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April Holidays, Birthdays & Fun Days 2015

March flew by way too fast! Here’s a quick list of April holidays and special days for 2015. Major  Holidays 3 – Good Friday, we’ll be making King Arthur Flour’s Easy Hot Cross Buns to share with neighbors 5 – Easter Sunday, I’m putting together a Jesus Themed Easter basket for the kids this year Miscellaneous History, Trivia and Recognition 11 – National Submarine […]

March Holidays and Birthdays 2015

  February has flown by as usual, so it’s already time for a list of March holidays and birthdays – plus a couple fun days! There’s a hoard of ridiculous days not even worth mentioning this month . . . We’re going to focus on the amazing number of famous birthdays instead. 🙂 A couple miscellaneous holidays […]

Building Character In Kids: Courage and Love

Our world can be a harsh and threatening place to live – especially for kids. Do you want your kids to face difficult or hostile situations with courage? To love people even when those people despise them? It’s so easy to wish that all of life were carefree. I don’t naturally gravitate toward things that are difficult. Neither […]

Celebrate Friendship with Picture Books

I want my children to have good friends. That means I should help each one learn to be a good friend! Since our family loves books, I’ve discovered a number of fun picture books that help me do that. Each of these wonderful stories demonstrates a valuable characteristic of quality friendship. Reading them can spark some great discussion about being a […]

February Holidays, Birthdays and Fun Days 2015

If you thought Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day were the only things to celebrate in February, think again! There’s lots of food, science, history, literature and more to enjoy. I didn’t make any of them up (and I didn’t include everything either!) February may be a short month, but its jam packed with holidays, birthdays and fun […]