Thursday, September 21, 2017

9 Favorite Lapbook Projects for Fun and Easy Learning

I was getting the 7 year itch in homeschooling. I’d tried almost everything – except lapbooking. The kids and I were both stuck in a rut and we needed to do something fast before homeschooling turned into something that looked too much like, well, boring school. And then I found the lapbook that made all [...]

Easy Halloween Party Printables

Fun and Free Halloween Fun – Printables and Games Goblins, ghouls, and sticky candy – what can be better than a Halloween party for the kids? Every years we like to welcome the day with bobbing for apples and a few games to kick off our trick-or-treating adventures. If you’re planning a Halloween party, or [...]

Easy Halloween Party Printables

Fun and Free Halloween Fun – Printables and Games Goblins, ghouls, and sticky candy – what can be better than a Halloween party for the kids? Every years we like to welcome the day with bobbing for apples and a few games to kick off our trick-or-treating adventures. If you’re planning a Halloween party, or [...]

Easy Money Saving Tips for Families

That Help Promote Financial Literacy Finances can be as stressful on families as health issues, moving to a new home, or starting a new job. Part of my job description as domestic engineer (it says so on my coffee cup) is to help my family use our money wisely, and to teach our kids how [...]

5 Easy Lunchbox Recipes

Healthy Lunches for Back to School School is just around the corner, and that means thousands of lunch bags will soon be packed. In order to make sure your kids are the ones eating the food you pack instead of trading it for someone’s leftover dessert, try a few of these easy and healthy lunchbox [...]

Easy 4th of July Family Fun

The 4th of July is always a little bitter sweet for me – it seems like it marks the second half of summer and yet it feels like the fun is just beginning. In order to harness all of the excitement and anticipation that the 4th can bring, I love to plan games, adventures, and [...]

8 Fun and Easy Father’s Day Gifts

From Special Awards to Father’s Day Poems and Quotes Father’s Day is one day – but help create memories with your kids and their father that will last a lifetime. 1. Let the kids decorate an outdoor palace fit for a king. Take Dad’s favorite lawn chair or recliner (or maybe this is the perfect [...]

Easy and Unique Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation is just around the corner for thousands of students – from kindergarten to high school to college – and parents everywhere are feeling the pressure to throw the perfect graduation party to commemorate the occasion. I am still one year away from the momentous marking of high school graduation for my oldest, but I [...]

15 Fun and Easy Earth Day Activities for Kids

Throw a party for Earth with your kids on April 22nd – Earth Day – with these 15 easy ideas for celebrating the natural environment of the world. This day of recognition began in 1970 with the first Earth Day celebration, a time that marked a slow evolution in learning more about the environment and [...]

5 Easy Recipes Your Kids Can Make

There was a strange but wonderful transition in our home a few years ago when my children began to want to prepare meals for us. I’m not talking about imaginary or Play-Doh meals where we indulge our kids and consume various delicacies they serve at tea parties. I am talking about full blown, look up [...]

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