One of the best ways to make family memories is to spend some good old fashioned time together. These 5 family day activities are great ways to connect with your kids and encourage some new family hobbies!
We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with a night out at the CELTIC WOMAN Ancient Land Performance. This magical night of music was hosted at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in Spokane, Washington. The show was truly inspiring!
Twirling, dancing and skipping around is what little girls do, right? My girls started their self-directed dance careers almost as soon as they could walk; pirouetting through the store and practicing tendus along the curb. As soon as they each turned three, we enrolled our girls in recreational ballet classes. Kids can learn many important things by taking ballet such as following instructions and improving balance and coordination. Additionally, a ballet class is great exercise and a fun excuse to dress up in glittery outfits and dance shoes! Here are six ways little girls can benefit from taking ballet.
Salem, Oregon has a great collection of places for families to explore, play and ride bikes. We easily filled up an afternoon with a visit to the children’s museum and a family walk at Salem’s Riverfront Park. Here are our visit highlights!
Dying hard boiled eggs is a fun activity to do with your kids to celebrate Spring. We took egg dying to the next level by using homemade natural dyes made from real food! We made pink dye with beets, yellow dye with turmeric, blue dye with berries and lime green dye with spinach. My kids loved learning how to color eggs with natural dyes. This fun science experiment is a great way to learn how color can be transferred from one object to another!
Did you know that April is World Autism Month? If you don’t personally have a child with autism, chances are you know a family who does. Here are some ways to “go blue” in support of raising awareness about autism.
Everyone’s day is busy. The minutes get filled up with things and the end of the day is often near before you’ve even caught your breath. I like to take a break during my day with a cup of tea. Here are a few reasons why drinking tea is a wonderfully healthy habit.
Toys are generally iconic to childhood. We all remember our favorite toys or play sets and we often have vivid memories associated with our favorite things. For young kids, toys are also instrumental for learning. Our family has found it helpful to collect toy sets and not just add toys that clutter the playroom or easily break. Fortunately, you can still find classic wooden toys that inspire imaginative play! Here are 5 reasons why purchasing high quality wooden toys is a good investment for your kids.
Some say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My kids love eating the cereal that comes in colorful boxes and interesting flavors. Kids can enjoy cereal alongside fresh fruit, yogurt and toast for a well-balanced breakfast.
Have you ever dreamed of making your own flavored macarons? Once you learn how to make the basic macaron recipe, you can add all sorts of creative ingredients to make impressively creative treats!
One of my favorite things about decorating my home is designing my own wall art, colorful garlands and accent decor. I often switch out my home decor for different seasons and I enjoy using fresh new accent colors. This eye-catching rainbow felt leaf garland can be made using any color of felt. A DIY felt garland is a pretty decorative accent for a party or child’s bedroom. You could also use this same concept to create a garland of stars, hearts or flowers.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is a great place to live and raise kids. These 15 family activities in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho promise fun and adventure for the whole family!
Easter is a very special holiday and a great opportunity to create family traditions. If you give your kids Easter Baskets, it’s fun to include few small non-candy surprises. These Easter basket gift ideas are interactive, collectible and educational!
Baby shark doo doo doo doo doo doo. Sound familiar? The Baby Shark song has been danced to many times in our home, coming in second on our playlist only to Space Unicorn. It’s not surprising really, the simple lyrics and catchy tune is sure to make any toddler giggle.
This DIY baby shark birthday cake is a fun way to incorporate your child’s favorite song into their birthday celebration! You don’t have to be a cake master to create a Baby Shark birthday cake (believe me, I’m not). All you need is some small cake pans, a boxed cake mix, 1-2 tubs of icing, white fondant and food coloring.