The Summer Olympic Games have begun! It’s so fun watching people who are so amazingly talented and who love what they do! Since the games started, we’ve been watching them together as a family in the evenings and really enjoying it! So far my son loves the swimming and is mesmerized by the gymnastics. I think it’s great for our kids to watch these athletes achieve their dreams. I also love that they get to hear some of the athletes’ stories and learn that their lives haven’t always been all that easy and that hard work and dedication can take you so far in life!
If you’re looking for Pioneer Day Activities, then look no more! Mariah has created a roundup of things to do, including crafts and snacks. Pioneer Day is a holiday to celebrate the arrival of Mormon (LDS) Pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. It’s a great time of year in Utah, and now you won’t have to miss out on any of the fun even if you’re out of state!
I know that when getting things together to go to the beach, it can be tricky to know exactly what to bring to make your beach trip as fun and enjoyable as can be (especially if you have kids!). Having fun, keeping the kids protected from the sun and safe in the water, setting up a comfortable place to relax on the beach, etc. are all important things to keep in mind. This list is chock-full of TOP-RATED beach products that will help to make your next family beach trip as fun, care-free, and relaxing as possible!
I love when the weather starts to warm up and you can finally start getting outside with the kids. It feels almost like getting released from jail… Not that I know what that actually feels like! 😉 But seriously, it’s a great feeling isn’t it?! Finally you can set them loose on the playground or […]
Mariah has a huge list (25 ideas!) of rainy day activities for kids so you can give them lots to do when they’re stuck inside. Check out the round-up today so you don’t have to hear that dreaded phrase, “I’M BORED!” a million times when it’s raining.
Today I’m going to share with you some of our favorite educational apps as well as some that come highly recommended by reviewers. MOST of these apps are free to install but some do charge for expansions. I’ll try to include a good mix of apps for both Android and Apple users and my best guess for the age ranges.
The weather is finally starting to warm up (hallelujah!) and before we know it everyone will be breaking out the shorts and flip flops! Time to start thinking about shaving those legs again and doing something about that chipped toenail polish! 😉 If you’re looking for a fun summer craft to do with you kids, check out these fun ways to dress up flip flops. Turn those plain Jane flips flops into something unique and attention-grabbing!
I’ve been looking for fun ways to bring a little more meaning into my family’s Christmas this year. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the presents and shopping, and to forget what we’re really celebrating this time of year!
I plan on looking into those more next year when my little man is a little older and can understand more, but for now Christ-centered Christmas books are going to be my main focus. He loves being read to! Plus, it’s never too early to start teaching your kids about Christ, the nativity story, serving others, and the spirit of Christmas.
Every Thanksgiving I get asked to bring a side dish to Thanksgiving dinner; this is something I am very thankful for! I’m going to let my mom and mother-in-law handle the heavy duty Thanksgiving dinner items for as long as possible. Preparing and cooking a turkey for 20+ people is not a skill I’ve developed yet, but side dishes? Those I can handle.
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather cools down, school starts, candy corn and pumpkin pie become available for my consumption, and the leaves change! Though, with the weather getting colder I’ve found I’m looking for more and more ideas for keeping my little man entertained indoors. This week we’re going to give one of these adorable leaf crafts a try; I think he’ll have a lot of fun. Hopefully, your kids will enjoy them too!
I married into a family that goes camping together on a regular basis. Planning the trips has gotten a little more complicated as we’ve all started popping out kids, but that doesn’t mean that we still don’t always have a great time! I have to say, one of the best things about camping with my in-laws are the AMAZING meals that get whipped up. For some of the meals we use a camping stove but some of the best meals come out of our cast iron dutch ovens!
With the weather getting colder we find ourselves venturing less and less into the outdoors and more and more toward the comfort of our fireplaces. Obviously board games can be whipped out no matter the weather, but in these cold winter months they can provide a family some much needed indoor entertainment and fun! So, I went on a search to find some really highly recommended board games for you to add to your collections this winter. I tried to find some that are less well-known because I know you’ve all got Monopoly and Clue already stashed away.