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Bathtub Conversations

While Creative Kid was taking his bath recently we were playing with his foam bath roads and vehicles. He was a taxi and I was a police car so I pretended to pull him over and give him a ticket for speeding. This hilarious conversation ensued: Me: I’m going to…

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Minecraft-A Family Game

Do you play video games with your kids or do your kids play alone?  I was recently talking with one mom about Minecraft and she was impressed that I knew so much about the game and that I actively played it with Creative Kid instead of him playing the game…

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Amish Country

East and a little North of Columbus is Holmes County, Ohio.  To many this is known as Amish Country.  While most people connect Amish Country to areas of Pennsylvania, those who know much about Amish history know that there is a significant and flourishing Amish community here in central Ohio….

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Jolly Hoppers

If you live in Lancaster, have a little one, and haven’t been to Jolly Hoppers, then you’re missing out!  Kids love this place and my little guy is no exception.  We held his 5th birthday party there last fall and he had a blast getting to have the place all…

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First Homeschool Convention!

So with our first official homeschool year starting this fall, we decided to go to our first homeschool convention!  I’m so excited to be a part of the homeschool community, but equally overwhelmed by the actual process.   My hope is that this convention will be a good way to…

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Finding The Happy Medium

I don’t know about you, but I feel that often times parenting is about finding the ‘happy medium’.  As the saying goes, all things in moderation, I believe a lot of life is about not going to extremes.  This is definitely true in parenting, as handling one random temper tantrum…

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Update–My Child Hates To Color

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how Creative Kid hates to color.  Here’s an update!  Now that we have completed 2+ years of home preschool, I can say that his endurance for doing these activities has increased although coloring remains one of those things that doesn’t…

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Why Do We Lie?

Why do we lie to our children?  I’m not talking about imaginative stories we tell our children about the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus.  Those are things that most do not find harmful to our children’s overall well being.  But why do we lie to our kids about things that…

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Boys Will Be Boys?

So my niece, who has 2 little ones of her own, posted this picture to her Facebook page saying that she loved it. I loved it as well.  There is a difference been acceptable rowdy boy behavior and unacceptable aggressive bratty behavior.  I was shocked to see someone reply to…

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