We work really hard to avoid artificial ingredients in our home, including artificial coloring. So when it comes to Easter, I feel awful taking our beautiful eggs and smothering them in red 40. We decided to try a natural approach. Not only did it work but it was way more fun than dropping pellets in […]
Summer always starts out strong. The kids are super excited to sleep in (until 7), go to parks, swim, play in the backyard, etc. Then about two weeks in, they get bored. They start to fight, they constantly ask to watch TV and I reach the end of my patience. Here are 10 free activities […]
The first day of summer vacation was a bit rough in our house. I love having my kids home and don’t want to be the mom who dreads summer. We knew we had to do something different. I want my kids to have fun during the summer (a lot of fun), but I also want […]
This year, we decided to combat the summer fighting/boredom cycle by making some activity cups. We started by making three activity lists. List one; inside activities. List two; outside activities. List three; field trips. Now when my kids need something to do, I tell them to draw an activity out of the jar.
When my son asked for a Harry Potter party for his 8th birthday, I was thrilled. We were able to do it homemade style and the kids had a blast!
For my daughter’s last birthday, she asked for a “Fancy Nancy” birthday party. This was the first real birthday party I’d ever thrown for a little girl. I couldn’t use my Star Wars or Superhero parties my son had requested in previous hears as a reference since they’re just not fancy. We needed fancy!
While I know my kids love each other, there are times it’s hard to remember that. Valentine’s Day is a great time to remind them of that love. The best way to love someone more is to serve them. These adorable service mailboxes help them do just that.
Before we start school again, I want to get my kids back in the learning mode. We’ve started doing this with fun outdoor science experiments that can be done with things you probably already have at home. Here are our top 10 favorite summer science experiments to do as a family.