By: Martianne Stanger Art can be a wonderfully therapeutic activity to enjoy when staying at home to social distance during COVID-19. It can also provide some safe social time. How? By Zooming lessons together! My daughter and I Zoomed with friends while doing a free art tutorial I saw on Facebook, and it was so … More 5 Places to Find Free Art Lessons
By: Sandy Churchill There is always a project at our house—usually some sort of craft, be it painting, sewing, crocheting, or gluing and glittering a present of some kind. Sure, we have games and puzzles here and there, but I wasn’t as aware of the constant crafting on the dining room table until my now-son-in-law … More Glitter Anyone?
By: Cheryl Maguire When I received the invite to my nephew’s, pirate party I was worried. The event was being held during the wintertime at his house so all the five-year-old kids would be cooped up. How would over twenty kids be entertained in a small area indoors? Would I hear so many chaotic … More Secrets To Throwing An Epic Birthday Party On A Dime
By: Sandy Churchill We live in a time of anxiety overdrive. The news seems to be a non-stop stream of animosity and heartache, as a testament to the frequent selfishness and cruelty of human nature. Couple that with our frenzied schedules that keep moms, dads, kids, and other family members in a steady state of going … More Craft Therapy Soothes All Ages
By: Sandy Churchill “I say this with all the love in the world,” confided my dear friend Kerry to me recently. “Don’t buy another pencil!” A fellow homeschooler, my friend understood my frenzied life-style enough to “get” my obsession with school supplies—but also point out that part of our organizational chaos at home is … More Hoarders to Help: A Journey of Friendship
By: Kathy Trainor The Olympics are very popular in my house. We watch the opening night every year, summer and winter. This year, my niece will join me. It is easy for the boys to do crafts since they are older, but for a 2-year-old, it is hard. We did a simple craft she can … More Easy Olympics Craft
By: Kathy Trainor No Dye Tie Dye is something that has you wondering, what am I talking about now? Tie Dye you always need Dye! Well, after much preschool debate on our school playground amongst the teachers, we found out that we DON’T need Tie Dye at all. Tie Dye is costly, messy and you … More No Dye Tie Dye