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Halloween Favorites

Mommy Crusader Fall, Family Fun, Halloween 2 Comments

If you are looking for something to do this week to celebrate the “ooky, spooky” Halloween (as my kindergartner says) – here are a few of my Halloween favorites. These activities are simple, traditional activities that the whole family can do together. *the post may contain affiliate links. Fun Recipes Puffed-Rice Balls One of my all-time favorite Halloween treats was …

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Puffed Rice Pumpkins

Mommy Crusader Cooking and Recipes, Family Fun, Holidays 4 Comments

Ever find that special food that reminds you of feeling loved? These puffed rice pumpkins are that food for me during Halloween time. When I was a little girl, my Grandmother’s house was my favorite house to go Trick-or-Treating at. She always seemed so pleased to see me all dressed up in my costume. My Grandmother didn’t live in my …

There are so many ways to make a family garden. This year I've started my garden for $50. Here's how to make an inexpensive upcycled family garden.

How to make an Inexpensive Upcycled Family Garden

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Family Fun, Holidays 2 Comments

Putting in a family garden has been a long-standing family tradition and is something I love doing. During World War II, the family garden was called a victory garden because it allowed more of the country’s resources to be devoted to feeding and outfitting those in the military. Not only is the family garden a tradition, it is a very …

We go on a lot of car trips,and have learned a few ways to make the car trips easier for the whole family.

Car trips with kids

Mommy Crusader Family Fun 5 Comments

We drove to California a little while ago. Driving in the car for longer than two hours can be a scary experience for any parent. It’s something I generally don’t attempt by myself. Actually, I don’t usually attempt car trips longer than an hour by just myself and my kiddos. It just gets too hazardous. I become the woman we’ve …

With so much attention on goals for the upcoming year, I thought setting a few backwards New Year’s Resolutions would help celebrate the old year.

Backwards New Year’s Resolutions

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Family Fun, Parenting, Personal Journey, Sunday Reflection 0 Comments

This year to go along with my New Year’s resolutions, I decided to do backwards New Year’s Resolutions. What is a backward New Year’s Resolution? A backward New Year’s Resolution involves reflecting on the past year and looking for what is working, what went well, and what was helping the family. Then, it involves resolving to keep those behaviors as …

The Best Craft, Education, & Parenting Posts of 2015 from the Kid Blogger Network.

Best Posts from the Most Awesome Bloggers in 2015

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Collaborative posts, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Parenting, School, STEAM 0 Comments

Hello All! I am thrilled to be a part of the Kid Blogger Network!  They are an awesome group of bloggers.  As we start 2016, we decided to look back at all of the posts that we wrote in 2015, and share our best posts.  We write posts in many different topics, so today you can see them sorted by …

Even though it's cold outside, we still managed to have some fun and learn about molecular movement with these balloons in the snow activities.

Science in Action: M for Molecules

Mommy Crusader Family Fun, School, Science in Action, STEAM 8 Comments

Balloons in the Snow An exploration of molecular movement Outside of my house, there is alot of snow.  The temperature hasn’t gotten above freezing for several weeks.  But, my husband and I spent the weekend filling hundreds of water balloons with air for our kids to play with outside. Are we crazy?  Is it cold and snowy outside? Yes, but that’s …

This Christmas Eve devotional, with a printable script & MP3 files, invites the spirit of Christmas and is the perfect length for young children.

Christmas Eve Devotional

Mommy Crusader Christmas, Christmas Gifts, Family Fun 0 Comments

There is something comforting about a warm cup of cocoa, carols, and the reading of Luke 2 all shared together. It unites the family and sends everyone off to bed in a peaceful, contented way.  One of my favorite parts about this evening devotional is the inclusion of sacred carols with the reading. My Christmas gift to you this year …