Getting back in touch with nature is an enjoyable, healthy activity for children and adults. Children are usually fascinated by nature, and enjoy being outside. Adults often find observing nature to be a healing and peaceful activity.

With spring right around the corner, now is a good time to teach your children some of the interesting changes that are taking place this time of year.

Spring is brief – there is a rather short window in which to observe spring’s changes, so some planning is required to capture these changes. Here are some ideas to get you started in your nature observations this spring: Continue reading

Have your bikes been sitting in the garage collecting dust all winter long? Well, now that the warmth and sunshine are upon us you’re probably starting to pull out the bicycles. However, there are going to be some things you will need to do to make sure your bikes are safe for its riders this spring and summer.

So, here’s how to prepare your bikes for that first spring ride of the year:

Six Steps to Tune Up Your Bike

You could always bring your bike to a bike shop to have it professionally tuned up, but it’s not necessary. This is likely stuff you could do yourself. If you’re interested in saving yourself about $50, then do it yourself. Here’s how: Continue reading

Frugal Ways to Spoil Mothers on Their Special DayMoms do so much for the rest of the family throughout the year. It’s nice to make Mom feel special at least once a year. Listed below are some frugal ways to spoil mothers on their special day.

Even if all of the children aren’t writing yet, a handwritten note or letter will be cherished by every mother. Have the children write a short paragraph explaining how special she is.

If they can’t write, have them dictate what they want to say. Be sure to write it down verbatim so Mom knows exactly how they feel – even if what they say is funny. This gift is one of the most frugal since you probably already have everything you need at home. Continue reading

Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids about the Importance of Earth Day

Earth day is an opportunity to educate. It provides a very unique change to share with children your appreciation for the earth. In fact, with a few simple lessons or experiences you can help your children learn to value the earth too. Use this celebration to make an impact. Continue reading

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