Summer

Heading out to a cabin for your family vacation with young kids? Here are some simple ideas to keep them busy after the initial excitement wears off. If your cabin is on the beach, there is no shortage of shells and rocks. No beach? No problem. There are still a lot of rocks, leaves and [...]

End of Summer Gardening

Have you noticed fall starting to creep in? I was playing in the yard yesterday with my daughters and I noticed patches of leaves changing colour and some have even started falling off the trees. Its subtle, but its there. The flowers have stopped blooming and the petals are dropping to the ground. I know, [...]

When I announced we'd be taking our two young preschool-age daughters camping this summer, there were plenty of dropped jaws. "Really, in a tent?" many friends, family members and strangers would ask as though my husband and myself had plead temporary insanity. With Molly now four and Zoe, 2, we figured there's no better time [...]

With summer in full swing, families across the country are planning their vacations. Time away from the office and house work and more time to spend together as a family. During the summer months, road trips are an ideal option for family getaways. They are cheaper than flying and can open up a lot of [...]

Summer Bedtime Tips

I saw the cover of a magazine the other week and had a little laugh to myself. One of the articles on the front cover was "10 Tips to Being a Happy Mom". Ten? Really? I argue that there is only one big secret to being a happy mom. Sleep. At least for me, no [...]