Table Talk: Summer Safety

Find out how much your kids know about water safety and more by asking these questions over dinner. This gets them talking and allows you to educate them at the same time. Winner winner chicken dinner 10 Summer Safety Tips for Kids 1. What is the number one rule of swimming? A: Have a buddy. You should always,…

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Family Dinner Questions: Get Your Conversation On

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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Goodbye 2014 we’ll miss you! Hello 2015!

I can not believe how quickly 2014 has gone by!  2013 was not our year. We hit hurdle after hurdle, but we survived.  2014 was the opposite of 2013 and I’m terribly sad to say goodbye to it.  One year ago good friends were visiting us from Arizona for New Years Eve. The kids were off playing…

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San Diego: The Hotel Del Is Pure Delight

People have been telling me for years that I needed to plan a trip to the fabulous Hotel Del Coronado. Last month, after living in San Diego for twelve years, I finally took their advice. I was not disappointed. Just driving over the bridge is an adventure your kids won’t soon forget. I went with…

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Saying Goodbye To a Home

They say “home is where the heart is”. Well our hearts have been here in this house for the last six and a half years.  Ellie was just a year when we moved in and we have brought two more babies home here since then.  We’ve celebrated  seven Christmases, six Halloweens, six summers, five Thanksgivings,…

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Family Chatter: What Are Your Dreams?

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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Family Chatter: Over 570 Questions to Get Your Family Talking

How do I get my kids to talk to me? Listening and talking are learned behaviors. How your children will communicate with others and you is something they are learning from you. Are you talking with and listening to them every day? About things that don’t matter, not just peppering them with questions? Is your…

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