Self Care For Parents After A Fun Filled Family Day

As parents, it’s important to take care of ourselves, especially after an all day adventure with our families. This post contains self care tips for parents and is sponsored by LivRelief. Living so close to all the theme parks in Florida is awesome especially since my family loves going on rollercoasters and other rides that make us scream as loud as we can! We like to get there early and make a whole day of it. After it starts getting dark we pile back into our car and head home. After a full day of being jostled around on rides, […] Read more »

7 Skills To Model For Your Daughter By Age 13 {written by an actual mom}

  Recently I read an article on Mashable titled 7 Skills To Teach Your Daughter By Age 13. Being a parent of two daughters and a son, I was interested to see what skills the author felt were important. Before I read the article, I clicked on the authors bio to see how old her daughter was. Not only couldn’t I find a reference to having a daughter, her bio didn’t say anything about even being a parent. The only information listed was her education, work experience and what she does in her free time, which includes hiking with her […] Read more »

Spring – A Time For Family Enjoyment

As spring approaches, families prepare for beautiful days filled with sunshine and fun. It is a favorite time of year as families often try to reconnect and spend much needed time together in the great outdoors. With the previous winter only a memory, they take advantage of what the “outside” offers. Warmer temperatures, picturesque views, nature, and more are at the fingertips of families who are willing to get out there and explore. Spring time offers many advantages and opportunities for families to get outside and enjoy themselves. The following are examples of fun outdoor spring time activities that you […] Read more »

April is National Humor Month {LOL}

Did you know that April is National Humor Month? Laughing not only makes us feel good, it can also strengthen your immune system, increase your energy and help protect you from the harmful effects of stress. Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. – Red Skelton Humor can help you get through difficult times and can help diffuse situations before they get bad. According to The Mayo Clinic humor and laughter has several short and long term benefits. Improve […] Read more »

Meet Our New Kittens! [Callie + Puppy] Wordless Wednesday Link Party

Hello friends! It’s time for Wordless Wednesday again! I look forward to WW every week because I love checking out your photos and the little glimpses into your life. Before we get started, I want to invite you to the Family Fun Ideas Link Party, where you can add up to three kid-friendly blog posts. Come join us! Bloggers – don’t forget to also add your WW post in the link below. We found these two last month in front of our neighbors house. We couldn’t leave them outside so they’re now part of our family. Let me introduce you […] Read more »

Autumn Poems For Kids

Leaves All join hands and circle round While we watch the leaves fall down See them twirling to the ground, See them dancing all around. See them skipping here and there, See them flipping in the air. Autumn leaves so peacefully Falling, falling from the tree. Pumpkins One day I found two pumpkin seeds. I planted one and pulled the weeds. It sprouted roots and a big, long vine. A pumpkin grew; I called it mine. The pumpkin was quite round and fat. (I really am quite proud of that.) But there is something I’ll admit That has me worried […] Read more »

Rainy Day Crafts

Don’t let bad weather spoil your day. When a rainy day is in the forecast, pull out the craft supplies and create! Kid crafts essential materials include paper, crayons, safe scissors, and glue. Paper for kid crafts can include construction paper, plain typing paper, card stock of various colors, and many other options. Even junk mail and old magazines can make interesting art projects. Crayons are nice for younger children, but the stores are now filled with other options, such as washable dry-erase markers, watercolor pencils, and gel pens. Kid crafts supplies can run into money, but even on a […] Read more »