Have them cook with you :-)
If you make it fun to participate in making the meals, they will look at the food differently... AND as a bonus, they might LIKE cooking and keep on helping :-) I have an 11 year old and he LOVES to cook.…Continue
When weighing the pros and cons of yet another costly summer activity, we as adults tend to focus on the mature things. How much is this gonna cost? Can I get the time off work? Is it educational for the kids? Will this provide too much structure, not enough structure, build relationships, promote independence, increase physical exercise, allow for creativity, encourage teamwork, stimulate without over-stimulating, etc., etc., etc.
But, what if we…Continue
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”…
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1. Have a picnic. Is it too cold outside? Just lay a blanket out on the living room floor.
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We all want the best for our children. No matter how old they are, parents are constantly striving to give them the world and make their dreams come true. This is especially true when it comes to birthdays. It can be stressful trying to organize and arrange the ‘perfect’ day, especially with busy schedules and non-stop bills. If you are looking for a terrific kids birthday party idea, keep reading to discover a fantastic option…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on December 8, 2014 at 6:59am — No Comments
I had a fantastic childhood (thanks, Mom!). Even when my memories fail me, I have lots of pictures to look back on: Christmases full of presents, parties with lots of friends, family vacations to new and unusual places. (And caves...what was it with having children visit caves as part of a vacation? But I…Continue
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I originally found the recipe for Ice playdough at Smart School House. There they have the exact recipe of how…Continue
The book is full of real life, really good recipes, but it's also really funny. If you loved the tv show Breaking Bad you'll catch a lot of the hidden jokes, starting with the book trailer,which cracked me up!
Added by Sheila English on October 27, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments
You can find serenity in learning that it can be really fun to create a family game. In most areas around the country, the new school year has either started or is about to start. At the same time, many families enjoyed the closeness and fun of the bonding and fun of summer vacation. One way to keep the fun going throughout the school year is to create a family game.
The great thing about a family game is that you do…Continue
Added by Janeane Davis on August 28, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Well, the last night of summer is fast approaching, and I’m feeling sentimental about the end of another summer with my kids. While I was thinking about all this last week, I got an idea that I am happy to share with all of you. This little idea is not based on a family tradition, but is a new idea that I will be trying in my home on the last night of summer. I thought you might like it too!
So, when my three children crawl into bed on that last exciting night before starting a new…Continue
Added by Karen Peterson on August 28, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The taste of ice cold lemonade, the feeling of the cool grass between your toes, the sounds of children laughing, the smell of sunscreen and chlorine, and seeing your neighbors in their yards… ahh, summer time is finally here! It doesn’t matter your age or what your work schedule looks like, this time of year seems to bring out the fun in most of us. For our kids it is the break they have been looking forward to since New Year. For adults, it reminds us of our own youth and how carefree we…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on July 8, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Whenever I dropped my son off at his old school, I'd see another mother with a wardrobe problem. She'd often be dressed in pajama pants, over-sized t-shirts and flip-flops.
I used to see this mother and sigh. What message does this mother send to her children with the way she dresses in public?…
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Nothing quite compares to the unconditional love a mom has for her children, so we encourage you to spend a little extra time this week thinking about the best way to show her how much you care. Because it can be challenging to find the perfect way to tell our moms just how much they mean to us,…Continue
The Easter is almost here! If you are (just like I am!) tired of just dying eggs and by thus complete every fun concerning Easter - here are some interesting and funny crafts! Great ideas on how to make an unforgettable Easter for the kids: http://www.billylids.com.au/blog/item/11-hippity-hippity-hop-easy-easter-crafts-for-kids.html
If you have more ideas - share them in…Continue
Added by Mary Stedul on April 7, 2014 at 2:39am — No Comments
Last September when I was out shopping for preschool materials for my youngest son, I picked up some animal flash cards. He was already learning about animals and the different sounds that they make at daycare when we decided to pull him out. If you are just starting a home preschool or teaching your child at home, you should add…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 14, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments
Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money? Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors. For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments
I started participating in #ASKAWAYFriday and I have enjoyed it. I love connecting with other bloggers and learning more about them. I wanted to participate in this blog hop because I don’t always share a ton of information about myself. I thought #ASKAWAYFriday was the perfect way for everyone to get to know me on a personal basis. For those who don’t know what #ASKAWAYFriday is, you exchange a set of 10 questions for another blogger to answer. Below are 10 questions that Beth asked me and…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:16pm — No Comments