Camping with children doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be a really fun experience for everyone and a chance to build memories that will last a lifetime.
Yup, I made one of my own. It worked great and it only cost around $6 to make. Here’s how I did it.
Whether you home school, or you compliment your child’s education at home like most of the parents I know, you’ll want to check out littleBits. These learning bits are amazing and have some great potential for educational activities and HANDS ON learning. You know I’m a fan of that! What Are littleBits littleBits are kits […]
Today I went on air with KXII to chat about the cool trends I see in kid’s toys this year. There are two main trends I see with the top lists and gift-giving trends this year: 1. Traditional Toys are Cool Again and 2. Parents Want Toys With Lasting Value. Note that any toy with […]
Did you know this Saturday is the fourth annual Neighborhood Toy Store Day? What a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season. When you shop from a local store you get amazing selection, great customer service, and you impact your local community in a huge way. Through November 8th you can go to […]
When it comes to gift-giving for our kids, we much prefer to give quality toys that can be used for some time over cheap toys that don’t last long. Let’s face it – I have five, very active children. A toy should be challenging, durable, and able to last through their active play! It’s hard […]
For Adam’s third birthday, he asked for a Robot themed birthday party. Wow – have you tried to find a robot pinata for a preschooler’s robot birthday party before? I found a couple, but they were pricier than I wanted to spend for a simple family birthday. So, we made our OWN robot pinata for […]
As you know, I’m a huge believer in “get your hair wet parenting” as I call – that intentional playfulness with your children is one of my 7 Principles of Intentional and Self-Sufficient Living in my Untrained Housewife Manifesto. But sometimes kids like to play MESSY. And when you have five…wow! Your floors can take […]
In this house, we don’t have a lot of sitting-still time. My kids are very active – exploring outside, pretending inside – and we love that! The more they can use their imaginations and learn about the world around them in a hands on way, the better. Our TV time is limited, so shows that encourage […]
Stuck in the house during the weekend of the middle of the school break is not only boring but stressful. While trying to find something for yourself to do, you need to find a way to entertain the children. I remember a whole summer of rain with two very active children in the house and […]
I completely adore word games. Word search, scrabble, Words With Friends, and so many more. When I recently went on air to discuss toys with an educational twist and shared a couple but didn’t get a chance to talk about all the fun word games available this season. Check out these unique and fun word […]
While we are outside a lot as a family, we still have only about a quarter-acre lot in our just-within-city-limits home. So as our kids are growing and all officially-mobile, we’ve been trying to get out where they can have even more room. There’s a reason why they call it the Great Outdoors afterall. They […]