It’s time for I’m Bored Christmas Edition. Because, it is official. It is Christmas break at our house. And that means I’ll be hearing, “I’m bored!” before we’ve even finished breakfast. When holiday homeschooling, this can be a struggle. The usual routine is gone and we need a bit of structure for our day. Even for Christmas school. So we’ve decided to resurrect the I’m
If you have a child like that is a picky eater, hang in there. Here is help for picky eaters with a few things that seemed to work the best. My first two children were what I considered “normal” when it came to eating. They each went through a “picky eaters stage” sometime around two where it seemed like they didn’t eat anything at all
We have hosted our family’s Thanksgiving celebration for many years. Each year about this time, I start making lists. Guest lists. Menu lists. Grocery lists. To-do lists. And so on. And every year I find myself straining my already-strained brain trying to remember last Thanksgiving and what worked and what didn’t. That is, until I started the note to self habit. Here is how to
A family game night is a wonderful habit that I’m sure a lot of us are already doing. But today I wanted to share what we have done that might be a little different. The Habit of Family Game Night We try to have family game night on Fridays. If your house is anything like ours, everyone has a say about what game should be
Spring has made its home on our front porch this year. A pair of house finches chose the corner near our front door to make their nest. When they first started trying to build the nest, I didn’t think it would work out. There is quite a bit of traffic in and out of our door, so I was really surprised they decided to stick
This idea has been inspired by some previous posts here at Habits, as well as my recent realization that I have completely dropped the ball when it comes to teaching my children manners. Of course they know the basics of please, thank you, and you’re welcome, but there is so much we have missed. It was time to build the habit of Manners Monday. So,
Just what to have for Christmas breakfast? Every year there is the Great Christmas Breakfast Debate and here is a listing of our favorite recipes. When I was a kid, every Christmas morning my mom would make a huge batch of hot cocoa and a towering pile of buttered toast. And that was breakfast. Cocoa and toast. Simple, but I loved it. I still do.
At our house, making caramel apples is one of those things that we must do at least once every fall. It is so easy and fun for all ages. YUM! Fallish Fun: Caramel Apples This is really more of a procedure than a recipe. I usually start with the recipe from the bag of Kraft caramels for the basic caramel apples. 1 bag Kraft caramels 2