One way that the kids and I have been keeping our minds focused on the warmer days ahead is by doing spring-y crafts like 'Sunshine the Flower.'
Cabbage is one of that is popular around St. Patrick's day because of all the Irish Cabbage recipes. You can get pretty fancy with cabbage if you want, but for me, the best way to serve it is steamed with butter--here's our recipe.
Today we welcome writer, crafting queen and doting grandmother, Kimberly Rodriquez as our guest blogger. She's sharing some cool craft project ideas made from recycled household items. I know you'll like her ideas as much as I do!
This Good Luck Knot Necklace is not easy, but, preteens who love loom bracelets will love this knotting technique to add to their repertoire for St. Patrick's Day.
Homemade marshmallows can be customized by flavor and shape to match the holiday. Grandma thought it would be fun to make some clover shaped, green marshmallows for St. Patrick's day.
Posted on 25 February 2014
I've been researching Irish foods and other traditions because of the up coming St. Patrick's day holiday and decided that an easy, tasty and fun recipe that the whole family could help make and enjoy would be a stew. So, what follows is one of our super simple recipe for an Irish inspired stew. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 February 2014
Scrapbooking with your kids is more than just gluing pictures in a book, it can help build important skills while preserving memories and having fun! Continue Reading
Posted on 18 February 2014
Of Course! Right? Well, if you've got kids who love to share their knowledge of how stuff works...you could win a Family Vacation to Walt Disney World®, courtesy of American Home Shield (AHS). Continue Reading
Posted on 15 February 2014
Lately, my neck and shoulder have been causing me issues with chronic pain and numbness. Probably, due to poor posture sitting at a desk much of my work life, and all that hauling around of kids and their stuff over the years. I'm starting yoga and continuing strength training to deal with this, but anti-inflammatory food is another route I am pursuing, which is why I'm excited to share guest blogger Kathy Nealson's post. Continue Reading
Posted on 12 February 2014
Need more hearts in your house this Valentine's day? Then grab the kids and get to work creating your own colorful, wooden heart mobile to decorate! Continue Reading
Posted on 09 February 2014
Today, Aunt Dani, contributing blogger and Sophia and Alex's awesome Aunt, shares some ideas for keeping the kids busy when the winter 'I'm Boreds' set in. Continue Reading
Posted on 04 February 2014
Flowers and Valentine's Day are a perfect match. I love flowers, especially in my garden, but since we can't grow our own in this polar vortex, Sophia and I decided to make our own... Continue Reading
Posted on 02 February 2014
Today guest blogger Robert Mcculloch shares some cool apps that your toddler will have fun with, while learning! Continue Reading
Posted on 30 January 2014
This valentine craft is great for older kids, but younger kids can help cutting out the hearts, too. Plus, it's a great way to use up some of those crayons from that pail-full I know you have ;D Continue Reading
Posted on 26 January 2014
If you have a door with a bit of a breeze, a dog or cat door draft blocker is the perfect fix. Here are two patterns and instructions for making your own! Continue Reading
Posted on 22 January 2014
If you're ready for spring, building a birdhouse is perfect activity to keep you focused on the warmth at the end of this Polar Vortex. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 January 2014
This heart-shaped treat is sugar-free but filled with love. Find out how I got my crackers heart-shaped and the details of this simple recipe here... Continue Reading
Posted on 17 January 2014
Puffy, felt hearts are super simple to make and kids will love them. I still have the ones my mom made for me when I was a kid! Continue Reading
Posted on 15 January 2014
Guest Author, Toni Rivera shares a few ideas for keeping happy during the dreary, winter months. In addition to blogging, Toni lives in California where she is a fitness instructor and vegan. Continue Reading
Posted on 13 January 2014
Today, guest blogger Tara Heath shares her tips for growing kids that love real food. Continue Reading
Posted on 11 January 2014
I always strive to serve nutritious, balanced meals at our house, but lately, with busy schedules and lack of planning on my part, that goal has gotten a bit off track. So, for our goal re-start I am focusing on serving and encouraging healthy food choices for our family. To do this, there are 3 main things I plan on focusing on: Continue Reading
Posted on 09 January 2014
I'm just gonna say it. I don't have screen-time rules at my house. My kids can interact with whatever type of screen they want, pretty much whenever they want--or not. Some of you may think I'm crazy, and others may feel the same way, but here are my 5 reasons for not setting strict screen-time rules. Continue Reading
Posted on 06 January 2014
Enter to win two bags of Pop It! Top It! Plus a bucket that filters out kernels. Continue Reading