Classroom Halloween Activity Stations and Simple Fun Decoration Ideas

It's Halloween time! That means school parties! Check out this fun and affordable Halloween decor that would make any party perfect! If you need some Halloween activity and game ideas for kids, I've got those for you too. have 5 different stations and listed below you'll find all the material and info you need to plan your own Halloween party! Top Halloween Party Decorations Giant Hanging Black Spider This could go anywhere! A bedroom, classroom, living room, or even... Read this post

The BEST Halloween Activities and Games

Kid Friendly Halloween Game and Activity Ideas Kids love holiday themed games! I searched and found, what I consider, the best games out there for this Halloween season! If you have a Halloween party coming up, then check these fun ideas out! The pumpkin... Read this post

Halloween Candy Alternatives for Trick or Treaters

Check out these ideas to hand out to trick or treaters that are NOT Halloween Candy!  Halloween will be here before we know it. I get tired of all the sugar my kids come home with on Halloween and a few years back I decided it was time to be apart... Read this post

Fun and Free Things to Do in the Treasure Valley

Frugal Living|Travel|Family
I've lived in Boise most of my life, and needless to say it is a wonderful place! From riding the green belt along the river to skiing the slopes in Bogus Basin, there are so many different fun activities that Treasure Valley residents can enjoy all... Read this post

Remembering 9-11

Family|Life on Purpose
Enjoy this repost from 9/11/10.  I'm gathering my thoughts and feelings about the past few days. I really want to share with you what I'm feeling right now, because I must acknowledge these blessings I have received. But I also must recognize today...... Read this post

25 Lunch Box Hacks to Simplify Your Mornings

Wise|Family|Back To School
With 6 kids in school this year, I have finally figured out that I've got to be organized when it comes to our morning routine and making school lunches!  I'm a proponent for teaching your children how to work... and one of the ways I teach them is by... Read this post

20 Great Questions To Ask Kids After School

Family|Back To School
20 Questions to Ask Your Kids After School: Communication is key with children. But sometimes it seems like we're going through the motions and don't really take the time to dig in and see what is happening in their world... beyond the daily surface... Read this post

Getting Organized for When the Kids Go Back to School

Back to School Means it's Time to Get Organized! It's that time of year! Whether you've already sent your kiddos back to school or if you're still in the thick of back to school shopping, some help preparing for the new school year is always welcome! It... Read this post

Camping with Kids: 16 Games and Activities

Camping with your kids can be lots of fun. They usually do not require much entertainment, but it is good to have a few activities on hand to help create some extra special memories for the family. Here are 16 ideas we have that will make your time... Read this post

How College Students Can Get FREE School Supplies

Last year, my two oldest kids went away to college. Before this, I never realized just how expensive it is for a child to prepare for college! My kids have been saving and working for years to prepare for this, yet there is no way one can be 100%... Read this post
37 ways to bust summer boredom - fun balloon and bubble activities

Summer Fun with Balloons and Bubbles

Frugal Living|Family
Banish Summertime Boredom with Balloons and Bubbles! Summer is here and these activities will come in handy! We've put together a list of 37 of our favorite balloon and bubble activities. We know  you'll find just the right one for a hot afternoon... Read this post
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