How Do You Relieve Stress?

My youngest LOVES to fish!  After a long day at school, he loves to relax with a fishing pole in his hand.  He has a friend that lives nearby and they fish about 3 - 4 times a week together, especially after a long day of testing, etc. Sometimes he comes home from school and says it was so stressful that he just needs to fish.  I can completely understand that so I try to get him to the fishing hole as much as possible. He does like to keep … [Read more...]

MakeATeeOnline #Review #Giveaway Ends 3/28

I was given a credit to use on www.makeateeonline.com to use in facilitating my review.  My opinons are mine alone.  I was so excited about ordering these shirts that I bought one for everyone in my family and paid the rest of the bill on this order so they could arrive together. Above you will see green for my 9 year old, and gray for my husband.  We will hopefully we opening our car wash this summer and are getting geared up!  The whole … [Read more...]

Winter Crafts for the Family

It can be a challenge to keep your children entertained during the winter months, especially during school vacations. Doing fun craft projects together as a family is the ideal way to keep your kids busy and bond on chilly winter days. To help get your creative juices flowing, here are three easy and fun winter craft projects your kids will love: Bird Feeder Supplies - 24-inch piece of grosgrain ribbon Toilet paper roll Bird … [Read more...]

Houston Area Must See Attractions

Planning a visit to Houston?  Having a friend come to visit Houston?  Just want to do some exploring?  Here are some great places to go in the Houston area! Houston has many world-renowned art museums if you’re looking for an afternoon of high culture.  The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Menil Collection, and the Rothko Chapel all hold beautiful works of art, however one of my favorite art museums to visit is a little more unusual.  Houston … [Read more...]

Family Fun with Physical Activity

To encourage exercise in your home, it’s important to weave physical activity into daily life in interesting ways.  In addition to setting aside a formal time slot for a family workout, there are plenty of creative ways to get everyone’s blood pumping together. Note - if familiar exercise plans, such as biking or hiking trips work for your family, then toss this article aside and get in gear!  Yet if you’re seeking something new, here are a … [Read more...]

Apple Tree Craft

Do you have a young child at home who loves arts and crafts?  Teach them how to make apple trees!  This is such a simple craft that requires barely any materials but your kids will love making them!  Please note that scissors are required for this craft, so use your discretion on what you will allow your child to do on their own. You will need: Green tissue paper A red marker Empty toilet paper tubes (or paper towel tubes if you … [Read more...]

Bird Feeder Wreath Craft

Here is a fun craft that you and your child(ren) can make! Have you ever made your own bird feeder? I am sure you have heard about the pinecone and peanut butter feeders, but this one is a step up from that! This is a bird feeder wreath!  Photo credit:  www.todayshomeowner.com Here is what you will need: 1/3 cup of fresh cranberries 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup of almonds 4 cups of bird seed ½ cup of gelatin mixed with ¼ cup of … [Read more...]

Recipe: Smores on Grill

I came across this recipe in my Facebook Feed and had to save this!  It was posted by Heather from MommysFavoriteThings.com.  Have a look at that picture, this would definitely be a fun snack for the entire family.  It caught my attention because it was cooked on the grill.  Our kitchen is getting ready to be remodeled which means there will be many meals prepared on the grill once the remodeling gets started.  In order to keep from eating out … [Read more...]

Beat Summer Time Boredom (Craft)

When kids are out of school for the Summer, this can put some real stress on parents because they need to now find ways to entertain their children since they are going to (most likely) be home all day long instead of at school or after-care. No matter what you have planned, there will almost always be a day or two where your child(ren) will come up to you and say those two famous words, “I’m bored.” It’s time to prepare for those two dreaded … [Read more...]

Orlando, Florida Must-See Sites

With over 1,200 miles of coastline, a plethora of amusement parks, some of the best fishing in the US and an endless array of family-friendly destinations to choose from, it's no wonder Florida is on the top ten most popular tourist destinations of the US list.  Although Florida is home to some big draws for it's tourist population, Orlando is among 3 of the top tourist visited cities in the entire state which makes it home to some of the best … [Read more...]

Elementary School: 5 Ways To Create Lasting Memories

When your kids are young, it may seem like they will stay that way forever.  However, before long they will be graduating high school and be moving off to college.  These childhood years go by so fast, and that's why it is so important to create some lasting memories with them.  When you look back on these times, you'll be happy that you have these memories to cherish forever.  Here are some quick examples on how you can create lasting memories … [Read more...]

Recycled Tin Can Windsocks Craft

Do you have some old soup cans or coffee cans sitting around?  A lot of people like to recycle theirs, but sometimes we do not have any recycle centers close by.  If that is the case, take them and make a fun windsock out of them! You will need: Paint Paintbrushes Tin cans Glue Colorful ribbons Any extra embellishments you want to use to decorate your windsock with, such as glitter, sequins, gemstones, stickers, … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Tabletop Basketball Game

If your kids are into sports like mine are, they are going to love this craft.  This is great for when your kids are really bored and cannot leave the house, such as rainy or snowy days. You will need: A clear plastic cup (jello cups work well) Markers A coloring page of a backboard for a template Card stock Stickers A straw Egg carton cup Masking Tape A pom-pom Start out by cutting out the bottom of your plastic cup and … [Read more...]

Review: Great Outdoor Family Fun With Rollors ®

I was given a Rollors ® game to use in faciliting my review.  All opinions are mine. I couldn't wait for this Rollors ® game to arrive.  We have an area in our backyard that would be perfect for this and no better time for outdoor games than afternoons in the shade! Bobby was the one who found this game waiting for him on our front porch.  I kept telling him that we couldn't play it indoors, but he couldn't wait to get everything … [Read more...]

Prepare For Your Water Park Venture

Last week I spent three days at the water park with the kids.  We had fun, got a great start on our tans and stayed busy! Since I have spent so much time at the Wet N Wild water park, I've got some tips for you that will improve your water park trips!  Curious about the FloRider water attraction above?  Check out my earlier post:  FloRider Water Park Attraction Sucks Of Swim Suits. Set A Time To Leave Before getting to the water … [Read more...]

Play Music From Your Teacup With A Teacarina

Have you ever seen a teacup like that?  I was given a  Teacarina to use in facilitating my review.  All opinions are mine and mine alone. Check out my pictures of this cool Teacarina cup below: The Teacarina was developed by the St. Louis School of Music.  It is a great looking tea cup that is also a flute!  These cups would be perfect for the Easter Bunny to slip inside the Easter Baskets that he delivers.  In case the Easter Bunny … [Read more...]