Friday, September 18, 2020

Easy + Fun Button Art!


Brush up on your hand sewing skills or teach your kids the basis of sewing with this fun and pretty button art!  Using just simple tools, you can create a fun art piece!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

12 Fun Fall Crafts!


Fall is almost here, and what better way to celebrate its arrive than with some crafty fun!  Leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, and more are fun to make and display...happy fall crafting!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

12 DIY Musical Instruments!


Let's make some music! Some DIY music that is!  Start your own family band with a variety of homemade instruments--drums, harmonicas, kazoos, tambourines and lots more!  Each uses simple materials and things found around the house...many items are recycled too!  Happy music making!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Top 12 Podcasts for Kids


Do you podcast?  If you are unfamiliar, a podcast is a type of audio show that is normally delivered in multi-part episodes or by a specific topic.  Our family is definitely a huge fan of them.  With the variety to choose from with age groups and subject matter the possibilities are truly endless.  They are great for road trips, long plane rides, or something to have on at home too for a bit of enrichment.  They are a wonderful jumping off point for interesting conversations and cover things from history, science, literature, and lots more.  Some are more straightforward with information delivery, while others are in more of a narrative theatrical format with multiple voices, sound effects, and music.  Below is a selection of our family's most favorites!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

12 Bread Recipes for Beginners


There's nothing better than freshly baked bread, am I right?  The crispy crust, the pillowy center, and the divine smell!  Here are a dozen beginner level bread recipes, from classic white bread, artisan loaves, French bread, and sourdoughs too, there's something to make for every budding bread baker!