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Fun Family Activities for Christmas Break ~ YMCA

Christmas Break finds my family well rested and relaxed thanks to a week of sleeping in and no schedule other than the one we choose. First shared a few years ago this series is true blue ~ if you are looking for fun family activities you CAN find them right at home, making that week between Christmas and New Year’s a blast. For 2012, Day 4 will include a trip to Barnes and Noble to >> Read More

Fun Family Activities for Christmas Break ~ Museums

Halfway through Christmas Break and its time to make sure your family is having fun! First shared a few years ago this series is true blue ~ you CAN find fun family activities in your hometown to make that week between Christmas and New Year’s full of fun. For 2012, Day 3 is all about seeing friends with a field trip too. We are tempted to visit the Titanic Exhibit and then surprising the kids >> Read More

Fun Family Activities for Christmas Break ~ Gift Cards

Happy Holidays! First shared a few years ago this series is true blue ~ you CAN find fun family activities in your hometown to make that week between Christmas and New Year’s full of fun. For 2012, Day 2 is all about sun. An outdoor bunch, we tend to let the weather be our compass so we’ll be visiting a favorite park with bikes and our dog for a family walk. Later in the day >> Read More

Fun Family Activities for Christmas Break ~ The Park

Happy Holidays! We hope Christmas Break finds you spending some much needed down time together with family and friends and enjoying the last few days of 2012. I first shared this series a few years ago and its as true then as it is today ~ you CAN find fun family activities in your hometown to make that week between Christmas and New Year’s full of memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. For 2012, Day >> Read More

Juggling Work and Family and Not Doing it Well

Juggling work and family isn’t something I talk about often.  I’ve been blessed to work both from home and for myself for the last 16 years so I’ve had a great measure of control over how those two worlds collide and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.  While this lifestyle has come at great sacrifice financially compared to a full time career, it has afforded me the opportunity to be the stay at home Mom >> Read More

Plan Your Family’s Next Outdoor Adventure

To know me is to know I love summer and being outdoors ~ the more of both the better! So to take the edge off of how much I wish summer would never end, I welcome fall by planning my family’s next outdoor adventure. Because Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, hanging on to the last three weeks of my favorite season can be a challenge. And there is no question our family’s >> Read More

Fun Activities for Teacher Appreciation Week

For Room Moms all over the country, its game on for deciding what to do for National Education Associations’ Teacher Appreciation Week.  Because it so often falls the week before Mother’s Day, it can be a busy time for volunteers at home and at school.  Most PTAs provide guidelines about required activities and in some schools, this can last all week long.  A few years ago, my daughter’s school decided to mix things up and make >> Read More

Fun Things to do With Kids in Raleigh

With the first official day of Spring break upon us, its time for our family to let loose and have some local fun. Because this is not a time when our family travels, I’m always challenged to make sure this precious time away from school and spent as a family is fun and relaxing for us all. Over the years we’ve grown to find we’ve got a short list of fun things to do in >> Read More

Back to School ~ Family Communication Station

Nothing says back to school like a fresh set of school supplies!  And for me, that means its time to give our family communication station a fresh set of all the key things we need to work well together for an organized year.  If you haven’t noticed, back to school is when you discover how well, or not well, your family organization systems really work. From basic communication about the calendar or chores to being on time for >> Read More

Family Game Night and Ice Cream Treat Traditions

Family game night is a wonderful tradition that makes for a lifetime of memories full of laughter and fun.  But lets be real ~ finding time for this one evening can be incredibly hard while raising a busy family.  In fact as your children grow for any given week, it can be monumental just to get everyone home at the same time on the same night. But thanks to summer, our family has is blessed to have more >> Read More

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