-sled (not so) Extreme Travel Adventures with Kids Hi everyone, We just got back from dog-sledding and I decided that I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you. It was AWESOME!! After our fun trip dog-sledding as a family, I was inspired to add a Siberian Husky paper craft to the website. About […] Continue reading →

Samson and Delilah Crafts.

samson-and-delilah-crafts The website began with a passion for crafts made from cardboard tubes – toilet paper roll crafts! I love the simplicity of them – they’re basically just color, cut and paste paper crafts but using the tube as a base for the craft makes them three dimensional characters that you can use as action figures […] Continue reading →