At the local swimming pool you hear “Marco” and then an answer of “Polo” across the pool….and thus goes the traditional hiding game, Marco Polo. There is now an app named after him that lets us send short video clips of our activities and locations to our friends and family. It left me wondering about […]
Placing thoughtful insights right in sight is a practical way to teach children! Below are some ideas that have emerged out of the desire to teach growing kids without preaching too often. Kitchen Table As many of my blog followers know, I love to use the kitchen table as a place for teaching. In 2014, […]
Moms spend a lot of time in their vehicles. Running kids from here to there. Here are a few ideas to help on the journey!
Imagine for a moment 20 people of various ages who have been asked to sit still for 10 minutes with their empty hands on their knees. They are not allowed to speak or interact with anyone. The participants can’t leave their seat or get anything out of their pockets. They just need to sit.… Can […]
College dorms and apartments are not emergency friendly. How would students have a warm meal, if the power were to go out? Try this..
There is nothing like warm soup on a cold day! I promised my college student daughter that I would make this post just for her. Here’s to many days without ramen ?. A couple of money saving tips before we begin: 1) Chicken bouillon can be found in the Hispanic section for a lot cheaper […]
This Alfredo sauce recipe uses crushed red pepper flakes to give it a kick. It is a favorite at our house. Spunky Alfredo 4 TBS margarine 4 TBS flour Place margarine in a sauce pan and melt over medium heat. Add flour to make a paste. Then add: 3 cups milk ½ TBS crushed red […]
My church* is about to have our General Conference where our prophet and a lot of our church leadership give a message. I have found it very beneficial to give each message a title in my notes. Then I connect the speaker’s name with a certain principle. As a family it is fun to […]
I was taught a fun lesson by my children about the power of music. After dinner dish duty is a must in our home. A couple of my older kids turned it into a jam session. They’d sync their electronic device to a speaker and just sing. It was a fun bonding time for them. […]
My youngest child of six is heading into her last year of elementary school. I was pondering on what I have learned during the past 17 years of having at least one child in elementary school. For what it’s worth, here are my thoughts: #1 As a parent, I have learned to be “present” by […]