Parenting

DIY Holiday Birdseed Ornaments

December is a very busy month in our house.  Besides wrapping up our Christmas shopping and adorning our house with decorations, we spend much of our month teaching our son about the joy of giving to others.  Last week I talked about some of the charities we like to give to during the holiday season.… Continue reading DIY Holiday Birdseed Ornaments

Parenting

It’s Giving Tuesday!

A message popped up on my Facebook this morning, letting me know a friend is asking for donation's for her children's school in celebration of Giving Tuesday.  I personally don't wait for an official holiday to do my charitable giving, but I do use the holiday season to teach my son the importance of helping… Continue reading It’s Giving Tuesday!

Parenting

Glow-in-the Dark Footprint Ghost Halloween Treat Bag

It may be a day premature, but Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate.  We've been enjoying some of the local festivities here in Northern Virginia the last couple of weeks.  We've attended both the Air and Scare at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and the trick-or-treating event at George Washington's Mount Vernon. We've also been… Continue reading Glow-in-the Dark Footprint Ghost Halloween Treat Bag

Education, Parenting

Not Another Post on Making Slime

Sorry folks, but my son has been begging me to make slime for months now.  I don't know about you, but I feel like stores are constantly bombarding me with advertisements for slime.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that this elementary classroom experiment would get boxed up and commercialized. I've always used… Continue reading Not Another Post on Making Slime

Parenting, Travel

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Growing up in the Central Valley of California, I never really experienced autumn.  Yes, the leaves would turn colors and fall to the ground, but it all seemed to happen in the blink of an eye.  There was no time to really enjoy the beautiful colors like you can out here in Virginia. While I… Continue reading Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Education, Parenting

Making Sight Words Fun

It's hard to believe that Lil' Man has already completed his first month of kindergarten!  Last week he received his first set of monthly sight words to practice at home:  I, the, a, go, and is.  We quickly went through all of his teacher's recommended activities, and we determined that Lil' Man should use his time to practice… Continue reading Making Sight Words Fun

Parenting, Travel

Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

As the leaves start to change colors here in Virginia, I find myself longing for the delightful fall decorations that adorn Magic Kingdom this time of year.  We were fortunate enough to see MK decked out for this year's festivities on the last day of our trip in August.  Although I was exhausted and ready… Continue reading Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party