Hectic weekends make tired Mondays. Here’s how we survive.
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.
Little House on the Prairie® is expanding its family-centered reach with the launch of their new website. It’s more than just a brand site, and I’m so excited to celebrate the launch with a giveaway!
Even if you don’t know how to draw very well – you can actually learn while helping them gain the skills!
Here are two ideas for games suitable for homeschool children, history programs, birthday parties, or any time kids need to be active. We used to play these when we did history programs for children. The kids seemed to enjoy them while learning about draft animals. The Gee, Haw, and Whoa Game (“Are you […]
Do you feel like a prisoner of your kitchen — like the character Fiona Cleary in Thornbirds? From waking to sleeping she lived in the kitchen and back garden, her stout black boots beating a circular path from stove to laundry to vegetable patch to clotheslines and thence to the stove again. (Thornbirds, p. 11) […]
One thing I just love about Christmas is all the warm memories associated with the season for me. A huge part of those memories involves traditions. Traditions about the tree and decorations, traditions about the ornaments we get each year, and traditions even about who does what. For example, only Mommy gets to put the […]
If you have children, lots of things are more fun done with them than without them. Particularly, their first times doing anything – riding a bike, kicking a ball, eating an ice cream. The reaction of a child is so all encompassing, so engrossing, that it reminds you what it was once like to be […]
You have all probably experienced a short-term power outage. Even 24 hours with young children around can be a challenge. What if you had to go without power for a week? A month? With ice storms and tornadoes all around us, that is not an impossibility. Fortunately, you are in control right now, and can […]
National Parks are fast gaining popularity when it comes to hosting stag dos. If you want to have fun, there cannot be a better place than a national park for that. It’s adventurous there and you have access to all kind of fun activities. 10 national parks that you should visit this summer The Great Smokey […]
My children are always eager to help in the kitchen but at times its easy for them to get underfoot and just make a mess. I’ve come to realize that sometimes I need to embrace the mess and allow them to learn alongside me. Here are some ideas I’ve found helpful while having kids in […]
photo credit Statistics show many benefits from eating together as a family: better choices, better health, better relationships. But with our family’s busy schedule and lack of meal ideas, I sometimes find it hard to enjoy mealtime. Here are some things we’ve tried that have helped make it a fun experience for everybody! Check Your […]