Jennifer Avis — There is no doubt about it: we want our children to read. We want them to expand their minds and engage in something that is good for their well being. We know reading will help answer their curious questions about the world. It will enhance their creativity, while possibly sparking interests in [...]
Archive for Category: "Simple Life"
Kelly Head — So, I’m at Sam’s Club knocking and tapping on the watermelons. I’m not sure what I’m even listening for, but somehow it seems like it’s what I’m supposed to do. I decide that I’ve struck gold, and tell my husband which one to huff into the cart. The greenest one, probably. That [...]
Amy Volk, Simplified Living — We get tons of requests for help with children’s spaces. I’m sure it’s because there is an overload of toys these days between birthdays, holidays and the general trip to Target! I have included a picture of a toy room we did several years ago to show you how easy [...]
Nathalie Jeter – “Yellow!” … “Convertible!” … “BUG!” erupt the screams and giggles from the backseat. Nothing says “family road trip” like a crazy game. Proven to stimulate the mind and the imagination, road trip interaction between parents and kids can lead to mountains of happy memories. And higher test scores. But who cares about [...]
Lauren Holmes – Growing up, my summer was filled with plenty of cool treats. Whether it was by way of homemade popsicles, frozen grapes or bananas dipped in chocolate, my mother always incorporated fruits into our diets. I now try to do the same with my little ones. Here are a few fun fruit-filled ideas for [...]
Amy Volk — Sometimes the clutter in our homes seems so monumental that we don’t see any simple solution to tackling it. Often we feel overwhelmed and instead of doing something, we do nothing. January was National Get Organized Month among the Professional Organizing world. To get us all set in the right direction for [...]
Looking for a holiday showstopper? Take a page from the French playbook and host a fabulous cheese party. The French are simply mad about cheese. In preparing a meal, a French hostess carefully researches and selects each cheese for the indispensable cheese course she will present to her guests. This simple guide shows you how [...]