Groundhog Day

So anyone have any traditions on Groundhog Day? I sheepishly haven't every done a thing to even recognize the date...but it's this Saturday, and since the kids love celebrating anything--! We've gathered some fun ideas here (http://www.pancakesandpinesol.com/LoveofLearning.html) , but I wondered if any of you ever woke up to watch one look at its shadow, etc (umm, how does one find a groundhog to watch?)? Or watch the movie? :P ...more

we watch Groundhogs Day every year on or around the day and have a little picnic with the ...more

MLK Day!

Don't forget to celebrate, remember, and dream for the future today with your kids! Some great ideas & Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech are here at: http://www.pancakesandpinesol.com/LoveofLearning.html ...more

Jewelry Memories

Since Christmas, my daughter's been begging me to explore the long unearthed treasures of my jewelry box! ...more

Belief = Reality?

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."-- Gandhi ...more

New Years (with kids!)

Any fun traditions on New Years? Some friends of ours invited us over several times, and since we all had young children, we'd eat & play games, and then do the official "countdown" to midnight along with oh, Iceland or somewhere (ie. 8pm our time) and party with that (noisemakers, balloons, confetti). That way at least the kids got to feel a part of the whole "staying up till the New Year" experience but still had rest. Yes, you could say I'm overprotective about bedtime :) Believe me, I have my reasons, lol! I loved the idea & we'll continue it this year again. ...more

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. How fun to have come from such a big family--hope you take some ...more