Hurricane Irma, a 400-mile wide storm etched a path across the state of Florida this month. Here’s what happened after our monster hurricane struck.
Partnering with Aroma Foundry, we made Citronella Candles with Essential Oil to keep the backyard bugs at bay. Here’s how we did it- in a few easy steps (pictures included). Try this summer craft with your kids!
Summer is here and the beach is calling. Weary of too many sunburns and bucket loads of sand? Plan the perfect family beach day with these useful tips from this mom and former island girl.
Java. Coffee. Kaffe, Café. It doesn’t matter what you call that deliciously addictive morning brew that us mothers rely upon to help us wake up and give us the energy to keep up with our kids, as long as we have a mug of it somewhere within reach. I became Starbucks obsessive as a new mom. The coffee I knew in Greece was a tiny ceramic cup of thick sludge, bitter or overly sweet when loaded with sugar…
With help from my dear children, we have compiled the official Adventures of Mom Christmas Gift Idea list for those (even last minute) gifts to give to the young adventurer, or to help foster adventure in the favorite child/tween/teen in your life. Read on!
Every year, December rolls around and us unprepared folks are scrambling for gifts to give to our dearly beloved. A lot of times this results in a last minute grab in a crowded shop. But a person CAN have too many garden gnomes or ceramic roosters! And the adventurous souls in your life tend to focus on, well, ADVENTURE. So this year, give the gift of adventure- and we made a list just for you, of gift ideas for the adventurers in your life.
I have to tell you the truth about being a modern mom and meditating. Your husband will tease you, your kids will think you are a bit daft and your friends- well, let’s just say if you casually let it drop in a conversation, a long uncomfortable silence will follow, as if you just confessed to being a shop-lifter or liking tinned sardines.
The stalls at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion lay empty, smells of manure and wood shavings linger in the air. Only a few days ago the “barn” as they call it, was bustling with excitement, stalls overflowing with kids, parents, 4-H Club and FFA Chapter leaders and pigs- lots of pigs (over 200) at the 75th Southeastern Youth Fair (SEYF).
Though our kids have been involved with 4-H and FFA for a while now, this is the first year that one of them has been involved in a Market Animal project: the rearing of a young animal for- yes, you guessed it: FOOD.
Every family game night doesn’t have to include a board game, dice or a stack of cards. Having spent numerous hours playing bowling on our Wii, where we all can rack up the strikes, the doubles and the turkeys (three strikes in a row), we decided to don those sinfully ugly shoes and take our virtual game to three-dimensional reality and hit the nearby bowling alley.