What are your back to school traditions? We don’t usually do anything too crazy or fancy, but we do have a little family night, either the day before or two days before, and pick a family motto! This is something we can remind ourselves of throughout the year, a goal of sorts, to help us all be successful. My husband also gives each of my kids special father’s blessings for the upcoming school year. And then we shoo the littles out of the room and do a refresher on the all the super-fun-parenting-topics (good touching/bad touching, good pictures/bad pictures. and not to keep secrets from us!) And after such a serious conversation its critical to end with lots of hugs and A TREAT!… Read the rest
Well it happened, get out the fireworks and mark the occasion because it actually happened: my husband and I agreed on something! After finishing our first trip to Legoland we concluded that (for our kids’ ages and stages) Legoland is better than… you know… don’t make me say it… the OTHER place 😉 Half the price, half the crowd, and double the fun 🙂 🙂 We had a BRICK-tastic time spending two days together at Legoland, California who graciously provided two media passes for our trip.
Our kids had no idea we were going. We just woke them up one morning and told them we were going somewhere.… Read the rest
Sea World graciously provided 4 media passes to allow my family to spend the day at the park while we were in San Diego. Thank you Sea World!!! The kids had no idea so it was fun to pull up to the Sea World parking lot and have them discover where we were! We had a great time, but I definitely learned some things that can help you and your family MAXIMIZE your day.
How to Maximize Your Day at Sea World (and stay sane):
- Get there early: This is a no brainer, but I’m going to say it anyway. Sea World has a seasonal schedule (so check before you go!) but when we went (January) it didn’t open until 11.
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Today we had my 3 year-old’s preschool party at our home. Secret Santa with 3-year-olds is stinkin’ hilarious. Here’s a quick run-down of what we did (and a free printable too!). By the way, I should mention I got all the supplies for this party at the dollar store. I also planned the whole thing during the 10 minutes I was at the dollar store.… Read the rest
I was folding laundry the other day when this idea came to me, and I have to admit, I’m pretty excited about it. Sometimes I put notes in my kids’ lunches, you know those fun joke cards flying around pinterest, just a simple “i love you”, encouragement, and occasionally a “challenge”. Like: find someone who looks sad and cheer them up. Just something to get them thinking not about themselves! As I was thinking about how to teach my kids service and gratitude, especially at this time of year when they are prone to be thinking only about what may or may not end up under that big tree, I thought about a daily lunch box challenge!… Read the rest