With the holidays fast approaching, you may be thinking that it’s too late to squeeze in some Christmas crafts. However, there are a number of relatively quick to make crafts that are perfect for this time of year. One of those being salt dough ornaments. The ornaments are quite easy to make and only require three ingredients. This is a great family craft, as everyone can choose the shapes of their decorations. Then the real fun comes when it’s time to paint them. Make them as fancy as you wish! Of course, you can also leave them unpainted if you choose. Looking for other ChristmasRead More →

As winter’s icy chill continues to have a firm grip on the land, it can be easy to succumb to the winter blahs. Depending on where you live, this may not even be an issue. After all, some areas barely get any winter weather. However, those who live in the colder Nothern climates know all too well how long and cold winter can be. When the wind is howling, the snow is blowing and the temperatures dip to a dangerous level, what is one to do? Here are 8 things to do when it’s too cold to go outside. This post may contain affiliate links.Read More →

Christmas is just 20 days away! I am so excited. I have always loved Christmas. Part of what I love about this holiday is the lead-up to it. From the first sighting of Christmas decorations in the store, which I admit happens a bit early now, to putting out a plate of cookies on Christmas eve, and the excitement of seeing everyone open their gifts. Christmas is just so full of joy, it’s hard not to be filled with the Christmas spirit. Over the years, my family has developed a few Christmas traditions. Some of these are throwbacks to my childhood, while others my husband,Read More →

Summer reflections

Summer is nearing its end. The days are starting to become shorter and the temperatures aren’t quite what they used to be. Before we know it, autumn will be here, and then shortly after winter will settle in. The time has passed quickly and before it truly comes to an end, I thought I would share my feelings about this summer. While there is still nearly a month of summer left, with school starting next week, summer is basically over. Honestly, fall is in the air, and that is what sent me down the summer reflections path. Summer reflections I have to admit, I’ve neverRead More →

As crazy as it sounds, summer vacation can lead to summertime boredom. Kids are always so excited to get out of school, whether that happens in May or June. But what is a parent to do when their kid comes up and says “Mom, I’m bored!”? It may be easy to come up with things to do for the first few weeks, but after a while, it can be tough. So today, I am sharing some summer boredom busters to help kids and parents make it through the summer. These will be a mix of fun and educational activities that your child can participate in.Read More →

We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things, and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice, and during the weekends when they just want to play, is a challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →

Emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. Being prepared does not mean you have to become a prepper. Having a basic kit on hand will lessen your stress during emergencies. What a kit contains can vary based on where you live and what natural disasters your area is prone to. Whether you buy an emergency bag or build your own, having this in your home can make a difference when an emergency happens. Building a home emergency kit is a good investment. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I mayRead More →