Entries in the Category 'Ideas for fun together'

Great ideas

April 26th, 2011 / 1 Comment

Someone should’ve done this a long time ago – nicer portable potties Washing too many cups throughout the day? Use silly bands as a solution. I’m going to try this, a good use for those nicely sewn pockets in my son’s old cargo pants – how to make a messenger bag Enter for a chance […]

Will work for jelly beans

September 20th, 2010 / No Comments

Teachers use this method effectively in the classroom, we can use it at home too. To motivate our children to do chores and develop other good behaviors, use the jelly bean jar system. * Each time a chore is completed, put a jelly bean in the jar. * Each time a kind word is spoken […]

What to do when children say, “We’re bored!”

February 11th, 2010 / No Comments

“Boooring…” This word has become the ultimate putdown. If a party is “boooring”, it is a total disaster. Or if a class is “boooring”, the teacher is the epitome of failure. I recently heard that in Michael Crichton’s  novel Timeline, a character made this insightful remark: “In other centuries, human beings wanted do to be […]

Time together is not a waste of time

October 21st, 2009 / 3 Comments

Are you like me who just doesn’t seem to have enough time for everything? With the busy, busy, busy  lifestyle of most families today, are you feeling pressured to be productive? I always feel that I should be getting things done, check an item off the list. But do you consider spending time playing with […]

Adults need milk too

April 22nd, 2009 / 2 Comments

Kids are not the only ones who need to drink milk. You’re probably getting your calcium without knowing it from the lattes you drink each day. Drinking lattes is a ritual millions of Americans look forward to every morning. But at about $3 dollars for a small cup, it’s a luxury that could cost nearly […]

3 Simple ideas for fun together

April 20th, 2009 / 5 Comments

As my children are older, I realize that much of our time together is merely “parallel” together. We are in the same room at the same time… each on our own laptops – I’m blogging, of course, my kids are doing homework, or updating their Facebook. While I think it’s a good thing for us […]

Congratulations to Subway gift card winner!

April 19th, 2009 / 1 Comment

Thank you all for participating my giveaway of activity toys and gift card sponsored by Subway, to encourage TV Turn-Off Week. The winner chosen by Random.org is  Rhonda Hoy! I hope everyone is encouraged to participate in TV Turn-Off Week this week – April 20-26, 2009. What do you do when the children says, “I’m […]

A giveaway just in time for TV Turn-Off Week!

April 9th, 2009 / 22 Comments

Interesting Facts: Number of 30-second commercials seen in a year by an average child: 20,000 Number of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children: 38.5 Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television: 1,680 Percentage of children ages 6-17 who have TV’s in their bedrooms: 50 Percentage […]

Does TV make smart babies?

March 4th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Parents want the best for their babies. Does that mean having to spend a lot of money on “educational” material such as “Baby Einstein” and “BabyGenius”? CNN reported a study that shows TV viewing of educational DVDs have no benefits. According to CNN, “researchers from Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and Harvard Medical School reached […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th, 2009 / 2 Comments

I hope you had a chance to share a few special moments with your love ones. Here are 14 things I love to do with my family: 1. Watching Mary Poppins while enjoying brownies with ice cream. 2. Playing video games together. 3. A stroll together after dinner under a clear night sky. 4. Staying […]