A Bad Mommy Moment Turned Good--Save Precious Art from Your Beloved Kids without Becoming a Hoarding Freak
Part of surviving fall in our house is intertwined into surviving school with my three girls and all the stuff they bring home. It came to a head this weekend with a bit of a bad-Mommy moment. Unfortunately, it wasn't my first and won't be my last but I'm working to put the odds closer to the kids' favor than mine.
My husband is a history teacher, Seinfeld aficionado and movie buff. We spend an embarrassing amount of time communicating with each other through quotes. Now that the girls have caught onto this general strangeness, we don't just speak in our alien language, we are now writing it on sticky notes and hiding our favorite sayings in random places for each other to find. Lunchboxes, in the middle of books that my girls are in the process of reading, book bags, pants pockets, drawers, behind picture frames...these words of wisdom will be popping up for years to come.
Get the kids out of your hair and into the sun with a healthy finger food picnic. Bring a couple craft activities to relax and grab a Frisbee or a ball to work off your treats.
Love America to the moon and back with pizza and a parfait. Better yet, share your love with handmade cards to send to our troops.
Grab a little luck of the Irish by eating fun, green food and planning (or planting) a spring garden!
Activities: Real Vegetable Stamps, Limericks and A Spring Garden
What can possibly be more fun than taking the kids grocery shopping with you? Well, yes, pretty much anything. Since sometimes we simply have no choice but to bring along our little proteges, we may as well make it as fun as possible. Distraction is key. To help you out a little, I've put together a few ideas of grocery store scavenger hunts for all ages! Yee-ha!
Local libraries often offer more than just books! Here are our favorite freebies we get from ours.
1. Learn a Language
Anytime we have a road trip planned, we pick up a language learning CD. Although we’re fluent in nothing but English we can say some basics in French, Russian and Spanish so far. Deutsch ist neben!
Don't go out and buy an expensive centerpiece, make your own and decorate for less! In honor of National Watermelon Day and due to the fact that our watermelon garden was fruitful this year, I've been searching fun watermelon carving ideas. Here are my favorites.
A mother of 3 spunky girls, Andrea Everhart shares ways to save, creative family time and fun trip ideas.