Make your Own Snow “Paint”

Make your Own Snow “Paint”

Last winter, our local park district brought activity bins to neighborhood parks with a bunch of fun snow activities inside. They had brick makers for building snow forts and games you could play in the snow. The most popular item in the bins BY FAR (in our...
5 Card Games to Try with your Family

5 Card Games to Try with your Family

My family LOVES games – board games, card games, charades, hide and seek…you name it, and we are IN! My kids are now 10 and 7 so our repertoire of games has expanded quite a bit, and they are now able to play more advanced options. Which brings us to our...
Where to Donate Used (or new!) Toys

Where to Donate Used (or new!) Toys

As the holiday season ramps up and I find more and more packages arriving at our front door, I realize (as I do every year) that we have a LOT of stuff. Staying on top of clutter and excess items can be a never-ending job. My kids are constantly growing out of...
5 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Gift Ideas

5 Easy and Inexpensive DIY Gift Ideas

The holidays are sneaking up on us, and we are now deep into gift finding/buying/making season. Whether you love to hit the mall looking for just the right thing for your loved ones, or whether you love to sit in a cozy house crafting something unique, there are a...