Does your family go camping together? I grew up tent camping with my family and Girl Scout troop, so it was a tradition I wanted to start with my own boys. My husband and I debated about what age to start and took both boys on an overnight trip to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp Resort in Elmer, NJ. They are 3 and 15 months. Since this was our first experience camping with the kids, and it had been a few years since we camped ourselves, we decided to stick close to home and only stay 1 night. [Read more…] about 10 Tips To Make Your First Family Camping Experience Enjoyable for Everyone
Before I had kids, a good friend told me that if you waited until you were ready (emotionally and financially) you’d never have kids. Bringing a new baby into the mix does bring new expenses, but over the last 7 years and 3 babies I’ve found a few ways to take care of the essentials without feeling extra broke afterward. [Read more…] about How to Afford A New Baby
Special thanks to Susan Conley from the blog cookthestone.com for this guest post.
Worried about your cooking in an upcoming camping trip? Learn five tips that come in handy when cooking over a campfire. Cooking at a camp be a completely different experience for a homemaker. After all, you are away from your kitchen where all your ingredients, cookware and utensils are stored. And adding to the pressure is the fact that you can’t dial a pizza delivery number in case everything goes awry. You will really have to deliver, so to speak, unless you want your family or friends who were so busy putting up the tent to go hungry. [Read more…] about Five Tips for Preparing and Cooking With a Campfire
How good a liar are you? Find out in this hilarious bluffing card game! When we were kids we loved this game because it gave us permission to lie and swear! Ha! It’s also a great introduction to the skill of bluffing which your kids will need later when they learn to play poker. [Read more…] about How to Play Bullshit (or I Doubt It or Liar)
How good is your memory? Keep an eye on the cards and remember where they were to collect the most pairs and win! Who needs to buy a game of memory with character pictures when you can play with a regular deck of cards. And Bonus! It’s a great way for kids to learn numbers too. [Read more…] about How to Play Memory