Rent the Chicken

Rent the Chicken

Vegetable gardens, compost pile, chickens, oh my! Now those are some serious backyard goals, right!? But, what better way for children to learn about the lifecycle of plants and appreciation for their food than by growing and raising it themselves!? And with the weather finally warming up, ground is thawed, and days are getting longer, tis the season to begin to get these projects underway! While the vegetable garden and compost pile are fairly painless, I have to be honest; I don’t know the first thing about how to make a chicken coop or how to raise chickens, lol! But, check this out, you can rent EVERYTHING!!!

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Simple Slime & Goo Recipes

Glitter, multi-colored, with googly eyes, frogs…how do your kiddos like their Goo & Slime?

Slime, parents like it because it’s educational and kiddos love it because it’s totally satisfying! I know nothing gets my kiddos gathered around the table faster than the opportunity to make a batch of Slime and/or Goo!!

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Why Now Is the Best Time to Give Yourself A Bit of Love

With the uncertainty and restricted movement brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, you need to find time for yourself. Many parents have a great sense of duty, and they spend time giving attention to everyone else with little breaks for themselves. However, everyone needs some time to breathe, relax, and recharge. If you want to pamper yourself after an exhausting day, here are a few things you can for yourself and your happiness! Read more

Summer Break 2020 Schedule & Weekday Activities

Fish out of water! There I stood in front of the school, dropping off the kiddos’ final packets  into the bin. As the last paper escaped my grip I felt a coolness fall over my body, I could hear my heart pounding in my head, and it was as if I forgot how to breathe as the realization of, “now what?” sunk in. The kiddos have been home since March, which has been exhausting, but thankfully their classwork continued via packets, Google classroom, Zoom, etc. But now what? Now that they’ve been home for a few months it feels like they should be going back to school, but they’re not, they’re home for 12 MORE WEEKS! I literally felt like a fish out of water, gasping for air, desperate to be thrown back, and rejoin my school.  As I drove home I knew what I had to do, have a glass of wine, a good cry, and come up with a solution! Read more

Low-Carb Eggplant Roll-Ups

Looking for clever ways to incorporate more veggies into your kiddo’s diet? Perhaps you’re looking for ways to stretch what little meat you were able to score at the grocery store?  Or, maybe you just wanna get out of that meal planning rut? Whatever your reason for trying these Low-Carb Eggplant Roll-Ups I can guarantee you one thing, they will go fast!

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Simple & Easy Way to Organize Kids Art Supplies

“Crayons are in the family room, construction paper in the computer room, glue’s in the basement, and who had the scissors last?  Dear god, where are the scissors and what are they cutting…sheets, their hair, clothes?!” me every time a child had a project due. Sound familiar? Read more

Fun Family Rainy Day Activity

After being quarantined for eternity the last thing we WANT to do is spend one more day indoors! We want to get outside, take bike rides as a fam, pack a picnic, go on scavenger hunts, etc. And to be honest, I think most of us would legit keep our outdoor plans  if the forecast just calls for scattered rain showers…we will legit get a bit wet, shoot, we’ll get soaked, but lightning, thunder, a storm is something different. Thus, when the forecast calls for storms here’s an awesome fun activity the entire fam will enjoy!  Read more

Summer 2020 Activities & Ideas to Keep Kids Busy in Toledo (PART 1 of 2)

With pools officially closed for the summer, and libraries, museums, playgrounds, & zoos still not opened what’s a parent supposed to do with the kiddos this summer?  Here’s a list of some fun activities/ideas to get you started…..

 

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Are you ready for SUMMER 2020?

My only sliver of hope these past few months has been SUMMER! Summer, when we travel, spend days on end at the pool, visit Splash Pads, Waterparks, and get lost in new towns/cities, & tours!  I figured we’d never go back to school, but I didn’t imagine we’d have no 4th of July Fireworks display, no city pools, splash pads, or summer concerts. This is BRUTAL!!!  After I received the news I cried, had a glass of wine, & then I got down to business!! Read more

7 Quarantine Date Night Ideas in Toledo

Extended! The Stay-at-Home orders have officially been extended in Ohio for another month, through May 29th, which means there’s still no going out to eat at restaurants, going to a movie theater, “It’s Friday” at Toledo Museum of Art, or any other “usual” Date Night destination. But that doesn’t mean Date Night has to be canceled! Here’s seven clever Date Night Ideas you can do in Toledo during quarantine.

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