My son likes to talk about his life when he is old enough to move out and down the street from me. (Again, I am not going to ruin this plan of his.) He likes to tell me what will be different about his house (cargo nets and trampolines are some of the main living room features), and tells me that I should send over the monthly dinner plan so…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on May 16, 2018 at 6:58am — No Comments
My son was at an overnight scouting weekend in the middle of the woods. He tried archery, learned to cast a fishing line, climbed a rock wall, found kindling for the fire and built things out of sticks. He (and the rest of the children there) had no access to screens.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 23, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments
Our family celebrates Easter with all the cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents for an annual Easter Egg hunt. We have done a variety of get-togethers that have included brunch; we have had picnics at the park, and dinner gatherings.
If you are hosting an Easter get-together there are ways to stretch…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on March 24, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments
The shortest month of the year has arrived, and we are less than 2 weeks away from what we observe as a day to display the love we have for our significant other. Department stores and retail establishments alike have already begun to market and advertise life sized teddy bears, giant boxes of chocolate…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on February 2, 2018 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Summer is here and the kids need things to do. You could allow them to sit inside and watch television or play video games, but then they would be missing out on the incredible weather and all that makes childhood so great. Instead,…Continue
Added by Sophia Belnap on January 30, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
"Hey, Mom, do you want to play a game with me?"
That is what my son says almost every weekend. He usually asks when I am in the middle of something else, and well before he is allowed to play with his iPad.…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 22, 2017 at 7:04am — No Comments
I know… I know. Last year, I said I was done. I said that I was going to put all this costume stuff to rest, after I dressed up as the Nutcracker, for my son’s Christmas lunch and I was the only parent to do so. I thought I put the nail in the coffin when I did it, as I thought to myself, it may be time to close that book.
However, my son’s response to the DIY costume was priceless. Together, in the past, we have also done Captain America, American Dream, Spider- Man/Woman, Black…Continue
Added by Niedria Kenny on October 20, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
I’ve been trying to find time to sit down and write my “end of summer” post, but when you’re a working mom AND a student… it’s almost impossible.
When you’re a working mom, summers don’t have as much impact as when you were a kid. The…Continue
Added by Michelle Carnes on August 27, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Describe your home in one word.
Mine is: Balanced.…
Added by Lauren Markman on July 14, 2017 at 6:59am — No Comments
Added by Ronda on June 10, 2017 at 8:20pm — No Comments
I had the opportunity to attend Media Night at the Sacramento County Fair before it was open to the public, I had so much fun! You definitely want to go out and visit the Sacramento County Fair this Memorial Day Weekend at the Cal Expo Fair Grounds May 25-29, 2017.
We have the perfect weather just in time to enjoy the rides, shows, food, and so…
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
30 Years of Fun Fair Food – Corn Dogs, Pizza, and Entertainment
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 23, 2017 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Summer is quickly approaching we have three weeks of school left and I am so happy about that! I love Summer, I love the warmer weather, I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for awhile, I don't mind the heat. What I most enjoy about summer is spending time with my kids. Summer gives me a greater opportunity to enjoy them, we are not rushed with school, homework, and other activities.
Here are some…
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 8, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments
Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorite treats! With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share with you these two easy and cute Easter Rice Krispie Treat Recipes. I love making fun festive treats for my boys. You can definitely modify these recipes to use what you…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 7, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments
It is almost Easter! I love everything about Easter, I love celebrating Jesus and His Resurrection. I enjoy the special Easter service at our church. I love that its spring the weather is nice and summer is near, we get to enjoy playing outside. I love all the bright colors that spring and…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 7, 2017 at 3:49pm — No Comments
With Easter here and egg dyeing, what are you to do with all those left over egg cartons? You can use the carton to store your hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator for up to one week, but for something more fun...make a bunny!
This is a great way to re-use those egg cartons and have fun with…
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 7, 2017 at 3:44pm — No Comments
Easter is upon us! My children love to dye Easter Eggs, I enjoy it too. We often dye too many Easter Eggs, we end up eating egg salad sandwiches the entire Easter week. I find coloring and dying eggs very therapeutic.
Over the years we…
Added by Jessica Briggs on April 7, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Music is an undervalued tool in your parenting arsenal. I've noticed it's so much easier to cook dinner each night if there's music playing. My kids and I can dance and sing and they are in a much better mood than if I just told them to get out of my hair so I can cook!
MomCave's own Valisa Tate has taken family music time to an epic level with a new video series for MomCave. Introducing.... Mama Jams!
In each mini-episode, Valisa, her adorable…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on February 8, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments
My son is doing his math homework on the computer. Today's lesson centers on the clock. He dutifully types in the time that each clock face represents. Since he is pretty good at this, he whizzes through all the questions.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 6, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
At least twice a month, I step on a LEGO. I look upon it as an exercise to hurt myself and not curse aloud.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 18, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments