Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas

All weekend my daughter has asked me every five minutes, "Can we do a project?" She literally poked me awake this morning at 5:00 a.m. to say that I needed to get out of bed because yesterday I promised her that we would make something together today.I tried to think of something easy and quick … Continue reading Llamas Llamas in Our Pajamas

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Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Summer is a busy time, with vacations, barbecues, sports, the kids are on school break, you name it. In our house at least, it feels like the family is flying in all different directions at once and don’t always connect. Time is one of the threads that help weave a strong feeling of family togetherness … Continue reading Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Check Out my New Freebies Page

Good morning everyone! I am the queen of lists. I even have lists of lists! Otherwise, I am a mess terrible at staying organized and keeping everything straight. It is even worse now that I have a husband and kids! To stay organized, I keep a binder of lists that I use over and over. … Continue reading Check Out my New Freebies Page

Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

Hey all, I originally posted this back in November 2017. I was thinking about this post a couple days ago because my daughter was asking for more chores to help with (she's three, chores are still fun). Have you heard of "adulting" classes? Apparently this is the new thing where young people are taught basic … Continue reading Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

10 Free Places to Visit as a Family

These days many people are trying to get by on a small budget or living a frugal lifestyle. I like to get out of the house and have fun with the kids during the weekend, but I don't want to spend tons of money. And let's be honest, sometimes families don't have the money to … Continue reading 10 Free Places to Visit as a Family

Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

We have had much more rain than normal over the summer, so Abby has not been able to play with her favorite outside toys as much as she would like. Ususally we enjoy playing in the playhouse, splashing in the water table, digging in the sandbox, riding her tricycle, and driving her Minnie Mouse Powerwheels … Continue reading Rainy Day Activities for the Whole Family

Sending Love Letters

It is a well known fact that kids love to send and receive mail. Heck, even I get excited when I get something good in the mail. This morning Abby asked to "do a project" with me and I thought writing some letters to her favorite Disney characters would be something she would enjoy and … Continue reading Sending Love Letters

Easter Basket Sneak Peek

I am excited for Easter this year. I know Abby is going to have so much fun playing with and hunting for eggs with her cousins and she is getting excited for a visit from the Easter Bunny. I remember my favorite gifts from the Easter Bunny were a jump rope, jacks, and color books, … Continue reading Easter Basket Sneak Peek

Easter Egg Hunt Fun

Wednesday afternoon was the annual Easter egg hunt for children and grandchildren of employees where I work. Oscar stayed at Grandma and Grandpa's house so Abby, my husband, and I could go to the hunt. Luckily, the weather wasn't too cold or rainy. We had very cold temperatures and rain earlier thus week. When we … Continue reading Easter Egg Hunt Fun

Preparing for the Easter Egg Hunt

Each year the hospital where I work has an Easter egg hunt for the employees' children. Last year was the first year I and my family had attended. It was fun watching Abby look for eggs, but this year will be even better because I know she will really get into it. This year my … Continue reading Preparing for the Easter Egg Hunt