When I was in college, my aunt sent me a Christmas care package with two tiny pinecone angels she and her kids made for me. Those little angels followed me all through college, and on to my first apartment. They were so stinking cute. That’s why I like these. They’re Christmas crafts for kids, but […]
Like playing cards, board games are a great way to share memories and connect with kids. We’ve gone through many, during the various stages of development of the kids. Here are a few of our faves:
Playing cards is just a simple, fun way to enjoy a few minutes with the family. Cards don’t take up much room, so we always bring them along on road trips and campouts. They don’t have lots of pieces to keep track of. Just easy fun.
I think I’m a traveler by nature. I’m a road-tripper, for certain — a lover of car excursions both long (like weeks) and short (we like driving 3-4 hours in a day to visit stuff around here). But sometimes? We just need to sit and stay put. I have to wash everyone’s underwear and read the […]
I write about lots of kids’ activities here. I try to keep them uncomplicated and easy to do. But they still, generally, require you to spend a little time working with your kids on them. Sometimes that’s just not possible. Sometimes we have school drop-offs, and errands, and music lessons, and scouts, and other things and […]
I was thinking back on all the Thanksgivings we’ve spent as a family and I realized — we never do the same thing twice. We once spent a low-key Thanksgiving with just our two kids (way back when!), eating early so my husband could go to work. We’ve driven to California and spent Thanksgiving with […]
We’re in the middle of a Birthday Blitz. Since three of the four kids have birthdays within a month of each other, our parties are pretty low-key. We don’t rent anywhere out, or hire anyone to come here with jungle animals or anything — though we love being invited to those sorts of parties, thrown […]