Yurt Camping in a Snowy Spring

Here’s a question: Can it really be called winter camping if it takes place during March Break, and if our shelter of choice is a yurt instead of a tent? I’ve decided that since there was snow on the ground the answer is a big fat YES.I’ve uploaded a slew of photos to Flickr already (you can see them all right here), but I wanted to share one right here that summed up this wonderful new experience for me:...more

7 Tips to Help Your Kids Avoid the Holiday Brain Drain

You may have heard about the “Summer Slide.” It’s how teachers refer to the significant decrease in material retention that requires them to spend an average of four to six weeks re-teaching materials in the fall. But even a two-three week holiday break can put a serious dent in learning.            To help keep your child’s brain strong when school is out of session, consider these seven tips: ...more

I Am NOT A Soccer Mom

I mean that in the literal and figurative sense. Trust me, I am not dissing those moms that spend endless hours running their kids around to practices and games - they love it and they're great at it.It's just not me....more
@SadderButWiserGirl Yes... we've let them try what they want to and none of the sports have ...more

Guest Post - Baking Made Fun for You and your Kids

Today I'm lucky enough to have a guest post about making baking into a fun, time-filling activity with your kids! Special thanks to Jennifer Mackey!......more

Get Out of the House (for Free!)

There's a whole other half of summer to get through, and here in Florida...it is HOT. Parks are basically out, but there are lots of things you can do with your kids for free (or cheap)...that usually cost money! Here are a few of the things we've found to keep us occupied and out of the house during this 100+ degree weather: 1) LIBRARY: ...more

Her Day Planner is Full

Anne KimballLife on the Funny FarmI have a nickname for my dtr Rosie: Dub-cee-dub.As in WCW.As in "When Can We...?"See, from the time she still sported her top-knot, she's always been one to ask, "When can we....___________?" (fill in the blank).When can we go to the park, when can we go bowling, when can we go to the creek, when can we go to the beach, the movies, the museum, a friend's house, etc, etc. She is now and has always been wanting to go-go-go and do-do-do....more

Restaurant Hunt

In Florida, we have months that stretch on end where we can't really do much outside if it doesn't involve water. So, we're stuck with inside activities, and the library and mall can get old fast.  If you've got enough cash for some cheap desserts or meals, may I recommend a restaurant hunt? Well, to the kids it's a restaurant hunt. For you, it's going out for ice cream or lunch. Giving it a title makes it much more adventurous. At least that's what we've found. READ MORE:...more

Summer Fun Awaits!

Excavating toys from a block of iceThe unofficial beginning of summer is near!...more

Celebrate Leap Day

Today is February 29th - Leap Day! I have never done anything to celebrate this 'holiday' but since I feel the need to romance and date my husband, I decided I would surprise him with a Leap-ful day after he gets home from work. This will be our very first leap year officially together. We actually started dating about a week after the last leap year in 2008!  Image: serenitbee via Flickr ...more
 @2sisters2cities    Super cute indeed   http://www.2sisters2cities.com/more

How Will You Spend Your Leap Day?

As you all look back, I know you all did well and truly carpe diem!!!more