Author Archives: Ellen Sewell
HOW GARDENING WITH KIDS CAN BRING FULFILLMENT From increasing outdoor time together, adding exercise, incorporating lessons in patience, teaching science and more, there are a number of good reasons and benefits to engaging your children in gardening. And who knows, maybe growing their own foods will also entice your little ones to try something new […]
ST. PATRICK’S DAY “PADDY CAKES” RECIPE I really enjoy those sappy-sweet Hallmark channel movies, and recently I saw one where a woman had to return to her humble New Jersey roots and work in her father’s bakery. As plots tend to go, things were a bit tough for Dad’s small bakery, but the gal comes […]
HOW TO CREATE A PLAN TO KEEP YOU FAMILY ACTIVE THIS YEAR Parents undoubtedly live very busy lives, and many families struggle to incorporate fitness and nutrition into their already hectic routines. Childhood obesity rates continue to rise, resulting in an increase of unhealthy adults. It can be a cycle of sorts, so starting healthy […]
8 CREATIVE DAYTRIP IDEAS FOR YOUR ASPIRING ARTIST Some of my favorite Christmas gifts as a child were those arts and crafts kits where you created something out of pieces. I loved the feeling of holding a finished product that I created with my own two hands, and, even more, I loved being able to […]
HOW TO CREATE A FAMILY COMMAND CENTER AND KEEP YOUR HOME ORGANIZED I once read that a messy desk indicates a chaotic life. I would quote the likely well-organized author, but I don’t know what book I read those wise words in or where that life-changing book went. I read it in college, when staying […]
Celebrate the holiday season with the family at these local kid-friendly Charlottesville events.