Tag: Parenting

5 Ways to Have Fun With Dandelions!

It’s springtime so we are having fun with dandelions!  Many people (including my husband) see dandelions as annoying weeds, but they have so many uses.  They are good for our friends the bees and they are fun for kids! I loved playing with the bright yellow blossoms when I was a child and I love playing...

/ May 18, 2016

Frugal, Fun, and Creative Date Ideas

With my big family of teenagers my kids are often asking me for fun and creative date ideas.  They want alternatives to the traditional dinner and a movie date that everyone seems to do.  They are looking for dates that are fun where they can talk and get to know their date.  These date ideas also...

/ May 17, 2016

Little People can be Big Leaders

My youngest daughter is living proof that little people can be big leaders.  At 11 years old she will probably be mad at me for calling a little person but as the youngest of 8 children she will always be my little girl.  She may be the youngest and the smallest in our family, but she has...

/ May 10, 2016

The Abolitionist Movie is Rescuing Children

What if you could save the life of a child by watching a movie?  That is exactly what The Abolitionist Movie is doing! The movie is documentary about an elite group of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives called Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) that runs coordinated operations to rescue children from child sex slavery and...

/ May 9, 2016

Free Ebook: Fun Spring Crafts w/ Instructions

Whether you are a teacher, a home school mom, a parent who loves to do crafts with their kids, or a teen/tween who loves to do crafts, you will love this Free AllFreeKidsCrafts Spring Crafts eBook full of fun spring crafts.  This free ebook full of fun crafts for kids inspired by butterflies and flowers! The...

/ May 6, 2016

11 Great Mysteries of Motherhood

Being a mom is full of wonder and surprise! Its a beautiful, rewarding experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything.  It is challenging everyday. One of the challenges that i have found is to try to solve these 11 Great Mysteries of Motherhood. These are some of the mysteries of motherhood that have left me confused and speechless wondering...

/ May 5, 2016

Our Spring Bucket List

It’s springtime in Idaho and that means it’s time for us to start working on our spring bucket list of fun family activities.  We love springtime in Idaho for so many reasons! It is so beautiful with the blossoms in the trees and the spring flowers.  We love to hear the birds and see the baby...

/ May 4, 2016

Always and Never are lies

Whether we are struggling with a difficult child, or arguing with a spouse, one thing to remember is that always and never are lies.  No one always does anything.   When we start thinking someone always does something or never does something it causes problems in our relationships. It is so easy to go to always...

/ May 1, 2016

Thank You Kroger for Getting it Right

Thank you Kroger for being sensitive of the rights of all of your customers and coming up with a common sense solution.  Your decision to create a single use unisex bathroom option in addition to the traditional male/female restrooms is a huge help for me and I wish more stores would follow your example. I am...

/ April 28, 2016

The Importance of Writing by Hand

Oh the importance of writing by hand! It is almost becoming a lost art. We write so many things on the computer. Almost all letters are sent by email. Messages are sent by text. Even out to-do lists are on our phone. On an average day, my kids don’t write anything by hand unless I make them....

/ April 27, 2016