25 Free Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is here! It’s that time of year again and it seems no matter how much a parent intends on planning for it, summer sneaks up on you. I’m a firm believer in kids keeping themselves somewhat occupied but I like to plan activities or have things to assist in their summer fun, because while I…

Hands on Learning

Making Earth’s Layers For homeschool recently we have been learning about the Earth’s layers and I thought it would be fun to do some hands on learning along with the reading, so we made mini Earths out of homemade dough. This is a fun project that really doesn’t take long and is perfect for little hands. Easy…

Kids and Chores

How to Get Kids to do Chores Kids and chores can be a touchy subject for parents. Should my kids do chores? If so, what kind of chores? Should children be paid or should chores be just a normal part of living? Many think that chores should be expected with no reward, others think allowance (monetary…

Easter is More Than Eggs and Bunnies

Meaningful Easter Activities In a world of plastic eggs, chocolate bunnies, pre-made baskets, and holidays that are over commercialized, I am sometimes asked by Christian friends how I can celebrate a meaningful Easter, using stories and candy. However, the truth is most traditions can be traced to more meaningful ideas and situations. Easter is more…

Festive Deviled Eggs

Yummy and Fun! With Easter comes tons of boiled eggs and probably deviled eggs. If you use regular food coloring to dye your clean, boiled eggs, keep the dye and make some festive deviled eggs. After the kids find all of the eggs, it becomes time to make something of them. Deviled eggs are a…

Hey Stressed Moms, There Won’t Be Enough Time… It’s OK

Time is Precious I wake up, late, to a sink full of dishes, laundry in the washer, dryer, and on the kitchen table… and as I look around, I see a few (a colony of) dust bunnies poking their heads out at me. My kids are in mismatched pajamas, refusing their breakfast, while running up and down…

Recycle Milk Cartons into a Kitchen Helper

Recycle and Reuse I was recently trying to find something for my kids to use, so that they could become a little more independent in the kitchen pouring drinks, sauces or milk, when we have the occasional bowl of cereal. I wanted something I could fill and that they could easily pour without the worry…

Are Coconuts a Fad or Superfood

Coconuts – A Fad or Amazing? I had a question recently about coconut oil and what the benefits really are. Note that I am not a doctor and for a serious condition I would talk to one before making any changes in medications, however, if your doctor isn’t open to natural supplements, then perhaps it is…