Family Movie Time Films

Watching movies together as a family can create lasting memories of childhood. A family movie night is a great opportunity to introduce your child to some classic, wholesome entertainment. Some of the movies on this list are newer, but most have withstood the test of time and continue to entertain generations of children. I did not include any of the newer Disney cartoon movies, but some of the older classic Disney films are on the list....more

Butterscotch Blondies

Yummy blondies! It is almost impossible to eat just one!Makes 3 dozenIngredients:3/4 cup butter, softened3/4 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup sugar2 eggs2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 pkg. (10 ozs.) butterscotch chips Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy....more

5 Free Things To Do In St. Louis

                                    St. Louis is such an awesome city for a family vacation. Fun activities, historical places to see and all kinds of unique attractions make it a top destination for families. While you could easily fill a week with everything there is to do in this heartland city, I have highlighted a few possibilities that are free....more

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Kid-Friendly Attractions for a Family Vacation to Chicago

Chicago is such an awesome city to visit: full of history, world-class museums, shopping, fun dining options and kid-friendly attractions. If you are thinking ahead to spring break or summer vacation, Chicago is definitely a place to keep on the list of musts for family trips. I have visited Chicago at least a dozen times over the years. Some trips were for business, some for a girls’ only weekend, a few have been a one-day up and back Chicago day trip and, of course, the family vacation....more

Creamy Italian Noodles

This pasta side dish is very simple to make and goes well with most chicken/beef main dishes. My kids love it and will eat several helpings. It would also be good with some chopped vegetables added. We usually have it with honey mustard chicken as a main dish. 4-6 servingsIngredients:1 pkg. (8 ozs.) wide egg noodles1/4 cup butter, softened1/2 cup whipping cream (can use half and half if you do not want it as rich)2 tsps. Italian salad dressing mixParmesan cheese to sprinkleDirections:...more

Crayola Learning Resources

The Crayola website has a wide array of free activity, coloring and educator resources. Most of the coloring pages have the option to print and color or color online. Some of the categories include: science, social studies, Disney, holidays, seasons, sports and words and letters. My kids really like the online coloring option and I have found some helpful resources to supplement their lessons.

Baked Custard

Baked custard seems like it might be a time-consuming endeavor to take on, but this recipe is so simple that you can have it in the oven within 5-10 minutes. I like to put whipped topping, caramel or fruit on top before serving. Great for any time of the year.Ingredients:2 cups milk4 eggs1/2 cup butter, melted1 cup sugar1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon saltDirections:1. In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process until smooth....more

10 Stocking Stuffers For Kids

Boy, this time of year crept up fast! Here we are already talking about "everything" Christmas. I have compiled a short list of 10 stocking stuffer ideas for kids. 1) Favorite candies- I am sure everyone is full of candy coming off Halloween and Thanksgiving as well as Christmas parties, but who doesn't appreciate a few of their favorites. 2) Personalized paper pads and crayons/markers- There are several places that print personalized paper pads very cheaply. ...more