101 Things to Do When Kids Say "I'm Bored" Nix boredom in the bud with this list of fun (and low cost, low stress) activities to keep your kids occupied and happy. http://www.care.com/child-care-101-things-to-do-when-kids-say-im-bored-p1017-q39171288.html
Chores by Age by sunshineandhurricanes: Raising happy, responsible and independent kids means helping them gain the essential life skills they will need as adults. Expecting children to contribute to the family by doing chores not only helps them gain those life skills, but also helps them to build confidence ... #Infographic #Parenting #Importance_of_Chores
101 Almost Free Things to Do With Kids This Summer...in the 60's we were simply told to go outside and PLAY on most days, we went swimming in the afternoons after mama had cooked ( I never ate a sandwich lunch or fast food), we helped pick and shell peas when they were ready, we did chores...news flash parents: you don't have to make everything in life "fun".
How to Make Thinking Putty - The Best Stress Putty Recipe
This site has a collection of several awesome Thomas or train themed parties. I think some of these ideas are ones I could use for Eli's 2nd :) From:The Blog Formerly Known As Come Together Cards, now Courtney Warren Creative: Train Birthday Party: Best of the Web