We recently visited Knott’s Berry Farm a Southern California favorite named America’s First Theme Park. With dozens of rides, shows, and attractions in four themed areas, fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm. Splash down the Timber Mountain Log Ride, and stroll through the Park’s Old West Ghost Town® or hang with the PEANUTS gang in Camp Snoopy, the land of high sierra…Continue
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Our family went on a family vacation to Los Angeles in January and my husband and I had talked about taking our boys (ages 10, 8, 6 and 2) to Madame Tussauds Hollywood Wax Museum. My husband and I had visited many years ago before we had kids. We were a little unsure if our kids would enjoy it. We thought they probably won’t know most…Continue
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March 2nd, 2018 is National Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books,…
Added by Jessica Briggs on February 10, 2018 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Every night at dinner, I ask my family about their day. I do this for many reasons:…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 9, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments
I love to take the current holiday or season and celebrate with my family, even the simple ones like Valentines, or those fun National Day's. In life, we can get so busy with work, homework, and activities that we don't take time to pause and just appreciate the little things.
I love this quote that I've heard before "Enjoy the little things in…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on February 1, 2018 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Are you getting ready for the big game? Here is a DIY Snack Stadium idea that I have used before and love the way it turned out.
I am not a big football fan, I am really not a sports fan of any kind. Growing up my dad was a HUGE football fan, a Raider fan to be exact. We went to games, practice games and autograph signings, we drove hours to these…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on January 20, 2018 at 10:26pm — No Comments
I drive a boy in our neighborhood to school in the mornings, and he often talks about his life at home with his brothers and step brothers. The stories are filled with rough housing, complaints that he doesn't have enough attention and how he hates being the youngest. My son (somewhat snarkily) counters the conversation with his views about being happy he is an only child.…Continue
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Here are some easy craft ideas that will come in handy over Christmas break or if you are having any family get-togethers with kids. Hosting a Christmas or New Years get together, these are easy activities to keep little hands busy. My boys love doing fun holiday-themed crafts.
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I love mason jars, they are great for DIY gifts and great for DIY decorating. This past Fall I made leaf covered mason jars and they added a great Fall touch to my mantle and my dining table for Thanksgiving. …
Added by Jessica Briggs on December 11, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments
Christmas is upon us! My kids usually make a photo ornament at school each year and I love hanging their photo ornaments on the tree and seeing how much they've grown throughout the years. One thing I've found though is the kid made photo ornaments sometimes break, or fall apart so I was looking for something more…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on December 9, 2017 at 2:19am — No Comments
Looking for a great recipe to make Christmas Cookies? This is my favorite recipe for Soft Christmas Cookies.
I found this great Sugar Cookie Recipe on AllRecipes.com I have made a few adjustments thanks to the comments by others and this is my go-to recipe for Sugar…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on December 9, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
Trigger warning (see what I did there?) I'm about to go a bit Mama Bear in this post, so buckle up!
Despite decades of sustained declines in violent crime, my family’s safety continues to be the most important thing to me. Home invasions still occur, and you and I both need to be ready. For mothers who have been properly trained and licensed, a firearm represents the last line of defense between our families and violence. While ultimately a last resort, a firearm can be an important…
Added by Rachael Murphey on November 15, 2017 at 5:58pm — No Comments
Like many working parents, I struggle with work/life balance. At least once a day, I wonder if I am spending enough time with my family, or if I am committed enough to my job. I do my best to model a family first attitude for my team, but I know they have seen evidence of me working late into the night from time to time. I hate not knowing how my son will really feel about having two working parents - and the effects upon his life from…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
Daylight Savings Time is here, did you enjoy your extra hour? This change among other things helps signal that the Holiday season is once again upon us. Time to start preparing for what…Continue
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