How to Organize a Neighborhood Food Drive

September is Hunger Awareness Month - a great opportunity for a family service project by organizing a neighborhood food drive! Fall is a big time for many food pantries needed to stock the shelves and this year, especially, they will serv...
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7 Ways to Get Rid of Extra Halloween Candy

Creative ideas on how to get rid of extra Halloween candy! I’m always amazed at how much candy we accumulate during the week of Halloween!  I think my kids must look  extra good in their costumes on some years because we end u...
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20 Alternative Halloween Treats (No Candy & Non Edible Ideas!)

Try some of these Trick or treat ideas instead of candy -- both non edible and alternative Halloween treats for kids! Let me tell you about the year I handed out pretzels for Halloween -- It's a HUGE family joke my kids bring up every year...
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A Global STEM Activity & Family Service Project

A Global STEM Activity & Family Service Project

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #40Pounds #CollectiveBias   I'm sure the last month at your home has been a whirlwind like ours -- all the craziness that co...
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Great Ideas for Non-Candy Halloween Treats

While I'm a BIG fan of Halloween and all the fun that goes along with it, I'm always bothered by the amount of candy we accumulate during all the holiday festivities.Let's see, there's the trick-or-treat event at the zoo (we love the zoo in...
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Family Volunteer Project: How Kids Can Help Local Animals during Adopt a Dog Month

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   Sometimes kids so want to make a difference in the world and do something AMAZING – yet their age can get in th...
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Get a Flu Shot and Help Kids Around the World to Stay Healthy

As part of a post sponsored by Collective Bias®, I visited Walgreens to learn more about annual flu vaccines and their amazing "Give a Shot, Get a Shot" campaign which helps kids around the world to stay healthy. I’ll be the first to ad...
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A Season of Giving: Share Compliments

  I do so love the holidays!  Yes, I know they get crazy and busy (and I never seem to get all the baking done that I would like to) but it's a time to connect with family and reflect on all the joy that we have in our lives. An...
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5 Things I Want My Kids to Love (and Learn) in November

  I love the month of November!    I know that most kids think it’s just the time between Halloween and the beginning of the holiday season, but for me it’s a great time to be thankful for a number of things.  &n...
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Kiwi Crate: Kid's Science & Crafts Projects

  My daughter was so excited when we got our first 'little green box' in the mail!  I told her that we were going to do some science today (which she loves) but when she saw that our day would also include painting, crafts and ti...
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12 Important Things to Tell Kids

  We had a mishap at our house this week - our youngest leaned on the soap holder while showering and ripped it (along with some tiles) off the wall!  I realized that I have told my kids to rinse their hair really well, check ...
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