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Fun Birthday Interview

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Fun Birthday Interview

We have a birthday coming up, and every year we try to take a little birthday interview asking our kids some things about themselves. It changes every year. As they grow and change so do their favorites, their fears, and their goals. We ask the same set of questions every year to see how they change. It has become a very sweet tradition, and we love to review their past answers each year. We do ours on a chalkboard that we photograph them holding for every birthday.  We ask several questions: What is your favorite color? What is your favorite...

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The Elf is BACK!

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The Elf is BACK!

Elf season is here. If your household is as elf crazy as mine is then you may already be preparing for the return of your scout elf. Our scout elves always return on Thanksgiving night. Friday early morning we hear the sounds of very excited, and not the slightest bit quiet, children scouring the house for their little friends. We have two elves, one girl, and one boy. They are the best of friends and tend to get into a lot of mischiefs all season long. Every day is magical watching our kids try to find them and then listening...

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Games That Teach: Go Fish!

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Games That Teach: Go Fish!

Recently I planned a day of beauty and rest for myself. I was headed to get my hair done and get a facial. No kids, no husband, an all-day just for my outing. The world seemed to be against me though. My husband also got a last-minute side-job that required him to be gone and unable to watch the kids for part of the time I would be gone. Since my husband drives a company vehicle, and he could not use it on a side-job, he was in need of my vehicle. I was going to have to take the...

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Rainy Day Activities and Crafts

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Rainy Day Activities and Crafts

It is raining outside and you are at the end of your rope. Your boys have a whole set of complaints ranging from: “I’m bored” to “he hit me”. This is the perfect time to keep them occupied with a craft project. Here are some general suggestions and tips for a successful craft day. Always begin by first reading the entire instructions. Make sure you have all the necessary materials on hand. Rubber cement and white glue are some of the best all around adhesives. Use glasses, plates to trace circles if you don’t have a compass. Score heavy paper...

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Backpacking With Kids

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Backpacking With Kids

Backpacking with your boys is a rare opportunity to really get to know them. When you are away from cell phones, computers and TVs, you get that opportunity for one-in-one time, while your kid’s get lo learn a thing or two about nature and personal responsibility. What to bring? - the first rule of backpacking is “keep it simple” and the second rule is “keep it light”. Start with a backpack and a tent, followed by a sleeping bag and a lightweight pad for each of you. Bring a backpacking stove and a water filter. Add a bowl, cup and...

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