Camp Wannalaffalotta: Gone to the Dogs

Summer days can slip by before you know it. Make the most of it by planning a few enrichment activities to enjoy with your children through out the next few weeks and months. After all, all of life is learning. And summer learning can be the most enjoyable, especially since the pressure’s off. Photo Source: […]

Thankful for Fathers

I never really knew my grandfathers. One died when I was very young; the other experienced Alzheimers before I got to know who he really was. My dad worked a lot when I was growing up, so we missed out on many experiences together as well. There can be regrets, but there are so many things […]

Catch a Free Flick Every Week This Summer

I told you last week how we have a plan to have fun this vacation. One of the action items on our To Do list is to go to the movies every week. Now while I love going “to the show,” I don’t love the prices they charge these days. But, thanks to Regal Entertainment […]

Frugal Friday: Head for the Hills — or the Nearest Grandparents’ House

We’re heading to horse country this weekend, also known as The Grandparents’ House. When FishChick heard where we were going, she said, “Oh, good, I get to feed Gwampa’s horses.” Yes, indeed. The girl spends all day every day out in the stable with King and Kino — and Gwampa, of course. He loves it. […]

Birthday Cake Round-Up: To Infinity and Beyond!

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Don’t you just love birthday cakes?! My first “fun” birthday cake was a Big Mac. Really, it was. I was a spoiled only child for several years and somewhere in that time period, I got a special birthday party at McDonalds, complete with a hamburger shaped cake. Too cool. After that, it was hit and […]

Toy Story 3 Birthday Cake

I don’t think we even had kids when we saw the first Toy Story. And I think FishBoy13 was about 2 when we took him to see Toy Story 2 at the theatre. He was terrified. Obviously, we cared more about the story than he did. But, the Toy Story films have been near and […]

Summer’s Here! Plan to Have Fun

Ready to have a great time this summer with your kids? While spontaneous adventure is great, a little planning will ensure that you don’t spend the next three months playing video games. Make a summer to-do list We’ve done this for several summers now, thanks to some friends who passed on their family tradition to […]

Birthday Cake Roundup Next Week!

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For the past few years, I’ve hosted a very fun event called The Birthday Cake Round-Up. Twice a year readers get a chance to show off the creative birthday cakes they’ve made for their children. And I’ve made some pretty fun ones, too, sometimes just for this occasion. For the curious, check out past round-ups: […]