Tag: parenting

Enjoy the Little Creative Moments

When I came home from work yesterday, my oldest daughter had left me a surprise. It’s hard to see what each item is, so I will explain. There is a plate in the middle with her signature dish (a culinary treat that she created… Continue Reading “Enjoy the Little Creative Moments”

Book Review: Usborne Children’s Books

I am such a fan of the Usborne Books.  I first found one in the library and then another, and then another and began to notice that I kept checking out books by the same company.  They are beautiful books, full of pictures and  colors… Continue Reading “Book Review: Usborne Children’s Books”

Concert Etiquette for Children

Last Saturday we went to an Art Show at BYU.  My five year old was an ANGEL!  (She also did really well at the Nutcracker ballet when she was a few months shy of turning four.)   I think that children, even young ones… Continue Reading “Concert Etiquette for Children”

And an Orange Peel on a Christmas Tree (sung to the tune of 12 days of Christmas)

Last week we went to dinner at the *Moseman’s house, (*name changed to protect the innocent, and not so innocent :)).  After a great dinner, we were sitting around eating “cutie” oranges (the kind that are so easy to peel).  The kids (five of them ages 6-18) were peeling their… Continue Reading “And an Orange Peel on a Christmas Tree (sung to the tune of 12 days of Christmas)”

Work

“Work is the foundation of success and creation.” Elder Richard B. Wirthlin, Ensign, Feb.2008, p.32. How do we teach this to our children? I think that it’s a vital piece of knowledge. I’ve noticed lately that my daughter loves art, and she’s pretty great… Continue Reading “Work”

Teaching Music Appreciation to Children

Here are some ideas of items that I have used to help introduce classical music to my girls.  Sure they hear plenty of “modern” music from their Dad, 🙂 and will eventually only listen to their ear-buds blasting the latest find from iTunes.  Hopefully though, I… Continue Reading “Teaching Music Appreciation to Children”

Creative Solutions: A Balloon for Isabel

We just found a book at the library that we love. A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Laura Rankin, 2010, Greenwillow Books. It’s the story of a little porcupine named Isabel and her friend, Walter who want balloons for graduation, but they are… Continue Reading “Creative Solutions: A Balloon for Isabel”

Book Review : Fanny, by Holly Hobbie

I fell in love with this book, about a little girl (Fanny) who wants a “Connie” Doll – (they’re all the rage) but her Mom says, “absolutely no!”  Which prompts Fannie to make her own doll.  Then her Mom gets her a sewing machine… Continue Reading “Book Review : Fanny, by Holly Hobbie”

Alexander’s

Last weekend, we had the pleasure of dining at Alexander’s.  You haven’t heard of it yet?  It’s this great new place – it’ll be all the rage! A dear friend of mine is fabulous at inspiring and allowing her children to be creative.  Her… Continue Reading “Alexander’s”

Book Review – The Creative Family

  I just found a book in the library (see previous post) called – The Creative Family: how to encourage imagination and nurture family connections by Amanda Blake Soule. It was full of some really good ideas. I’m just going to jot down a couple… Continue Reading “Book Review – The Creative Family”

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