When you think about the United States of America, independence, freedom of speech, and the American dream are just some of the ideals that may come to mind. Veterans Day is a good opportunity to teach kids about the sacrifices that others made to achieve our independence.
Fall is my favorite season and October my favorite month. I love the crisp cool air and fiery colors in nature. It’s also a busy month so I love savoring the chilly quiet mornings with a yummy drink like this homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe!
Fall birthday parties can be tough to plan because the weather can deter the kids from going outside and running around. My daughter’s October birthday didn’t stop us from having a fun-filled party with indoor activities that were perfect for toddlers. I whipped up some fun sensory cloud dough and the girls played dress up!
Do your kids like tea parties? Tea parties are a great way to teach kids table etiquette in a fun setting. You can easily help your little miss or mister learn polite manners and important friendship building skills with these simple ideas.
How fun would it be to visit a local farm that makes amazing herbal skincare products and supports sustainability within the community? We had the chance to do just that and visit the Moon Valley Organics farm on our way through Deming, Washington. We lived in the Seattle area for 5 years so in a way, this Pacific Northwest trip felt like going home, even if it was just for a few days. I’m excited to share some highlights from our visit to the family-owned Moon Valley Organics farm!
When tough news hits the headlines it can be tempting to hide the facts when talking with children. Here are some ideas for how to share distressing news updates with your kids.
Do you love HTGV’s show Fixer Upper? Joanna & Chip Gaines have inspired many DIY projects and home decorating styles. I was sad to hear the recent announcement that Fixer Upper Season 5 is scheduled to be the last. Here are the sweet details why!
I remember the first car I bought: a Dodge Dakota. It wasn’t half bad, for a light duty truck. It can be exciting when it comes time to pick out a car, even when it’s not your first. Looking for something in your favorite color, that manual transmission you wanted, or perhaps something… sporty? Of course, there are also necessary considerations: do I need to haul things? How many seats do I need? What kind of mileage is this going to get? Looking back, there are many things I would tell myself to think about before taking the plunge of buying a used car. As a matter of fact, right now I am looking for a good family car that seats 6-8 and has four wheel drive, or all-wheel drive (4WD or AWD). With three little kids, we need to upgrade to a car that easily fits all 3 car seats with room to move and haul gear. These 4 tips can help you avoid hidden issues with used cars and make your future car shopping experience much easier.
We all have our favorite seasons and I love things about all of them; summer’s fragrant green grass and flowers, winter’s crisp icy days, and fall’s gorgeous landscape of color — just to name a few. We had a lovely summer this year with some family travel and lots of backyard play, but now I’m ready for fall! Here are some things our family has already done to make the changing of the seasons feel festive and fun!