Every baby shower has to have games, whether silly, fun, thoughtful or trivia related games seem to be expected. Here are tips for choosing various baby shower games. Once an overall baby shower theme has been selected, it’s time to start thinking about ways to incorporate games! There are different types of baby shower […]
It is stunning to me how quickly my kids achieve their milestones. Evan and Brianna are reading Level 2 readers now. Micah can stay diligent to finish his assigned chores (trust me – this is a huge milestone). Adam is finally talking. And Vivian? Where do I start. This girl is truly living up […]
When you are shopping this Christmas season, if you are like me you’re trying to get the most for your money. Presents that are not only entertaining for children, but have an educational or learning component make a favorite gift option for parents. This morning I went on air with KXII Morning News to share some of […]
Board games are a fun, easy and inexpensive form of entertainment for children. Many board games also help children to develop a variety of important skills, such as counting, concentration, strategy and memory. Here is a list of 15 classic board games that your little ones – and perhaps the entire family – are sure […]
I really haven’t had a routine since Vivian was born. I barely got my health to the point where I could begin to exercise again when I got the Backyard Farming book deal. Insert insanity here. But wait, there’s more! Then my body broke down on me and I wound up in the hospital with […]
photo by utini In part 1, we talked about the importance of reading, and in part 2, the role of imaginative play in the development of a smart kid. Let’s expand on that a little with more ideas for free time that will help encourage your children to use their imaginations and thinking skills! Play […]
ThinkSMART for Nintendo DS is billed as something for adults, but my 12 year old son, Ian, handled it just fine (but he likes chess and is a thinker). They also offer Kid ThinkSMART (their version for younger children 8+) They claim, “this original brain training program challenges older players thinking skills in an imaginative […]
Want your kids to spend more time outside? Try these scavanger hunt ideas.
Teaching children how to keep their living quarters clean is a valuable, important, core life skill. But it takes effort and stress on the part of the parent to stay on top of disciplining and training the child to clean his/her room.
Here are some tips on how to motivate your children to clean their rooms.
Attach the Chore to a Reward
A friend from BellaOnline introduced me a a new way to make a bit of money through the internet. Little single web-pages you can build around a specific topic of your choice. So I tried making a couple and they are a lot of fun to make! I made four in probably about an hour […]