Are you guys having a hard time keeping your kids engaged in educational activities during the summer?†As technology is becoming more and more important, kids are using iPads, iPhones, computers all of the time. †Why not have some educational apps and websites available to keep them learning instead of just being entertained?
Many time we think of others and those in need around Christmas time but really we can and should serve others anytime of the year. There is ALWAYS someone in need. It doesn’t have to be big either, it can been something simple. And giving back doesnít have to take a lot of money or time but your kids will learn through your example. And when they get older, they will be better people for thinking of others and caring for those in need. Here are some ideas of service you can do as a family:
Finding a yummy dinner that everyone in the family will eat can get tricky especially if you have a picky eater. This Beef Tortilla Casserole is a perfect family dinner and it’s EASY to throw together. Even better news, it makes the perfect FREEZER MEAL! You can double the recipe one night putting one together in a freezer dish. Then when you’re busy one night or don’t feel like cooking just pull it out and cook it! No dishes to do or mess to clean up.
As summer is approaching, the heat is turning up! †One nice way to spend the hot days is to sip a nice cool, refreshing drink. †This homemade Orange Julius recipe is the perfect option! †What makes this recipe so great is you probably have every single ingredient already in your home. YAY! Plus, it’s a recipe so easy that even the kids can help make it.
We’re all trying to stretch our dollars but there could be some things you’re doing or buy that’s wasting money. Here’s just a few of the top things you could possibly be wasting money on.
Looking for a great Father’s Day idea? Here’s something personalized you can create for Dad, or really for anyone or†any occasion! You’ve probably seen them and wondered HOW DO THEY GET THAT TO STAY ON? Well, by following these steps you’ll be able to create a beautiful mug and get your artwork to stay! Plus, the mugs were super cheap, I’m talking only $.88 at Walmart! So you’re not having to spend a lot of money to create a memorable and personalized gift.
Summer is a great time to relax and go on vacation. †It’s also a great time to teach your kids how to work and earn money. †Once they are earning money, it would be a perfect time to teach them the value of money and how to save. †Starting that habit young would help them later on when they are earning more at an older age.
Did you realize Fatherís Day is next Sunday?† Getting your kids involved in making something for Dad is a great way to make him feel important.† And, your kids are going to be so excited to give him something they made.† Creating a card for Dad could be a fun activity to do with your kids while they’re out of school and all you need is paper and some finger paint.† If you donít have any figure paint at home, there are some great recipes you can find on Pinterest but hereís one that will work well.
We all probably strive to have that open relationship with our children. For some that might come easy but for others it could be a struggle. Having a place for your kids to feel like theyíre heard can really open the lines of communication. And thatís where the Mommy/Daddy and Me journal comes into play.