How to prevent knee holes in pants

preventkneeholes

My son's pants never survive more than a month. It doesn't matter whether he is wearing jeans, sweat pants or cargo pants, knees get ripped within few weeks. Considering my son's growth rate, reinforced knee jeans are not that economical. Patching knees isn't easy either. I decided to do something to stop pants' knees from getting ripped. I got … [Read more...]

Kids’ games and activities quick reference guide

KidsActivityGuide

Winter break is here and we all know that after a day of high of no school and no homework, kids will start falling into the bottomless pit of boredom. In order to help them find alternative ways to keep busy, I prepared this quick guide filled with game ideas, toys in our house, arts & craft activities we do and physical activities. You can … [Read more...]

DIY: Chicken Waterer from Beverage Cooler

ChickenWatererCooler

In order to avoid any illnesses that other birds might bring over by using our chicken's waterer, I decided to make a waterer with nipples. I didn't use the water pipe to attach nipples because, first we only have 2 hens and the effort would not be worth it. Second, we don’t have a clean water source near our coop. I decided to use a beverage … [Read more...]

Chicago with kids: Lincoln Park Conservatory

LincolnParkConservatory

Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the two beautiful greenhouses that Chicago Park District offers to visitors for free in Chicago. It is right by Lincoln Park Zoo. There is a big garden in front of the conservatory, between the conservatory and Lincoln Park Zoo entrance. You can run around or just lie down on the grass to enjoy a great weather. … [Read more...]

Gluten free breakfast ideas

GlutenfreeBreakfastIdeas

When I mention that I follow a gluten-free diet, most of the people cannot figure out what I eat for breakfast. We are conditioned to think a breakfast is not a proper breakfast without wheat such as cereal, bagels, toasts, pancakes, waffles, pastries, oatmeal etc. If you open up yourself to possibilities, with these gluten free breakfast ideas, … [Read more...]

How to grow potatoes in a reusable bag

PlantGrowPotatoesinaBag

This year, I wanted to try out growing potatoes in my garden. I had a reusable potato growing bag that I got for a buck last year. I would have purchased more, if I had known how many seeds I could fit in a bag. I found seed potatoes at a grocery store. Planting them was fairly easy. 1. Open up the bag and roll down the sides until you have … [Read more...]

Family Travel: Negril, Jamaica

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We visited Negril, Jamaica this past Spring Break in April. Jamaica is a beautiful tropical island in the Caribbean. This trip has exceeded my every expectation about the sea, sights, food and people of the Island. And everyone stayed healthy for the whole vacation. Miracle, right?Transportation: We flew direct from Chicago to Montego Bay. My view … [Read more...]

PracticalMama.com got a facelift

PMNewDesign

I am very thrilled to introduce you the new look of PracticalMama.com. Practicalmama.com had a very much needed facelift a while ago, at the beginning of February. Many structural improvements came along with that facelift. I have been working on those updates and revisions to make it easier for my readers access what information they needed since … [Read more...]