Peanut Butter and Honey Granola

I feel pretty strongly about giving my kids a healthy breakfast that will keep them full longer than it takes me to do the dishes.  We eat a lot of oatmeal, but when my kids get tired of that, I bring out the Granola.  It’s basically the crunchy, delicious version of oatmeal, and my kid […] Read more…

4th of July Fireworks Craft

I can’t stand paint.  I know this makes me a terrible mom, but I really hate it.  Painting activities are always messy.  There’s just no getting around it.  If you mix kids with paint, cup fulls of water, and paper, bad things are bound to happen!! Having said that, my kids LOVE to paint.  It’s […] Read more…

What Moms Love About Dads

For every mom there is a dad, and while they can make us crazy sometimes, there are so many things that moms love about dads. Moms love the way a dad looks with a new baby nestled in his strong arms.  The soft, little ball of blue or pink is a stark contrast to the […] Read more…

How to grow your own Crystal Geodes with 4 simple kitchen ingredients

How to Grow Crystal Geodes

When you have a 10-year-old who hopes to be a geneticist someday, you can expect your kitchen to serve as an impromptu science lab at any given moment.  Ingredients you planned to use for dinner are suddenly cooked up into any number of experiments, and if you planned to have a clean counter at some point, […] Read more…

The Mother Who Loved Summer

Today marks the beginning of the last week of school, and while I will miss the structured and bicker-free hours of my day, I can’t wait for summer.  Call me crazy, but I like having my kids at home. I love letting them sleep in and crawl out of bed with morning hair that I […] Read more…

10 Things You Should Take Camping With Kids

It’s Memorial day weekend, and many of you are headed out into the woods seeking adventure and camping fun.  Some of my fondest, childhood vacations were the ones spent by the side of the lake, breathing in the fresh forest smell, and picking the dried mud from my toes. My camping fun-o-meter has dropped substantially […] Read more…

5 Fun Summer Reading Charts for Kids

School is nearly out, and summer is fast approaching.  My children and I are busy planning all sorts of fun outings, hikes, and adventures.  We plan to get a lot of quality playtime in, but I also want them to spend some time reading this summer. My mother taught me to love books at a […] Read more…

Top Book List for a 3-Year-Old Boy

My floor is littered with picture books, I know more about dinosaurs than ever before, and my living room is occasionally rearranged to be a pirate ship.  What happened?!  Well, my son is discovering the written word. My older daughters regularly beg to visit the library so they can peruse the shelves looking for mysteries, […] Read more…

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