Unplugged Play: 50 “I’m Bored” Activities

At 11:15 this morning, I set the baby in the pack-and-play and started to prep lunch. I asked my five year old to find something fun to do while waiting for lunch. Apparently, this was no small feat --  the whining ensued almost immediately. Independent play is definitely a learned skill, and takes time to [...]

Nature Painting: An Outdoor Water Activity

Need a fun, beat-the-heat activity for those "Mom, I'm bored!" moments? This nature water painting activity will keep the kids busy and cool in the heat of the great outdoors. Bundle, our four year old, just can't get enough outside play time. Our little baby pool and the outside water table is being filled up [...]

10 More Small Ways to Live Greener

Exactly one year ago today, I published this post about small ways to live a more green lifestyle. Tips on energy reduction, recycling and utilizing indoor plants are just a few of the great ideas included. But with another Earth Day soon approaching, I decided to share ten more small ways to make a positive [...]

11 Fun Friday Ideas for Your Homeschool

Because sometimes making Friday a little extra special is completely worthwhile! Create a "Morning Message" I love using our giant chalkboard to write and draw something cute and simple (outline only) so Bundle can fill it in right after breakfast. She loves spending time using her imagination, using every  chalk color, and counting all the [...]

27 Ways to Play Outdoors This Spring

Spring has sprung here in the Midwest, and we couldn't be more relieved to be spending more time outdoors! This last winter and fall, most of our outdoor activities were walking the dog, playing at the park, and swinging on our swing set. This spring I wanted to set a goal to think of new [...]