Sunday, December 30, 2012
It's always fascinating for me to go back and see which of my posts YOU liked the best. Each and every one of these posts was packed full of ideas, so in a way you're getting a bonus. Inside of these 10 most popular posts, you'll be getting hundreds of ideas for family fun! So here they are, from 10 to 1.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Merry Christmas! Posting has been slow around here lately as I've been enjoying the holiday season. I love this time of year so much and want to spend plenty of time enjoying the simple pleasures of Christmas. But, I did want to post one last time before I signed off for Christmas and New Years. I encourage you to do the same. Spend time with your family. Enjoy the season. Here are 10 simple ways to spend time together as a family over the holidays.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
After Friday's tragedy in Connecticut, I debated whether or not to post my usual weekend post. But then it occurred to me that this post is all about connecting. It's a way for me to share good ideas I find from others and it's full of ways that you and I can use to spend time together as a family. I'm sure many of us are craving family time this weekend. So go, play, and enjoy each other.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I'm so happy to be participating in the Creative Christmas Countdown this year. Each day until the 24th, all of my favorite bloggers will be sharing a fun & simple Christmas activity. Be sure to check the official Creative Christmas Countdown page for all the previous activities and you can keep up with the rest of the countdown.
We have a lot of family and friends that live far away. Unfortunately we never get to see everyone we love during the holiday season, so this year we're going to send some love their way.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
One of our favorite Christmas movies is Frosty the Snowman, so I thought it would be fun to create a family night based around Frosty. You can fill your night with crafts, books, movies, and a special treat all based on that lovable Snowman. Today I'm sharing microwave puff paint snowmen, snowman hot chocolate, and a few snowman book suggestions. I hope this will help you have your own Frosty the Snowman family night.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Every year, we make tons of homemade ornaments for our Christmas tree. One of the projects we made this year were these fun scratch art ornaments. I had to do a lot more prep ahead of time for this project, but the results were worthwhile. The girls loved making their own designs to hang on the tree.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
When Around the World in 12 Dishes whisked us away to Morocco this month, the girls and I decided to spend out time in the markets of Marrakech. We watched a short video on National Geographic Kids and looked at their slideshow. We talked about all the different things you could find at the markets, such as clothing, leather, olives, tea, dried fruits & nuts, and carpets.