Raise your hand if you have used Groupon. I know my hand is up. Now raise your hand if you love a great coupon for a “brick and mortar” or online store. What if you could use those two things together? I know I would be all in! Who doesn’t love saving money? For a homeschooling family, like mine, saving money is a must!
Painting and then hiding rocks has become this summer’s craze. Rock painting is taking place in cities everywhere and there are often social media pages devoted to this fun trend. The local Facebook page for my community, 719 Rocks!, has gained over 16,000 followers in a few months’ time. I must say, I think this is such a positive use of technology.Continue reading
Do you have a little one that is clingy? Or maybe one that likes to run free? Both of my children were a bit more of the clingy type. This worked out great for safety but not so much for letting me get things done. Or even going to the bathroom in peace. I’m so thankful they love and trust me, but I also want them to be independent. It is so important for building confidence and learning life skills. Here are some of the things we do to encourage independence.Continue reading
Do you have snackers at your house? My daughter is in a phase where should would rather snack all day then eat. I’m not really opposed to this, as several small meals throughout the day can be better than three heavy meals. The problem is finding healthy options we can agree on. Since she has a slight build, I like to make sure has a little protein with each snack. I have also found that I snack while preparing her snack. Oops! Healthier choices help me too.Continue reading
I don’t have anything to do. Raise your hand if you have heard this come out of your little cutie’s mouth a time or two… or three thousand. Spring and summer break can seem daunting if don’t already have set plans. I’m all for letting kids experience a little boredom, but it can be exhausting for everyone. The problem is finding something to do can be difficult. Here is a list of things that you can do just about anywhere and provide fun for just about everyone.Continue reading