How We Handle Chores {ages 6 and 9}

Chores are a funny thing.  Some families believe children shouldn’t be paid for any work they do around the house.  Since they are part of a family they are expected to do things around the house to pitch in.  Others have detailed chore charts and pay out on a weekly basis.  Wherever you fall in {…Read More…}

Out of the Box Summer Camps

When school is out for the summer there are many ways to fill your kid’s days.  The internet has endless ideas of projects to do, experiments to try and meals to make for your kids during summer months.  I am betting a bunch of you also send your kids to camp.  It can be a church {…Read More…}

Teaching Kids About Money with Spend Save Give Jars

One of the values that I desperately want to teach my children before they leave the nest is how to be a wise person with their money.  I feel like the education system doesn’t do a great job of preparing kids to really understand the principles behind spending and saving.  And a high value of {…Read More…}

Chicken Nuggets with Fruits & Vegetables {Sneaky Chef Style}

Do your kids want nothing but pizza and chicken nuggets?  Oh wait, throw in the occasional hot dog, right? Getting fruits and vegetables into my kids is a full-time job. I was a picky kid growing up so I do have compassion for them, but that doesn’t mean they get to choose what they eat.  {…Read More…}