Play dough mats are the perfect thing to pull out for an easy activity. They are also an awesome tool for teaching because they engage the hands, as well as, the mind.
Experience-based gift ideas seems to be the buzz among my mom friends. No breaking the bank for plastic that will loose their interest before the day is out. I’m listening.
Today I’m sharing some Thanksgiving placemats and conversation cards. I love family traditions, particularly now that we have kids. The special and sometimes cheesy little things we do together is not only creating memories now, but connecting our past, present, and future families together. Our Thanksgiving Traditions With that being said, one of my favorite…
I have a ton of goals for our home school this year (probably too much). I’m sure Jon Acuff would shake his head at my list and tell me to cut it in half.
Growing up, there where two big chests that sat under the basements stairs. (Old ones that were made from some kind of metal and weighed about as half as much as an elephant.) When the last Thanksgiving festivity was over, Christmas was ushered in as those two chests were laboriously carried up the stairs to…
Whether you are trying keep your house less cluttered with neglected toys, or just wanting to switch up the types of gifts you typically give your kids, here is a list of non-toy gift and stocking stuffer ideas to put in your back pocket for the upcoming month of Christmas shopping.
Growing up in a large family, we didn’t do a ton of fancy vacations. In fact, I can’t remember one. My parents idea of a vacation was driving hundreds of miles from Washington to Alaska to look at scenery while camping in the barren wilderness along the way. (Yay. 😉 )
Kids get the summer months to get their hands dirty, enjoy popsicles, and engage in some good, hard play. Why not take advantage of the sun and let them learn a few life skills as well?
This will be our first fourth of July back home since we moved last summer. I’ve loved getting reacquainted with the place I grew up, and being close enough to family to share in traditions and holidays.
When you are a mom, sometimes the craziest things get you excited. It could be a heart floating on the top of your latte, a new healthy popsicle recipe, or a cool alternative to Play-Doh. This is where I’m at.