I'm a big Holiday girl. Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, you name it, I get really excited. I immediately get crafting with my kids and envisioning how the days leading up to the Holiday as well as the big day will go. There is a holiday that I'm a bit of a Scrooge, however. And, it's New Years.I can't remember when I became ambivalent about the Holiday. But … [Read more...] about New Years Kids Activities: Simple ways for fun at home
If I let commercial Christmas spirit get the best of our family, I'm pretty sure my children would think the holiday was only about receiving and making toy lists. Becoming a parent has really opened my eyes to how much Christmas is about consumption of products. Children are inundated with information about the latest toy. Youtube channels, commercials, and … [Read more...] about DIY Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make
When my little brother was ten, he was diagnosed with what they thought was colitis. Later, we found out it was, in fact, Crohn's. Either way, his symptoms and gastrointestinal issues meant he had to eliminate a number of foods from his diet. Two triggers that were dairy and gluten. Now if this were to happen to me today, there's no doubt I would find it … [Read more...] about These 15 Advent Calendars Without Candy Will Make you Smile
Fall awakens both creativity and imagination in me. Perhaps it's the temperature change. Suddenly going outside is less hot and humid. Back to school certainly flicks a switch where the dog days of summer are put to rest and we are set into a higher gear. Autumn colours are incredible. Trees audaciously display vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. And then, there are … [Read more...] about Fun Fall Activities to Bring the Magic of Season to Life
There are countless ways to create crafts and play-based learning ideas using yarn. Not only that, these kids activities are beautiful and interesting! Never would I have anticipated I would be writing and excited about yarn. Really. Yarn brings up connotations of the mundane. It probably goes without saying, but I've never knit. Though I do appreciate people … [Read more...] about Fun Play-Based Learning Ideas Using YARN!