April Showers

Spring is a beautiful time of year. Flowers start to bloom, the kids play outside more, and the flip flops and shorts come out. But with the beginning of spring, comes more rain. And with rain, comes the occasional indoor blues.

Before you and the kids start to get a little stir crazy, have some rainy day plans set up in advance. If you have a list of things to do (and a supply list if necessary) all ready to go, then you don’t have to sit around wondering what to do when the rain sets in.

Here are a few things you can put on your rainy day fun list:

–        Board games. We set aside a couple of board games so they don’t get played regularly, that way they aren’t mundane or repetitive when they are pulled out on a rainy day.

–        Art projects. If you find yourself at a loss for what kinds of artsy things you can do, invest in some “how-to” books. How to draw, how to paint, crafts to make with things around the house; all of these types of guides are well worth their cost (even better when you can find them used or on sale!)

–        Science Experiments. Again, if you need them, you can find great science experiments books for all age ranges.

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Blogging

If you’re reading this, then you are at least a little familiar with blogging. Blogging is a great way to share information with others, or just to keep an online journal for yourself.

I started blogging as a way to help keep distant family and friends abreast of things going on with us. I could easily share photos and talk about what we had been up to lately and everyone enjoyed being able to keep up with how the boys were doing and “seeing” them between visits.

Even though sharing with others is still the primary focus of my blog, over time it became an invaluable outlet for me. I could talk about things going on that I was struggling with, and I could vent about things that were bothering me or weighing on me.

Whether my blog gets 1 visitor a day, or 100 visitors a day, I’m always glad that I spent time learning to blog.

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