Recipe from the blog: Being Creative To Keep My Sanity (cute name)
~~Ideas to make play more fun: Add some joy to your play! (Remember safety and the ages of your little hands)
- Cookie Cutters
- Plastic knifes
- Rolling pins
- Pom Poms
- Colored Straws
- Pipe Cleaners in cool colors
- Round Sea Glass
Use foam or paper plates, a plastic table cloth or mat to help with clean up makes mommy happy too!
Enjoy this fun time with your kids
Do you need a night out with the girls? Do you like to paint? Perfect! You need to join us this week for some crafty painting fun at Bisque and Beads in downtown Hickory. Check out the calendar for all the hot details and we look forward to seeing you there!
We might even grab some dinner nearby afterwards, so get a babysitter ladies ?
How about taking a week at a time, doing a task each week for 52 weeks of the year. You can take this list and taylor it to your household as needed. Just plan to complete your tasks the week you list them. Several different bloggers have lists like these on Pinterest, but I found mine here at Cupcakes, Kisses N Crumbs blog
The moms of CentralfoothillsMommies.com challenge you to get involved in your community. What can you do to make a difference in your area? Start by finding a local moms group that is active in community service. The Mommies Network chapters are always looking for new members, we love new members, it is always free to join.
Some of the community service projects we have participated in are
- Backpacks for the homeless
- Meals on wheels
- Working for our local soup kitchen
- Pregnancy care center volunteers and donations
- Canned food drives
- March of dimes
- Relay for Life
- Koats for Kids
- Safe Kids-car seat check ups
- School supplycollections
- Kids book collection and donation
- Cookies for Cancer
These are only a few of the many projects that our Chapter (CentralfoothillsMommies) has been proud to be a part of the last several years. Won't you join us to make this world a better place, one mommy, one neighborhood, one community at a time.
Find your niche in our community, join today lets make 2014 our year! www.CentralfoothillsMommies.com.
Leslie~~Chapter Manager of CFM
Our wordless Wordless Wednesday photo is provided by our fabulous photo diva "summerof3"
November is a month of Thanksgiving and if you ask most of our mothers they will say that they are most thankful for their families and of course those children they love so much. Family is not always blood the picture quote says, its the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who LOVE YOU no matter what. How true is that.
Family also stands for the Sweetest Words we know:
|Me about to cross the bridge|
This beautiful majestic setting has fun for the whole family. It's famous for it's mile high swinging bridge that spans an 80 foot long chasm, one mile above sea level. It also has scenic hiking and walking trails and a nature museum, and wildlife habitats for deer, cougars, black bears and more. There are educational programs available for homeschool groups and discounted rates. Spend the day enjoying the great outdoors in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Click here to check out our trip there for our anniversary.
2.) Whippoorwhill Village in Ferguson, NC.
|A visiting flat traveler joined us on our trip|
This quaint little gem, tucked away in Wilkes County, NC is a fun stop for any family. It is part of the North Carolina Birding Trail and is a letter boxing location. Here you will see an old one room schoolhouse, the Tom Dooley Art Museum, a replica of one of Daniel Boone's cabins, the Chapel of Peace, a blacksmith shop, a wash house, a country store, and a replica of the Yadkin River Jail. Admission is free, but there are limited visiting hours. To see one of our trips there, click here.
3.) Fort Defiance in Lenoir, NC.
The name of this site is a little misleading, as it is not really a fort. This Revolutionary War era home was the residence of General William Lenoir, a captain in the military during the war. The home was actually still used as a dwelling until the 1960s and is now a non profit historical site open to the public. You can tour the house and the grounds and learn lots of interesting facts about the family who once lived there and the time period in which it was built. The fort provides living history days each fall for educational purposes. Read more about our tourhere.
4.) The North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC.
|My son with one of the steam locomotives|
If you have a child that loves trains and things that go, this is the place to visit! Ride a train and a turn table by the roundhouse, tour the four main buildings and view antique automobiles, steam and diesel locomotives and more! They even have a hospital car from 1945 and a full size replica of the Wright flyer! There are several special events scheduled through the year such as Autumn Excursions and A Railroad Christmas. There is a day just for homeschoolers every fall.
5.) The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC.
With over 400 acres of flowers, trees, and other plants to explore, this trip will definitely fill your day! It is a beautiful site with exhibits ranging from local fauna to bonsai trees. There are also hiking and biking trails to explore. Tour the grounds on your own or take a guided tour. Participate in nature scavenger hunts on the trails or sign up for their education classes. A great time is sure to be had! To read more about our trip, click here.
To Read the rest of Dusty's homeschool adventure, and the other 5 Fun Field Trips in Western North Carolina, visit her blog To The Moon And Back
Visit our homeschooling forum if your are a homeschool mom and need support, we are here to support ALL moms.
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