Ooooo!! It's almost October, that spooky time of year. Trick or treating and Jack o'lanterns abound.…Continue
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 27, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Tea is on of the most popular drinks in the world. Over three billion people drink tea every day. There are flavors to please almost everyone.
Earl Grey, a lovely black tea with bergamot, Chamomile, a delicate, green flavored tea which helps us relax, Hot Cinnamon Sunset, my…Continue
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 18, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
A wise person one told me just do it, you never know what will come of it.
I heard those words as a young person, and they stuck.
Yes, we should make the most out of every situation and try and look to the bright side, but I'm talking about looking at more than just one side of the thing you are doing.…
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 13, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments
The illustrations in The Very Hungry Caterpillar seem to capture the attention of almost every young child. Simple yet complex, they are colorful and eye-catching. Recreating the look is fun and easy for any child who is old enough to use a pair of scissors.…Continue
Added by Dea Lenihan on September 11, 2015 at 10:08pm — No Comments
Added by Regina Scarlata on August 20, 2015 at 2:56pm — No Comments
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.”…
Added by Rudey's Room on March 5, 2015 at 6:54am — No Comments
1. Have a picnic. Is it too cold outside? Just lay a blanket out on the living room floor.
Added by Hollie Ramsey on January 26, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Lauren Markman on November 28, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments
Added by Tiffany Miranda on November 4, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments
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?…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 20, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments