Scouting

How to Survive Your Son’s Eagle Project

Now that it’s been a few years since our sons Eagle Project, I can look back with a bit more perspective.  I can see some of the things we did well and a few areas where we pretty much crashed and burned. One thing I can tell you is that these Eagle Projects are HARD. […] Read more…

Camping Hacks to Make Your Camping Trips Easier

Camping is a great American tradition and I guess anywhere else in the world too.  But it does have it’s inconveniences, so I’ve found a few clever camping hacks that will make your camping experience amazingly easy!  Especially if you’re not a very experienced camper, you might enjoy my Pinterest board called “A Camping We […] Read more…

Earning an Eagle Scout rank isn't always easy, but we survived it and we are SO proud.

My Son, the Eagle Scout

If you remember this post from over the summer – My son the almost-Eagle Scout, you’ll know that I was really biting my nails over whether or not my son would complete his path to Eagle.  I’m happy to report that he finally got with the program and earned his Eagle rank. I was very pleased […] Read more…

How Scouting Helped My Bullied Son @AdriansCrazyLif #SponsoredPost @BoyScoutsofAmerica

How Scouting Helped My Bullied Son

Our family is into Boy Scouts in a big way.  We recently discovered that my father and uncle were both Eagle Scouts, my older son was into Scouting for a while (but got busy with other interests and didn’t continue), while my youngest son Blake is thisclose to becoming an Eagle Scout.  My husband and […] Read more…

Raising your kids to be money smart is one of the best gifts you can give them.

Raising Financially Responsible Teens

This is a sensitive subject for every family.  I think every family handles money slightly differently with their teens. But on the other hand, I think it is something we all need to get a handle on if you are raising teens. The decisions you make during these critical years are going to have a […] Read more…

My Son the Almost-Eagle Scout #AdriansCrazyLife My son is just finishing up his Eagle project. Yay!

My Son the Almost-Eagle Scout

If you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you’ll know that we are a big Scouting family.  My middle son was a Scout for a while, my youngest son is thisclose to becoming an Eagle Scout, and my husband and I are part-time adult leaders in our Troop.  I am the Camping Chairperson and […] Read more…

The Daily Finance Lessons are starting to pay off.

The Daily Finance Lessons are Starting to Pay Off

As a finance blogger and a Scout leader, I am passionate about teaching young people about money.  To me, it isn’t just a one-shot deal.  It is a string of opportunities to both teach them and show them some easy ways to manage their money.  It’s not just being thrifty, though that’s part of it. […] Read more…

Kids Craft Popsicle Stick Catapults #AdriansCrazyLife

Kid’s Craft Tutorial: Popsicle Stick Catapults

Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest of things can be the most fun?  One of our Scout leaders came up with these little catapults and we’ve used them several times since then.  The kids just love them.  They would be perfect for birthday parties, Sunday school classes, Scout activities (obviously!), or even Homeschooling Physics […] Read more…

Some great tips from a Scout parent on how to help your kids get the most out of their Scouting program.

Four Tips for Being a Good Scout Parent

  Writing workshops always say that you should write about topics you know.  Well, one thing I know a little bit about is being a Scout parent.  Since I have all boys, I’ve been involved with Boy Scouts.  But I’m sure the Girl Scout program has similar benefits. I actually was a Girl Scout, but […] Read more…

Four tips for being a good scout parent

Adventures of a Scout Mom

I don’t know if I’ve ever really called it out on my blog, but I’m a Boy Scout Leader.  For reals!  I mean, I’m not THE leader – that’s a big job in a troop of our size, but I’m definitely part of the cast of characters in our Troop. In fact, I’ve actually been […] Read more…

Blake leaving for Scout Jamboree

To Jamboree or Not to Jamboree?

I am having such a tough time making a decision.  So, I thought I’d take it to the blogosphere to get some perspective.  I have a chance to send my son to the National Scout Jamboree in 2013.  A lot of the other boys from our Troop are going to be going and they are […] Read more…