When preparing for a family trip it is always smart to pack at least one (or several) games. When the weather on vacation becomes yucky, the quickest way to sour the trip is an entire bored family stuck in a small hotel room.
Remember Chia Pets? I never had one of my own, but I remember how cool they looked in commercials during Saturday morning cartoons. It seems that they are making a comeback, and my kids started asking for their own Chia Pets recently. I thought surely we could make something similar that would be more fun and much cheaper too.
When it comes to Bible Journaling, my goal is to simply journal the lessons God is teaching me in the margins. I’m a busy Mom with barely 5 minutes to sneak in a shower, at this point in my life Bible Journaling must also fit in small windows of time. There are smudges and hastily written notes more often than beautifully hand-lettered lessons in the margins of my journaling Bible.
Bitter cold winter and several days in a row of being cooped up inside makes for wild and irritable children. Often a few simple suggestions of activities from Mom can start a full afternoon of imaginative play. Since I work from home, I’m always looking for independent indoor activities for kids that will keep them happy and occupied on cold winter days. Today I’m sharing some of my children’s favorite activities this winter.
Snow days are every child’s dream, but they easily become a nightmare for Mom. The piles of wet laundry, dripping boots, and daunting task of stuffing young children into snow gear multiple times a day can quickly outweigh the fun of a snow day.
A few simple and practical tips can make all the difference in surviving snow days with young children.