1. Inexpensive Backyard Play with Rain Gutters and Drain Pipe

    This weekend, we had some fun with a trip to Home Depot and some back yard projects! We bought a 10 ft. length of black plastic drain pipe for $5.95…

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  2. Musical Shakers - Three Ways!

    We've been making musical shakers today!  And we ended up attempting three different types of shakers... #1:  Cardboard Tube Shakers First, we made cardboard tube shakers.  We made four and…

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  3. Make Your Own I Spy Book

    Owen turned 3 on Friday!  I can't believe how big he's getting!  For his birthday, Aidan and I worked together to make Owen an "I Spy" book.  We had a…

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  4. Ways to Occupy Preschoolers While Waiting

    Jonathan is 7 weeks old now! He's an adorable baby, but boy does a newborn change up the routines around the house! This morning, I was about to stop and…

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  5. Easy Ways to Keep Preschoolers Busy

    One of the most challenging parts of homeschooling (for us, anyway) is keeping 2 year old Owen busy while the other boys are doing their work!  Now that a new…

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  6. Easy-to-Make Felt Snowman Toddler Activity

    Keeping Owen (age 2) busy while we do our home school work is a perpetual challenge... I am always on the lookout for things that keep him busy at the…

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  7. Favorite Picture Books for Toddlers

    It has been a long time since I posted our favorite chapter books for boys and our favorite picture books for boys - now I am finally getting to our…

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  8. Water Spray Bottle = Fun for a Buck!

    Owen LOVES spray bottles.  The other day, I was washing dishes and noticed a funny noise going on in the background... It was Owen with the bottle of OxiClean!  When…

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  9. Make a Super Long Picture

    Here's a simple indoor idea for the hot days of summer!  Make a super long picture!  We happen to own a big roll of paper (I don't know where it…

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  10. Cardboard Dinosaur Costume Feet to Make

    My little dinosaur fan and I made these great cardboard "feet" today!  We got the idea from Family Fun magazine.  To make them, you need two empty tissue boxes, duct…

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