5 Fun Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

Once your child starts school the phrase “Summer Slide” is one you will become very familiar with. Almost every piece of literature that goes home before school ends focuses on this topic. The “Summer Slide” refers to your child forgetting skills that they learned during…

Patriotic Fun for Kids

It’s hard to believe, but July is here! Where is the time going?…I swear it was just Christmas and already we are over half way through the year! July 4th is on Tuesday. Time for BBQs and fun with friends and family. But what do…

Camping at Home

This week’s theme is All About Camping! Let me start by saying…my family is not made up of campers. As a kid I went camping with my girl scout troop, but that was in cabins that were air conditioned! (That was enough for me 🙂…

Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Father’s Day is Sunday. (It’s the middle of June people! Can you believe it?!?) I’ve been brainstorming ideas for gifts that work coming from a 2- and 4-year old. Since my hubby isn’t into fishing, hunting, golfing, or working with tools, the traditional gifts and…

5 Activities for a Week of Color Exploration

My goal during the summer is to keep things simple while providing fun and memorable activities for our family to do together. It’s not about big trips, spending lots of money, or over the top Pinterest activities that take forever to prep and do. (Though…

3 Reasons Our Girls Share a Room

This is the first week of summer and instead of relaxing, we’ve been moving kid’s bedrooms around. We moved both girls, ages 2 and 4, into the same room and turned the other bedroom into their playroom. As part of this process we’ve also put…

Chores: Not a Dirty Word

Do you ever have the feeling that you are the unpaid help at your house? Like there’s too much that you’re responsible for? I mean, come on, between cleaning, laundry, dishes, cooking, organizing everything for school and/or work, and the myriad of other things life…

Artwork During Dinner Prep

Have you struggled with finding activities to keep your kids busy while you prep dinner? For me that is one of the most challenging times of day. My mom used to call it “The Witching Hour” and for good reason. I’m always looking for activities…

5 Gifts for Mom that She’ll Really Appreciate

5 Gifts for Mom that She’ll Really Appreciate “It’s the thought that counts.” No truer words have been spoken when it comes to gift giving. If your still trying to figure out the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, maybe you’ll consider one of these options…

Florida Swamps for Pre-K

During this past election cycle in American politics if you heard the phrase “Drain the Swamp” once, you heard it a million times. And frankly the phrase probably gave swamps a bad name. But swamps are essential to Florida and its’ wildlife. They are part of…