How to Be A Water Fight Professional

I’ve been meaning to post this all summer. We still have a few days before fall!

Two things: Our favorite middle-grade series: Fun4Hire. It’s hilarious (and meaningful) for the whole family (and the first book, Water Fight Professional is free for kindle, Nook, and iBooks! No affiliate link.) The second book is about the . . . → Read More: How to Be A Water Fight Professional

Cabin Fever Cure

Does your crew own Nerf gun(s)? If so, keep reading.

Step 1. Let the kids develop their “targets” using toys they already have or–my personal favorite–make LEGO targets. The making of said targets kept my crew busy for half an hour. They had a blast.

Step 2. You’re going to have to make the stairs . . . → Read More: Cabin Fever Cure

DIY Blackout Curtains

This fall, I let the kiddos pick out their fabric for curtains. The flames above are my son’s. The problem? In the Northwest, summer sunlight blazes through the darkest of curtains approximately 20 hours a day. I’m only slightly exaggerating.

I blame myself for reading all those Sandra Boynton books to my kids when they . . . → Read More: DIY Blackout Curtains

Welcome to Summer

Need some ideas to put on your summer list? My kids are willing to share their list: