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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 …

Focusing on gratitude is a great way to make Thanksgiving more meaningful. This thankful turkey is our activity for Day 1 of our 7 Days of Thanksgiving.

A Thankful Turkey

Mommy Crusader Fall, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Thanksgiving 0 Comments

Seven Days of Thanksgiving: Day 1 It’s so much fun to spend the month of November counting blessings. My family has a lot of traditions to help us remember our bounteous blessings during this month. Some are familiar, such as writing down one thing we are each thankful for each day. As we’ve focused on our blessings, we’ve begun to …

Here are some activities to honor Veterans Day that preschoolers love to do.

Simple Ways to Honor Veterans Day

Mommy Crusader Fall, Holidays, Kids Crafts, Preschool Units 0 Comments

Finally, the Great War had ended. After years of muddy, horrible trench warfare and terrible deaths, the surviving soldiers could put down their weapons and go back to their loved ones. Countries could begin to rebuild and life could start getting back to normal. The armistice agreement for World War I started on the 11 hour of the 11 day …

There's a lot to do during fall, and here are five kid-friendly fall activities that will help the whole family enjoy the fall season, without extra stress.

Kid-Friendly Fall Activities

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Cooking and Recipes, Fall, Family Fun, Kids Crafts, Preschool Units 0 Comments

Everyone seems to be writing about their fall bucket list, and I’m going to join in with a list of kid-friendly fall activities. I love fall. I think it’s my favorite time of year. Fall is harvest time in the garden; dress-up time for the trees and children; and hot cocoa time in the evenings. However, with five children, I’ve …

This moist and flavorful pumpkin cake is so yummy, that a double batch barely survives the after-school snack rush in our house, and the frosting - amazing.

Moist and Flavorful Pumpkin Cake

Mommy Crusader Cooking and Recipes, Fall 4 Comments

The first day of fall came to my side of the world, and I was so excited. I got up, got my kids off to school, and got dressed in my fall-ish type clothes. You know the ones – cardigan sweater, warm socks and pants. And then, I took my preschoolers outside. I was hot. Apparently, summer hadn’t been told …

In our quest to get outside, and into the great outdoors we've developed one great addiction: Geocaching. We have fantastic adventures because of it. CHeck out what geocaching is all about in this post.

One Great Addiction: Geocaching!

Mommy Crusader Fall, Family Fun, School, summer 14 Comments

Moms, I know you have heard all about how we need to encourage our children to get out there and move. Be active, stay healthy! The US Centers for Disease Control recommend an hour of activity a day for children and adolescents. Now, personally, I don’t like to just “workout”. I like to be doing “something”. Hiking, gardening, racing, playing …