Thankful For Our Tribe 78 Comments

Thankful For Our Tribe This time of year is my favorite. There is a coolness in the air and Thanksgiving is coming. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays because we gather with family and focus on what we are thankful for. This past Monday for family night, we wrote down all the things we are thankful for on a big piece of presentation paper (think huge Read more

Creating Memories with Grandparents No Comments

Celebrate Grandparent's Day Spending time with grandparents is one of those things that is SUPER important in life. Getting a chance to make memories with grandparents is something kids will remember for a lifetime. In honor of grandparent’s day, this Sunday, I wanted to share how you can help your kids make memories with their grandparents. Create opportunities: Sometimes you just need to create opportunities for them. Read more

Why the Carnegie Science Center Should Be on Your List #VisitPITTSBURGH No Comments

It seems to me that my family REALLY loves science. My boys could have stayed at the Carnegie Science Center all day and would have been super happy. My family had the chance to spend about 4 hours at the Museum and we had a blast. My kids are ages 7,5,3, and 1 and each one of us had a blast, including my husband and I. Read more

Simple ways your child can be a naturalist 1 Comment

Guest Post by MarkDanenhauer   This Fall Your Kids Can Become Junior Naturalists During summer it felt like my kids and I had lots of time to go explore the mountains, creeks, and forests in the area.  Yet, as always happens, summer flew by and now it is back to school.  The days are busy with school, homework, sports, and activities.   Despite this there is still an easy Read more

Swaddle and Cuddle Companion from Aden and Anais No Comments

There is always one thing my kids ask me to do with them. Even if it’s at an inconvenient time, I still make an effort to fulfil their wishes. Are you wondering what they one thing is? My kids are always asking me to cuddle with them! Here is why snuggling is good for the soul. Snuggling Melts Away Stress There is something that you should know Read more

Pokemon Go Nature Walk No Comments

Pokemon Go Nature Walk: Making Digital And Real Life Discoveries Together Getting out and about in Nature is a wonderful added bonus attracting thousands of people today with the popularity of the new Pokemon Go app by Niantic. Depending on the location you live in, or where you decide to hike/bike to for your Pokemon Go adventure, there are literally no limits to the types of Read more

Using this gadget helps me suffer less from “mom brain” No Comments

I used to have a pretty sharp memory. I could recall specific dates, times, events and almost never forgot anything important. I excelled in all of my history courses in school for this reason alone and used to be pretty proud of myself for my attention to detail. Then I became a mother and my memory suffered. I found myself forgetting important details, where I Read more

As a well adjusted adult I'm fully able to look back on my childhood and be completely content with the memories I've stored up. My days as a child were filled with enough love and happiness to fill several lifetimes. I had a wonderful family that loved me, friends I could count on and an endless world of possibilities at my disposal. Wishing I could Read more

Family Friendly Movies No Comments

Family Friendly Movies   After a long day playing outside, we love to snuggle together and watch a movie. It is a nice time for us all to unwind and relax. We usually make a bowl of popcorn and a drink. We have put together a movie list of our all time favorite family movies and a few that are available on Redbox. All-time favorites: Homeward Bound The Wizard Read more

Bug off mosquitoes! No Comments

Raise your hand if you love mosquitoes! Wait, no one? Mosquitoes are incredibly pesky and it’s no wonder that no one particularly “loves” them. Even if you don’t like mosquitoes, there are some ways you can protect your body from mosquitoes. Check out some of these ideas! Bug Spray Using a non toxic bug spray can help keep those mosquitoes away from your body. Those little creatures Read more

Learn to watercolor paint with me No Comments

Want to live a more creative life? Over the last 2 months I've been actively pursing my passion for painting and calligraphy. I've never felt like I was a creative person, but for the last 5 years, I've felt this void and desired to add more creativity to my life. In April I attended the SNAP conference where extremely talented DIY, Food and sewing bloggers gather. Since then, Read more

This Mother's Day, do something a little different. Instead of a fancy gift, we suggest taking time to sit down with mom and share stories together. Perhaps you didn't know about your Mom's first crush, or her brief stint in marching band....There's a new way to get to know your mom and other loved ones all year around, and it's called StoryWorth.   A great gift idea, StoryWorth Read more

Catching Fireflies – a Timeless Tradition No Comments

By Donnie Cranfill, author of “The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa” and founder of CampNanaPapa.com Do you remember the first time you caught fireflies? As a child, as soon as the weather warmed up and summer grew near, those first firefly sightings were something I looked forward too. I remember trying to catch as many as I could of those delicate bugs and placing them in a mason Read more

Each spring around 600,000 Sandhill Cranes congregate on Nebraska’s Platte River in what has been hailed America’s Great Migration. For over 40 years Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary has been working to protect and improve the river and surrounding habitat for the cranes and other birds who depend on it to survive. Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary invites nature enthusiasts, bird lovers, and photographers to witness Read more