Cub Scouts: Pirates of the Caribbean Blue & Gold

Aye, matey, picture it! Ye and yer merry crew of bandits have battoned down the hatches and set sail toward Port Royal. Yer aboard the Black Pearl, the cursed ship with black sails that’s captained by the worst pirate ye’ve ever heard of. But ye have heard of him, mate. If you haven’t seen theContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Pirates of the Caribbean Blue & Gold”

Kids Stuff: Chore Charts

Teaching good citizenship is a big part of raising future adults that you can confidently send off into the world, knowing they’ll do their part and value the efforts of others. Hopefully we lead by example as often as we can – showing calm and fairness in conflict, respecting the property of others, and lendingContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Chore Charts”

Kids Stuff: Free Printable Fortnite Valentines

Hey Squad, it’s almost Valentine’s Day, and since my son is a 5th grader, that means it’s our very last opportunity to make and hand out classroom Valentine’s. Make it Legendary? Mission Accepted! I don’t think I need to explain why Fortnite is a popular Valentine theme this year, you’re likely hearing your elementary schoolContinue reading “Kids Stuff: Free Printable Fortnite Valentines”

Cub Scout Activities: Family Bake-Off

I’d like to think that, after a decade in Cub Scouts, I have a favorite special event; just one gathering that is more exciting than the others or that I feel the kids enjoy the most. I’ve said it a million times before (and even used it to name my blog), but if you LookContinue reading “Cub Scout Activities: Family Bake-Off”

Cub Scouts and Beyond: Protect Yourself from Viral Breakouts

Updates to the Original Post Regarding Coronavirus March 16, 2020We are officially experiencing a national COVID-19 epidemic and just about everyone I know is out of school and practicing social distancing. While we are confined to our homes and feeling like our schedules and, well, entire lives are completely at a stand-still, there are stillContinue reading “Cub Scouts and Beyond: Protect Yourself from Viral Breakouts”

Warm & Cozy Recipes: Family Favorite Crock Pot Beef Stew

Between a respiratory issue that just wouldn’t quit and the holidays, I took a little “blog break” in December and am finally back and ready to share. I made a bunch of new recipes over the holidays and have a beef stew recipe that I’ve been dying to share for two reasons; first, it’s delicious,Continue reading “Warm & Cozy Recipes: Family Favorite Crock Pot Beef Stew”

Cub Scouts: Gift Exchange and Holiday Party Ideas (Achievements, Too!)

We are officially two days into December, which means it’s time to break out the holly and jolly, make with the merry, and find ways to bring cheer into the lives of our Scouts. There’s that old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” By December, your Scouts might be feelingContinue reading “Cub Scouts: Gift Exchange and Holiday Party Ideas (Achievements, Too!)”

Warm & Cozy Recipes: Stuffed Pepper Soup

It’s November and, as you would expect here in the Northern hemisphere, the temperatures are steadily dropping. We’ve had some unusually low temperatures in Richmond, and even saw some snow yesterday afternoon. Despite my absolute best effort to pretend it’s still summer (like wearing my Tevas and shorts), there’s no denying that we’re heading intoContinue reading “Warm & Cozy Recipes: Stuffed Pepper Soup”

Savory Recipes: Chicken Parm Meatballs

You know that quote “you are what you eat”? If there’s any truth to that, I want to be a chicken parm meatball. Unsurprising, considering I am one of those people who often ponder things like “can some emotional health issues be relieved with carbs?” I think they call that soul food and I amContinue reading “Savory Recipes: Chicken Parm Meatballs”

Warm & Cozy Recipes: Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie

When I think of “warm and cozy,” I think about a hot mug of coffee, my fleece-lined slippers, and snuggling the doggo on the couch with a bowl of chicken pot pie. I have had zero success making a pie crust that wasn’t either super dry or crumbly, so when I stumbled across an iterationContinue reading “Warm & Cozy Recipes: Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie”