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Bugs, when I taught preschool this was my favorite topic and time of year. The children were always so excited to learn about the creepy crawlies. There were so many math, art and science lessons to choose from…I just love it! In reality, I’m not a bug person. I don’t like bugs crawling on me, flying in my face,...
I love soup. Especially right now when it is cold and snowy! I also love getting together friends and helping to raise funds for local food pantries and agencies in my local area. It feels good to have a blog that is read nationally but can have a local impact. This is why I agreed to work with Cabot...
Have you signed up for an affiliate program or become affiliated with a company and you are hoping to make a few extra dollars or even get rich? Here are some tips that over the last few years have helped me profit with affiliate programs and marketing. 1.  Think First. Who do you want...
I feel as though I am often seeking out alternative remedies or at least exploring a more natural solution when my children are sick or need soothing. I've written a few times about using some kid-friendly remedies that I've found at my local health food store and the success that I've had with these solutions. Instead of using a...
The weather here is frightful with cold winds that blow through our warmest coats and nip at our nose making us shiver. I love having a large pot of soup on the stove for the aroma and warmth that it brings the family after sledding or shoveling. A family favorite handed down...
When I think back to my childhood, I remember spending lots of time around the holidays making decorations and food for our family celebrations. Some of the simplest activities were also the most fulfilling, because we were actively creating, not just purchasing. The time that went into each craft or treat was also a gift, a gift that said "I...
When the weather gets cold, one of our family's favorite things to drink is chai. Homemade chai costs so much less than the pre-made stuff, and it also makes the house smell divine. Chai actually just means tea in general, so saying "chai tea" is redundant. The best term for it is masala chai. Most chai is made with real tea,...