Be it a flower or a vegetable, gardens are a wonderful place to introduce children to growing plants and enjoying nature. Gardens should be a place that children feel welcome in and enjoy being a part of. Adding an easy to make and affordable DIY garden hopscotch path is the
It was just another day….. We were running errands and happened to be heading into the bank when I spotted a beautifully painted rock in the bushes by the building. I pointed it out to my oldest, who picked it up to get a better look at it. It had
Recently hubby had a week of vacation time. Since we really couldn’t afford a “real” vacation, not to mention we can’t really leave all the critters to fend for themselves, we did a couple day trips to add a little spice to our lives. The littlest country kid had been
Another year of crafting for the county fair has finally come to an end and this mama is exhausted! The oldest country kid might be the one who is making and showing projects, but fair moms put in a lot of work over the year to get their kids ready
I have wonderful memories of going to the drive-in movies with my family as a child. My folks would place our tiny lawn chairs on the tailgate of the truck and we felt on top of the world! Sometimes we would meet up with my aunt and uncle and the
You might remember that earlier this month we were in the Purina First Egg Happy Dance contest, which we won (thanks to all who voted.) Besides winning chicken feed, we had the chance to get to know one of the other entrants in the contest and her amazing chicken loving son,
Every year, for what seems like forever now, our family has an October tradition that some years seems to even overshadow actual Halloween…… Going camping for the Harvestfest weekend at our local state park! Each year more then 200 campsites fill up and it becomes one of the friendliest family
Unless you live under a rock, you have at least heard of the phone app game gripping the nation called Pokemon Go. Heck, I live under a rock and not only have I heard of it, I got roped into playing it with the oldest country kid who is NUTS
I will be the first to admit that like other kids in his generation, the oldest country kid has a desire to be a screen addict. Be it television or computer, he wants to just plop in front of it and let his mind turn to mush. Since we homeschool,
Recently the oldest country kid turned 10 years old. When I asked him what theme he wanted for his birthday, he had said Minecraft before I even finished asking. *smacks forehead* Ugh, that game he is always talking about and begging for screen time to play. I mean literally, if
Ducks are not like other “pets.” They don’t jump up and lick your face like a dog that is happy to see you. They don’t snuggle on the couch next to you like your favorite cat. Now don’t get me wrong, they can be “friendly” in their own way. Ours
Recently the littlest country kid turned four. My mind is blown by this as I feel like I just brought him home from the hospital! But here he is, turning four and he wanted a farm themed birthday. Really? Like he doesn’t get enough of critters every day around here?
The littlest country kid has officially hit the “Let’s Build a Fort” phase of life. Every kid goes through it, grabbing pillows, blankets, tables, chair, boxes, and whatever else they can get their grubby little hands on in order to make the coolest, private space ever! Needless to say, as
Super easy do-it-yourself pillowcases….. Sure, if you are a professional seamstress, right? Nope! I am no professional, in fact, I am self-taught. Well, unless you count that half a semester back in middle school home economics class when I was supposed to sew a nightgown. Yeah, that didn’t end well!
When you are a parent, all you want to do is make your children happy. Sometimes you don’t stop to think in your pursuit of their joy. An example of this happened recently when we decided to fulfill the oldest country kid’s Birthday Wish. You see, all he wanted was a