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When I was growing up, our tradition to show our gratitude on Thanksgiving consisted of going around the table and everyone taking a couple minutes to share what they were grateful for. While this was nice, it was also boring … Continue reading
I love family. Not just mine but the entire concept of family. Despite all its craziness, it’s the perfect environment for growth. Where else can imperfect people learn the skills to become great? (patience, forgiveness, listening, understanding, compassion, selflessness, and … Continue reading
Playing games as a family is like eating dinner as a family. It strengthens your family. I know there are a lot of video games you can play as a family that are fun, too, but I’m talking about traditional … Continue reading
Fill in the blank: Families Who Play Together, _____________ a. Stay Together b. Learn Math c. Both! If you answered “C”, you’re right! Heidi’s post a couple of weeks ago about Lazy Parenting really hit a cord with me and … Continue reading
Playing Homemade Tetherball A favorite summer pasttime — tetherball — is fun for all ages. And not having a proper pole or ball doesn’t have to stop you from batting around! Here’s how you can make a super-simple yet effective … Continue reading
Recently my 3 year old earned an award for staying dry (ie- “potty training bribe”). It was the “Bella Butterfly Cabin Tent” designed by David Kirk, author of the well-known Little Miss Spider books. It was supposed to be a … Continue reading
What do you look for in a fun game? How about easy rules, quick game time, a bit of rush of adrenaline, and, of course, fun playing pieces? Here is a game my husband and I happened upon during a … Continue reading
There are some things I would recommend to all parents, and this is one of them, especially if you have children between the ages 2 to 13. It is FamilyFun magazine. Wait! If you’re thinking, “I am not a magazine person … Continue reading
I feel a need to help supplement my daughters’ education, and not just rely on the public school system. Perhaps it’s because the schools here have some of the worst ratings in the nation, or perhaps because many of the … Continue reading