Summer’s coming to an end, and the school start looms dangerously close. Here are some tips and tricks to help make a smoother transition into the new school year.
A Florida Boater Safety Course for Kids that is Free!
I was doing research for my next post on saltwater fishing when I stumbled across this: According to Florida’s boating regulations, it is mandatory for anyone born in 1988 or later to have a boater safety card. The courses for certification range from $14.95 to $29.95, but for kids 12 to 18, there is a free option available!
12 Things You Should Do Before School Starts
Summer’s end is looming near! Here are 12 things you should to prep for the new coming school year!
125 Wacky Roadside Attractions (Book Review)
“Mom, there’s something we missed in Gatlinburg! The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum.” She proceeded to read the rest of the page aloud about the 20,000 Salt and Pepper shakers housed in a little place in one of our favorite towns in Tennessee. Salt and Pepper Shaker collections? She constantly surprises me. Her nose disappeared again into the book. These days, anytime I see her dive into a book without my prompting is a cause for celebration in our house, or at least an embarrassing mom happy-dance. What was this book that had snagged her attention?
10 Things You Need to Know About Florida Alligators
If there is a body of water, there is an alligator. This is Florida. We live with monsters. But knowledge is power and here are 10 things you should know about our Florida alligators to keep your family safe.
Making Short YouTube Videos
With my darling super smart son’s help and guidance and the iMovie app that came with my phone, I recently ventured into the YouTube zone.
Surviving Florida’s Severe Weather
After three days of beautiful sunshine and so warm let’s-go-snorkeling weather, I was convinced that winter was behind us, and ready to embrace spring, and then BAM rolled in our mega-storms, bringing a flurry of heavy rains, high winds, lightening and tornadoes into our state, but Floridians are used to the bizarre weather…
Electronic Addiction and Kids: Some Simple Solutions
Today is the official release day of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School. I know this as my child is a huge fan and scored an early copy from the school Scholastic Book Club. Ironically, this Wimpy Kid book is about the main character’s mom petitioning to have an electronic-free 48 hours in their town. Now I know that I am THAT kind of mom…
COOKING WITH KIDS: THE MASTER CHEF
Now that you have decided whether a foodie lives under the roof, it’s time to take their Cooking Skills to a whole new level: The Master Chef.
COOKING WITH KIDS: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
So, you’ve introduced your child to the kitchen, shown them around the necessary utensils and started them at the basics. What comes next? Once they (and you) are comfortable in the basic level, perhaps it is time to kick it up a notch and introduce them to the next stage: Intermediate Cooking Skills.