Fun Games for Young Children and Families

By | January 28th, 2017|Character Training For Children, Family Fun, Toys and Activities|

It is so good for families to play games together! They can bring so much laughter, and also important character development such as delayed gratification, patience, perseverance, good sportsmanship, being a kind and respectful friend, and fairness. *wink* But it can be harder to find games that the whole family enjoys, especially if you have [...]

Christmas Uncluttered

By | December 30th, 2016|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, OUR HOME, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Toys and Activities|

Decorating- uncluttered Simple delights Simplifying celebration plans Making a list, checking it twice Keeping the calendar uncluttered The Christmas story   We have been slipping out of summer here in Washington and in to the clean, crisp air of the fall season.  *smile*  I love our four seasons here in the United States, and I [...]

Christmas (or Birthday) Shopping Plan!

By | December 1st, 2016|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Toys and Activities|

Do you look forward to Christmas and birthday shopping but have been increasingly confused or overwhelmed with the whole process - especially if you're doing it large-family style?  Wondering how you can shop for just the right items for each person while not overspending the budget, purchase items the kids need but balance that with [...]

Scheduling Weekends: what to do

By | August 18th, 2016|Family Fun, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Toys and Activities|

I've had many questions about whether or not I schedule weekends.  The answer to this is yes, and no.  *smile*. I'll share with you what our plan was like with mostly very young children since that is the season most of our readers are in; but these principles apply beautifully also to older children as [...]

Professional Parenting, Part 1 of 2

By | August 17th, 2015|Organization, Parenting, Surrender and Blessings|

Here in Part 1 are the first 7 points of 13 on how parenting is like a profession, and these are the points I will cover in this post: Prepare for the day Be purposeful Focus our attention on our work place (our home) Invest in the atmosphere Apply self-discipline; others are relying on us [...]

Productively Occupying 3-Year-Old Boys

By | July 25th, 2015|How Do We Do That, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Toys and Activities|

Boys vs. girls Keeping him safe without following him around. Scheduling our 3-year-old's time on a typical day. Toy/activity ideas to occupy his time. Three resources for activity ideas. Do you have a 3-year-old boy (or know someone who does) who seems to have testosterone exploding from his darling little body con-stant-ly? *smile* Does he bounce [...]

Computer Learning For Kids – How We Utilize It

By | March 29th, 2013|How Do We Do That, Toys and Activities|

What learning programs are they using? Do they do online learning? Which kids use the computers? Where to find computer learning programs?  When and how long to do they "play"?  Computer as a tool or a toy? We have found that computer learning can be incredibly valuable for our children, when carefully monitored, and with [...]

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