20 summer boredom busters for kids

Summertime is lots of fun…until the kids get bored. Bored kids whine and fight and drive their parents crazy. At least that’s what my...

Pool Safety

School is out and summer is here! Summertime means pool time for my kids and me. When it’s too hot to do anything else,...

Old School Car Games for Kids

Summer is almost here and my family is looking forward to heading to the beach. Although I love beach vacations, I always dread the...

Spring break educational outings – Part 2

In my last column, I offered a few suggestions for educational (and fun!) day trips that would be great for spring break or summertime...

Spring break educational outings

Spring break is just around the corner! While I’m looking forward to the break from school, I’m also dreading the inevitable boredom blues. I’ve...

Benefits of board games

My family loves to play games.  Most nights before the kids go to bed, we pull out a card game or board game and...

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading

Famed children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. Now, 115 years later, his birthday is celebrated as National Read...

Make your own homemade bird feeders

Did you know that February is National Bird Feeding Month?  Neither did I until recently. It’s amazing what you learn when you have kids! National...

Valentine’s Day STEM fun

As a homeschooling mom, I love hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. The kids have fun and don’t even realize that they’re...

6 ways to sneak more veggies into your family’s diet

Healthy eating is a constant struggle at my house. Every night, I put a home cooked, healthy meal on the table and every night...

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