This week I’ll be getting ready for the new year by co-hosting a new recipe linky party each day. Menu planning is not my strongest homemaking skill and definitely something I want to improve in the new year. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to do it is to use the freezer and make meals ahead. [Read more…] about Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas
It’s Christmas time, so I got out a few basic supplies and I put together a quick, easy, educational Christmas tree math activity for my boys. This started out as an activity for candy corn, but it’s really easy to modify it to fit other holidays. You can read our Halloween version here. [Read more…] about M&M Christmas Tree Math Activity
Do you want to host Thanksgiving Dinner without spending all of your time in the kitchen? I have a solution for you. Host a slow cooker Thanksgiving. I’ve done this in some capacity for a few years and I can’t wait to host again so I can streamline the process. Crockpots are great for keeping things warm, or even cooking the entire dish, depending on your time. [Read more…] about Host A Slow Cooker Thanksgiving: My Secret To A Stress Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Camping with kids is such a fun adventure, but if you’re not prepared, it can be a bit exhausting. It’s not like you can turn on the television for some down time and there are A LOT of new and exciting things for the kids to see and touch. [Read more…] about Camping With Kids: Keeping Kids Busy at Your Campsite
On our very first camping trip my kids, then 3 and 1.5, woke up and immediately started chanting, “We’re freezing!” and “Cold!”. My husband kept sleeping and I couldn’t get the fire lit so I did what any quick thinking mom would do. I put the kids in their car seats, gave them their chocolate milk, and sat there with the car heater running until we got warm. Not my best moment, but it got the job done. That trip was in May.
[Read more…] about Tips for Staying Warm on a Fall Camping Trip