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Applesauce Muffins {with Gluten-Free Options}

Summer is winding down and apple picking season is just around the corner.  Apple picking means applesauce making!  I haven’t used up last year’s applesauce though, so applesauce muffins (cupcakes?) are showing up a lot at our house these days.     I’ve had a fondness for these since childhood.   My mom used to make […]

Painting with Kids: Yarn Painting

Did you know your kids can enjoy painting even if you don’t own paintbrushes?  There are actually quite a few things you could use . . . (besides fingers!) . . . old toothbrushes . . . q-tips . . . sponges . . . matchbox cars . . . Today we’re going to use yarn.  Or string. […]

Painting with Kids: 6 Tips to Get You Ready

Do your kids like to paint? Mine do. In fact, they love it. If you entered my house just after I said, “Let’s do a painting project,” you might assume I’d just offered ice cream for breakfast!  The shrieks of glee and wild happy dances vividly proclaim their excitement. And indicate that this is not an […]

Oatcakes for Breakfast {Family Favorite}

This oatcake recipe has been part of our family for a long time. I might have been making them before we had kids.  Maybe I started making them when I was trying to figure out what to feed two constantly hungry growing boys. I really can’t remember. The recipe came out of a cookbook that H. had when we got […]

Ways to Play with Playdough {+ Recipe}

Do you know how to play with playdough?  I’m sure your kids do, but do you? I don’t play with playdough very often.  But, every once in a while I do sit down and spend 20 minutes or so squishing that soft pile of flour and salt into all sorts of things.  Its a lot of fun! If […]