1. Fidget Spinner Challenge: GOOD Things for Kids to Do with a Fidget Spinner!

    Fidget spinners.  Do you love them or hate them?  Who knew a piece of plastic and metal could create such strong opinions?  Ha! Well, kids everywhere seem to adore them,…

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  2. Simple Machines Science Lesson: Lift Water with An Archimedes' Screw

    This Archimedes' screw is such a neat science lesson about simple machines!  We use screws all the time to hold things together, but screws are also used to raise and…

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  3. IKEA Hack: Knagglig Wooden Crate Horse Stable for Toy Horses

    Here's a fun (and easy) IKEA hack - Turn a wood crate into an adorable stable for toy horses! A couple weeks ago we went to IKEA in search of…

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  4. Frugal Fun for Boys: The Top 15 Posts of 2015

    Looking back on 2015, it was an exciting year!  Thank you ALL for reading, commenting, and pinning my posts.  I truly appreciate you! The year ended with a bang as…

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  5. 30+ Ideas for (Indoor) Family Fun

    Here are more than 30 ideas for indoor family fun!  Whether the weather is bad or you just need to stay inside, there's something for everyone on this list! Fun…

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  6. Survival Guide for the Sick or Pregnant Mom: Activity Ideas for High Energy Kids

    This post contains Amazon affiliate links. One thing that has always been challenging with my crew is "days off."  If I'm sick or have things that need to get done,…

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  7. Learning Activities for Four Year Olds

    Four year old's are so much fun!  The new-found maturity of age four is so nice, especially after the challenges of ages 2 and 3.  Owen is 4 1/2 and…

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  8. 10 Ways for Kids to Burn off Energy (Without Tearing Down the House!)

    With four boys, our house has a lot of noise and a lot of energy!  (If you want a demonstration, just check out the video in this post!)  I would…

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  9. Our Chore System

    Recently, I visited with a friend about how to help boys grow into responsible men.  I wrote down the wisdom I received in this post.  Since then, we have changed…

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