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Must have books For moms and kids! :)

With times having changed so much over the years since I was young raising kids is a whole new adventure these days. I was outside all the time, ran around the neighbor hood and played constantly. T.V. was never on my mind and I didn’t know what a computer was until the 6th grade. Those were the good old days. Now kids are constantly hooked up to electronics, television and all kinds of non outside non healthy stimulating products. I vowed that I would not let my kids be “Plugged in”, and they would be outside as much as possible stimulating as much of the creativity in their young minds as they could handle.

I have just invested in the best books ever for myself and my kids. I have a tween boy 11yrs and a soon to be tween girl at 8yrs. I didn’t know this phrase “tween” as I was growing up I was either a kid or a teenager, so I was interested in what these books had to say. Now as a female I don’t speak “boy” and they are totally different animals to me. I was eager to find out how to be able to talk to my boy better and know how to raise him as a strong young man who treat all those around him and himself, especially women, with the up most respect and kindness. What is good for him? How does he learn? What does he need at this young age? Well Mom’s here is the next book you should pick up. “Six ways to Keep the “Good” in your Boy” I am loving this book. It confirmed many things and opened many doors of understanding for me. I am half way done and loving every page.

The second book I found was “How to Keep the “Little” in your Girl”. Growing up with a mom who worked really hard for us to make ends meet, bless her heart, my sister and I spent a lot of time learning on our own. I wanted to get this book so I could fill in the blanks of what I lacked growing up, and to understand more about her little beautiful brain and what she needs to be a strong independent loving kind young woman. I will start it as soon as I am done with the other. I am so happy to have stumbled upon these books! Whether mom and dad are still home or if you are a single mom like me, these books are must have!

It is my nephews birthday soon and he asked for some survival books, so naturally I went to Amazon and found these books I have been wanting to get for the longest time.

“The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Gonn Iggulden,

“Boys Book of Survival, How to Survive Anything, Anywhere” by Guy Campbell

“For Boys Only, The Biggest Baddest book ever” by Marc Aronson and HP Newquist.

I also got my daughter “The Dangerous Book for Girls”,  and “For Girls Only, Everything great about being a girl”, by Laura Dower

We opened them last night and all I have to say is WOW! I wish I had these books when I was little. The girls one is full of hand clap games, tag games, and so much more! The boy’s book has all the cool tips like how to catch a fish with bare hands, the best paper airplanes, and so much more. Everything from the periodic table to flags, to cool phrases in other languages. If you have a boy or a girl or just want a fun read for yourself I definitely recommend getting these books! They couldn’t put the books down last night! 🙂

I found all the books on Amazon for decent prices. I am very happy with all of them and feel it is a great way to keep them creatively thinking and grounded to the real world of nature and adventure.

Happy reading and have fun getting closer to your little one with these books.

~Ms Fredrickson~

A Tribute to my fellow Bloggers!

Good Morning Bloggers!! Well its Thursday…have to say I wish it was Saturday so I could have stayed in my warm bed with my man…but duty calls, at least there is coffee and two bright-eyed bushy tailed kiddos waiting for me. 😀

I wanted to share this comic from a fellow blog I follow Morning Story and Dilbert. I find her stories inspiring and touching, the comics are a favorite of mine to read each morning. 🙂 I love her blog is awesome and I definitely recommend checking it out.


All the blogs I have followed since I started Children’s Health Naturally are unique and one of a kind. I love following all of them and am thankful for all the support they give. You guys are the best!

I would like to share my list of followers so you can enjoy some of them as well. There are awesome stories, recipes, art, and so much more in these blogs! 🙂 (our art site)

~Happy Thursday~

Ms Fredrickson

Online Self Defense Training

Online Self Defense Training.

To my fellow bloggers out there…This is a site that is totally worth checking out! I have trained with Mr. Anderson and he has learned from the most gifted martial art teachers. Give his blog a spin and see what you think.

It has been one of those days…weeks…months..

It seems like it has been so long since I have blogged that It is like coming back to an old friend. Over the winter I didnt have to work so I spent a good many days, almost all of them, writing and blogging and creating 4 wordpress blogs from scratch.

I want to thank all the great friends out there who have followed my blogs and made this journey a great one so far. I look forward to seeing how these babies grow! 🙂 If you are ever interested these are my other three blogs.

Midnight Travellers Art  and Local Art Coeur d Alene Gallery  Two art blogs composed of the works of Kris and I.

The Writers Escape with Words  This is my personal vent/thought/writing blog. It is my place to free myself with words.

You have all been wonderful and helpful. I wouldnt have a blog without such great followers!

Have a Fantastic weekend!

Let’s Talk Board Games!

While have been standing here making  hamburger gravy and homemade rolls for dinner trying to come up with a blog topic that would be interesting and a conversation starter. Lets hope I picked a good one.

….Drum roll please…. Board Games! 🙂

I have always loved a good board game. When I was little the options were limited due to location and money. We had quite a few we made up on our own. I think I even created a board game at one point. Obviously it wasnt that exciting because it didn’t stick around 🙂 I lived out in the woods so more of our winter games were “Catch the Chicken and sled down the hill with it.” Summer games were:

 “Lock the little sister (me) in the chicken coop.”

Yes that is me, and might I add thank you sis for the life long memory ❤

When we got older we played Monopoly, Life, Card games, Sorry (which I was a very sore loser at) Old Maid, Uno, and a few more that I can’t think of at the moment.

I have passed my love for the games I played when I was younger to them. It is cool to see the face lift so many games have gotten. A few of their games consist of:  Sorry Sliders, Connect 4 Spongebob, Hi Ho Cherrio, Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Monopoly, Guess Who, Hungry Hippos, Checkers, and Peanut butter and Jelly.

Old vs New “Chutes and Ladders”





 Old vs New “Candyland”





Old vs New “Sorry”




Now its time to hear what some of your favorite Board games were as a child and what they are now! Your comments and stories are very welcome, I love hearing from you. 🙂


Related Sites:

This site has a crazy amount of games to buy. Pretty cool.

Paper Mache Hand

Okay a while back I posted about Paper mache. I finished the hand a bit ago and forgot to post a picture of it! I havent completed the project yet but it will be done soon. I took a picture of it roughly assembled, it is missing the handle to the mask but you will get the idea 🙂

The method for making a paper mache hand using a latex glove stuffed with cotton worked great! The glove unstuffed easily and I was able to remove it without damaging the hand like before.

Here is the rough assembly of my 3-D Project


I will take a picture of this 3D creation when it is done 🙂

Happy Creating!

Movie Memory Time!

What is your favorite childhood movie? And what movie do your kids like to watch?


I didn’t start watching T.V. until I was in about the 8th grade. We lived in the boonies and didn’t have the luxury of television. Our power was run by a generator, we rationed our fuel to an hour a night 🙂 So instead we would listen to Prairie Home Companions on Saturday afternoons. Being from Minnesota it was a classic afternoon tradition for us. I need to remember to have my kids start listening to Garrison Keillor and their animated stories of “Lake Wobegon Days.” 

The first movie I saw in theatre was Beauty and the Beast when it was first released. I still have the movie stub! 🙂

So needless to say that I loved Disney movies…The Little Mermaid, The Sword and the Stone, Fantasia and the Rescuers Down Under. I am also fond of “The Goonies” which I bought for my kids to watch. They love it! There are so many others that my library is lacking. Time to hit the pawn shops and see that treasures they have!

Lets hear of some of your all time childhood favorites that you pass onto your kids! 🙂 I am sure you will have a few that I have totally forgotten about!

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