Category: Other Fun Stuff

Daddy Time Everyday

When we decided that we would leave our old family life behind us and start over, I wanted to have a release for some of the thoughts that had been stuck in my brain for far too long. While not all of these thoughts will turn into blogs, FamilyNavigation.com has been, and will continue to be, a great source of… Read more →

Hand Me Downs – Pay it Forward

Somewhere along the line hand-me-downs became a negative term.  Sure there are some kids who do not like wearing their older sister’s clothes, though Bryce does like Annika’s old pink slippers, I would suggest that if you move past the stereotypes hand-me-downs can be a great way of saving money on kids clothes and equipment.  This is especially true during the younger years when kids… Read more →

Rediscover Your Public Library

A few years ago I rarely used the library thinking that they were out of date and held little value. I did not read a lot of fiction at the time and I used the internet for a lot of my personal research (mostly travel related). When our first daughter arrived we decided to check out what resources were available… Read more →

Why Spend Too Much? Buy Used Kids Stuff

Picture this; A group of urban mamas slurping their latte’s with their kids sitting in their new top end stroller, wearing designer clothes, and playing with the latest toy that will double their IQ. I walk in with my garage sale stroller, with kids dressed in thrift store clothes, playing with hand-me-down toys. Oh the shame……. the embarrassment……..Ha Ha………….I spent… Read more →

Repairing Humpty Dumpty

ABC’s Sarah Collerton (link)  reports on the outcry of a  decision by a BBC children’s show to re-write the ending of Humpty Dumpty.  Apparently the kings horses and men did have the resources available to put our egg friend back together again.  For what ever reason I found this story (even though it really is a non-story) interesting and pretty silly.  I think kids are fine with learning that not… Read more →