Cousins Reading Club

“I’m bored!” The dreaded words our four children would cry out every summer several weeks after the close of another school year. I knew that unless there were plans and activities to replace the boredom, summer would not only be hot and sticky but really long! Now my school-age grandchildren are burdening their parents with Continue »

“Game On!”

My fondest childhood memory is when mother set up the Monopoly game board on the dining room table to signal “Game On!” As a single parent, relaxing over the weekend meant playing monopoly with her children. We would play the game for hours accumulating properties, hotels, and piles of money. Both my mother and brother Continue »

Backyard Campout

Above me the sky was sprinkled with stars. They seemed more abundant and a little brighter than usual. My arms were wrapped around my 5-year-old, who leaned into me as close as she could on the rickety bench of our picnic table. We warmed ourselves by the campfire and laughed hysterically as my husband told Continue »

Summer Bucket List

My girls and I have been having a blast this summer. I haven’t even given them a chance to utter the words “I’m bored” because I’ve been whisking them from playdates to swimming pools to Bible schools. And I’ve loved every second of it. I know some argue that a little boredom is good for Continue »