Travis the Travelling Frog Craft

Travis the Travelling Frog Craft

Bring a little papier maché into your life with this cute frog craft. Travis the Travelling Frog is simple enough to make, and leaves lots of room for creativity. Best of all, he’s versatile! Young artists can clip him to curtains, railings, or tree branches. You never know where Travis might travel- but the mystery […]

4 Ways to Help Kids Stay Active

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You already know how important it is to exercise as an adult. The physical and chemical health benefits are invaluable, and a little extra fitness can do wonders for the self-esteem. Check out this article for more on the benefits of exercise. However, you also know that incorporating fitness into your routine is a difficult […]

Pool Games – More Than Marco Polo

Pool Games

My kids love to play in our family pool with their friends, and I always enjoy watching them. However, sometimes they get stuck for something fun to do. They have worn out playing Marco Polo, and that’s when an interesting dynamic occurs, as they figure out new pool games on their own. It’s a real […]

5 Creative Ways To Decorate Eggs This Easter

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Now that Easter is just around the corner, we are all scrambling to find new and innovative ways to decorate Easter eggs. I’ve scoured Pinterest to find the most creative ways to decorate eggs this Easter! These lovely blogs have topped the charts with novel ways to decorate eggs this year and I’m so excited […]

Rainy Day Activity: Make a Puppet Show!

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April showers bring May flowers! And we’re thankful and all… but what are we to do when the rain turns us all into shut ins? It’s hard to keep the kids occupied and active inside the house on a rainy day and perhaps more troublesome to try venturing out in the weather for activities. That’s […]

5 DIY Non-Candy Easter Basket Stuffers

DIY non-candy Easter basket stuffer

Easter is approaching- this year the date is Sunday, April 20, 2014.  Today, I am excited to share some DIY non-candy Easter basket stuffers with you.  These ideas were provided by Ashley McCann who writes about being a mom – and being frugal – at PushPenny.com. Named to Ignite Social Media’s “100 Women Bloggers You Should […]

5 Reasons to Encourage Volunteering In Your Family

Encouraging Volunteering

Walking? Check. Talking? Check. Reading? Check.  New parents carefully track their kids’ milestones, keeping an eye on recommended timelines and breathing a quiet sigh of relief when things appear to be going as planned. When it comes to their kids (or themselves), ticking off a goal or working their way through a list assures them that they’re doing […]

10 Rainbow Recipes for Cooking with Kids

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Cooking with kids can be a rewarding experience as well as educational. It’s fun to have a little helper mixing and pouring and measuring. Maybe the result is perfect, or maybe not… but either way, it’s about making sweet (or salty) memories that counts. I decided to put together a short list of colorful rainbow […]

How To Make a Spring Activity Jar

spring activity jar

You’ve trudged through snowbanks. You’ve braved the cold winds. You’ve bundled up in eight different layers just to travel from the house to the car. It’s been a long siege, but you’ve finally made it- winter is over and spring has arrived. It’s time to shake off the battle gear, pack those coats and scarves […]

Muppets Most Wanted Review and Activity Sheets

Muppets most wanted review

I had the good fortune to attend a press screening of Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” with my two kiddos who are 6 and 9 in order to facilitate our review of Muppets Most Wanted. Muppets Most Wanted Review: A Great Family Film “Muppets Most Wanted”, rated PG, hit the big screen on March 21, 2014. […]