I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special while keeping preparations low-key. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color!
The holidays are fun to celebrate with fun food, delicious treats and spicy drinks and sauces. Our family often does a lot of baking around the holidays; my favorite treats are pumpkin pie, pecan pie, homemade bread sticks and spiced apple cider. The holiday are also a fun opportunity to give creative gifts to friends and family. Here are some memorable food-inspired gift ideas and holiday treats that will make an impression during the holidays.
In mommy life, how often do we hear “Mommy, will you forgive me?” during the course of a week? If I’m training my children to recognize their faults and practice humility, I will hopefully hear this phrase at least a few times a week. Days get busy, children disobey, attitudes flare up and mommies can get frustrated too. I often have to ask my kids for forgiveness for my own attitude. It’s important for us moms to teach our kids by example how to deal with their emotions, identify their wrongs and seek forgiveness to make their relationships right again. But how can we effectively do this?
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.
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 have a hard time leaving the house with the kids, even to just run a quick errand or pick up a gift? Me too. This is why online shopping has become a big deal at our house. I can purchase exactly what I need and many companies offer free shipping over a certain amount AND I can browse all the details of my purchases while baby naps in the next room. The Baby Cubby is a unique resource that offers many of my favorite brands within a very user-friendly interface. You can even create abu gift registry to share with your friends!
This summer we took a trip down the West Coast with our young family. We choose budget-friendly destinations that would be interesting and feasible for young kids to enjoy. We enjoyed forest hikes and picnic lunches, walked along fern-lined canyons and deserted beaches, and visited several gorgeous vineyards. Here are some of our favorite stops in Washington and Oregon that were fun, inexpensive, and memorable for us to visit with kids.
We love exploring new places with our kids. I’m excited to share the highlights from our family visit to Mount St. Helens lava tubes and Ape Cave in Washington State.