Monday, March 16, 2020

30 Ideas for When School is Closed

It is always exciting when you first hear that school is closed to think about how you can sleep in and relax, but after the initial day you may be looking for some things to do to combat boredom for your kids and yourself.  Today was Day 1 of a four-week period that my kids will be home due to our school being closed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  During this time at home, my kids decided we should make a bucket list of things to do, so I thought I'd share our ideas with you!

30 Ideas for When School is Closed - Indoor and Outdoor Activities from Home

Monday, December 9, 2019

O Christmas Tree

For me and my family, it doesn't feel like Christmas until we get our Christmas Tree up in our living room.  The Christmas tree is one of those Christmas traditions we hold dear to our hearts and have even developed a set of rules for...

An ode to the Christmas Tree including family traditions

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

$5.13 Chicken Caesar Pasta - Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month – a time to bring attention to food insecurity.  According to the US Department of Agriculture, 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure in 2017.  That’s 40 million people – more than 12 million of which are children – with a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.  To bring awareness to this hunger crisis, I have joined forces with bloggers from across the country to create meals based off the SNAP budget for a family of four - $5.50 per meal.

Chicken Caesar Pasta - Hunger Action Month $5.13 Meal

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Puppy Chow - Favorite Kid Snack

With just five ingredients and a few minutes, kids of all ages, and kids at heart, can enjoy this crunchy, peanut butter, chocolate, sweet treat.  

Puppy Chow - great snack for all ages, party food, holidays, feeds a crowd

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

5 Back to School Snack Mix Recipes

Celebrate the first day of school with one of my kid-approved snack mix recipes.  These are a great way to do something special for an after school snack, or just because throughout the year.

5 Back to School Snack Mix Recipes

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Knee High by the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our country's independence, show off your patriotism, spend time with family and friends, shoot off fireworks and check crops.  It's been tradition for decades that farmers check their crops, especially corn, to see if it is "Knee High by the 4th of July."  Now while knee high isn't the benchmark for farmers anymore due to hybridization and improved genetics, it is still a fun tradition for our family to benchmark our corn (and family's) growth every year (see 201820172016201520142013 and 2012).

Knee High by the 4th of July - Iowa Corn 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

2019 Family Summer Bucket List + FREE Printable

Summer is officially here for our family.  The kids got out of school yesterday so we sat down to make our annual Summer Bucket List!

2019 Family Summer Bucket List + FREE Printable'

Create your own Summer Bucket List with my FREE Printable
Every list person's fantasy - bullet notes and calendar space to put annul events and activities so you can think how to schedule everything 😉