I wanted to share a fun and creative list of things to do with your kids and family before Christmas. Each year we try something new. Set some time aside for the last two weeks before Christmas and try out these 10 Christmas family time ideas. I am sure you will love these fun Christmas crafts, holiday ideas, and Christmas recipes for celebrating the season. You will score some big points with your kids in the process for being present with them as a parent during such a busy season.
Thanksgiving for us is all about bringing family together, great food, being thankful for the blessings in our lives and creating memories with the ones we love. So, as you might imagine, I don’t want anyone to be bored or hungry at our Thanksgiving dinner!
Since the Thanksgiving dinner baton hasn’t passed completely from my mom to me just yet, I usually spend my time on a few Thanksgiving desserts and the craft planning. One big responsibility is to keep the smaller guests entertained with seasonal, kid-friendly crafts while the turkey browns.
In those hot summer days, ice cream is one of my family's favorite things to enjoy to help us cool down. Throwing an ice cream sundae party is fun, easy, and inexpensive to pull together. If you are anything like me, all of those things make throwing an ice cream party a total win.
The best present you can give this holiday season is spending time together with family, friends and all those you love. We've collected some of our favorite seasonal recipes here to help you celebrate together, plus 10 holiday tips to help make every get-together a time to remember.
With the price of gas, eating out, and hotels on the rise, why not take advantage of what your local area has to offer and plan day trips and mini-excursions for the family this summer! Not only will you save money, but you won't feel like you need to take a vacation from your vacation.
We’re playing the classic family board game of Tic Tac Toe, and for a new fun twist we’re using snacks for our tic tac toe game pieces. Who doesn’t love playing with their food? Well, this board game was a hit with our whole family, and the best part was eating our snacks once we were done.
Life is busy these days at my house. Whether it’s my blogging, the kids school and sports schedules, or running the household, there is always a lot going on in our family. Despite our hectic schedules, I still try to take time each day to spend some quality time together with my kids. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just something simple that can become a cherished memory.
Thanks to social networking websites, texting, and email, staying connected to my family is easier than ever. However, even with all of these resources available, nothing could replace those times of togetherness and the company of my loved ones in person. Family reunions can offer a time of celebration of love and family in a wonderful and unique way.
Ready to get organized this new year? A weekly meal plan can help you save money, time and help your whole family eat better. I love to plan our family’s meals and create fun new dinners weekly that we can look forward to. Menu planning doesn’t have to be an intimidating process because it is something that can involve your entire family!
Sunday night is family movie night in our house. This is a tradition that my husband and I established early on in our relationship, long before we became mommy and daddy to our three kids. To keep the weekend going as long as possible, we would go to a 10 P.M. movie every Sunday night, walking home slowly down the quiet New York City streets afterwards, discussing the best movie scenes, and then slipping straight into bed.
Road trips are the most popular family vacations and make for many childhood memories. Here are 5 key tips to make those memories good ones, rather than a notorious backseat brawl or a chorus of "Mom, he’s touching me AGAIN!"
According to the National Alliance for Youth Sports, more than 30 million boys and girls under the age of 18 play organized sports. So if you have kids, there's a pretty good chance you'll find yourself a "sports parent" at some point.
My 7-year-old gets off the bus at 3:30 p.m. every day and skips towards me with a big smile, thrilled to be home after a long day navigating the hallways of her elementary school. But as soon as she walks in the door, her smile disappears and she begins to beg to watch TV and eat cookies.
Our family spends its week running from one activity to the next. Because our weeks are so jam-packed, I like to make sure that we have one night a week for us to come together without time pressure or other stresses and just enjoy each other as a family. Over time we've learned that unless we're extremely committed to our family night, it can easily get skipped.