Unlike a lot of moms in the natural parenting blogosphere I don't really harp on media and electronics too often. We are not a TV free house and never will be. My kids all have a TV, an xBox, and a computer in their bedrooms. We are plugged in and I quite enjoy it that way. For me it is more about balance and making sure we stay connected as a family and to the outdoors and other screen-free pursuits whilst still enjoying our screen time. I think our approach has worked pretty well. My oldest … [Read more...]
Our Stay at Castaway Bay
Last weekend we had the pleasure of adventuring up north to the Lake Erie area. The last time we were up there it was for the some beach play in the late summer. So what were we doing up there in the dead of winter? Playing at one of the areas many indoor waterparks of course! We went to CastAway Bay specifically and were invited there to be guests for a blogger junket. A great time was had by all. It was the perfect weekend getaway for us. We have a pretty nice indoor waterpark very close to … [Read more...]
Do You Play With Your Kids?
This is week two of the attachment parenting discussion between Green Moms Weekly... all in honor of Attachment Parenting month. The question this week is: What are some fun, simple, activities that you engage your children with? I have to admit that I am not terribly great at "play". I do lots of stuff with my kids and I am a very attentive and involved parents but actually playing with my kids has always been a struggle for me. Sure we play around often with tickling or thumb wars, little … [Read more...]
Crocodile Creek Water Bottles
I have long been a fan of Crocodile Creek products. They have so many inventive products that are safer for kids. Many of those products are awesome for sending kids back to school like their backpacks and lunchboxes. We got some of the stainless steel water bottles for back to school here and like other Crocodile Creek products they are colorful, appealing to kids, and they make a common household product healthier for children and the planet. These would go perfectly with the CC lunchboxes or … [Read more...]