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Things to do in Hawaii with Kids (Big Island)

Things to do in Hawaii with Kids (Big Island)

Get the local scoop on how to enjoy the best Hawaii has to offer for families with young children!

Mother’s Day Wishlist

Mother’s Day Wishlist

THIS MOTHER’S DAY, I want to make a difference for a child, a girl, a future mother. I want to help be a force for positive change in the lives of young girls born into a less than ideal situation. I don’t need flowers. I […]

How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

How Not to Die from High Blood Pressure

In an ongoing effort to take our health into our own hands, we have begun to add some basic monitoring tools to our home health and first aid kit. For under $20, we found a blood pressure cuff that runs on battery. We use it […]

Easter Story, Christian Mythology

Easter Story, Christian Mythology

Would you like to share with your kids the Easter story from Christian Mythology without the dogma? Well, look no further: Christian Mythology for Kids: A Secular Family’s Guide to Modern Christianity

Let’s Play Math

Let’s Play Math

Let’s Play Math by Denise Gaskins is my ultimate guide for Unschooling math concepts. Denise explains how to keep the wonder and excitement in math. She gives many examples of how to create word problems and math games that teach concepts without officially “doing math”. […]

No Mormon Mythology?

No Mormon Mythology?

There is always an excuse, but for this project I wasn’t looking for one. Mormonism is one of the craziest religions today, with recent traditions and dogma that sounds like it was lifted from a 5th grade “no girls allowed” clubhouse. I was looking forward […]

Family Jobs, (Not Chores)

Family Jobs, (Not Chores)

Encouraging my kids to help with family chores hasn’t come naturally. It is inevitably less work for me to just pickup after them and do the household chores than to request their help, justify why they should help, explain that boring things sometimes need to […]

Driftwood Stick Christmas Tree

Driftwood Stick Christmas Tree

    Last year we attempted to make a stick tree that turned out beautifully, with one large problem… it was incredibly heavy. We used guava wood, which is dense. I am surprised the tree stayed hanging from the rafter beam the entire holiday season. […]

Fostering the Spirit of Giving during the Holidays

Fostering the Spirit of Giving during the Holidays

In this age of consumerism, there is a real temptation to shower my children with stuff on Winter Solstice, and trust me I do, with increasing moderation each year. The anticipation of the holiday and the stories of Santa, presents, and toys can overwhelm the […]

No-Sew Holiday Garland

No-Sew Holiday Garland

The felt is your friend. Really, every project is easier with felt. A simple holiday garland with felt and twine brings the holiday cheer to any room. This one is a great scrap buster too. The little trees can be whatever material you have on […]