25 Best Family Movies to Watch on Rainy Indoor Weekends


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


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


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


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...]