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Please DON’T Paint The Dog!!!

Please DON’T Paint The Dog!!!
by Gina Valley

I wish my kids were bored.

My friends often lament the frustration of dealing with their children’s boredom during school vacation. I try to be sympathetic, but I really don’t understand it.

My kids aren’t bored.

My oldest daughter isn’t bored, because she’s been busy coloring her hair with purple Kool Aid.  She‘s determined that Kool Aid is an excellent,

School Is A 4 Letter Word!!!

School Is A 4 Letter Word!!!
by Gina Valley

I don’t want to hear it.

I’ve been making a valiant effort to avoid it. Yes, I’m in denial and I know that’s not healthy and I don’t care.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley School Is A 4 Letter Word!!!It’s the middle of summer. Stop saying “school.”

We’re in the middle of heat wave. Stop saying “school.”

It’s still July,

Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break …Gina’s Favorites

Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
Summer is in full swing around here. It must be, otherwise, I’ve lost my mind for no apparent reason.
While I look for it, laugh along with this timely Gina’s Favorites post.
Top 10 Signs Your Kids Are On Summer Break

Have you developed a twitch that you can’t explain?  Has the noise level in your home risen to uncountable decibels?

Drills We NEED To Have …Gina’s Favorites

Drills We NEED To Have …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley

Summer is in full swing at our house, so I think it’s a good time to review some helpful drills.

Drills We Actually NEED To Have

My kids’ school had a fire drill the last day of school.  I’m not sure they really benefitted from that one.  Let’s face it, few of us ever benefitted from the monthly fire drill at school beyond getting some extra time to mess around and maybe to push off a math test.

Games I’ll Miss When School’s Out

Games I’ll Miss When School’s Out
by Gina Valley

My children’s school year draws to a close this week. And, along with it, many of the games I played on a daily basis.

My pack worked hard to develop these games to keep me busy. They didn’t want me to have free time on my hands, and end up joining a gang. They’re givers. Truly givers.

Top 10 Vital Preps Before My Kids Start Summer Break …Gina’s Favorites

Top 10 Vital Preps Before My Kids Start Summer Break …Gina’s Favorites
by Gina Valley
Laugh along with this timely Gina’s Favorites post.
Top 10 Vital Preps Before My Kids Start Summer Break

In about a week, I’ll be under full time siege.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley Top 10 Vital Preps Before My Kids Start Summer Break ...Gina's FavoritesThat’s right.

My kids will be on summer break.

I love having them home. I love getting to hang out with them.