Your Green Resource – Week Forty

Your Green Resource

Are you ready for another week of green and natural ideas? What is “Your Green Resource”? It’s your chance to share all your green ideas, resources and solutions with ALL of our readers! That’s right, when you link up on any of our blogs, your idea will get shared with all of the readers here […]

Granola Energy Balls

granola energy balls

I’ve mentioned these tasty treats a few times, but I’m not sure if I communicated just how much I like them! The recipe is over at The Marathon Mom if you would like to try them for yourself. I make a few changes when preparing them for my hubby (and he really likes them): Roast […]

Keeping Our Children’s Hearts: Giving Them Our Undivided Attention

keeping our children's hearts

In this busy world it’s not always easy to give undivided attention to our children. But they need it. We need it, too. I’m sharing my thoughts on the subject at The Marathon Mom today. Here’s a snippet: I lay on my daughter’s bed, the other children already asleep, she smiles and scooches over to […]

Family Fun: Make Seed and Bean Art

bean and seed art

Yesterday my son and I wanted to do something arty. We settled on creating some bean and seed art. (It’s not as fancy as it sounds.) We set up a still life on the dining table and got drawing. I enjoyed sitting beside my son and talking while we sketched out our display. I’m reminded […]

Family Fun: Have a Family Workout Night!

Family Fun: Have a Family Workout Night

I’m not sure how fun having a family workout actually sounds, but it really can be a blast. I promise. It’s also quite hilarious. We are having one tonight! So, just imagine us leaping around the living room. It’s quite a sight, I can assure you. There are many ways to have a family workout […]

Frugal Family Fun: Make Bookmarks from Old Jeans

make bookmarks from old jeans

This morning my kids and I enjoyed a simple craft: making bookmarks from old jeans. All that’s required are some old jeans, pinking shears, felt, scissors, and craft/tacky glue. I’m sure this could be replicated with scrapbook paper or foam, too. Step One: Use the pinking shears to cut a rectangle from the old jeans. […]

Your Green Resource – Week Thirty Nine

Your Green Resource

Are you ready for another week of green and natural ideas? What is “Your Green Resource”? It’s your chance to share all your green ideas, resources and solutions with ALL of our readers! That’s right, when you link up on any of our blogs, your idea will get shared with all of the readers here […]

How to have a Family Draw {at Simple Homemade}

family draw night

Are you looking for a frugal, easy-to-implement, family fun idea? Well, I have one for you! It’s called the Family Draw. I’m sharing all the details (including eleven ideas for adding variety) at Simple Homemade. Read the post here. Before you go, here is a behind the scenes look at what happened after I took […]

Our Favorite How-to-Draw Books

family draw

My children have always loved to draw. I’ve contemplated getting rid of all the toys because it seems they would rather draw than do almost anything. Over the years we have collected some helpful how-to-draw books. I’m so thankful to have these on the bookshelf when one of them asks me how to draw something […]

Being a Consistent Mom

being a consistent mom

This is a guest post from Crystal of Intentional Homemaker Be kind.  Don’t provoke your brother/sister.  When they ask you not to do something, don’t do it. Think of others not just yourself.  Don’t be selfish.  Share your toys. I know that spaghetti is not your favorite meal, but we need to practice being thankful […]