After an unusually wet spring, we have a ton of flowers…and leaves…and growing things (and weeds! But let’s look on the bright side, shall we?). We collected a bunch last week and made some flower art, which I’m sharing over at In the Playroom. Check them out! And if you make any of your own, […]
If you’ve seen any of our other early spring and summer posts, you know this: we love our fairy gardens. They get kids outdoors and interested in nature and planting and gardening. They allow for hours of creativity and play. And they don’t require much in terms of money or things — anything you don’t […]
We just finished up our week of spring break. It was a delightful time of sleeping in, and staying in our pjs too long, and eating leisurely, drawn-out breakfasts (like this one — yum!) and — a few days at least — not doing much of anything.
This was a fun post to write because goodness, there are some creative people out there doing some really cool stuff with their kids. St. Patrick’s Day science? Yeah, man!
I’m doing it again. Combining forces with some creative, fun bloggers to bring you ideas for celebrating the holidays with your children. Hundreds of ideas. For cooking, crafting, gift-making — all kinds of stuff.
So by now, I think it’s evident one of our favorite winter nature activities is bird-watching. Maybe it’s because you don’t see as many wild animals out and about in the winter. Maybe it’s because, even when we’re stuck inside on a below-zero day, we can still see them out there, flying about, living their little […]
(This post may contain affiliate links.) At our house, there’s no such thing as “too old for a Christmas stocking.” Parents, kids, grandparents — everyone gets a stocking. We fill them with fun, little, inexpensive presents, candy, and — always, because it’s tradition, an orange in the toe. Kid stocking stuffers are fun to […]
I love hanging with my kids outside. On a very practical note, no one is messing up my stuff. Noise is not as noisy, because it’s not echoing off the four walls of my house. Everyone spends a lot of energy and is nice and sleepy when we get home.
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:
Today’s idea for connecting with kids is courtesy of my friend Jodie. Jodie has four young children, like me, which means she finds the same delight in a solo trip to the grocery store and also has a purse full of toy cars/crayons/used tissues/things that have been pulled out of people’s noses. Though that last […]