Although the weather is still quite warm out – there is a certain something in the air that just tells you it’s almost time for back-to-school. Making the transition back to school from the carefree days of summer can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Not everyone who homeschools takes a summer break, […]
Having a C.O.W. Creates Bonds Without Bitterness
We have multiple children (eight) and a long-time family tradition is “Child of the Week” which has shortened to COW.
Firecracker Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Get your family in the mood for 4th of July! Make an easy patriotic craft for kids or adults out of a toilet paper roll.
How to Survive Busy Kid Weekends
Hectic weekends make tired Mondays. Here’s how we survive.
Tips for Camping with Small Children
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.
Funny Quotes About Kids That Will Leave You Giggling
If you’re having one of those days where the idea of the kids running away with the circus sounds appealing to you, let these funny quotes about kids ease your pain.
Printable Animal Collage Sheet for Kids
A teddy, a bunny and a wee pig with wings – here is a collage sheet for the kids.
5 Easy Ways to Use Kool Aid as a Fun Dye
I stopped using Kool Aid as a food product long ago. The food coloring and sugar is all around bad for health and especially the mental health of children. However, it still is a fun and super cheap product to use as a dye. Simply buy the packets that do not include sweetener and have […]
10 (+1) Delicious Probiotic Popsicles
Probiotics are often vilified by the medical industry as snake oil of our time. The truth is, before refrigeration, most of our food was preserved using bacteria. Our internal gut health is dependent on a healthy supply of beneficial bacteria. After all, as Hippocrates said, “all disease begins in the gut.” Without a proper a […]
Gender Prediction Without Ultrasounds
Whatever reason you choose not to have an ultrasound, sometimes it’s fun to have some predictions anyway. Organic Gender sends you 2 little flower pots, one Girl and one Boy, with dirt discs and two packets of seeds. Follow the instructions to keep it watered. The strongest growth wins!
Decorative Tin Can Craft
Recently, when my daughters were looking for something to do, I pulled out an old craft idea that I had done as a kid. This project turns an ordinary tin can into a decorative paper clip or pen holder. Supplies needed: clean tin cans (e.g., tuna or soup cans, candy tins, etc) fabric scraps ribbons, […]
Pickup Buckets to Clear Kid Clutter for the New Year
In my house, kid clutter is the number one offender when it comes to keeping the house clean. I hate picking up my kids’ things, but I also hate to wait for them to come home from school so they can do it themselves. My solution was a pickup bucket. Basically, it is simply a […]