Convert a Two Wheeler Into a Balance Bike

Up until a week ago, Sola has absolutely refused to ride her bike without training wheels. I had begun to despair that she might never learn to ride a bike without training wheels....more

2 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Failure...Again!

I noticed the "2 ingredient Banana Ice Cream" BuzzFeed video going around and it reminded me of when I tried it back in 2011. I didn't think it was bad, but the kids thought differently and their reactions were hilarious. If you're wanting to try it, I think the way to go is to add other fruit and make it sorbet-ish. (I can't seem to get the video working. Oops.)...more
Denise That's a good idea! Would be fun to compare and contrast! :)more

Make This: Quick Copper Garden Markers

Every time we make a trip to Home Depot, the kids beg to pick up one more veggie to plant and I usually give them the go ahead because we're gardening, man! Getting our (gloved) hands dirty! Growing food! Making magic! And really, just feeding the deer, rabbits, and chipmunks, but more about that later. It's starting to look bushy out back, which means it's time to add garden markers so we can tell what's what in our batch of crops.  ...more

Our 6 Kids

When people say that I don't really have six kids, it really pisses me off.  Ignorance is bliss perhaps under this circumstance.  People who say that, aren't capable of understanding our life, don't want to understand our life or lastly don't agree with our life....more
You have six kids. My partner and I have six kids -- 3 mine, 3 hers. They are OURS.more

Babies Babies Babies

Alright, so my husband and I have six kids all together.  I have a 13 year old stepson, 11 year old stepson and 8 year old stepdaughter.  From my previous marriage I have a 7 year old son and 6 year old daughter.  Together we have a 2 year old son.   Depending on the day, we can have anywhere from 1 to 6 kids in our household....more

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5 Books for Young People about Protest and Social Change

The news around the country about civil unrest, inequality and protest provide teachable moments with young people. Here are 5 stories from history to spark conversation:Markel, Michelle, Melissa Sweet, and Rachel Zegar. 2013. Brave girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909. (find in a library)...more

#LuckyMayHop Giveaway: Kids' Summer Activity Pack

 May is halfway over, school will be over soon and summer break will be starting.  It is the perfect time to try to win this summer activity pack for your kids or grandkids!  It includes items like beach and pool splash toys, beach ball, coloring/activity books, goggles and more!  This fun activity pack can help keep kids stay busy, they can bring it with them while traveling and some of the items are useful for the water.  Also, check out all the other giveaways in this fun hop, too.  There are no limits to how many prizes you can possibly win....more

Even Little Changes

 It's funny how change changes the way we feel. Take a hair cut and color. For most of us girls, if the job is done well, it's a match made in Heaven. presto! New self. But if you happen to be the kid of said girl-with-new-hair, cue the quaking earth and quivering chin. ...more