Category: Other Fun Stuff

Is it OK to Play Fetch With Kids?

I looked around the park nervously to see if anyone was watching us.  I was happily playing with the kids in the neighbouring park before I realized what game we were actually doing. All three kids had brought their favourite ball and we had started playing catch.  Before long I began throwing the balls down the field so they could run and… Read more →

Pests in our Garden

We have had an interesting spring for pests in our garden.  We have a lot of bugs (to keep Annika busy and happy) but there are a couple big pests that have been more notable.  It is hard for me to call these creatures pests, we do live in their environment after all, but they are causing some havoc in our garden and I… Read more →

Nap Time is Ending Soon

Oh how I’m going to miss nap time.  No not my naps … the twins naps.  It is so nice with twins to have a small break in the day to have some time to relax and get some chores done.  Right now the twins nap from 1pm and get up between 3 – 4pm.  Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with… Read more →

Re-Use For Old Boots and Toys

I have a problem, I hate to throw things away.  Either stuff just sits around the house cluttering it up, or I do something with them.  What do you do with old rubber boots(wellies) and toy trucks that are holey or broken and can’t be given to charity?  My solution was to reuse them in the garden. Annika has a… Read more →

Pulling the Plug on Cable

We finally did it.  We have talked about it for quite some time but for some reason we always had some reason why it justified the monthly expense.  With the lives we are leading now it simply is not worth the money for us to pay for cable TV.  We have been paying $36 each and every month to watch maybe two TV… Read more →

Herbal Tea Blends from Your Garden

I do like a nice cup of tea… and then another.  Drinking a lot of tea seems to run in my family but I am not sure if any of them have ever made their own.     I think making my own tea blends from ingredients found in my garden we be fun and rewarding and another great way to enjoy my gardens bounty. You do not need… Read more →

How to Make a Bird Nest Ball

The other day I was a the garden supply store and I came across bird nest balls for helping your backyard bird friends gather building materials to make their nests.  I thought to myself that this was a great idea for a craft I can do with the kids.  The store was changing $7 per ball!  I wonder if someone will… Read more →

Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day came and went this year and we heard of many great environmental conscious acts that people did special for that day.  Us at familynavigation.com did not do anything different on Earth Day, we just did a bunch of stuff that we have incorporated into our everyday lives.  Since our move we are trying to make decisions appropriate for Earth Day every day… Read more →

Terrible Twos Will Travel

Lately we have been talking a lot about the terrible twos since this life phase has been front and center in our daily lives.  First I wrote – Terrible twos times two – where we introduced the struggles and then Lisa wrote – Staying Calm and Low Stress – Ya Right – which looks at the emotional impact of dealing… Read more →