25 Best Family Movies to Watch on Rainy Indoor Weekends

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You know I don't often recommend screen time on this blog, but a friend asked me for suggestions on the best family movies to watch together with the kids.  My kids don't watch any TV during the week -- no time with school and play! So our occasional "Family Movie Night" has turned into a really special occasion for us. First of all, I highly recommend tidepooling on rainy … [Read more...]

Rain, Rain, Go and Play

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Did you go for a walk in the rain last weekend?  We did.     And we've also been playing A LOT more since the time change. I love it!  Paper Coterie runs a March photo scavenger  called #takingtimeforplay on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  I'm loving all the play it's inspired -- even for us -- who play anyways. Plus, it's just … [Read more...]

Guess the Game: Odds and Ends

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I'm seeing signs of fall!  Are you? Cooler nights and warm days make the leaves change color. We've got a nice little drizzle going this morning. LOVE fall!  My friend over at TravelingMel.com is getting ready for winter in Montana and embarked on canning projects - looks DELICIOUS. I bought a whole flat of peaches this week just because of her photos! Guess the Game: Odds and … [Read more...]

Encourage Creativity to Raise Crafty Kids

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Creative kids don't wait for someone to hand them directions. They just grab available items to create their own crafts. Here are some of the SIMPLE AND CHEAP things I always try to have around the house: Loads of recyclables (save those cereal boxes, bottle caps, toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and egg cartons) Air Dry Clay - for special projects Construction … [Read more...]