How Having Pets at Home Help Promote Values

How Having Pets at Home Help Promote Values

Today's guest post comes from Hillary Smith.   Hillary Smith loves technology and hasn’t met a gadget that didn’t catch her attention. After graduating from the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, Hillary began a career as a freelance writer focusing on the telecommunications industry. She works out every day and spoils her English bulldog, Chauncey. Maybe it will happen over Christmas time. Maybe it will happen on your child’s birthday. Maybe it will happen on some idle Sunday … [Read more...]

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Looking for some good run-around games to play outside this summer?  Here's a few ideas to get you started! Drop the Handkerchief This game is best played with 8 or more players from ages 3-7. You'll need a handkerchief or a piece of cloth.  To begin, have all the kids sit in a circle except for one.  The remaining child is "it" and begins to walk around the circle.  This game is similar to duck, duck, goose, but instead of tagging someone, "it" drops the cloth behind the person that he … [Read more...]

10 Easter Games to Play with the Family

10 Easter Games to Play with the Family

Are you planning a get together with the family this Easter?  Here are a few games to play with the kids and teens to get the fun really rolling! Most games require plastic Easter eggs, so head to the nearest dollar store and stock up! #1 Bucket Head Played as a two person team, one player holds a bucket on their head while the other play tosses Easter eggs into the bucket. Players must stand 5 feet apart (mark the floor with masking tape).  Of course, if you have little ones, you might want … [Read more...]

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Christmas Crafts & Projects for the Family

Are you looking for a few quick games and activities for the family to do during your Christmas get together this year?  I've rounded up a few crafts we've been doing this month along with some of my other favorites from other blogs and websites.  Hope you find something that fits your family! Paper Plate Angel This is a super simple project even the littlest hands can do.  Just cut one plate into fourths (each quarter is a wing) and then cut another plate into a pizza shape.  Cut a head … [Read more...]

We are AWANA Cubbies!

We are AWANA Cubbies!

I opened my front door to see a giant "Blogger Box" on my front porch.  I'm always a fan of packages, but this one was an exceptionally fun surprise.  I quickly cut open the box to find a myriad of treasures inside. As you can see, my own two children were perched on the edge waiting to get their hands on the goodies!  This box was filled with puppets, a curriculum book, shirts, badges, large story pictures, postcards, and more!  Here's a few more pictures to show you the goods! Isn't that … [Read more...]

Staycations Across the U.S of A

Staycations Across the U.S of A

Did yesterday's post about Family Fun in Erie get you itching to find some family fun in your own backyard?  If you're not fortunate to live in Erie, don't despair!  There's a whole team of bloggers who've put together a wide range of Staycation ideas.  Check them out below! Mid Atlantic NW (or all), Connecticut :: Parenting Miracles Boston (or all), Massachusetts :: Maven of Savin Central, New Jersey :: Our Good LIfe Adirondak Mountains and Central, New York :: For This … [Read more...]