How to Prep for Family Outings So That They Are Easy to Do + Actually Fun

We are a family on a budget that loves to travel and experience life together. We absolutely love doing day trips – they’re easy to plan, budget-friendly and relatively easy to do, even for families with infants and toddlers. But outings with kids aren’t automatically fun and easy. In fact, they can be downright awful if you’re…

How to Find Alone Time When You’re Never Alone

Alone time – it’s one of my favorite things. As an introvert, I don’t just enjoy it – I actually need time alone to process and recharge. Don’t get me wrong – I love people! But I don’t function well if I have to ‘on’ all of the time. I know I’m not the only one. I…

100+ Things To Do Instead of Screen Time

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against screen time – at all! We love our Kindle and fun TV shows and family movie nights. But on the long days of summer it’s all too easy to zone out to screens while we’re stuck inside avoiding the heat. Since we don’t want to be a family…

Kids Need to be Bored – Here’s Why:

Spend a few minutes on Pinterest, and you’ll find hundreds of boredom busters for kids. But did you know that kids need to be bored? I have personally experienced many benefits from letting my kids be bored. Here are a few of the things we’ve noticed: Real life reasons kids need to be bored: 1….