Plan Surprise Spa Day For Mom At Home

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Mom is probably one of the hardests workers you know.  She deserves a day off, but sometimes it’s hard to do that with kids in the house.  I have the solution!  Plan a spa day for mom in your own home!  This is very simple, and she will love it! What you will need varies depending on what you want to do.  Fresh flowers are always nice, so make sure you have some in a vase on the kitchen table/counter, or her nightstand.  Women love facemasks, … [Read more...]

Connect With Your Kids Through Arts And Crafts

While your children are still young and full of imagination, plan a weekly/bi-weekly craft session with them. Let them pick out the supplies and plan what they want to do that week. Let them get a little messy! Use paint, glue, tissues paper, scissors, Popsicle sticks, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, etc. You can even buy them some blank aprons for them to decorate and wear for each craft session. Make craft time as personal and special as … [Read more...]

Bringing Back A Family Tradition

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Let’s take a field trip into the past.  Did you and your family do something every week, such as play card games on Wednesday nights or take a walk every Saturday?  Teaching your children about family traditions is really important!  Why?  Because they need to know the value of spending time together every week.  In this day and age, it’s really easy to STAY BUSY.  It’s really easy to forget to spend time together.  It may not be intentional, but … [Read more...]

Involve Your Children In Your Every Day Activities

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It is very important that you involve your children in your every day activities and routines.  If your child is young enough that you still dress them and help them brush their teeth, NOW is the perfect time to teach them their own routine for every day activities that you also do!  If you have a routine such as getting up, using the restroom, brushing your teeth, washing your face, getting dressed, and then eating breakfast, you and your child … [Read more...]

Simple Basketball Tips For Improving Your Game

  Is Your Game A Blur? If you love playing basketball, then you know there are many drills you can do to better your performance! Let’s start with the basics. Shooting. Shooting is one of the most important things you will do in a basketball game.  That’s how you score points!  One of the most important things to remember when shooting is to line up your arms with the rim and make sure that your shooting wrist is not tense when trying … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fun With The Family

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In this day and age, it seems like technology has taken over EVERYTHING, and our kids are spending less time outdoors, and more time on the computer or in front of the television set.  Since it is starting to warm up, consider planning a fun weekend full of outdoor activities! Don’t forget the sunscreen! Arrowhead hunting in an open field: If you are friends with someone who owns a field and has recently had it plowed, you could get lucky … [Read more...]

Frugal Father/Child Activities

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Hanging out with your child is a really important bonding time, but it can get expensive.  I have a few frugal ideas I have come up with – enjoy! Take a daytime hiking trip and pack a lunch! If there is a local hiking trail around, pack a lunch and take your child!  Hiking trails are long enough to allow you to have a good father/son conversation and short enough where you won’t get too tired too quickly.  Plus, you can stop in the middle of … [Read more...]